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Comparisons between militant atheists and militant Muslims are inaccurate, true.

#31The moonlight knightPosted 6/20/2013 5:47:22 PM
It's pretty bad when the argument by trolls is "well the atheists haven't acted on their genocidal rhetoric as much as religious people have" so that totally means they're not likeminded people.

It's also fallacious to lump muslim militants in with all religious people and act like their actions are reflective of the modern world. Humanity as a whole, religious or otherwise, became less and less brutal and destructive as it became more modern and civilised. Still a long way to go, but there's a clear, massive difference in how humanity conducted itself in far less modern ages. I don't know if you've noticed, but suicide bombers aren't people living in the present mentally. The whole world hasn't exactly aged in unison.
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#32OrcaPosted 6/20/2013 5:47:24 PM
Thanatos the Great posted...
From: Orca | #027
Woah, when was the last time militant atheists tried wiping the religious off the earth?

Some totalitarian regimes have committed systematic violence against religious groups, e.g. the USSR during (some of) Stalin's time.


Ok, if Stalin killed people in the name of atheism 80 years ago, I have no problem referring to him as a militant atheist.

Which only makes it even more ridiculous the way "militant atheist" gets thrown around now.
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#33The moonlight knightPosted 6/20/2013 5:49:59 PM
Jimayo posted...
Which makes it all the more ridiculous to call dawkin's and the online "angstheists" a militant atheist.


Okay so if some religious person online was being extremely pushy, calling for the genocide of gay people and stuff, insulting and demeaning atheists, sa- Actually, if a religious person online, acted and spoke like a Westboro member, but they didn't DO anything extreme...no one should call them a militant theist? Really?

It wouldn't make sense to think of this person as militant about their belief?


I like how what started as a completely accurate criticism of extremists on all sides, has been derailed by atheist defense force people arguing semantics.

Screw this BS. I'm right, trying to dance around with semantics only shows you don't have anything to say on the subject. See ya later, leftist apologists. Be less partisan in the future.
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#34troIlingPosted 6/20/2013 5:52:33 PM
From: Orca | #032
Thanatos the Great posted...
From: Orca | #027
Woah, when was the last time militant atheists tried wiping the religious off the earth?

Some totalitarian regimes have committed systematic violence against religious groups, e.g. the USSR during (some of) Stalin's time.


Ok, if Stalin killed people in the name of atheism 80 years ago, I have no problem referring to him as a militant atheist.

Which only makes it even more ridiculous the way "militant atheist" gets thrown around now.


http://www.examiner.com/article/refuting-the-myth-that-hitler-stalin-and-pol-pot-were-atheists
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#35OrcaPosted 6/20/2013 5:52:51 PM
The moonlight knight posted...
Screw this BS. I'm right,


Check out this militant egoist. This guy, Atheists who complain about religion and suicide bombers are all as bad as each other.
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#36ColbertFan1337(Topic Creator)Posted 6/20/2013 8:34:50 PM
All this... is why I said that militant atheists were akin to militant feminists, not to militant theists.
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#37ForsakenHermitPosted 6/20/2013 9:01:47 PM
troIling posted...
From: Orca | #032
Thanatos the Great posted...
From: Orca | #027
Woah, when was the last time militant atheists tried wiping the religious off the earth?

Some totalitarian regimes have committed systematic violence against religious groups, e.g. the USSR during (some of) Stalin's time.


Ok, if Stalin killed people in the name of atheism 80 years ago, I have no problem referring to him as a militant atheist.

Which only makes it even more ridiculous the way "militant atheist" gets thrown around now.


http://www.examiner.com/article/refuting-the-myth-that-hitler-stalin-and-pol-pot-were-atheists


Awful article, but Hitler was not an atheist (nor was he Christian) so I guess it got something right.
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#38legendoftomPosted 6/20/2013 9:29:02 PM
Calling "New Atheists" militant is an insult to those that went through brutal regimes like the USSR.
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#39OrcaPosted 6/20/2013 9:29:43 PM
ColbertFan1337 posted...
All this... is why I said that militant atheists were akin to militant feminists, not to militant theists.


Well they are alike in that they're harmless, usually exagerrated and mostly just strawmen utilised by the intellectually bankrupt.
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#40RufusNKenRSTierPosted 6/21/2013 3:27:08 AM
Nitro378 posted...
'sure we have no chance of pinning the comparison to our faith's own murderous elements but some of you have a lot in common with people who talk a big game and exaggerate sometimes, so, you know, glass houses'

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