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#220 - breakfastlunch (01/31/2013) [-]
MFW religious arguments come up (not this post in particular, just generally).   
   
Seriously, you believe one thing, they believe another.  That's not a reason to start a flame war.  Or crash a plane into a building.
MFW religious arguments come up (not this post in particular, just generally).

Seriously, you believe one thing, they believe another. That's not a reason to start a flame war. Or crash a plane into a building.
User avatar #432 to #220 - superanonymouspers ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
That sure doesn't stop countries from going to ACTUAL war.
#221 to #220 - zsabber ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
... but I like crashing planes into building... its our national sport....
#229 to #221 - breakfastlunch (01/31/2013) [-]
That's just plane wrong, man.  That kind of humor doesn't fly around here.
That's just plane wrong, man. That kind of humor doesn't fly around here.
User avatar #253 to #229 - megatrollinator (01/31/2013) [-]
ALLAHUEHUEHUE ACKBARHARHAR
#255 to #253 - gisuar (01/31/2013) [-]
i read it as alluehuehue crackbar
User avatar #211 - brettd (01/31/2013) [-]
We are no longer beating a dead horse. We are mercilessly pulverizing three dead horses with a spike baseball bat.
User avatar #216 to #211 - randomserb (01/31/2013) [-]
This.
User avatar #21 - ningyoaijin (01/31/2013) [-]
I enjoy living in England. Majority of people are Christian but nobody demonstrates it outside of their own homes, and from what I've seen they're very respectful of atheists.
#38 to #21 - spamzor (01/31/2013) [-]
And then you go to the cities and have the lovely experience of encountering other cultures. TO THE FACE.
User avatar #673 to #21 - fyaq (02/01/2013) [-]
its the same here, regardless of what /r/atheism makes it out to be
User avatar #110 to #21 - grocer (01/31/2013) [-]
I live in Britain and literally only know one person who is religious. She is some crazy old woman who believes that she already knows all the management techniques in the degree she is taking because Jesus described them all in the bible.

#122 to #21 - incered (01/31/2013) [-]
thats just not true. in america they have a separation of church and state, however in england we have church of england schools where we have to recite the lords prayer and a whole host of related stuff. I dont really mind too much since i think for myself , but i think christianity is fundamentally ingrained in british culture and it is still pushed onto lots of kids.
User avatar #265 to #122 - giblets (01/31/2013) [-]
The thing about Church of England schools is that children aren't forced to go to them, the parents can choose the school to send their child to.
However, I went to a primary school in the northwest of England, and we would occasionally say a prayer and sing hymns at Assembly, but I never felt like religion was forced onto me, it was just sort of there to give a structure to the schools moral values and a way to teach morals to children.

In fact when I decided that I was atheist I didn't actually think it that much of a big deal, and when I made it known I was encouraged to have my own belief.

But you're right with there not being a separation, especially with the Bishops that sit in the House Of Lords, which is wrong.
User avatar #305 to #122 - jakekel (01/31/2013) [-]
Primary school, you just accept it as the normality. Because the Christian/Catholic schools were always better than the ****** public ones. But in secondary school they really ease up on it, and you don't have to say a prayer or believe in God. Even my RE teacher didn't believe in God. We just had to have Mass and **** because after all it was a catholic school, but that doesn't mean the students are religious.
User avatar #53 to #21 - sidathon (01/31/2013) [-]
One of the reasons I like living in England :D
User avatar #297 to #21 - jakekel (01/31/2013) [-]
Here in England we jut like to get on with our lives.
User avatar #33 to #21 - unknownmercury ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
If only we in America could be so lucky.
User avatar #49 to #21 - biomedic (01/31/2013) [-]
As of 2011, 59% of people labelled themselves as christian in the census for England. Even if it is a majority statistically from my perspective and experience here people that are true Christians and actually follow teachings of the bible is very, very low. I imagine a huge number of that 59% label themselves as christian because they were baptised, I was, but I certainly wouldn't label myself as christian. Not when the choice to be made a part of the church was made for me. Basically, I agree no one talks about it here, I love that :D but I would consider our nation as more atheist or at least moralistically separate from what religions really teach.
User avatar #52 to #49 - ningyoaijin (01/31/2013) [-]
I'm literally the only person in my whole family that was never baptized, and I have a large number of cousins and siblings ranging from 17 years younger than me to 10 years older.
User avatar #57 to #52 - Faz (01/31/2013) [-]
I survey stated that in England 26% of people find religion important, the fact that 59% of people are religious but only 26% of people find it important shows that the majority of the religious people in England don't care about religion.
#598 - coshocker (02/01/2013) [-]
People now-a-days don't have religious tolerance anymore. Even as a Christian myself I don't go around and say "You're going to hell if you're not a Christan", I shun those people.

