|Oh you atheists with your power armour, skulls
and chain axes…
If these arguments were any more of a strawman, they would need to find a girl from Kansas, her dog, a lion and a tin man in an epic quest to find a wizard.
#10 – Do you take pleasure in telling lies or are you just so gullible that you believe any anti-religious lie you hear?
I in particular have tried to keep my life free of lies. And in particular anti-religious ones. However one doesn’t require to lie to find faults with religion. It does rot the mind as depicted in these lovely arguments. It’s not a lie that christians harass gay people across the USA leading to the deaths of children who commit suicide. It isn’t a lie that christians in Africa are responsible for the spread of HIV due to the stance against people who spread condoms and proper sex education. It isn’t a lie that pro-lifers actively threaten doctors and regularly attempt to reduce the rights of women. It isn’t a lie that Islam has a massive problem with terrorism. It isn’t a lie that Judaism has a massive problem with Israel and racism and indeed sexism. It isn’t a lie the Sikhism has a large problem with an insular culture that doesn’t do well with any criticism. It isn’t a lie that Hinduism has issues with caste and violence against muslims. These aren’t lies. And it isn’t a lie that there is no proof of a god. So far not one proof provided by a theist has been able to stand on it’s own merit.
#9 – Are you only capable of mimicking and copying arguments you heard from Dawkins and other atheists?
Not really. Many of us have our own arguments. And the atheist movement is pretty vast. Eventually you are going to come back to the same arguments. Are you only capable of mimicking and copying arguments from the bible or the koran or the vedas? It’s basically the same argument.
#8 – What’s the reason that you continue to use racist atheists as viable sources, celebrate racist atheist biologists and racist/atheist countries?
There are racists of all faiths. Why should atheism be any different? There are plenty of people of colour in atheism. I am one of them and atheism has in general been relatively free of the nonsense of racism that plagues faith. And we routinely criticise racists.
#7 – Do you have any independent mind of your own or ability to question what other atheists say or think?
More so than the average person of faith. Many of us have insanely different ideas. There are some incredibly stupid atheists who believe in some things that aren’t very good like Libertarianism. There are plenty of Men’s Rights Activists and Sexists who are atheists. There are plenty of atheists who believe in quackery (Homeopaths, Alternative Medicine and the like) and there are plenty of atheists who have made threats against scientists. The thing is? They cannot use atheism as an excuse for their stupidity. They are stupid because they actively believe in demonstrably stupid things.
Neither. The jewish faith has it’s own fanatics (see the Israel Dominionists and the Hawk Factions) and Muslims have their own fanatics. We just don’t think religion is a healthy idea since it involves not only making up imaginary friends and talking to them but also doing what they tell you to do.
It boils down to thinking that we as humans do not need a bogeyman to keep us in line or a tooth fairy to reward us.