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Is atheism a good thing?
June 26, 2007
7:22 pm
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"Tez- you're ugliness just isn't worth my time anymore. Happy wallowing."

That suits me just fine. I find your illogical meanderings somewhat tiring.

June 26, 2007
7:53 pm
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On the 26-Jun-07 you very eloquently wrote:

"Every government follows some kind of ideology, more often than not an ideology of the ruling party. Atheism is, as stated above, a philosophical view, not ideology; it doesn't have a manifesto and members who pay the membership fees, have meetings and elect their leader. Since atheism has "no ideology or set of behaviors to which all atheists adhere", it cannot be followed by any government, simply because there is nothing to follow. Therefore there are no "atheist governments".

There are governments which separate religion and state, like France, but they are not atheist governments, they are secular. There are governments which have nontheism as a philosophy embedded in their ruling party manifesto, but they are not atheist governments, they are socialist or communist.

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Not only do I find the logic impeccable, but I one hundred percent agree with your conclusion.

I think disbelief in the existence of any God, frees humanity to seek scientific explanations for observed events. For too long superstition has been a blocker to scientific advances; blockers placed there by theists in order to explain away phenomena as having supernatural, divine origins. Deistic religions are emotional placebos for death fearing human sentient being who haven't as yet let go of their superstitions completely.

Atheism is a deistic obstacle remover. Thus atheism is an enhancer or human progress away from its primitive past ways of thinking.

Ethics and morality have an inherent humanistic basis and require no God or religion to initiate or sustain them. Superstitious deistic beliefs only muddy the water.

One only has to see the hindering rearguard action that Christians are mounting in fighting against embryonic stem cell research to realise what a blocker to human advancement deistic religions are. Who needs them besides the frightened little 'children' within the psyches of the deists?

The ultimate prayer of the childlike deist, denuded of its trappings:

"Big Daddy high up in the sky, please don't hurt me - please save me from all harm, here and in the hereafter! Please listen to my plea bargaining."

Let's get rid of the religious blocker and see what can be done to allay fears of death in much more functional ways than by resorting to superstitious religious beliefs.

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