"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'

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 4 2013, 4:02pm replied:

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.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 4 2013, 3:58pm replied:

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.'

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 4 2013, 3:49pm replied:

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.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 4 2013, 1:08pm replied:

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.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 4 2013, 12:53pm replied:

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.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 4 2013, 12:51pm replied:

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.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 4 2013, 12:44pm replied:

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.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 4 2013, 12:39pm replied:

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.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 4 2013, 12:32pm replied:

Only someone whose argument is collapsing brings up the race card.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 3 2013, 4:18pm replied:

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.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 3 2013, 4:06pm says:

OUR STREETS CAN'T CONTAIN PROTEST OF THIS MAGNITUDE!!

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 3 2013, 3:54pm replied:

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.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 3 2013, 5:44am says:

Definition of militant as an adjective: adjective

adjective: militant


1.


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.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 2 2013, 5:09pm replied:

^This.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Dec 2 2013, 4:38pm replied:

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.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Nov 29 2013, 11:23am says:

Poor Eesti :(

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Nov 28 2013, 4:09am replied:

I'm going in, cover me Porkins.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Nov 27 2013, 4:36am replied:

I think he may have been making a jab about immigration...

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Nov 24 2013, 4:09pm says:

Anyone want a 40% off voucher for Company of Heroes 2 on Steam? Let me know if you do.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Nov 23 2013, 4:43pm says:

Does anyone want a 40% off voucher for Company of Heroes 2 on Steam? It's valid until december the 4th. Let me know if you do.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Nov 21 2013, 12:52pm says:

Ah I see, immigration in the shadow, yes, but economy in the bucket.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Nov 21 2013, 12:49pm replied:

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?

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Sep 29 2013, 4:39pm replied:

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.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Sep 29 2013, 4:37pm replied:

WHAT IS THIS BLASPHEMY?!?! Its Swedish, not Finnish, though they could use them, I'm not sure.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Sep 27 2013, 5:50pm replied:

I was simply pointing out to rkraptor07 the reasoning behind sparkranpant's comment. No need to get all facts and statistics on me. *pulls the 'look out we got a badass over here pose'*

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Sep 27 2013, 5:44pm replied:

None better in terms of getting things done, but surely he could have been nicer about it.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Sep 26 2013, 5:06pm replied:

The pintle mounted gun should be poking through the shield, not with the shield to its back.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Sep 26 2013, 5:03pm replied:

Those butterfingers of his just can't keep a hold of it.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Sep 25 2013, 2:42pm says:

Its pretty damn good. But erm, technically, the Centurion was the first MBT by about a year.

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Spudman619
Spudman619 Sep 18 2013, 6:49pm replied:

True that.

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