ATHEISTIC VIOLENCE

Atheist Beliefs | December 4, 2007

Atheism is more than a belief. It is an ideology/doctrine, a belief system and a lifestyle. In a nutshell it is values based.

Atheism, in this day and age when religion is all around us, is not simple non-belief. Ignorance is non-belief. Atheism is a conscious decision to disregard the gods and theology proposed in different religions.

 It’s disbelief. It’s making a stand and saying, “Your theistic belief system is bunk, and here is why I think so”. The irony is that such a stance is the creation of another belief system, which can turn itself into a religion.

a) Athiesm is certainly an IDEOLOGY.

Here is what I mean when I say atheism is an ideology…….

1 The body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, group, class, or culture.

2. A set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system.

BASIC DOCTRINE’S OR TENETS OF ATHEISM

There is no definitive atheist organization that defines the absolutes of atheism, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some common, there are basic principles that atheists, as a whole, tend to adopt. Listed below are some of them.

Pease note, however, that not all atheists accept all of these tenets.

Believes –

1. There is no God or devil.

2. There is no supernatural realm.

3. Miracles cannot occur.

4. There is no such thing as sin as a violation of God’s will.

5. Generally, the universe is materialistic and measurable.

6. Man is material.

7. Generally, evolution is considered a scientific fact.

8. Ethics and morals are relative

33rd annual ATHEIST CONVENTION in Seattle, Washington, in April of 2007

Let me list here the experience of a person who attended the 33rd annual ATHEIST CONVENTION in Seattle, Washington, in April of 2007. He had a very interesting experience and he learned things he did not expect.

While sitting in the crowd, listening to speakers, and watching the atheists’ reactions, it dawned on him how utterly religious they seemed to him. He is not trying to say they believed in a God but they acted as though it were.

As he sat there, watching, taking notes, listening, he formulated a list he thinks is accurate and representing of what he saw at the convention. Have a look.

1.Creed

a) No God, anti God, Pro-homosexuality, anti-Christianity.

b) Atheism is a belief. I know that many atheists will disagree with this, but the atheists gathered around a COMMON BELIEF of no God or lack of God and the need to increase what they perceive as separation of church and state in America.

2. Crisis

a) Created a problem and offered a solution. The problem was religious oppression in society with atheistic ideals as the solution.

3. Assemblies

a) Gathered in groups with meeting times. Now, atheists don’t meet nearly as frequently as Christians do in their churches. However, they do have state meetings, national meetings, and regular gatherings.

4. Pulpit

a) The lectern from which speeches were made, their ideas were promoted, and their reasons for their belief system were validated.

5. Evangelistic

a) The atheists sought converts to their cause. They frequently spoke about getting the idea of atheism out into society, and to move people away from theism.

6. Celebration over converts

a) Rejoiced when converts to their BELIEF SYSTEM were announced. There was applause and excitement when there were announcements about people who had “come out of the closet” and announced their atheism.

7. Zealous for their cause

a) They wanted their cause and belief system expanded to the extent of changing America to reflect their thinking.

8. Exclusive

a) Only they have the truth. The atheists repeatedly spoke of how atheism was the truth and that theists and deists were ignorant of facts and reason.

9. Us against them mentality

a) There was a profound description of the division between atheism and theism with the atheists being the ones who were defending themselves against the intrusive theists.

10. Concerned about public image

a) This is normal. They were very concerned with how they were perceived and wanted to change their negative reputation.

11. Lack of critical thinking

a) This is common everywhere. Though they thought they were rational, by far most of the arguments and comments weren’t.

12. Misrepresentation of opposing views

a) Again, another common trait among people who gather in groups, have a common ideology, and see others as being less enlightened.

13. Voting block

a) The atheists mentioned voting as a group in order to progress their cause in society.

14. Infighting

a) This is normal for groups. We don’t all see eye to eye. However, they all held to atheism even though they had disagreements about some particulars.

15. Money

a) They didn’t have tithing, but there were plenty of things for sale. In addition, let’s not forget to mention how they sought donations to help cover the costs of promoting atheism, paying speakers, renting facilities, etc.

