alright guys, it's official.
I hate religion thread
Did someone say... "Religion"
Note the quotes
I don't know.
Now what? You pretend you know? Define your deity and provide evidence for it.
Why are atheists so fucking militant and in-your-face about bashing religion? You guys are just as bad as the extremists you bitch about.
I'm gonna found my own religion.
>The Church of Mind Your Own Business
Why do you believe it NEEDS to exist. First you'll have to prove that.
Do you think I made that?
Uh, welcome newfriend.
If you watch the documentary chariots of the gods(not fucking ancient aliens) there is an awesome part where it shows Pacific islanders who had no religion or contact with the outside world, before the US built runways on their islands for bombing runs during ww2. After we left,they built make shift runways and planes from straw and prayed for our return. It's a very realistic idea that this is how religion began.
bootin with images.
>why do you believe the universe exists?
The universe exists because I exist and I exist because the universe exists. I don't really feel the need to think any more deeply about it than that.
>This is what atheists actually believe.
Christianity was the only place with surviving BOOKS in Europe during The Dark Ages, it was the only place you could find literacy, and the only thing that unified cultures at all. The Dark Ages started with the collapse of The Roman Empire, Christianity was instrumental in alleviating and restoring civilization.
it alright anon, i didn't wanted too sleep yet anyway
Because religion permeates most of our lives even though it's a bunch of superstitious made up garbage. You can't mind your own business. The mentally disabled people who believe in god and run the country won't let you.
>hero commits genocide
implying anyone actually worships satan except for the mentally deranged.
implying anyone actually worships jesus except for the mentally deranged.
The roman empire fell in large part due to christianity and the pressure put upon rome by Christians caused a lot of religious turmoil. rome fell when christianity was adopted as the official religion, before an official religion existed but was not enforced.
>Conventional Satanism is about worshiping ones self over any God figure. GG though.
Thats the sigil of Baphomet, you look like a newfag.
Baphomet, not satan. Learn up /b/ros
Anyone who disagreed with what the church saw as "acceptable" during this period would face repercussions, not limited to imprisonment and death. Making out that Christianity did anything but hold back scientific advances is a blatant lie.
But yeah, I see your point.
Satanists say they worship Satan as a way to offend Christians. They don't care anymore about the idea of Satan than they do the idea of God. They just want faggot Christians to throw a bitch fit.
>It's a symbol of LeVan Satanism
For the hipsters.
>Practice Dark Ages Satanism or gtfo.
>Still a newfag.
Because every place in the world has at least some cancer.
Would we then not be heros too?
Although we are not creating any mass murders. We still do damage in the name to start fresh and set things right.
Even with the means of explosives as V had done.
>calling others beta
kek. Isn't your god alpha? and omega? your beliefs dictate you are a beta.
Ok. Because I can't disprove it?
I also can't prove there's not a 12 foot dick behind me every time I turn around; but how many times would I be willing to bet there isn't?
Protip: a lot.
Reality is we don't know shit about anything for sure, making judgements based upon our piss poor perceptions is sheer arrogance and ignorance.
Fuck Religion, but God is just a theory that cannot be proved or disproved.
yeah. one person's negative is another's positive. that is how i saw it anyway. reminds me of a comic i saw once showing a science textbook and it said something always changing, and changing. then it showed a bible and said something like always the same. it was supposed to be reaffirming to the christian faith, but i took it to mean something else.
You can't prove God doesn't exist and if you're a fool if you think you can but you could just as easily say that the Easter bunny is a theory, too. Or Zeus. What about unicorns? You can't disprove them.
Here's one of me at an old timey photo booth!
MFW you realize so much of the judeo-christian narrative is actually massive trolling.
MFW there is no "war" between good and evil
MFW Judas did what he was supposed to do - he did "Gods will" despite knowing he would become the most hated person in all of history.
MFW you realize all the talk about waging "war against satan" is the very bullshit that condemns people to hell.
No evidence of their existence. Simplest explanation.. they don't.
