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Faith Is Like Lollipop Sticks
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By sethness   |   Watch
Published: January 25, 2014
Faith is only valuable to misled fools and power-hungry leaders without truth on their side.
I consider it a deep personality defect.

Doubt and questioning authority are essential parts of the Scientific Method, the best way to determine what's really true. Don't trust a dusty 2000 year old book that contradicts all the other dusty religions.
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kitsumekat's avatar
You sure have a lot of faith in your beliefs.
sethness's avatar
Shallow and untrue.
kitsumekat's avatar
So true. You're willing to bash people who have faith and then put your faith in a method that was built by the people you bash.
sethness's avatar
Now you're just not making sense.
You're searching or & inventing reasons to hate me, so you won't have to respect the idea that FAITH IS NONSENSICAL, a WAY TO SUSPEND DISBELIEF so you can easily be led around.

Stop being angry at me, and get angry at the people who are feeding you silly myths and asking you to take it on faith.
kitsumekat's avatar
1. I don't hate you. I pity you.
2. to have faith in something you have to believe in it. That why I said you had so much faith.
3. Don't tell me who to get angry at.
sethness's avatar
Keep your pity. I'm finding the truth; you're blinding yourself to evidence. I'm awake; you're asleep.
Wake up.
kitsumekat's avatar
Your truth is a false sense of security.
sethness's avatar
...RRRrrright back at ya, there.
This would be a tautology, but the strength of your evidence is .. well .. as strong as a wet Kleenex. You just don't have the scientific method or the weight of sound evidence on the side of religion, and faith is a serious character flaw in the search for any kind of truth.

An' that pretty much sums up what we have to say to each other. No need to reply.
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MichiIzkurEreshkigal's avatar
Guess I'm a sucker with a personality defect. All well, plenty of people I can hang out with who find my personality to be just fine. 
sethness's avatar
Sure, just like you could sit quietly in a rabbit hutch or herd of sheep and the neighbors wouldn't mind you not talking... or sit amongst stones and the neighbors wouldn't mind you not thinking.

I prefer to use the brains I was born with, and to use the Scientific Method in daily life to undermine assumptions. It's a higher purpose and more fitting to humanity's skill level than acting like a faithful, unquestioning sheep.
HumanistRarity's avatar
Listen, I'm Atheist, and I don't tell religious people to covert to Atheism. It's their belief. Let them do whatever they want. Not every religious person is homophobic, sexist, and racist.
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Zealot atheist detected!
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Streled Traditional Artist
Dude, you're not in a rap battle, nor from a book of Dr. Zeus or Zecora.
So, stop trying to rhythm.

Science has many flaws like religion, nothing is perfect.
You're closing your mind, you'll die young full of hate toward anyone, everyone... everything... even yourself... you'll follow the same path of many atheists sheeps...
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As a fellow atheist, please stop. Being insulting to people who are religious is the reason people hate atheists.
sethness's avatar
Ah, no... belief in a myth that places them above the non-believers (us, and anyone of another religion) is the reason people hate atheists.
We're kicked around, yet we're the "brights". It's time we kick back.

Try this: listen to Fox news for a few days, especially around holidays... then assess your feelings.
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BI0TERR0RHobbyist General Artist
Sinking to their level makes you no better than them. You're not doing anything to help Atheist not be treated like trash. Christians who say hateful things toward Atheist only want to think that Atheists are nothing but rude, mindless people, so you're only fueling them to treat more atheists the way that they do. You're not kicking back. You're not helping. You're being a dick, and you need to stop.
sethness's avatar
No, you're imagining that "the beatings will continue until morale improves" is a formula for success.
As long as we're quiet and don't point out the hatefulness and absurdity of the religious folks, they will continue to imagine that it's OK to act stupidly, act belligerently, and yet claim a moral superiority.
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Because all religious people act this way, right? You're obviously not going to admit that you're in the wrong here - but you are. Sorry friend.
sethness's avatar
You're not sorry, and I'm not wrong.
Wake up. Faith is a personality defect that keeps you from seeing how silly your religious "truths" are. They're as believable as a superman comic or the Pinocchio story.
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No, stop. Just because someone is religious does not make them stupid. There are stupid religious people, but not every religious person is stupid.
sethness's avatar
I'm saying that faith is a character flaw, and a hindrance to finding the truth.

There are plenty of people who behave intelligently outside religious thinking, but then strap on a dunce cap and accept the flimsiest, worst sorts of proofs when they think about religion.
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Religion is not a character flaw. It's just a faith. Unless they are shoving it in your face, there's no reason to judge or insult a person for it. This is coming from an atheist.
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Faith a character flaw. It's a way to keep people from questioning utterly silly things like a virgin birth & the story of Jonah and the whale, and an invisible super santa in the sky. It's a way to prevent people from recognizing the scientific evidence for evolution.

And THAT is a reason to judge someone. It's not an insult if it's true.

On another subject, if you think silence is working for Atheists like yourself, ask yourself how you felt saying "under god" in the Pledge of Allegiance at school every day, knowing that the politicians hired to defend the separation between church and state put that line into the Pledge in the 1950s?

How do you feel about Dubya saying, while in office, that he thinks Atheists are unAmerican?

How do you feel when Faux News constantly declares there's a "war on Christmas" when a department store uses "happy holidays" instead of "merry Christmas", or a government office is told to remove a creche or an Xmas tree?

How do you feel when fundamentalists try to push creationism into a science classroom?

How do you feel when you read that Atheists are trusted less than any religioius group in America?

How do you feel when some religion believer says that he thinks people will behave immorally if they don't have a religious faery tale shoving ten commandments down their throats?
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