Post by tolpuddlemartyr on Dec 4, 2011 3:43:37 GMT -5
Even down here down under it makes you a little nervous when you here religious people talk about atheists as being inherently untrustworthy. I once had a co worker say our prime Minister was inherently untrustworthy not because of any of her policies but because she was an atheist.
I don't particularly trust Julia either, but she seems to go out of her way to pander to the Christians on everything from Gay marriage to untrained school Chaplains brainwashing kids!
Post by Star Cluster on Dec 4, 2011 10:13:52 GMT -5
"If you believe your behaviour is being watched (by God) you are going to be on your best behaviour," said Gervais. "But that wouldn't apply for an atheist. That would allow people to use religious belief as a signal for how trustworthy a person is."
Bullshit! It has been my experience that if you see the phrase "Christian owed and operated" or some such wording in their advertising, you may as well bend over and get ready for a screwing. Some of the most untrustworthy businesses I've had to deal with advertised this way.
Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.--Steven Weinberg
Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery--Robert G. Ingersoll
I don't know why people compare George Carlin to God. He's great and all, but he's no George Carlin.-Anon.
Post by brendanrizzo on Dec 4, 2011 15:38:13 GMT -5
That is really good artwork.
When a conservative says that a group of people are freedom fighters, they are certainly wrong. When a liberal says that a group of people are freedom fighters, they are equally wrong. When a dictatorship is overthrown by a legitimate and stable democracy that does not itself collapse [...], then and ONLY then can we say that the people who overthrew the previous government were freedom fighters.
The survey is not nearly detailed enough for that to be relevant, Mechtaur. It's not like it asks people how they feel about "Atheist-Buddhists," "Hindu-Buddhists," & "Shinto-Buddhists."
And some people might identify as atheists first and Buddhists second.
I fail to see your point. My point is that the survey doesn't get specific enough for things like this to matter. It doesn't say things like "Is an atheist, but believes in spirits." It just leaves people to their own impressions about what the difference between "atheist" & "none" mean.
The irony is that the Fundies would hate all of them. And there is some good reason to wonder about Freud, & ESPECIALLY Eddison.
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