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Hindu, this post is really nothing but an attempt to rouse some sort of reaction out of the atheists on this site- but as I said earlier, I'm open to discussion. Argument is the only way we can achieve any kind of mutual understanding here.
The point your image is missing is the fact that many atheists grow up thinking otherwise. I think I mentioned before that I thought of myself as a Christian- there was a point when I believed I was talking to god. when you identify as an atheist, you don't do so by declaring you ARE something, rather, you come to the realization that you ARE NOT religious.
I didn't even know there were people who didn't believe in god until I lived in Germany at ~14yo.
Your image does bring to light a problem in atheism- I believe there are some people out there that say they're atheists for the same reason you'd post this picture here- attention.
I think you've got it backwards, violent revolution can be good, yes, but it leads to a period of instability- a period in which things can take a horrible turn for the worst. With the US, we were lucky having a 1787 constitutional convention- had we not reformed our post-revolution government, we could have devolved into a bunch of warring states, tribes, and the American states could have been taken back by the british.
Most revolutions end only in death- unless you live under a state that shows doctrine of violating it's citizen's natural rights, reform is the best- in theory a democratic government could become communist or fascist and still live on in a relatively safe stasis if done so through a series of reforms in government- still, neither of these ideologies are very good imo. A federal/state democracy is the best system, but it can be misused as can be seen in the case of the US- A better example of such a government would be Germany. It's the most neutral form of government in practice
The colors get pretty intense ingame- I might make them green bakelite instead like the pistol grip- There will be other permutations of magazines at some point, don't worry
That pic looks ancient though- like 1980s or earlier. Our whole uniform and gear has changed since then
When i wrote that I meant for customization
We have some legislation that is based on certain religious teachings, but the christian side of the US and UK is primarily seen in culture. The US is roughly 70% Christian, chances are that'll end up somewhere in our government, but that doesn't mean our doctrine is strictly religious- we were founded as a secular state, although in some of our states there have been laws put up barring atheists from having political office- that denies the religious rights our nation was founded on, and the federal government has actively sought cracking down on such unconstitutional state laws. Still, we aren't a Christian nation, we are a secular nation.
Spud, I think it's going right over his head...
More often than not they are factual, but the facts are presented in a deceptive manner- no media source in the world is innocent of this.
Remember to use as many sources as you can when checking information- knowing one's own opinion is the best way to eliminate it from the overarching truth.
keep in mind that fact does not connote truth
oddly enough, they were- the (flawed) logic behind it is that people can't worship stalin when they're busy worshipping god, so the state took away religious freedom and hunted religious people, making it impossible for religious leaders to actually organize people against the soviet state (which in considering itself atheists gave these people reason to want to depose such a government).
You'll find the average Atheists may dislike religion and gods, but are more advocates of religious freedom than anything else. Don't mistake their criticism of your beliefs as a wish to forcefully eliminate them.
Don't worry, we'll be bringing some of those soon enough
For the last time, they were targeted as a power threat- they were persecuted for political reasons, not religious ones.
Thanks ^^ I spent hours trying to get the coloring right. I may have some other color permutations for it as well later on.
You've got a point there, but I'm sure as these people's skills develop, their content will eventually grow in originality. I'll admit, it is really annoying. At least BF2 is still alive, right?
'murica answers to no one
(except maybe Reagan- America loved Reagan... Reagan and trans fats...)
Luckily I'm not a virgin and my room isn't a disaster.
yai not a lewser
Interesting- I'll check this out.
I like Oliver Stone, but I'd branch out and check on some other sources. Each (and every) has their own bias, and you need to be able to take in as many different biased sources as you can in order to weed out fact from opinion.
Some of us manage to do both at once
I'm sure any state that has an official religious view tends to oppress it's people...
Again, North Korean's aren't killing because they're atheists, they're killing because they're authoritarian.
You defend religion by saying wars are started by politics yet turn around and say that wars (wars that are started very obviously for politics) are started by atheists. lel
When has anyone been persecuted by atheists?
I think Obama takes too much flak- he hasn't done a single thing requiring his impeachment, and I'm not trying to generalize, but every time I hear someone talk about 'impeaching' Obama, I can't help but think our nations' conservatives have become rather immature.
Oh crap I posted that a year ago-
I'm disturbed that so many people on moddb are beginning to post (and take stock in) these political quizzes.
Yes, but Israel would have better justification- would they not?
Then Galileo came along and blew much of Newton's hypothesis out of the water with the sacrilege we know today as science.
This article is bull. Religion and morality are two very different things.
Come on Evan, let it goooooooo
Actually I'd agree that most if not all wars in Europe were over politics and greed, but religion was what allowed these vile people to create armies of the poor, young, and stupid to fight for them.
I was wrong in saying Hitler was a self proclaimed Christian, I've done my own research and found that there's a lot of evidence that points either way. Regardless, chances are neither Hitler or Stalin did what they did because of their views on religion.
Religion was targeted by the communists because it was a power threat, not because the communists disagreed with the fundamentals of religion. I would go as far to say these were authoritarians, not communists, as communist ideologies do not necessitate the absence of religion- these authoritarians were not attacking people because they were atheists.
That's exactly my point, but calling them churches holds religious connotation- I guess it would be better to call them communal centers.
Now you have to stop throwing the Stalin thing around, Stalin did not commit his crimes because he was an atheist, and he certainly wouldn't have been any different had he affiliated himself with any particular religion- it's an unfounded argument in and of itself.
I'm fine with insulting eachother, but your image contains mere speculation and doesn't point out any trend visible in society apart from the guy with the sign. Atheists are (more often than not) offensive and inflammatory towards other religions, but we are in no way intolerant- we still live side by side with religious people, and in being atheist one must accept that we'll live our lives surrounded by people of faith. We don't use this as an excuse to limit their rights of expression or try to hurt these people regardless of whether or not they try to utilize these methods against us. I'd say inflammatory speech is rude and unsightly, but it's not at all unfair or impeding on one's natural rights.
You need to grow out the beard and tie some vikingesque braids on it
It doesn't matter!