Religion. . It' s ironic that the biggest threat to life on this planet is the argument over who started t. Religion is the largest threat to humanity? Are you sure? Are you really sure? tags are tags
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#47 - farmermcguffen (04/07/2013) [-]
Biggest threat to life on this planet is death.
Biggest threat to life on this planet is death.
#77 to #47 - anon (04/07/2013) [-]
so if I go on other planets, death won't be a threat to life? good to know.
#94 to #77 - anon (04/07/2013) [-]
>implying.
#80 to #47 - anon (04/07/2013) [-]
DA FUQ!!!!!!!!!!!!
User avatar #72 to #47 - muzikmafia (04/07/2013) [-]
gif tha **** ?
#101 to #72 - anon (04/07/2013) [-]
it's a simulation how ppl make hotdogs, gummy bears and **** .


nah.. it's a soft body presentation
#99 to #72 - anon (04/07/2013) [-]
thats how meat is made...and i love it.
#17 - WakaTakaBang (04/06/2013) [-]
Religion is the largest threat to humanity? Are you sure? Are you really sure?
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#21 to #17 - anon (04/06/2013) [-]
yes
User avatar #32 to #17 - taintedangel (04/07/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure Deterrence Theory has been keeping that threat in check, for the most part anyway.
#35 to #32 - anon (04/07/2013) [-]
MAD
User avatar #36 to #35 - taintedangel (04/07/2013) [-]
what?
User avatar #44 to #36 - whycanticaps (04/07/2013) [-]
Mutually Assured Destruction, basically if one nation launches nukes at another, that other country will respond in kind and everyone loses
#88 to #17 - masterfaps (04/07/2013) [-]
Mine bigger
#96 to #17 - anon (04/07/2013) [-]
The biggest threat to everyone and everyone else, is our selves and everyone else.

inb4:Anon fag, U W0T Meight, **** ****** , t'was so deep
#6 - trezon ONLINE (04/06/2013) [-]
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User avatar #14 - finni (04/06/2013) [-]
Well... I don't really agree that it's about who started it. There are several factors included rather than just faith. Right now there's a lot talk about nuclear missiles in North Korea and potential war, but that's got nothing to do with faith and who started it all.

I never thought I would say this, but posts like these actually makes me agree with zlamous on one thing, that Atheists like you are driven by emotion rather than logic. You state that it's the biggest threat, without including other facts. You go and looks to ever "top Atheists" like the Amazing Atheist and others and agree with everything they say. I don't disagree that religions are flawed in today's society, but the only religions you ever point out to is Christianity and sometimes Islam too, but mostly you include Islam because you can find much more calls for violence in that one and links it to Christianity saying "religion is bad" while never looking at Buddhism, Hinduism or any other non-Western religion.

There's one mega Atheist out there that I agree with, and that is Pat Condell, because he says that he doesn't give a damn about what people believe in as long as it doesn't affect the daily lives of people in a negative way. I'm sure a lot of you Atheists would say "But I agree about that!", but then you go and shows post like this www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4508328/Douchebag+Yahweh/ even though no one in the Western day's society calls for doing anything like that! So even while people are just minding their buissnes, believing what they believe, many of you just have the need to tell them "you're believing in an evil god" even though they don't hurt anyone.

Sorry for the big rant, but this is something that's really been edging me for a long time and I needed to get it out.

TL;DR You don't have any proof that it's because how it all started is the biggest threat and why not let people believe what they want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone.
User avatar #20 to #14 - babbylicious (04/06/2013) [-]
Totally agree with you. Another thing that I have noticed in relation to atheist posts as opposed to religious posts are that MOST atheist posts deliberately target religion while MOST (not all) religious posts focus on the positive impact a certain religion has on ones life. What I would like to see are more atheist posts that show pride in living a life in the absence of a deity as opposed to disproving God and religion as a whole.

Even something like this:
"I have the freedom to live the way I want to live because there is no superior being controlling me"

I just don't see any self pride or happiness in being an atheist from these kinds of posts. I am sure there are atheists out there that do take pride in their belief of no God.


User avatar #22 to #20 - finni (04/07/2013) [-]
I don't really see the point in saying "I have the freedom to live the way I want to live because there is no superior being controlling me", because many people live the way they want while being a Christian. The Atheist posts I would like to see are ones trying to defend humanist values. Like for examples discrimination against homosexuals, women etc.

Why care about what others belief if it's a peace loving faith, like jokerface's belief.

But when it comes to trying to mix into politics and daily lives, then I think it's okay to take the foot down. In Europe there are calls for SHARIA LAWS in the countries from the Muslim minority. THAT is something I think Atheists should protest and be against as it clearly implements laws dividing people from faith into different groups and taking away personal liberty and freedom.

But here all I see are Atheists trying to make Christians abandon their faith just because of some passages, that the Christians clearly don't follow. That's my problem, that they just do it because they want to tell them their religion is evil, not because people go around stoning homosexuals in the streets or women for committing adulatory. If that was the issue, then I agree it would be logical to bring up to the table, but it's not! It's just that some Atheists have nothing better to do than to sit on their computers and making other people believe they are right and they are wrong.

