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Old 05-19-2012, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Newton's 3rd Law.
Funny... I was thinking the exact same thing...
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Valencia, Spain
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Theres a few reasons why american atheism is so outwardly hostile and even militant :

1. It has a few key Leader/Gurus who fancy the notoriety of making atheism a quest to stomp out any and all semblences of God especially Christianity ; such Leaders have become popular thru published books to spread secularism and hedonism which are two fundamental tenets of atheism pertaining to lifestyle ---
Balderdash!! How the hell would you even have a clue of what an 'atheist lifestyle' is??

Here you are...this is a typical day for us.

0900. Wake up with dreadful hangover. Fart. Go back to sleep.
1000. Wake up again. Get out of bed. Sniff armpits to decide whether a shower is required.
1010. Shout 'Where the f*** is my tea' to wife.
1015. Drink tea and complain that there's not enough sugar in it.
1030. Walk naked to bathroom. If wife seen, shake penis at her making ‘Whoa’ sound.
1040. Look at manly physique in mirror and suck in gut to see if there are pecks.
1045. Admire size of penis in mirror, scratch privates and smell fingers for one last whiff.
1050. Get in shower.
1055. Wash face and armpits. Laugh at how loud farts sound in the shower.
1100. Wash privates and the surrounding area with wife’s face cloth, wash arse, leaving hair on soap.
1105. Shampoo hair. Make shampoo ‘mohican’ hairstyle. Pull back curtain to see self in mirror.
1110. Pee in the shower. Rinse off and get out of shower.
1112. Fail to notice water on the floor because the shower curtain has fallen outside the bath for the whole duration of the shower.
1115. Partially dry off, look at self in the mirror again, flex muscles and admire the size of penis again.
1120. Leave shower curtain open and wet bath mat on floor, leave bathroom light and fan on.
1125. Return to bedroom with towel around waist. If wife is passed, pull off towel; grab penis, go ‘Whey hey baby!’ and thrust pelvis at her.
1145. Put on yesterday’s clothes.
1200. Fart and waft the air up to your face to see how bad it smells.
1205. Switch on TV, light cigarette and call for more tea.
1215. Drink tea and fall asleep in chair.
1415. Wake up and fart.
1430. Get lawnmower out of shed. Decide that it might rain some time in the next two weeks. Put lawnmower back unused.
1500. Go into town to ogle the girls coming out of the gym.
1600. Decide that ogling is thirsty work. Go into nearest pub to quench thirst.
1900. Get thrown out of pub.
2000. Fall through front door of house and demand to be fed.
2030. Switch on TV, light cigarette and call for more tea.
2045. Drink tea and fall asleep in chair.
2200. Wake up, fart and complain about the rubbish on TV these days.
2300. Take off clothes while sitting on bed and leave them in a pile on floor.
2315. Complain that there aren't enough hours in the day to do all the things you have to do.
2330. Fart and fall asleep.

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Old 05-20-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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Balderdash!! How the hell would you even have a clue of what an 'atheist lifestyle' is??

Here you are...this is a typical day for us.

0900. Wake up with dreadful hangover. Fart. Go back to sleep.
1000. Wake up again. Get out of bed. Sniff armpits to decide whether a shower is required.
1010. Shout 'Where the f*** is my tea' to wife.
1015. Drink tea and complain that there's not enough sugar in it.
1030. Walk naked to bathroom. If wife seen, shake penis at her making ‘Whoa’ sound.
1040. Look at manly physique in mirror and suck in gut to see if there are pecks.
1045. Admire size of penis in mirror, scratch privates and smell fingers for one last whiff.
1050. Get in shower.
1055. Wash face and armpits. Laugh at how loud farts sound in the shower.
1100. Wash privates and the surrounding area with wife’s face cloth, wash arse, leaving hair on soap.
1105. Shampoo hair. Make shampoo ‘mohican’ hairstyle. Pull back curtain to see self in mirror.
1110. Pee in the shower. Rinse off and get out of shower.
1112. Fail to notice water on the floor because the shower curtain has fallen outside the bath for the whole duration of the shower.
1115. Partially dry off, look at self in the mirror again, flex muscles and admire the size of penis again.
1120. Leave shower curtain open and wet bath mat on floor, leave bathroom light and fan on.
1125. Return to bedroom with towel around waist. If wife is passed, pull off towel; grab penis, go ‘Whey hey baby!’ and thrust pelvis at her.
1145. Put on yesterday’s clothes.
1200. Fart and waft the air up to your face to see how bad it smells.
1205. Switch on TV, light cigarette and call for more tea.
1215. Drink tea and fall asleep in chair.
1415. Wake up and fart.
1430. Get lawnmower out of shed. Decide that it might rain some time in the next two weeks. Put lawnmower back unused.
1500. Go into town to ogle the girls coming out of the gym.
1600. Decide that ogling is thirsty work. Go into nearest pub to quench thirst.
1900. Get thrown out of pub.
2000. Fall through front door of house and demand to be fed.
2030. Switch on TV, light cigarette and call for more tea.
2045. Drink tea and fall asleep in chair.
2200. Wake up, fart and complain about the rubbish on TV these days.
2300. Take off clothes while sitting on bed and leave them in a pile on floor.
2315. Complain that there aren't enough hours in the day to do all the things you have to do.
2330. Fart and fall asleep.