I will treat everyone the same weather they are Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist.... Hell even if they believe in Satanism, as a human being I will treat everyone the same REGARDLESS of religion, it doesn't matter what they believe in to me as long as they don't try and shove their beliefs down my throat, I'm ok with whatever people beliefs are and I will stay like that for as long as I live.
#51 - Digitalphear (01/31/2013) [-]
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What if his actual name was 'Name Withheld'?
User avatar #445 to #51 - zzonked (01/31/2013) [-]
I'm going to call my son that to troll people.
User avatar #222 to #51 - pokemonstheshiz (01/31/2013) [-]
I met a pastor with the last name Goodpastor
so anything's possible
#217 to #51 - anon (01/31/2013) [-]
DOX him.
#438 - hadeslord (01/31/2013) [-]
Extreme atheists and Extreme Christians are both part of the same annoying pod. They will sit there telling you that you are wrong for your beliefs (or in my experience they do) My opinion on it all is this,let people live their life and let them think what they think,who cares?

(Full blown bible toting church going christian here its what i was raised with and what im comfortable with)
#658 to #438 - thehobowizard (02/01/2013) [-]
Agree completely. Both use their beliefs as an excuse to treat others like **** , and they are so extreme they will not listen to any disagreement.
#15 - millenia (01/31/2013) [-]
The thing is, atheism isn't organized in any way. Sure, there are small groups, but most atheists are indifferent towards religion as a concept and as such, I highly doubt anything like that would ever happen.
#559 to #15 - anon (02/01/2013) [-]
Actually most Atheists, or self proclaimed atheists have a deep seated hatred of christianity and are willing to persecute others because of their religion. Cause you know, religion prompts unreasonable hatred in people.
#61 to #15 - anon (01/31/2013) [-]
Really?

Atheism is literally a circle-jerk of religious bashing.

On FunnyJunk almost everyday something from atheism is on the front page... and guess what... It's never some profound quote by an atheist that has nothing to do with religion... rather it is always something bashing religion... the same can be said for reddit and 4chan...

How many times do you see something religious get to the front page? Regardless if it is deemed "offensive" or not. Next to never.
User avatar #74 to #61 - themastermorris (01/31/2013) [-]
We call these people assholes. And you know what? They exist in literally every single religious belief a person could possibly have.
User avatar #82 to #15 - theexo (01/31/2013) [-]
true. but when Christianity was invented it was only practiced by small groups and not organized in any way.
#206 to #15 - robtarded (01/31/2013) [-]
Well there isn't really any organized hatred for atheists in modern society either, but we are still hated by many. Wouldn't be surprised if Christians were ridiculed in the 35th century like Scientologists and Mormons are today.
User avatar #18 to #15 - icefried (01/31/2013) [-]
Well.. it already happened once.. (commies)
User avatar #19 to #18 - millenia (01/31/2013) [-]
Correlation doesn't imply causation, dear icefried.

We're talking about a totalitarian state which prohibited many things and killed people of all races and beliefs simply for total control. This would never happen in a modern, civilized society even if 90% of people stopped believing in deities.
User avatar #22 to #19 - icefried (01/31/2013) [-]
"This would never happen in a modern, civilized society .."

So many things wrong in that statement.. And i don't feel particluarly bothered to point them all out, other than just saying that totalitarianism is in no way gone and that modern society is in no means more civilized than they were 50 years ago.
User avatar #457 - timmywankenobi (02/01/2013) [-]
I think one of the problems here is people seem to think that the average christian is a loud angry person from the southern part of America. which is ludicrous that's like judging all German's based on Nazi's. such generalizations and stereotypes are childish at best.
#648 - anon (02/01/2013) [-]
I once gave birth to my mother
User avatar #687 to #648 - darthdingo (02/04/2013) [-]
Time travel? Or did you name your kid "Mimother"?
#669 to #648 - anon (02/01/2013) [-]
wot.
#674 to #648 - hammarhead (02/01/2013) [-]
U WOT M8?
#350 - anon (01/31/2013) [-]
What we need is... an inquisition


no one will expect it
User avatar #274 to #251 - theshadowed (01/31/2013) [-]
SCREW YOUR TALOS ******** . Thalmor ****** up your white trash Nord asses.
#180 - demjimmies (01/31/2013) [-]
>Thumb up atheist baiting religion debate   
>Complain about 			*********		   
   
Funnyjunk, funnyjunk never changes.
>Thumb up atheist baiting religion debate
>Complain about *********