Also, it's almost only Christianity that's being targeted, while other religions goes unnoticed. In this post, a Muslim was used, but the reason was because OP meant to target RELIGION, not Islam.

For example, today there are no religions that are at war with each other because of how they believe the Earth was made, but there are people who fight each other because of faith and have conflicts because of faith.
User avatar #23 to #22 - babbylicious (04/07/2013) [-]
My agruement is that most posts on this channel are targeting other faiths as opposed to atheists showing pride in atheism (like how positively it impacts their lives) and although I did not specifically refer to Christianity, I do agree with you on how disproportional the hate is towards Christianity. Maybe because Christianity is the largest faith in the world...but come on, Hinduism is pretty ****** up itself (the whole caste system) and I am sure Buddhism has its flaws. Wicca can be picked on well.

It all has to do with knowledge I assume. It is easy to find knowledge on MOST faiths out there, but Christianity and Islam to an extent has people targetting it more (to find flaws) because of recent events within the Catholic Church (sex scandals, anti progressive beliefs) and radical islam. As I said before, I am sure there are flaws in Buddhism and other faiths, but people are not compelled too because it does not impact them, which is kind of ironic because if Religion (yes I know Buddhism is not a religion, but lets just include it here for now) is a threat to the advancement of society, which is a concept advocated by vocal anti religious atheists, then shouldn't the focus be more broad? Hinduism's caste system does not affect most of us, and neither do 'pagan' archaic rituals, so lets not investigate how to bring down their believers and practicers.

TLDR: If it does not threathen me, I would not investigate how it is flawed and how to bring it down.
User avatar #26 to #23 - finni (04/07/2013) [-]
I agree, but how many posts here are about the religious threat to the advancement of society?

My point was that I myself don't see the need of criticising religion as long at it doesn't have a negative impact on others or for the ones following it (Saudi Arabia for example), but if you just have the need to post your hate about religion, don't just let Christianity take the hit, include Buddhism, Hinduism and Wicca as well, even though these religions are a minority in Western countries.

But I think you and I pretty much agree on this point.

I feel like most Atheists are here are just up for a debate to disproving Christians and telling them "I'm right, you're wrong"
User avatar #111 to #26 - babbylicious (04/07/2013) [-]
Do these people really hate religion, or just the ones that we are indoctrinated to hate? I mean everyone (Diest and Atheist) read about the Crusades, inquisitions, 30 years war, witch trials, etc in History class and listen to the sex scandals, opposition to safe sex, abortion, gay rights, WBC, fanaticism, the conquest of Africa by radical Islam, the various videos of Bin Ladin, the killings of women by their own brothers for being raped, and so on.

Everyone gets this information from history and from the mass media, which makes it easy for people to draw criticisms on. It is slightly easier than say Wiccan, which one never hears about (besides that 'dark and misunderstood' friend who believes he is practicing Wicca when she just wears the pentagram and knows some basics), then in conclusion, it is not anti religion, just anti Christianity and Islam. A real anti religious person would research on all kinds of religions and find flaws.

What can we do about this? Do research on our own, I am a diest myself, formally raised Roman Catholic, but I am not going to do research on these other faiths just to educate people on how to hate better, but this disproportionality is pissing me off.
User avatar #113 to #111 - finni (04/07/2013) [-]
This site is hardly anti-Islam. There are those who draw strong cirticism in the Islamic teachings, but not nearly as much as with Christianity.
User avatar #114 to #113 - babbylicious (04/07/2013) [-]
I find that rather odd... O-o
User avatar #115 to #114 - finni (04/07/2013) [-]
Me too
#90 - Blasphemer (04/07/2013) [-]
Even without religion, us, the "genius" race of humans would only find another dumb reason to kill each other...
Even without religion, us, the "genius" race of humans would only find another dumb reason to kill each other...
#59 - goatmanjaro (04/07/2013) [-]
Implying most wars or conflicts between groups are based solely off of religious views. I mean many are but i wouldn't say religion would be the biggest threat of human existence.
Implying most wars or conflicts between groups are based solely off of religious views. I mean many are but i wouldn't say religion would be the biggest threat of human existence.
#66 to #59 - Reldinrostiare (04/07/2013) [-]
Why not? More people have died in the name of gods then for any other reason.
#73 to #66 - anon (04/07/2013) [-]
than* not then

