Take 60 Minutes to Think. There will be many saying "Oh well there really aren't that many people that shove it down your throat", for both sides, and free thought
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Take 60 Minutes to Think

Take 60 Minutes to Think. There will be many saying "Oh well there really aren't that many people that shove it down your throat", for both sides, and

There will be many saying "Oh well there really aren't that many people that shove it down your throat", for both sides, and let's think about this.
Theists, yes, it is shoved down everyone's throat who is born into a religious family, which is about 80% of the country. It's just pushed a little at a time, with church, conversation, and peer pressure from your religious community to participate. Imagine if there was absolutely no imposing religion at all for the first 15 years of someone's life, to the time the mind begins to question.
Atheists, yes, there are many, though it seems to generate less outside Funnyjunk discussions, who ridicule religion without giving too much reasoning. You chose to think independently of religion, but the big numbers develop a high level of ignorance to atheist thought and reasoning, so in order to defend your small population at about 20% of the country today, it's time to open civil discourse rather.

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User avatar #19 - galaxyguy (04/29/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Yeah, well, we're also born without manners and comprehension of music, litterature, and science, yet nobody objects to that indoctrination...
#13 - vegetatheprince (04/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Is it just me, or does this **** get boring to read after so many times?

I don't give a **** if you're religious or not, nor does anyone else. If you do, get over it.
User avatar #2 - cycloneclone (04/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I ******* hate inconsiderate athiest/christian bashers who think there right no matter what.
#17 - mynameisgeorge ONLINE (04/29/2013) [+] (6 replies)
We aren't born knowing math or science, language or philosophy either   
   
Let's just get rid of all indoctrinated morals because we weren't born with them. Morality and goodness isn't real either, so let's stop teaching it.    
   
I swear fundamentalist atheists are way worse than fundamentalist theists because at least the theists don't act as if they've achieved enlightenment through their own "superior intellect".    
   
inb4 red thumbs, butthurt atheists, jubilant theists etc.   
   
I'm just tired of all these 			*******		 "Huuuuuur I haff al teh ansurs" posts.
We aren't born knowing math or science, language or philosophy either

Let's just get rid of all indoctrinated morals because we weren't born with them. Morality and goodness isn't real either, so let's stop teaching it.

I swear fundamentalist atheists are way worse than fundamentalist theists because at least the theists don't act as if they've achieved enlightenment through their own "superior intellect".

inb4 red thumbs, butthurt atheists, jubilant theists etc.

I'm just tired of all these ******* "Huuuuuur I haff al teh ansurs" posts.
#15 - skaife (04/29/2013) [-]
This post is going into the records books for causing the most irony in one thread.
User avatar #106 - ellwood ONLINE (04/30/2013) [+] (8 replies)
"I don't push my atheism on anyone else"
says the asshole who insists on implying that parents who teach their children religion are brainwashing. Yes. I see no way that he could possibly be pushing his atheism on others. what a prick.
User avatar #98 - snakefire (04/30/2013) [+] (9 replies)
"I don't push my atheism on anyone else"

