The Atheists Must Be Crazy--or DUmmies!
I have long maintained that the #1 factor driving the DUmmies is their absolute HATRED of Christianity. (As a Lutheran minister, I notice these things.) Not other religions, mind you, but Christianity. As evidence, I present to you Exhibit A (for Atheist), this THREAD, "Atheist billboard in Capitol stirs a storm." So let's get in the unholy-day spirit as we watch the DUmmies recite the Apostates' Screed, in Rubric's Cube Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, loaning a clerical collar to Li'l Beaver, is in the [brackets]:
Atheist billboard in Capitol stirs a storm
[A Perfect Jovian Storm.]
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
[One of the most aptly named newspapers.]
[Home of the gods!]
An anti-religion billboard in the Washington state Capitol has started a firestorm. . . .
[The gods must be crazy!]
“At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."
[What happened to leftist tolerance and "celebrating diversity"? I guess religion is not included.]
Seems pretty inoffensive to me.
[Thank you, Voltaire.]
Clearly, Loki is the god of this world.
[Clearly, Loco is the god of DUmmieland.]
Loki, who according to Marvel Comics . . .
[Marvel Comics, where real theologians go to get real answers.]
. . . is the Norse god of mischief. . . . Loki is the kind of god who would tell one "prophet" his people have to worship him with a very strict system of rituals, and then tell another "prophet" just across the river to worship with a completely different system of rituals.
[Loki sends his signals in Norse Code.]
That's why we named our Schanuzer puppy "Loki." Pure, unmitigated mischief!
[The dogs must be crazy!]
uh oh! I have a rule against naming pets for things that I don't want them to be. . . .
[I wouldn't be dogmatic about that.]
My uncle had a dog named "Hemmhroid". . . .
[My uncle had a hemorrhoid named "Dog."]
The fundie whack jobs need to shut the hell up!
[I thought you didn't believe in hell. (At least not yet.)]
Freedom of Religion... get over it.
[Spoken by a DUmmie with only 13 posts. Hmmm. . . . LOUSY FREEPER TROLL?]
I'm interested in freedrom FROM religion. . . .
[And no one is stopping you.]
Most of all Antonin Scalia. . . . No doubt he will burn in Hell. . . .
[For someone who wants freedom from religion, you seem rather confident in your belief in the existence of hell and who will burn in it.]
I really am tired of Christians.
[We're taking a poll to see if we're tired of you! Right now it doesn't look too good.]
Religion causes a form of mental illness.
[Symptoms: Love, charity, kindness, good deeds, works of mercy. . . .]
As the great Sigmund Freud said: "Religion is the universal obessional neurosis of mankind. . . ."
[As the great God said: "Sigmund who?"]
Alas, Freud was a quack.
[He's not all he's quacked up to be.]
The ancient Africans believed in a god who was neither male nor female and yet both.
[The god "Pat."]
Born, baptised and confirmed Lutheran - but have long since sided w/ Jefferson, Einstein, etc. on the Deist side of religion.
[You must not like potlucks.]
It's right next to a nativity scene! What if the Baby Jesus reads it? He might become an atheist!
He could still preach peace, love, and forgiveness, but without the God part.
[I hate to tell you this, but it's kind of a package deal.]
What I really believe is that no wise god would be so cruel.
[So, you have a belief system after all!]
Religious peope suck? All religious people suck??? How old are you that you can't reason out that there are fundy whack jobs and really sincere, decent people of faith? You suck.
[There's a sucker born every minute.]
Well, if atheists had iconic figures or objects, we would display those. Since we don't, all we can do is deny the existence of divinity.
[Then why proselytize your belief, DUmmie Deep13? Wouldn't it make more sense just to say nothing? Do you see the difference between "not believing there is a god" and "believing there is no god"? The latter is actually a religion of sorts, a faith assertion.]
To tell you the truth, I'd love to celebrate Hanukkah.. 8 days off.
[The religion with the most days off wins.]
Yeah, but all you get are stupid dreidels.
[Bummer! Any religions give out toasters?]
Except we get to sleep in and have coffee-sex on Sunday.
[Coffee-sex while sleeping? Sounds dangerous!]
Yawn. All any of this proves is that atheism is a religion, too: a religion in which people are REQUIRED to believe that there is nothing but the natural world. And now atheists have become as militant and determined to proselytize for THEIR beliefs as anyone else.
[YOU win a KEWPIE DOLL, for a brief moment of mental clarity! We'll get that out to you in time for Christmas, or Winter Solstice, or whichever religious holiday you prefer.]
There is no evidence at all of any divine or supernatural intervention in the universe. None.
[DUmmie Deep13, you are the Baghdad Bob of atheism.]
Atheists are not a unified group. In fact, they're not really a group at all.
[I don't believe atheists exist.]
The fervor of an atheist's non-belief is matched only by the fervor of a fundy's belief.
[Sorry, only one Kewpie Doll per thread.]
I am an atheist.
[I DON'T BELIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVE!!!!!!!!!!!]
And to clarify, I don't equate the believing of believing in god(s) to that of not believing in god(s). I'd be millions of times more likely to believe there aren't any due to severally reduced amount of belief suspension required. Not buying into any of them is the same thing as not believing.
[Thanks for clarifying.]
I read more about atheism here on DU, than I do anywhere.
[Why am I not surprised?]
It makes no more sense to debate about a deity than it does to debate about who's tougher, Mighty Mouse or Superman!
[I'd go with Superman.]
Mighty Mouse, hands down. After all, Superman doesn't even have a theme song. HERE HE COMES, TO SAVE THE DAYYYY!
[Good point. And then there's the Kryptonite thing. Hmmm. . . . I may have to convert. . . .]
Everyone should be agnostic.
[Are you sure?]
Above all else, we have to keep an open mind.
[You sound like your mind's made up on that.]
Personally, I think anyone with a belief in the divine of any sort believes in the same God - it's all one to me, whether seen as one or many or nature or what-have-you. But as I said, I'm not exactly your typical Christian. You'd have to use more modifiers than you'd want to start describing me, lol: unitarian universalist liberal Episcopalian Christian. . . .
[How about "Idiot-who-doesn't-know-what-she's-talking-about"?]
Apatheism: I believe I will have another slice of cake.
[This could be compatible with Lutheran potlucks.]
i'm only certain of two things being infinite: the universe and human stupidity. . . .
[Having visited DUmmieland, I'm more convinced of the latter.]
when I die, I die with the knowledge I lived a good life. I planted many trees. I saved some wild mustangs. I didn't eat the flesh of another creature.
[That last part is definitely NOT compatible with Lutheran potlucks!]
I did swear like a lot though.
[Spoken like a true DUmmie.]