And the evil you speak of depends on mankind in general. We are exactly where we would be even if religion never existed.
User avatar #79 to #73 - baltman (04/07/2013) [-]
Are you retarded?
User avatar #92 to #73 - shadowhorn (04/07/2013) [-]
I sincerely hope you are being sarcastic.
User avatar #71 to #66 - goatmanjaro (04/07/2013) [-]
Maybe in the past. Most of current deaths by religious actions is from radical members of the group. Most religions have rationalized and respects others values more, not to mention how government bodies probably wouldnt let the crusades occur again.
#116 to #71 - Reldinrostiare (04/07/2013) [-]
Like George Bush's...crusade... :/
#89 - felixjarl ONLINE (04/07/2013) [-]
#24 - thisotherdude (04/07/2013) [-]
Implying there'd be less war without religion, the fact of the matter is we just hate each other and we'll find any reason we can to fight, religion just gives us a convenient excuse.
Implying there'd be less war without religion, the fact of the matter is we just hate each other and we'll find any reason we can to fight, religion just gives us a convenient excuse.
#82 - gidmp (04/07/2013) [-]
The biggest threat is neither religion, nor oil, economic, dictatorship, slavery; even the explosive farts that generated by old lady's weak bowels next door that the nearby thug thought as a gunshot then they began shooting the nearby thug like crazy while holding their guns sideways like a gangsta, then a misfire accidentally hit the gun in a hand of a police who accidentally shoots that bottle of mayonaise near that 7-eleven near 95th street that makes that grumpy hobo with hobo-ish getup that tried to light his cigarettes slipped and then the burning flame of matches accidentally hit the nearby oil pump and BOOM!!! war started and **** goes down...it because our lack of understanding and tolerance toward those who different from us.
#84 to #82 - tarromarran (04/07/2013) [-]
this ************ right here.. he knows what hes talking about
#100 - BoredAgain (04/07/2013) [-]
I've come across numerous atheists claim that ALL wars were caused by religion, it reminds me of a quote from a French philosopher in the 18th century "If the common people could ever be convinced to adopt atheism, it would become just as turbulent and violent as any faith".
User avatar #106 to #100 - Aleafe (04/07/2013) [-]
id say so far we havnt been very violent or at least made the news with it.
User avatar #117 to #100 - multimedia (04/08/2013) [-]
Anybody who says that is an idiot.

Geography, resource management, political ideology, blood feuds, personal spats have all been causes of war.
User avatar #102 to #100 - lolfire (04/07/2013) [-]
Humans are violent in nature.
No book or lack of book is going to change that.
#56 - thesnackthatsmiles (04/07/2013) [-]
Heart Disease is the worlds largest killer by far
Who now is the biggest threat?
#60 to #56 - payseht (04/07/2013) [-]
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Doesn't religion come from the heart?
User avatar #61 to #60 - payseht (04/07/2013) [-]
jesus looks really smug in this...
#95 to #68 - anon (04/07/2013) [-]
This isn't funny. I found some jokes towards Muslims funny but I can't find it in this. Let me clear one thing up, I was taught straight from Quran that we 'must' respect other people's belief. Don't compare us with minority of extremists please.
User avatar #107 to #95 - mckinkymcormic (04/07/2013) [-]
im not ripping on all muslims

just the extremists

cause all extremists r assholes
User avatar #45 - jewsburninindaoven (04/07/2013) [-]
Actually, the biggest threat to life on this planet is the Jews
#46 to #45 - tocoolforyouinajar (04/07/2013) [-]
Oh god, i laughed way harder to that than i should have.
Oh god, i laughed way harder to that than i should have.
#58 to #45 - arisaalchemist (04/07/2013) [-]
Relevant.
Relevant.
#18 - gernab (04/06/2013) [-]
I use paint to explain **** .
User avatar #74 - ComradeBritish ONLINE (04/07/2013) [-]
It's people. People are the biggest threat to life on the planet. Get over the whole "Religion is bad" thing.
#65 - hudspud (04/07/2013) [-]
Other than the Crusades I don't think there's as much religiously fueled war as you think OP
User avatar #109 to #65 - babbylicious (04/07/2013) [-]
Go look up the thirty year's war which occured during what? the 17th century?
User avatar #110 to #109 - babbylicious (04/07/2013) [-]
Although this war had other factors that lead up to it, Religion was a huge factor. Also another interesting to note was that it was mainly between Protestant Christians vs Catholic Christians.
#69 to #65 - psykojet (04/07/2013) [-]
If not for the fact that the Iberian Peninsula(Spain and Portugal) was full of Islamic states up until the 14th century, you would be correct.
User avatar #118 to #69 - atrocitustheking (04/20/2013) [-]
What in the hell-ass-balls is that reaction image?
User avatar #91 to #69 - shadowhorn (04/07/2013) [-]
I have no clue why you are being thumbed down, this is historically correct.
#64 - anon (04/07/2013) [-]
christianity takes drug dealers and turns them into pastors and volunteers
we all need something to beleive in
#75 to #64 - anon (04/07/2013) [-]
"implying drug dealing is a real crime"
User avatar #25 - infinitereaper (04/07/2013) [-]
The biggest threat to human life is human life.

We multiply, progress, pollute destroy etc.

Science has greatly multiplied our destructive power btw.
#98 - xzynth (04/07/2013) [-]
No, the biggest threat would be DJ 4DM1Ns rockets, no doubt
#87 - lostdagame (04/07/2013) [-]
Oh here we go
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