yes. .. I get that Richard Dawkins is supposed to be the face of atheism or whatever, but he's really a dick.
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#18 - hillbillypowpow ONLINE (09/23/2013) [+] (21 replies)
I get that Richard Dawkins is supposed to be the face of atheism or whatever, but he's really a dick.
#13 - anonymous (09/23/2013) [+] (13 replies)
I am against atheism because it teaches us that life has no purpose than the prolong the existence of the human race meaning we are no better than micro organisms than just spread and exists for the sake of....existing.

Also atheism is mostly a fad started by certain scientists/philosophers that are too full of themselves to acknowledge that there might be something more powerful than humans.That, or they were too scared to acknowledge the existence of an afterlife.


Also holy **** funnyjunks red underlining for spelling mistakes thingy taught me more english than those 12 years of ******* school combined.
User avatar #15 to #13 - themikhee (09/23/2013) [-]
atheism doesn't stand on any of those, because atheism means that one has no beliefs in any religion nor has single god. Atheism doesn't have to do anything with science as commonly mistaken. Log in to show some balls man!
#24 - Snookbone (09/23/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I hope this doesn't get me like, red thumbed or anything but here goes.

I never received any sort of religious instruction growing up, and my parents always made it clear that it was up to me what I decided to believe. So I just never believed anything exists unless I saw evidence for it. It kind of makes atheism a default position for me. I'm not an arse about it and nobody is an arse about their beliefs to me.

I think the only reason people have problems with religion being criticised is that it is often deeply intertwined with culture and therefore it is often perceived as "racist" to criticise certain beliefs (contrast, for example, how many people are called "racist" for criticising Islam compared to Christianity).

The thing is with any religious or non-religious view is that no matter how strongly you may feel, it is still only an opinion on how the world really works, and to take away the right to scrutinise an opinion is dangerous. Once someone allows another person to justify an act of brutality (eg an "honour killing") with religion then it has gone far too far.

That is the only situation in which we should look to quash not the religion itself, but the behaviour "justified" by it. Otherwise, live and let live eh?
#20 - teamrocketninja ONLINE (09/23/2013) [+] (16 replies)
I have no problem with religion at all. It may not line up with our modern theory of evolution, but thats it. Religious people can and do excel in many scientific pursuits.

Honestly, militant atheists like Dawkins and his ilk make me somewhat loathe to associate myself with their title.
#3 - mondprinzessin (09/23/2013) [+] (65 replies)
but.... thats not really true
User avatar #10 to #8 - croski (09/23/2013) [-]
A priest came up with the Big Bang theory, a priest found the rules of genetics, a priest set the foundation of the modern scientific method, inspired by Aristotle...
#68 - I Am Monkey (09/23/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Religion doesn't discourage science. Backward rednecks do. Many of the world's greatest universities were founded as religious institutions. Many of the greatest scientific discoveries were made by religious people if not directly by members of the clergy. The current Pope has a masters degree in chemistry. He belongs to the Jesuit order; who's entire purpose is to advance science and learning.    
   
The way I see it; the places where science is repressed by horribly misinterpreted religion weren't going to be great sources of science to begin with. I don't think science is at much of a loss if some backwoods hillbilly never picks up a text book. It's not like you're going to take religion away from these people and they're going to become scholars.
Religion doesn't discourage science. Backward rednecks do. Many of the world's greatest universities were founded as religious institutions. Many of the greatest scientific discoveries were made by religious people if not directly by members of the clergy. The current Pope has a masters degree in chemistry. He belongs to the Jesuit order; who's entire purpose is to advance science and learning.

The way I see it; the places where science is repressed by horribly misinterpreted religion weren't going to be great sources of science to begin with. I don't think science is at much of a loss if some backwoods hillbilly never picks up a text book. It's not like you're going to take religion away from these people and they're going to become scholars.
#6 - loonquawl ONLINE (09/23/2013) [-]
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User avatar #16 - ganjalf (09/23/2013) [-]
I am against Richard Dawkins because he misinterpetes religion and its message.

