‘Militant’ Atheist http://ift.tt/1mqnhmU
And Militant Atheists get as much if not more hate
Well there was Stalin but I guess you could call him a Militant Communist rather than Atheist, but he did force atheism on others sooooo……
Let’s not forgot that Communism itself champions atheistic society. So either way you look into Stalin…
Ah, but how rude of me. I should let atheistmemebase get back to work; after all, those cherries won’t pick themselves!
Yeah, athiests love to paint religion as the source of all evil while conveniently forgetting the millions who died under atheistic communist regimes. When it’s brought up you can expect a vigorous “No True Scotsmen” defense.
Communistic regimes are about communism and only later force atheism in order to remove a rallying point for the masses.
If you look at history and somehow come away with the impression that atheism causes communism, the you need to start getting your history from places other than religious websites or tumblr.
Wasn’t claiming atheism causes communism but all or nearly all communist regimes enforced atheism. Are we supposed to believe it’s all just coincidental? After all, Marx himself was an atheist. So atheism has always been intertwined with Marxism.
Stalin was an atheist. So was Mao. And those two men caused, either directly or indirectly, the deaths of millions. Mao may very well be the biggest mass murderer in history.
This is not condemn atheism itself but it’s pretty fucking hypocritical for atheists to paint religion as the source of all violence while ignoring the horrible things done by atheists.
I’d like to point out that I am not religious and am atheist myself. Or perhaps I should say agnostic since I’m open to the possibility that there could be some sort of Supreme Being out there.
I’d like to point out that they also did not believe in Batman or Scooby Doo.
A lack of a belief in a deity of some kind, and the subsequent lack of adherence to a specific book that supposedly proscribes behaviour to people (not that most religious people bother to follow those guidelines, but they’re there) does not imply that they, as a result of not believing in Scooby Doo, decided (with purpose) to do the opposite of the proscribed Scooby Doo methodology (to investigate mysteries) and be ignorant of the world around them.
I’m speaking in analogy now, but I hope that it’s understandable.
The implication I’m seeing is that these people are saying “I am atheist, and because I am atheist, I will be a colossal asshole to millions!”
If someone could prove a link that shows that not believing in a god causes someone to become a bad person, then I’d have something to address.
I’m not sure how to go about trying to prove a negative or work off of vague suppositions. I’m not even seeing an explicit link being made. It’s just two concepts being put next to each other.
The reason for oppressive regimes to enforce mandatory atheism is to remove a rallying point that the masses might use to rebel against the government. The goal of these communist regimes is to centralize everything to the government, including the psychological place that religion has in people’s minds.
That is my assertion. That is my explanation as to why I think the link between atheism and some oppressive regimes exists.
Also, Dawkins is described as a Militant Atheist (doing atheist things in a “militant” way), while Stalin and the others were militant assholes who happened to be atheist. If you try to link these things in any kind of causal way, you’d have to find a link that goes from Atheism -> Asshole. You can find links that go from Christian -> Asshole and Islamic -> Asshole. Regardless of what the not-asshole members of those religions say, there are real links that can direct a persons behavior towards bad ends that come from those religions and holy books. Taking this idea to the extreme, this means that the main defense that Atheism has that would stop it from being a force for asshole behaviour is that it doesn’t try to dictate a person’s behaviour at all. There’s a wonderful kin of simplicity in that.