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Thread #150803 Message #3595008
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
23-Jan-14 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Militant Atheism' is a propaganda term
Subject: RE: BS: 'Militant Atheism' is a propaganda term
This is what the thread is about:
One of the reasons that atheism has become strident in recent times is that today there are people who are religious bullies that show no tolerance for an atheist point of view. The evidence for this is the insulting idea that atheism or what I would prefer to call it, non-belief or FreeThought is uniform and somehow has a bible or doctrine. This attitude has no respect for non-belief and as a result deserves no respect in turn for those ideas that promulgate such bigoted opinions.
We can get along if an honest respect is shown for differing points of view without an attempt to mind-rape non-believers into forcing them into some kind of religion which not only doesn't make sense but insults their intelligence.
Ideas, religious or political need to be expressed in a rational non-rage-aholic way and condemnations by inflammatory threads to attack non-believers serves to shut down legitimate discourse.
Mudcat is not a religious or atheistic forum but a genuine attempt to share honest ideas even if we all don't agree.
Thanks, Joe, for offering a forum for honest opinions in an environment today where people in power attempt to suppress ideas that they don't like.