Inb4 red thumbs from atheist-fags because "hurr-durr, religion is stoopid"
#124 - rhinocerous **User deleted account** (09/23/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I am against elitist atheism (and elitist anything for that matter), because it is STILL perpetuating the stupidity, that one belief (or lack thereof) is superior to another. I cannot respect a person that looks down on somebody based on their beliefs instead of their action.I hate ignorant religious bigots as much as the next guy, but holy **** do little middle-school faggots that thing being a "militant atheist" makes them so ******* cool and edgy. It doesn't. And what kind of retardation is "militant atheism"? Is that where you get a gun and pull it to people's head ask they renounce their God or you'll pull the trigger?

Look kids, some people need something to believe in. That's what gets them up in the morning, or gives them the motivation not to be a total cockface. Why take that away from somebody? Because their not as interested in String Theory as you are? **** you.

As much as I respect Richard Dawkins for being well spoken and intelligent, I dislike him as a person. Mainly because for all his intelligence, he can't see that religion is not a disease, it is not a cancer, and it is not a threat to humanity. **** , all lot of human progress has been made thanks to the belief in sky people or whatever. And yes, there have been wars because of religion, but not all of them are about religion. not all religious people are brainwashed idiots who'll knife you unless you shove the Bible up your ass, so stay out of theirs.
User avatar #119 - alltimetens (09/23/2013) [+] (11 replies)
Richard Dawkins really has no ******* clue what he is talking about. Prophet Mohammed himself said to "seek knowledge, even if you must travel great distances". He also said that "the ink of a scholar is more valuable than the blood of a martyr." Islam values science and mathematics. It's also the reason why while Europe was undergoing a "knowledge depression" called the Dark Ages, the Middle East and Eastern Asia were thriving with scientific advancements.


Richard Dawkins is smart when it comes to science, but he does not know enough about the history of certain religions in order to make a valid argument. He just throws complaints that are not true at all, and then he gets praised by a bunch of fedora-wearing retards who think that being an atheist is the only way to be perceived as being an "intellectual."

inb4 red thumbs
#23 - RageRambo ONLINE (09/23/2013) [+] (40 replies)
Except Christians have done alot of work for founding modern science. Sir Isaac Newton was religious. I bet he held science back didn't he?
#25 - anonymous (09/23/2013) [-]
*Tips fedora*
#47 - anonymous (09/23/2013) [-]
Yeah those damn Catholics not accepting and encouraging the theory of evolution!....oh wait.
#9 - snakefire (09/23/2013) [-]
On a scale of 1 to euphoric how are you feeling OP?
#314 - YourAnalProbe (09/23/2013) [-]
49edgy60me

Seriously, this channel seems to exist only to cause ********** . Not funny at all and there's no point in arguing. When you start arguing on the Internet, you've already lost.
#276 - englman ONLINE (09/23/2013) [+] (3 replies)
I'll put this very simply and save everyone from my typical lectures.   
   
Science ≠ Against Religion   
Religion ≠ Against Science   
Open-mindedness ≠ Against Religion or Science   
   
Empirical Evidence/Theories = Science   
Opinions/Beliefs = Religion   
Closed-Mindedness/ Radically Exclusive Mindsets = Illogical People/ Foolishness   
   
We exist in a Universe that is infinitely complex, infinitely amazing, and infinitely ever-changing. The fact that we exist at all is a miraculous thing and almost demands to believe that anything is possible. So it makes me sad to see bright people become so 'against' any one idea. If you don't believe in a God, or anything about Religion, that's fine. You don't have  Just as I don't have to believe that there isn't a higher power. But I believe it is important to keep an open-mind and not bash beliefs by making claims such as this (at least not without first CAREFULLY analyzing why you're about to make the claim). I'm a Christian, but I still admit that this is just my own personal opinion/belief, that it is not factual, and that it could very possibly be 100% incorrect.   
   
