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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    See, you're right. Theists don't identify themselves as theist; they identify by their religion - Christian, Muslim, Hindu, etc. Thing is, I don't just disbelieve in the Christian God, or the Muslim God. I don't just disbelieve in certain gods. I disbelieve in the very concept of God, I don't care what religion you built around that concept. Sooo...what term do you think would better suit my theology than Atheism?
    Atheism is not a theology.

    And you call yourself rational?

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    Or another way.

    Desmond Tutu was not Chinese. Adolf Hitler was not Chinese. Betty White is not Chinese.

    What’s the word that sums up the ethnicity of Betty White, Desmond Tutu, and Adolf Hitler?

    The Chinese probably have a word for that. A Chinese word that means “non-Chinese person”. But you’d never expect Betty White to call herself that. Or consider herself in a group with Hitler and Tutu but NOT Jackie Chan.
    Is buddhism atheism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    If you are hungry, I will offer you food.
    If you are thirsty, I will offer water.
    If you are cold, I will offer warmth.
    If you are in need, ask and I will give.
    If you are in trouble, ask and I will help.

    I do not do this things in hope of being rewarded, or out of fear of being punished. I do these things, because I know them to be right. I set my own standards, and I, alone, enforce them...

    ...I am an atheist.
    Can you give us various examples when you've done those things

    The only groups I see helping others are from local churches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    Can you give us various examples when you've done those things

    The only groups I see helping others are from local churches.
    Perhaps if you looked a little further afield?
    These spring to mind, and none are associated with any religious denomination -

    Age UK
    Amnesty International
    Kiva
    Oxfam UK
    Medecins Sans Frontieres
    National Aids Trust
    One Laptop Per Child
    Plan UK
    Sparks
    WaterAid
    UNICEF

    Furthermore, I am sure there must be secular American equivalents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    If you are hungry, I will offer you food.
    If you are thirsty, I will offer water.
    If you are cold, I will offer warmth.
    If you are in need, ask and I will give.
    If you are in trouble, ask and I will help.

    I do not do this things in hope of being rewarded, or out of fear of being punished. I do these things, because I know them to be right. I set my own standards, and I, alone, enforce them...

    ...I am an atheist.
    My faith is too weak to be religious, but it's also too weak to be an atheist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czernobog View Post
    If you are hungry, I will offer you food.
    If you are thirsty, I will offer water.
    If you are cold, I will offer warmth.
    If you are in need, ask and I will give.
    If you are in trouble, ask and I will help.

    I do not do this things in hope of being rewarded, or out of fear of being punished. I do these things, because I know them to be right. I set my own standards, and I, alone, enforce them...

    ...I am an atheist.
    So you will not offer water, you will not offer warmth and you will not give and you will not help. Who asked you? And what will happen if you will have to ask on your own for water, food and physical warmth as well as social and psychological warmth? Do you think the 1 or 2 Christians, who will survive your attacks against Christians, will be able to let survive all the hundreds of millions of other US-American comedians who think like you? What a luck that you never will need anyone else in your life and you are not in danger by knowing nothing about the categorical imperative of Immanuel Kant and you are not in danger to become Alzheimer with your very low level of compassion - better to say your very high level of anti-compassion - and your narrow minded thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One View Post
    My faith is too weak to be religious, but it's also too weak to be an atheist.
    A wonderful sentence. Thanks for it. Nevertheless to be religious means to be rebound in god and this sentence is rebound in god. Or with other words: Gods grace is with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingrat View Post
    Is buddhism atheism?
    No. Atheist kill Buddhists too. The militant belief in Atheism sees in every spiritual person an enemy. I would say today the believers in atheism reeducate the whole mankind by giving completely new laws, which are far from the experience of human beings. Mass-abortion is for example such a perverted law. Buddhism is not compatible with mass-abortions too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    ... human beings are born with empathy for their fellow creatures ...
    Little children tear off a foot of a fly and give it to you with the words: "repair". A torturer has by the way a lot of empathy - he knows what hurts more - and tolerance is sometimes a good thing - sometimes not. In lots of cases tolerance today is only an expression for "not to be involved" or "to do nothing". To be tolerated but not to be loved is even a hell sometimes. The new modern "values" are often not values at all. They are abilities. Empathy is an ability, tolerance is an ability, intelligence is an ability, how every idiot should know. In former times everyone was convinced old people are wise - today old people are often only old but not wise. Why? Because they never started to seek wisdom. Same with love. Old people don't have a big problem today any longer to send the children of others into wars or in prisons. Brave New World.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaangalewa View Post
    No. Atheist kill Buddhists too. The militant belief in Atheism sees in every spiritual person an enemy. I would say today the believers in atheism reeducate the whole mankind by giving completely new laws, which are far from the experience of human beings. Mass-abortion is for example such a perverted law. Buddhism is not compatible with mass-abortions too.

    Sounds like you read the Holy Bible a lot. You should read some books about logic. Do you know about categorical propositions? You're saying all atheists get abortions, all people who get abortions are atheists. Let's see the evidence for that.

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