"I like my sports violent and my sex hot, sweaty, and loud."
...I`m sorry. What did you say after that?
;)Comment Posted By Wonder Woman On 23.04.2007 @ 16:42
Thank you, Rick.
I have had this argument myself, many times.
Many continually express the false perception that atheism boils down to a belief in human beings as a puddle of chemicals that think, and the universe being some colossal accident.
I have yet to meet a single real atheist who sees things this way. Most have expressed to me, a belief that reason and order are universal absolutes (in place of the deistâ€™s belief in God as the absolute). Every action is positive or negative, and every action elicits a positive or negative consequence. The fact that this equation is evidenced daily, in our interactions with each other, proves it is not an accidental occurrence, but rather a fundamental law of causation.
What many deists don't realize is that there are really 2 camps on the non-deist side. One is atheism -- like you and I. We know and understand the theory around religion, and respect the tenets it teaches and those who follow them. We agree on the concept of right and wrong, and merely disagree on how the conclusions are arrived at.
The second camp however, is comprised of what I like to call God-haters. Dinesh D'Souza (and many others) makes the mistake of lumping them in with real atheists. But an atheist does not believe in the existence of God, making the hatred of God and religion, an irreconcilable contradiction. God-haters don't just hate God and religion, they hate humanity and anything that celebrates it -- God is just the main casualty of this destructive tendency.
The reason many deists vilify atheists this way, is because they haven't determined this simple separation. After all, The Children of God evoked the presence of an almighty and used similar terms to that of fundamentalist Christianity, but most Christians would balk at being lumped together with them, under one theological banner.
Crikey, that comment got long, fast. Sorry Rick...this is an argument I just hate having with people who should know better.Comment Posted By Wonder Woman On 19.04.2007 @ 12:48
I just hope I'll be able to hear what they're saying, over the loud snorts and guffaws they are sure to draw from me ;)Comment Posted By Wonder Woman On 9.01.2006 @ 08:13
You're missing a link to your post, Sugar...Comment Posted By Wonder Woman On 3.01.2006 @ 08:36
I also believe that we should trust this President, in this matter. What I am most concerned about, is the fact that he will not be President forever, and we should hypothetically ask ourselves...Would we trust a Hillary Clinton (for example) with this same power, and expect it would not be used for political gain? Could we?Comment Posted By Wonder Woman On 21.12.2005 @ 10:10
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