If you want something to be against, be against closed-mindedness, apathy, and setting your mind to one type of thinking/believing.   
   
*For the record, I understand where Mr.Dawkins was coming from. However, it sounds like an incorrect remark spawned from misdirected anger, or perhaps even worse, simply an attempt to get a rise from his target audience(s). [Also, I am not familiar with him myself, so I speak in a fairly unbiased manner.]
I'll put this very simply and save everyone from my typical lectures.

Science ≠ Against Religion
Religion ≠ Against Science
Open-mindedness ≠ Against Religion or Science

Empirical Evidence/Theories = Science
Opinions/Beliefs = Religion
Closed-Mindedness/ Radically Exclusive Mindsets = Illogical People/ Foolishness

We exist in a Universe that is infinitely complex, infinitely amazing, and infinitely ever-changing. The fact that we exist at all is a miraculous thing and almost demands to believe that anything is possible. So it makes me sad to see bright people become so 'against' any one idea. If you don't believe in a God, or anything about Religion, that's fine. You don't have Just as I don't have to believe that there isn't a higher power. But I believe it is important to keep an open-mind and not bash beliefs by making claims such as this (at least not without first CAREFULLY analyzing why you're about to make the claim). I'm a Christian, but I still admit that this is just my own personal opinion/belief, that it is not factual, and that it could very possibly be 100% incorrect.

If you want something to be against, be against closed-mindedness, apathy, and setting your mind to one type of thinking/believing.

*For the record, I understand where Mr.Dawkins was coming from. However, it sounds like an incorrect remark spawned from misdirected anger, or perhaps even worse, simply an attempt to get a rise from his target audience(s). [Also, I am not familiar with him myself, so I speak in a fairly unbiased manner.]
#91 - Nameloc (09/23/2013) [+] (9 replies)
>look through comments   
>no one really understands stereotypes   
>mfw   
   
>stereotypical Christian is a redneck who "discourages" science (Like those publicized on TV; Whether it be Westboro Baptist Church, or some retarded group/ cult trying to bash other religions)   
 Based on the comments and other encounters on how other people view the stereotypical Christian.    
   
>stereotypical Atheist is a douche like Richard Dawkins   
   
What all of the comments really boil down to is religion.   
And what is your basic religion?   
A preference of opinion on how everything came to be.   
   
If believing in a view on how everything came to be, that excludes a deity, allows you to be able to "understand the world," then clearly you're not understanding the world.   
   
   
Besides, there are Christians who believe in the Big Bang Theory and Evolution.   
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theistic_evolution   
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theism   
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotheism   
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deism   
   
   
If you're to argue religions, then at least understand the different variants before jumping straight to the stereotype.
>look through comments
>no one really understands stereotypes
>mfw

>stereotypical Christian is a redneck who "discourages" science (Like those publicized on TV; Whether it be Westboro Baptist Church, or some retarded group/ cult trying to bash other religions)
Based on the comments and other encounters on how other people view the stereotypical Christian.

>stereotypical Atheist is a douche like Richard Dawkins

What all of the comments really boil down to is religion.
And what is your basic religion?
A preference of opinion on how everything came to be.

If believing in a view on how everything came to be, that excludes a deity, allows you to be able to "understand the world," then clearly you're not understanding the world.


Besides, there are Christians who believe in the Big Bang Theory and Evolution.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theistic_evolution
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theism
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotheism
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deism


If you're to argue religions, then at least understand the different variants before jumping straight to the stereotype.
#95 to #91 - zarcos (09/23/2013) [-]
Germanic Neopaganism is my favorite religion.
#196 - bloopzoop (09/23/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I'm not religious, but I'm pretty sure he said that because he was arrogant.
#75 - matrixcrab (09/23/2013) [+] (1 reply)
**matrixcrab rolled a random image posted in comment #570 at Terrifying Comp (Part 2) ** what i think of the whole religion-atheist battle
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