V. Origin of Religion
a. We are pattern seeking mammals and primates
b. If we can’t get good evidence we go for junk evidence
c. If we can’t get a real theory, we go with a conspiracy theory.
d. Religions great strength was that it was our first attempt to explain reality, to make those patterns take some kind of form.
e. It was the first attempt at astronomy, cosmology, literature, philosophy. That’s fine THEN, but not now. Had some functional uses at that time. Never mind that they didn’t know that germs caused disease, evil spirits caused disease as a punishment, never mind that they believed in astrology and not astronomy. Volcanos, earthquakes, title waves, were thought of as punishments. Not as, natural occurrences on the cooling crust of a planet.
f. Christianity got cosmology so wrong, they said Earth was the center of the universe. That was proven incorrectly.
Should I continue?
You can prove some gods don't exist.
The god of the bible, for example, is the all loving source of morality but endorses or commits rape, murder, genocide, human sacrifice and infinite punishment for a finite crime.
Contradiction. There for the god depicted in the bible can't exist.
Ockham was actually a religious fellow and believed his principle shouldn't apply to religion. good stuff.
yeah all of them are.
Q: What if you’re wrong?
A: What if you're wrong? "Well, what if I'm wrong, I mean... anybody could be wrong. We could all be wrong about the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the Pink Unicorn and the flying teapot. Uhm, you happen to have been brought up, I would presume, in the Christian faith. You know what it's like to not believe in a particular faith because you're not a Muslim. You're not a Hindu. Why aren't you a Hindu? Because you happen to have been brought up in America, not in India. If you had of been brought up in India, you'd be a Hindu. If you had been brought up in... in uh.. Denmark in the time of the Vikings you'd be believing in Wotan and Thor. If you were brought up in classical Greece you'd be believing in, in Zeus. If you were brought up in central Africa you'd be believing in the great Juju up the mountain. There's no particular reason to pick on the Judeo-Christian god, in which by the sheerest accident you happen to have been brought up and, and ask me the question, "What if I'm wrong?" What if you're wrong about the great Juju at the bottom of the sea?"
You see that, thats me in the background, I could kick your ass any day of the week if I wanted to I went to college and am getting a business degree, that means that I will make more money than you and be happier than you ever will be so fuck you and dont even bother to respond unless you think you could take me on.
Just hard to be taken seriously as a thinker in a time when not believing was practically shunned imo.
I find it amusing how Atheists blame God for all the problems of the world while touting that their free will is all they need to be happy, not realizing that free will (that is to say, the conscious decision to do evil) is the real reason. This entire thread and all the pretty pictures that go with it are all proof of this mentality.
You guys are just as nutty, if not more, than the religious people who hate so much.
Whats your problem Scared see I got a black man with me who will help
Ill take you on any day of the week I live in Starkville MS ATM so meet me on campus at 12 at the library
12 AD refers to when Jesus was in the temple preaching to the elders when he was a young boy. Actually putting that "freethinker" title to use would have probably been helpful (i.e. doing some research).
you are correct. still dont see why religious organizations get tax exempt status though.
That's not funding he was referencing you inbred hick. Do you understand what a TAX EXEMPTION is? HURR DURR.
>"I'm 15 in honors classes and already know everything."
Seriously, consider sterilizing yourself.
Atheism has killed more people in their attempts to suppress religion than any religion has in their attempts to win converts.
Prove me wrong.
>INB4 God killed tons of people in the Bible!
God doesn't exist, remember?
to be fair, taxing religious organizations wont solve world hunger, but they shouldnt be given a special status.
How fucking retarded are you? There is enough food to feed everybody. The problem is food distribution because of corrupt governments keeping the populace under their thumb, not war funding.
It was a joke considering they used an image of Jesus with a beard where he's claiming to be the son of God when I'm 80% sure the "definitive" (as definitive as the Bible gets) proof didn't come until he was baptized by John the Baptist and God "spoke" to him
>tl;dr It's a joke. Why so serious?
thought that said epic beard at first. to be fair, god does have an epic beard.