Funnyjunk, funnyjunk never changes.
#201 to #180 - youxbarstard (01/31/2013) [-]
You say this as if you were expecting something else to happen.
User avatar #237 to #201 - smittywrbmnjnsn (01/31/2013) [-]
No, he says it as if OTHERS, expecteed something else to happen.
User avatar #536 to #180 - quantumlegend ONLINE (02/01/2013) [-]
Realize that there is more than one type of person in a community.
#562 - snakefire (02/01/2013) [-]
Its not like atheists are gonna make concentration camps for christians or something.
#589 to #562 - anon (02/01/2013) [-]
you mean like the ones that the ussr used and the ones china continues to use? like those?
User avatar #519 - emrakul (02/01/2013) [-]
I am Catholic and I wholeheartedly agree with this.
#263 - xxscopemanxx (01/31/2013) [-]
"The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle."   
-Brennan Manning
"The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny him by their lifestyle."
-Brennan Manning
User avatar #340 to #263 - Kellanved (01/31/2013) [-]
And he was right.
#606 - zanekin (02/01/2013) [-]
Just thumb up or down and keep going
#111 - solinvictus (01/31/2013) [-]
Why don't we just keep our ******* religious/non-religious beliefs private and quit being busy-body little ***** about it. Some people just make a ******* religion out of non-religion, its annoying as hell.
User avatar #287 to #111 - Kaiserlome (01/31/2013) [-]
Yeh lets not talk about anything important!
User avatar #218 - javalord (01/31/2013) [-]
As an Atheist myself I try to treat the religious and their beliefs with respect. I never disrespect someone because of their religion (except for scientologists... ******* crazies). If a religious person wishes to have a philosophical debate with me or tries to argue why they are right rudely I respond rationally with my views and beliefs. I do this because I wish to separate myself from the stereotype attached to Atheists and show that we are not all what some believe us to be.

TLDR: I'm an Atheist and not an asshole.
User avatar #234 to #218 - smittywrbmnjnsn (01/31/2013) [-]
I'm also an atheist, and I am VERY angry at the fact that you know nothing more about Scientology than what southpark has told you. It's not crazy, the religion's number 1 rule is "you can make of our guidelines, what you wish", and that's what southpark made fun of. The guidelines are actually very VERY intelligent, reasonable, and realistic.
User avatar #260 to #234 - megatrollinator (01/31/2013) [-]
Actually, Scientology's principles may be fine, but their beliefs aren't.

Do you honestly think that anyone would believe this: "70 Million Years ago, Galactic Emperor Xenu brought thousands of his people to Earth on a DC-8 shaped Spececraft. He then lined them up around volcanoes and dropped H-Bombs into the volcanoes, killing them. The life force of those people is what gave the Earth it's ability to sustain Life Today"?

Would any sane person believe that?
#356 to #260 - anon (01/31/2013) [-]
Because talkig snakes, walking on water, virginbirth, angels, world flood, a baot holding all the animals in the world and a sacrficie to yourself to allow yourself to forgive a sin that was part of your divine plan, is perfectly reasonable to believe...?
User avatar #655 to #356 - megatrollinator (02/01/2013) [-]
I'm an Atheist. I was just pointing out one of the beliefs of Scientology.
User avatar #296 to #260 - smittywrbmnjnsn (01/31/2013) [-]
Okay, that's exactly what I'm talking about.
That is 1 branch, that has taken the actual religion, and the rule "believe what you want, as long as it follows the guidelines".
It is what southpark has made fun of, and it is now what everyone believes to be the entire religion.
90% of scientologists believe something different.
User avatar #659 to #296 - megatrollinator (02/01/2013) [-]
I'm Sorry. I looked up Scientology on Wikipedia, and I was linked to Xenu
#243 to #234 - anon (01/31/2013) [-]
He only called them crazy..he didn't even explain anything about them. Rage much?
User avatar #238 to #234 - javalord (01/31/2013) [-]
Actually after I saw that episode I decided to do some research about Scientology. But really that part of my comment was intended to be a joke. Maybe it doesn't come out right because you couldn't hear the tone I was using in my head while writing it.
User avatar #242 to #238 - smittywrbmnjnsn (01/31/2013) [-]
I read it as a joke, but decided to call you out on it anyway.
User avatar #245 to #242 - javalord (01/31/2013) [-]
Were you looking for a fight?
#259 to #245 - gisuar (01/31/2013) [-]
he is an atheist what did you expect to happen?

trololol
User avatar #292 to #245 - smittywrbmnjnsn (01/31/2013) [-]
Maybe a little.
User avatar #279 to #218 - maggotarms (01/31/2013) [-]
i sort of agree,im an atheist and i tolerate religions to the extent where they aren't crashing aeoroplanes into landmarks
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