"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall, in the book 'The Friends of Voltaire'
It doesn't work for me. I must be broken.
How do you post links like that? I would contribute a picture to this but... I don't know how. Poor Spudman
Do you... do you hear the voices too? The voices talking.. ABOUT RELIGION!?
But can it into Euromoniez?
I need some tanks. The religious turmoil on the Debating Society page is threatening to penetrate my armour.
On that we can agree. Religious based hate speech is, although not race driven, a low thing to comment about.
Save me please. My atheism forces me to debate but every inch of my brain tells me that all the religious and non religious folk are arguing over is which side of the Titanic to jump over.
It does. You said, and I quote, 'It's their belief that religion is wrong and belief in God is wrong. They persecute on that basis.' I've just addressed that issue by saying, 'Actually, you're wrong, they targeted religion because it was a threat to the stranglehold of their dictatorship.'
Which image would that be? The cow-f**ker one? Because that insult has nothing to do with race. It is, however, highly insulting to the religion of Hinduism. If it is something else that I missed during my brief absence, then I apologise.
America is officially a secular state (though religion does have an impact on politics) while the UK is classed as ambiguous as in religion play no official role in the state save for traditional ceremony. Therefore those examples are rather null.
Just to add; religion was seen as a symbol of the old and widely disliked Russian Empire, hence why it wasn't quite as effective a method of rallying the people.
They enforce this for the same reason that Stalin did. It's not in the name of Atheism but, rather, because the Church, Synagogue, Mosque and any other religious institution provides an alternate method of leadership and thought than that of their dictator in charge; be it Stalin or Kim Jong. This alternate source of leadership would teach that a God(s) are a power above the dictator which threatens the system as people would fear hell more than the firing squad. Keeping people's fears down to Earth keeps their perceived leader as the one on planet Earth.
Two can play at that game: Indonesian muslims call for an Atheist civil servant to be beheaded-http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/archive/calls-to-behead-indonesian-atheist-alexander-aan/
Also, the USSR attacked the Church in the name of their communist ideology as it provided an alternative teaching and leadership to Comrade Stalin and was a symbol of the old and hated Russian Empire. Edit: How do you post HTMLs as links like that? I know that makes me sound stupid.
I'm not a fan of the censorship either but it has nothing to do with racism. From what I've heard it was because the comments were turning trollerific and angry. Anyhow, racism hasn't, isn't and never will be tolerated in the Atheist community and group on ModDB.
Only someone whose argument is collapsing brings up the race card.
Also, it wasn't just the religious that were targeted; the overall death toll is placed between 40,000 to 100,000, of which only 6,832 were members of the clergy. The following White Terror, which killed between 150,000 to 400,000 targeted any opposition to the Right Wing victors which included Atheists, Generals, Intelligentsia and political leaders who had supported the Madrid government. So overall, lots of people died but it was for political reasons. I have yet to find a mention of it being atheist driven.
OUR STREETS CAN'T CONTAIN PROTEST OF THIS MAGNITUDE!!
You would be correct in assuming that I haven't heard of this. However some quick research suggests that the Church and religious were targeted by Left Wing rioters as the Church supported the Right Wing. So far I have not found any mention of Atheism. However, the link you provided only goes to Chapter 5 so I'll have to look a bit deeper for the full story.
Definition of militant as an adjective: adjective
favouring confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause.
So yes there are militant atheists in the sense that we can be quite confrontational but there are none/very few who use violent methods. The last time I heard about an atheist flying a plane into a building was..um.. never, while radical militant muslims did that in 2001. The last time atheists tried to plunder the Middle East was... again never yet we've all heard of the Crusades right? So yes, atheism can be verbally militant but has never, as to my knowledge, been physically and violently militant.
I would say that its 'Atheist Extremism' as Evanp hasn't called for anti-Hindu militias to be formed or anything. Still, the comment is a low blow.
Poor Eesti :(
I'm going in, cover me Porkins.
I think he may have been making a jab about immigration...
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Ah I see, immigration in the shadow, yes, but economy in the bucket.
I hope you tell that to the christian page, unity of beliefs page and the I love Islam page because, discrimination is bad m'kay?
There's a larger hole in this image, literally right behind the gun for it to protrude through, its visible in the centre-right of the square.
WHAT IS THIS BLASPHEMY?!?! Its Swedish, not Finnish, though they could use them, I'm not sure.