This one’s a big one. I had to go check but it seems to me a copy pasta from here.
Springtime, and the armies of atheism have gathered forces and are starting their annual spring offensive to ensure that the name “God” or reference to any religion — other than their own, of course — is not even vaguely referenced in any school graduation ceremony or other function held on public property.
Read it and weep!
I count “Armies of Atheism”, “Spring Offensives” (Because we are Invading the Soviet Union) and “A Complete Lack Of Understanding of the Establishment Clause”. It’s like the trifecta of stupid arguments.
Mate when you make an argument such as this, you demonstrate that you are a fool and when you have demonstrated that you are a fool there is not much else for us to do here.
Atheism is that religion whereby the devoted believer (atheist) believes that there positively is no supreme being greater than himself. His faith is that there is no possibility of a creator or deity that could be omnipotent, more powerful than himself or have a more superior intellect than his own.
No. Atheism is not a religion. Religions are based on faith, Atheism is based on an absence of evidence regarding the existence of a god. If one can provide existence most atheists would change their ways but sadly we live in a reality where there is no existence of any gods. Thus you must put up with us.
Atheism is merely the absence of belief in any gods. A Christian is an atheist of Hindu gods and has no qualms in not believing in the gods of others.
And we believe that to date we are the most technologically and intellectually advanced species on the planet. We are unsure about the universe. To date no organism has proven itself to be our “master”. And at this point out technological prowess makes us the fastest and strongest creatures on the planet.
The Atheist Nation is growing, and it has emerged from its dark, basement netherworld to make its presence known in town halls, city streets, roadside billboards, school grounds and courtrooms across America.
That’s goblins you are confusing us with.
Atheists spend vast sums of money to promote their own religion in their war against those who profess faith in any other religion.
I for instance have spent el-zilcho pounds in promoting atheism. In fact I don’t think I have converted even a single believer into a non-believer. If I have please make yourself known in the comments. I need to cash those in with the Goblin King (David Bowie of course).
During a field sermon on the island of Bataan in 1942, with the entire island reeking with the stench of rotting human flesh, W.T. Cummings observed, “There are no atheists in foxholes.”
That is not an argument against atheists, that is an argument against foxholes. And it is incorrect. There are plenty of atheists in foxholes to the point where they are actively discriminated by the US Army. It’s less of a problem in the UK which has had a staunch multi-faith army for more than a century with many atheists holding important roles. In fact the faith of a soldier has never been an issue.
Anyone who has endured heavy enemy artillery fire and has turned to see that his friend’s head has been blown off or that he himself was severely wounded and bleeding profusely would quickly abandon his atheism and pray to God for the shelling to stop so a medical corpsman could get to him to stop the bleeding and put his intestine back into his body.
A more astute man would wonder why both sides claim god is on their side and why a god would let the horrors of WW2 occur. In reality, god never stopped the shelling. People did. Often at great cost to each other’s lives. And the person who saved you was a medic. At no point is god involved in this.
After all? Where was god when “good Christian Nazis” were fighting the atheist horde of Communist Russia? Where was Jehovah when “Good Christian Nazis” were being stomped by those Church of England folk from the UK? There was no Jehovah during the blitz but there were brave men and their aeroplanes? Where was god at Auschwitz or Treblinka or Terezin? He certainly wasn’t at the Burma Railroad or Bataan or Nanking.
Why must god intervene now? To save your life but not the life of your friend? What sort of fickle god do you worship?
And why must we pray to your Christian god to stop shelling? It seems that the prayers of Hindus to their gods were equally acceptable to the random hand of fate in providing the necessary action to assuage a believer.
And steady on there. A bit too much war porn and not enough common sense here. The funny thing is at no point during the shelling of Japanese soldiers by the allies did Japanese soldiers spontaneously become Christians.
I’m curious. Does an atheist also stop being an atheist when his 5-year-old is rushed to the hospital after being run over by a truck? Does he remain an atheist when his dear wife is diagnosed with stage three cancer?
We stay atheists. See a theist has to explain where his god was when his child was run over. Or why his god let his child get run ovver in the first place. The sad answer is normally “God was testing me” which is a bit of a fucking dick move.
Atheists? Well we know who is to blame (either the kid or the truck driver or it was an accident) and we know who can help our loved ones. Neither of these two individuals are taken to a priest. At no point has anyone prayed away a broken leg or cancer. Every time it’s been doctors who fought off the disease. Not the belief in a non-existent deity.
Does he stop being an atheist when his year-old baby girl turns blue, stops breathing and he has to cool her tiny body in the snow and give CPR until the ambulance gets there? Does an atheist thank God when the sweet baby finally gasps for breath? Saying maybe a little “Thanks,” under his breath?
I don’t suggest doing that. That’s not standard procedure and you can cause frostbite particularly since babies have difficulty maintaining body temperatuure.
And no. I find that god tends to not help as much as CPR and an ambulance.
And we thank the doctors, the nurses, the paramedics and those who helped save our kids rather than the actions of a nebulous wanker who didn’t stop the child from getting hurt in the first place or worse due to the state of his omnipotence is actively responsible for not doing anything to save the child in the first place.
Does he stop being an atheist when he is told his odds are bad for surviving his heart operation? Does he remain an atheist when he is holding the hand of a loved one who is suffering and screaming in agony while dying?
Yes and yes. If anything the existence of suffering is a greater thorn in the side of a Christian who has to accept that their omnipotent god does less to alleviate suffering than the sinful and weak and powerless men.
Are atheists only atheists during the Spring Offensive, the Holiday Offensive and after their war-room meetings? Or do they abandon atheism during their child’s brain cancer treatments and return to atheism when the cancer is gone?
We have a war-room? Why won’t any of you invite me? I am good at war! I won’t become a Christian when shells fall on my foxhole!
Plenty of atheists have suffered through the loss of a loved one and while we don’t have a heaven to placate us we know that everyone will die one day. And the best we can do is live with the memories of the good times we had and live learning the lessons they taught us and in a way that would make the dead proud had they been alive.
All we can do is our best.
Is it only in foxholes, or also in other times of great personal tragedy, pain or suffering, that an atheist ever says, “Please, God” or wipes away a tear and says “Thank God”? He can always return to atheism and denying God as soon as the holiday season begins.
No. Anymore than the theist blames god for being struck by lightning or being eaten by a shark or some other highly improbable “death”. Miracles are just “good luck”. We never say “What a miracle” when the oil slick was just there and the crash barricade had rusted just there. Just because something is improbable but unpleasant why must it stop being wonderful and the act of a god?
There are atheists who have lived through all these things without the pacifier of a god to “give them strength”. Mainly because we get strength from our fellow men. Not from imaginary beings.