Have you bugged my shower???
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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Based on this, there is apparently a movement isolated to America. Care to post some links to sources to backup this point of view?
Sure :

List of Atheist Groups and Organizations within the United States

American Atheists

Atheist groups, also known as secularist organizations, are designed to promote moral standards and are wholly concerned with the well-being of the human race, without any references or funding from religious organizations or concepts referring to God or other religious figures. The main views common among all atheist groups is that the separation of church and state should be enforced and the government should not be involved or should be neutral when it came to matters of religion.

Atheism, the idea believed by atheists, is essentially the belief that there are no deities or gods. It can also be defined, in much more broad terms, as the rejection of any belief of deities. While the exact definition of atheism is widely debated, there are several levels of atheism, giving different meanings to the word. By the broadest of standards, atheism refers to the absence of any belief in gods or deities. This modern definition of Atheism originated in the 18th century. The word “atheism” arose from the Greek word atheos, meaning “without gods”. This was a negative word applied to those individuals who did not believe or worship gods of any kind that the larger society as a whole believed in. The eventual rise of freethought, skepticism, and criticism of religions led to a more widespread belief in atheism.

Atheism is not easily defined, and many secularists identify themselves as one of a number of other terms. This includes agnostic, atheist, bright, freethinker, humanist, nontheist, naturalist, rationalist, or a skeptic. All of these identities have one thing in common– they all hold irreligious views, or in other words, have an indifference or hostility towards all things religion. The following are atheist groups found in the United States:

American Atheists:
A non-profit atheist group that is dedicated to defending the rights and liberties of atheists in the United States. They also make it clear in their efforts of defending the notion of the separation of church and state. American Atheists spread their efforts by sending public speakers to colleges and clubs across the U.S. and publishing their monthly magazine entitled American Atheist Magazine.

Fellowship of Humanity:
A atheist group founded in 1935, it was established as a “humanist church” in the early American Religious Humanism movement. It is the oldest affiliate aligned with American Humanist Association. Humanism refers to the belief that humans are primary in importance in their dignity, concerns and capabilities.

Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers:
An atheist group that defines itself as a community support network aimed towards connecting all people of atheism and freethinkers in the United States military. The organization also teaches ideals of atheism and also responds to efforts to promote religion over non-religion.

Secular Coalition for America:
An atheist group for advocacy of atheism, humanism, and freethinkers within the confines of American politics. The Secular Coalition for America has goals of creating respect for those with nontheistic ideologies within the United States and has the mission of protecting the separation of church and state.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Rafius View Post
Balderdash!! How the hell would you even have a clue of what an 'atheist lifestyle' is??

Here you are...this is a typical day for us.