"Everyone is atheist until they are indoctrinated"
User avatar #152 - laelaps (04/30/2013) [+] (11 replies)
This is why I hate atheists. Not because I'm religious by any means, but because they act so smug and insist that they are right and their belief system is right. My belief system is entangles between agnosticism, deism, and apatheism, but I do not argue nor suggest that my belief system is correct. If you're an atheist, be an atheist but don't condemn or mock other peoples religions because they are just as unproveable as yours.
User avatar #180 to #177 - thereoncewasaman (04/30/2013) [-]
I won't argue semantics with you but religion and belief system can often be interchangeable, although I concede to you that they are not one and the same. In the last line of your comment you did say atheism is as unproveable as any other religion, which l took to mean that you are one of the many ignorant people who like to argue that atheism is a religion when it is not. If that is not what you meant then good. You are also correct that science cannot prove or disprove the existence of god, although personally from looking at what science knows and has discovered I don't believe one exists. You are correct again in saying that atheism does in fact address one belief (although I'm fairly certain that the anon, who is me, said that in my earlier response). Atheists indeed have a belief that god does not exist, although I would argue that it is not such a silly belief as the one held by some religious people that their personal religions god is the one true god and all the others are fake. It seems as though we agree on some things, I was simply hoping to correct you if you held an erroneous idea that atheism is a religion.
User avatar #150 - jdubbs (04/30/2013) [+] (18 replies)
atheists say they don't push their "religion" on other people but every other post is about atheism . How about we all stfu about it and keep your religious views to yourself. if i put up a post about Christianity i'd probably get 500 dislikes
User avatar #165 to #163 - asschwitz (04/30/2013) [-]
Religion and schooling shouldn't be mixed, you go to school to learn factual things, how to be literate and perform arithmetic, not learn about God. If you want to incorporate god into schooling then enroll in a private religious academy. Your science classes shouldn't regard the topic of religion.
#118 - Common Pepe (04/30/2013) [+] (2 replies)
The irony is this quote is being used to push atheism on others.
User avatar #121 to #118 - lazorman (04/30/2013) [-]
beautiful, isn't it
#4 - creosote (04/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Do you smell that gang? Smells kinda like a
#8 to #7 - creosote (04/29/2013) [-]
My view on people who participate in Bible fights.
My view on people who participate in Bible fights.
User avatar #147 - jdubbs (04/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
this post is stupid because when you're born you don't know anything until you grow up and decide for yourself. Also every religion may have killed in the past but human-kind has killed each other over a lot less so i don't think anyone should use that as a reason for being atheist
User avatar #156 to #147 - laelaps (04/30/2013) [-]
This guy sounds so dumb. According to him how you were born is how you should stay. So we should have no religion because we weren't born with it, we should have no sexuality because again not born with it (stfu gays), we should have no higher intelligence because we are not born with it. Growing up means being presented the facts and making a responsible decision. Not just regressing to whatever beliefs you had when you were born.
User avatar #143 - demandsgayversion (04/30/2013) [+] (2 replies)
But if someone insist that chocolate is really just fairy poop, and won't shut up about it, wouldn't you want to tell them how idiotic they are?
#138 - Common Pepe (04/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Atheism is the only "religion" that no one has killed over

Even Buddhists have killed, there are Buddhist extremists right now warring with Muslim extremists.

To me, atheism is less about not believing in a god, and more about facing up to the fact that people are waging wars and ruining lives over silly beliefs
User avatar #145 to #138 - laelaps (04/30/2013) [-]
Atheists may not kill for their religion. But there are plenty of atheists that have killed people, and one could make the argument that not having a strong belief system may have been a factor in this. Buddhists do not kill people, and if they have than they are not buddhists.
#137 - drdrebones (04/30/2013) [+] (2 replies)
youre not born an atheist. Aetheism is the firm belief that there isnt a God. When youre born youre agnostic if anything until something convinces you otherwise.
User avatar #149 to #141 - laelaps (04/30/2013) [-]
Incorrect. You're analogy is based on a misconception of atheism/agnosticism. Agnosticism is not a subset of atheism by default. Atheism declared that God does not exist. Agnosticism simply declares that the existence of a deity is unknown. Meaning it could or could not exist.

If anything we are born apatheist. The belief that whether or not there is a diety is not important and that it should have no bearing in our lives at all.
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User avatar #135 to #120 - trimageryan (04/30/2013) [-]
I don't see a lot of Atheists denying people rights or Atheist extremists blowing things up.

Just sayin'
User avatar #114 - sketchysketchist (04/30/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I just have to say, just because you're introduced to it growing up, doesn't mean it's wrong.
Parents try to get their kids to like and believe what they do to make a connection with their children.
It's only when you abandon your kids for not having your beliefs is when they're ******* up, and even then it's the parents fault not the religion.
User avatar #97 - xsap (04/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I am an Atheists and i have 0 respect for thous 420 yoloswag atheists who are atheists purely because they want to look "cool" and "different" and when you ask them why they don't believe in god their answer is "because **** god" and they can't even name a single scientist or a famous atheist.
User avatar #87 - schlickchick (04/30/2013) [+] (4 replies)
See how I see it is to go ahead and believe in God, because then if there is a God you will probably go to Heaven. If there isn't and there is nothing, you don't lose anything!! It is kinda a win, win. :P
User avatar #96 to #87 - robinwilliamson (04/30/2013) [-]
If you're a good person and strive for justice, in the sense as Socrates' dialogues generally follow, you shouldn't have to worry whether or not you do, for if a god is so closed minded or jealous or picky that he won't allow just and honorable people into a sacred realm because they had differing beliefs, I wouldn't find that afterlife very pleasant at all
User avatar #80 - ssurtrebor **User deleted account** (04/30/2013) [+] (2 replies)
"No one is born with belief in anything."

Atheism: The belief that a higher power does not/cannot exist.

Good job, Andy.
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