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I believe that dry martinis are tasty, many others share that belief. Does that make it a religion?
12/30/2007 10:49:32 PM
#1:One or more people sharing a feeling or idea does not make it religion. #2 That was a lot of fail in your statements. #3 And don't make assumtions... you know that makes an ass out of you and me...or maybe just you.
12/30/2007 10:52:37 PM
Atheists do not believe in the existence of gods/goddesses.
Atheists do not have a belief that gods/goddesses do not exist.
Do you now see the dishonest semantics you're using?
12/30/2007 11:05:49 PM
So if I convince enough people that there is a teapot in perfect orbit around Jupiter, does that mean that I have officially started a religion focused around a teapot orbiting Jupiter? And that I can setup tax free offices were we study this teapot?
12/30/2007 11:09:49 PM
I lost count on how many times you all mentioned "Athiest do not have a set of religious belief or practice"
And what's the problem with that? It's not like we don't believe in following rules...
Doesn't that imply that "Athiest are people who do not believe in following a set of rules and practise" ?
No... and you'd know that if you'd spent more than a Pico-second thinking about it...
Again, "Athiest do not believe in the existance of God"Bingo... nothing wrong with that. It's not like we're denying God's existence, just that we don't believe your claims without evidence...
If you look at this statement closely you will realise this .
"Athiest are people who believe that there is no God". Notice how this contrarary happens when we least notice it?
Notice how you're talking bollocks and lying about people?
12/30/2007 11:09:57 PM
Atheists have no religious beliefs. None. It is irrelevant to them.
And, by your logic, if more than one person believe the sky is green, they now have a "Blessed of the Green Sky" religion.
You're a fuckwit.
12/30/2007 11:14:08 PM
You are clearly too stupid to be reasoned with, Captain Question Mark.
12/30/2007 11:16:21 PM
Wok in the ACT
That would make car racing a religion you flog. Atheists don't "believe there is no god" we don't believe in any god. Its not the same thing at all.
Are these people being deliberately stupid?
12/30/2007 11:44:26 PM
Atheism isn't a religion, get over it.
12/30/2007 11:52:33 PM
So you came to the conclusion by changing words and definitions around until it meant what you wanted it to mean?
Wow, aren't you a perceptive one.
12/31/2007 12:02:19 AM
I believe ???? is a moron. I'm sure other FSTDTers agree. Therefore we share the "???? is a moron" religion.
Can we get tax exempt status and scream persecution if you disagree with us?
12/31/2007 12:15:52 AM
Damn but it's annoying when they try to think.
12/31/2007 12:16:26 AM
There's no set definition of "religion". But whatever it is, it's not simply "belief in something". By that definition, believing "the sun will rise in the morning" would be a religion.
Simply because someone creates a word meaning "the absence of something" doesn't mean that there is an actual "something" that has the property of non-existence. Just because we have a name for the Tooth Fairy doesn't mean there is an actual Tooth Fairy that has the property of non-existence. Likewise, just because an atheist believes there is no God doesn't mean that atheists believe in a God that has the property of non-existence.
The Logical Positivists shot down these word games a century ago.
@Happymealungen: welcome to my church!
12/31/2007 12:29:37 AM
Religion is belief in the supernatural. Atheism has no such aspect.
12/31/2007 12:31:43 AM
* this is a test *
12/31/2007 12:54:55 AM
Whatever you did seems to work. Thanks.
12/31/2007 12:57:54 AM
Ah, but herein lies the problem with Captain Question Mark's argument: he describes that a religion is a belief, except that what we are talking about is a lack of belief. It is not that atheists believe there is no god (which is also different from not believing in the Judeo-Christian God), but rather that they do not believe there is a god. If a religion is defined simply by the existence of a belief, which it isn't, then atheism by definition is the opposite of religion because there is no belief at all!
12/31/2007 1:10:38 AM
Over 9 million people play World of Warcraft, does that mean our subscription fees can be religious donations and claimed on tax returns? At least the priests in WoW are actually useful.
12/31/2007 1:11:58 AM
athiests don't believe in a god: lack of belief;
believe there is no god - belief!
12/31/2007 1:21:57 AM
I knew it! NASCAR and WWF are religions. And the SuperBowl is a religious ceremony.
12/31/2007 1:57:30 AM
More than 1 person believes that McDonalds is lame, so is that a religion also?
12/31/2007 2:03:36 AM
Rotating your tires after 5000 miles is now a religion?
12/31/2007 2:08:20 AM
Totally gonna start blue-skyism guys. I believe the sky is blue, you believe the sky is blue, it's all a great big religion!
12/31/2007 2:19:00 AM
Fuck me this is one stupid person. Why the fuck are so many fundie-idiots barely literate? Then, obviously knowing they are illiterate they churn out constant word salads.
Yahoo! Answers needs to be purged, who'd have thought it would become such a bolt hole for the stupid.
12/31/2007 2:21:11 AM
Religions have gods, dipshit.
12/31/2007 5:04:20 AM
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