0900. Wake up with dreadful hangover. Fart. Go back to sleep.
1000. Wake up again. Get out of bed. Sniff armpits to decide whether a shower is required.
1010. Shout 'Where the f*** is my tea' to wife.
1015. Drink tea and complain that there's not enough sugar in it.
1030. Walk naked to bathroom. If wife seen, shake penis at her making ‘Whoa’ sound.
1040. Look at manly physique in mirror and suck in gut to see if there are pecks.
1045. Admire size of penis in mirror, scratch privates and smell fingers for one last whiff.
1050. Get in shower.
1055. Wash face and armpits. Laugh at how loud farts sound in the shower.
1100. Wash privates and the surrounding area with wife’s face cloth, wash arse, leaving hair on soap.
1105. Shampoo hair. Make shampoo ‘mohican’ hairstyle. Pull back curtain to see self in mirror.
1110. Pee in the shower. Rinse off and get out of shower.
1112. Fail to notice water on the floor because the shower curtain has fallen outside the bath for the whole duration of the shower.
1115. Partially dry off, look at self in the mirror again, flex muscles and admire the size of penis again.
1120. Leave shower curtain open and wet bath mat on floor, leave bathroom light and fan on.
1125. Return to bedroom with towel around waist. If wife is passed, pull off towel; grab penis, go ‘Whey hey baby!’ and thrust pelvis at her.
1145. Put on yesterday’s clothes.
1200. Fart and waft the air up to your face to see how bad it smells.
1205. Switch on TV, light cigarette and call for more tea.
1215. Drink tea and fall asleep in chair.
1415. Wake up and fart.
1430. Get lawnmower out of shed. Decide that it might rain some time in the next two weeks. Put lawnmower back unused.
1500. Go into town to ogle the girls coming out of the gym.
1600. Decide that ogling is thirsty work. Go into nearest pub to quench thirst.
1900. Get thrown out of pub.
2000. Fall through front door of house and demand to be fed.
2030. Switch on TV, light cigarette and call for more tea.
2045. Drink tea and fall asleep in chair.
2200. Wake up, fart and complain about the rubbish on TV these days.
2300. Take off clothes while sitting on bed and leave them in a pile on floor.
2315. Complain that there aren't enough hours in the day to do all the things you have to do.
2330. Fart and fall asleep.


This is a blatant misrepresentation of American Atheists!


We don't drink nearly this much tea...



-NoCapo
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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007.5's source: List of Atheist Groups and Organizations within the United States | Atheist
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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One of the big advantages of being an atheist besides the obvious of no gods or irrational fears or delusional thoughts filling my head are the conveniences of being atheist of no meetings, no rituals, no dues.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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One of the big advantages of being an atheist besides the obvious of no gods or irrational fears or delusional thoughts filling my head are the conveniences of being atheist of no meetings, no rituals, no dues.
If you want to join an established Atheist Organization, then you can attend, go thru the secular-religious hoops, and pay dues ; afterall...why WOULDNT you want to be a part of institutionalized Atheism for the cause ? As for fears, they will come on your deathbed if not already. As for the 'obvious of no personal theistic Creator (viz: God) ' ... do you see the 'obvious' existence of the proverbial one celled pond protozoa which world reknown atheist Scientists calculate being a reality at : 1 in 10^40,000 th FAITH ? As for delusional thoughts...how come you dont think everything coming about by Nothing from nothing having not a shred of purpose.....isnt delusional ?
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Being from Scandinavia - Norway, Sweden and Denmark are among the most secular western nations in the world. We have large number of Atheists/Agnostics with religious people being the minority. However, our holidays and culture are still Christian. Most of our national holidays are religious Christian with few secular ones'.

Despite us having very large nonbelievers population, we are never against the religious people. Sweden also has separation of church and state.

Our public schools still teaches religion, and on some high holidays many schools take students to churches. On St. Lucia's Day, students sing also about Jesus Christ. Many schools also teaches bible lessons after class if students are interested.

From what I've seen and read, it seems like Atheists in the U.S. are very Anti-religion. They try to take away all religious things in America, despite the U.S. having 80% Christians and only 1.6% Atheists/Agnostics. Yes, around 16% are Non-religious but that does not mean they don't believe in God, they are just not members of any religious places. So America could be considered a religious nation.

Why not leave religious people alone and let them keep or make religion in the U.S. as much as possible.... ignore and laugh at them (My tips).
Yes, I understand it could be annoying when religious people get mad and angry at nonbelievers, but if you guys ignore them then they wouldn't say anything hopefully. In Scandinavia I never heard any fight between religious and non-religious people at all, maybe because us non-believers don't care what they do in our country, because we like Christian holidays and culture.
Generally speaking, their beef is with the conservative right-wing politicians who attempt to impose their own beliefs on the American people. Instead of targeting those idiots, however, they'll often pick on anyone who professes a belief in a god, regardless of how they vote.

In America, respect and acceptance are not our M.O.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Tomball
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Sure :

List of Atheist Groups and Organizations within the United States
Thanks for the link to the groups, but the original post talked specifically about trying to stomp out Christianity, preaching hate, and some other pretty hostile things. Were you talking about a specific group/organization or Atheists in general?
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