Funny how you people scream "separation of church and state" when you see even a hint of religiosity in public, but think religious organizations shouldn't be given tax exempt status. You realize that taxing religious organization would be a violation of the very thing you preach, right? You're saying you're ok with keeping the church out of the state but not the state out of the church. Smells like hypocrisy.
I pray every day to God to help me find a woman who will make me her submissive foot slave. I will worship her feet like the goddess she is and do any degrading thing she asks me, except sick or gay things.
this existence would be heaven.
Everyday I thank Jesus for sexy stinky soggy socky funky perfumey feetsies. Please serve me up 69 heaping helpings please
God is a word used by people who couldn't explain things, and religion creat war and makes so many death for no reason except because other dosen't think like thems and fight for a god who never showed up, people need to evolve in the world and try to see a little more of their own world
i can see your point on this, never really thought of it that way. but why give exemption to major religions and deny it to small cults? cause the guvment wants its money and wont let me claim exempt status for running a setian temple in my mom's basement.
is it just me, or are the captchas fuckin awesome tonite?
>god can't be proven to exist. therefore he doesn't.
>>YEAH WELL HE CAN'T BE PROVEN NOT TO! HA!
>yeah well neither can unicorns nor the spaghetto jepetto monster, the point is that NONE OF THESE OTHER THINGS permeate our lives left and right and influence our laws, government, and even education not to mention what the fuck we do on sundays if we're unlucky enough
why is this so hard to understand
my point exactly. government wont let that happen and in the process doesnt grant exemption to small religious organizations who may be serious, but fall in with ones trying to cheat the system. so why give it to major religions if you are unable to give it to all?
These threads are hilarious. Atheists bitch night and day about how people would be "exploring the stars*" if religion weren't around, and I can see why. Despite not believing anything about religion, you fuckers just can't stop talking about it and, instead of doing science shit, spend your time on image boards bitching about how religion holds you back, not unlike a nigger complaining about how the white man keeps him down!
*Apparently, you've never heard of astronomy.
i agree that some atheists make it their personal agenda to be annoying
but can you imagine if religion was seriously abolished today and instead they taught those kids valuable, practical things in church while they were young? and told them to stop praying and seek education and expanding their minds instead?
u prob haven't thought about the amount of money wasted on bullshit related to religion not to mention the active fights against things like abortion and certain scientific teachings (like evolution) simply because they don't coincide with the bullshit that these popular religions profess.
it seriously plagues this fucking planet and keeps so many people ignorant as fuck.
im an atheist and even i cant wholly agree that the world would be much better without organized religion. most young christians i know this day are just christians in namesake and could really care less about how it impacts their life. our generations downfall is reality television and social media. and the demise of religion will do nothing to fix those problems.
>u prob haven't thought about the amount of money wasted on bullshit related to religion
Actually, more money from religious individuals and organizations go to charities than anything. Hell, most religious organizations in general are charities. Where are all the atheist charities? I'm sure they exist, but I don't see very many.
>but can you imagine if religion was seriously abolished today and instead they taught those kids to...seek education and expanding their minds instead?
These people? They never existed.
>These people? They never existed.
not true. that article would have just been merged with list of thinkers in science
you can't point at the exceptions and use them as examples for the whole group though.
i know there were plenty of smart people who contributed to society/science and believed in God in some way, but those aren't the people who are causing the problems that religion causes. they are never the ones contributing to the violence and holding back of education, or at least i've never seen it.
Atheists didn't start this shit. Religion makes arrogant baseless commands about how I should live my life and how I should think. Saying "fuck you" to their bullshit does NOT in any way make me as bad as they are.
>make an atheist angry and they will debate you
>make a religious person angry and they will torture you and kill you
Some moral guide huh?
How is that not true when you said that being taught to think isn't taught in churches? These were religious individuals who obviously, but your logic, must have been taught not to think for themselves.
>Holding back education
So the Catholic Church was against the founding of Universities back during the Middle Ages even though they were the ones who helped establish them?
Sounds like you're thinking of only one group of people and spreading it onto all the other groups. Remember: A Christian might blow up at you, but only a Muslim will blow up WITH you.