OBSERVER COMMENTS

I think it rather ironic that those who are AGAINST REIGION so much, are in actuality so RELIGIOUS themselves. I couldn’t help but smile and see the natural tendency of people to gather around an IDEA, develop a CAUSE, and then PROMOTE it.

ATHEISTS have gathered around NON-BELIEF and want that non-belief PROMOTED in society.

 

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13 Comments »

  1. By your reckoning, virtually every single human grouping in the modern world is a religion. You’ve made the definition so loose that you can fit it around anything. Try again, son.

    Comment by Mike — December 4, 2007 @ 6:28 pm

  2. Hi Mike,

    I haven’t reckoned anything. I have just listed the experience of a person who attended the 33rd annual Atheist convention so readers can make up their mind.

    You may not like what you have read because it exposes Atheists for who they are. Atheism no doubt is heaps more than just “lack of belief in God”.

    Atheism with it’s foundation on Darwinism is certainly an “ideology” or a belief system with consequences. Even Richard Dawkins became an Atheist because he was influenced by Darwinism.

    Please have a look at the excerpt from my main post….

    Let me list here the experience of a person who attended the 33rd annual ATHEIST CONVENTION in Seattle, Washington, in April of 2007. He had a very interesting experience and he learned things he did not expect. While sitting in the crowd, listening to speakers, and watching the atheists’ reactions, it dawned on him how utterly religious they seemed to him. He is not trying to say they believed in a God but they acted as though it were.

    As he sat there, watching, taking notes, listening, he formulated a list he thinks is accurate and representing of what he saw at the convention. Have a look.

    Comment by zacedwards — December 17, 2007 @ 10:19 am

  3. Hi Zac

    What really puzzles me is why you say that can’t understand how atheists can be outspoken about their dislike of religions and the following of them. Surely you will have had gleened this from you’re own research and experience, I think you are being deliberately coy.

    My own standpoint is that I find religion rather quaint, interesting, but also rather sad, disappointing, and deceitful.

    More seriously, I also feel quite strongly that it is dangerous and life threatening. I dislike the way it which it controls whole societies, cultures, communities and individuals beyond their free will. I wouldn’t want to work for a bogus company that has a past checkered by murder, deceit and abominations of all kinds. I wouldn’t want to be tainted by it quite frankly. It is to the detriment of all the major religions that they have spent a great deal of effort in hiding deceit, attrocities and collaboration in attrocities. So by the same token I don’t have any wish to join a religion and I’m still shocked that anyone would want to. In fact I think it is a moral imperative that people don’t.

    I am also mindful that down the ages, Atheists (and so- called heretics and blasphemers) have been persecuted in all the ways one can imagine.

    I have enough knowledge of Evolution to understand its factual basis so I am profoundly shocked at the advent of Creationist theory and practice. Science has surpassed this long ago. Unfortunately it is being spread through schools and colleges and churches across the USA and elsewhere. Money that could go to proper education is being wasted on fantasy. Its a vain attempt to give credibility to the more preposterous aspects of the Bible and the information it doesn’t and does contain. I’m simply dumb founded that people think that it holds any water in the same way that I’m puzzled that the most powerful nation on earth can elect a substantially idiotic president in George W Bush, twice (well once legally speaking)!

    If you think religion is under attack I think you are right to a certain extent and I think there is more to come. I think people like Richard Hawkins are going about it in a calm and dignified manner. I think the world is ripe for a change as I’m sure Richard does. As long as the debate is done in calm and considered manner I think good sense will prevail, I hope so anyway.

    Alex

    Comment by Alex Feather — February 4, 2008 @ 9:15 pm

  4. I think it rather ironic that those who are AGAINST REIGION so much, are in actuality so RELIGIOUS themselves. I couldn’t help but smile and see the natural tendency of people to gather around an IDEA, develop a CAUSE, and then PROMOTE it.

    Zac I could not AGREE more with this. The thing is that they are free by your words to disagree with each other. I think the IDEA they had might have been the pursuit of reason. It seems as though they only came to exist because some other people were trying to push, some ridiculous belief as FACT, can not blame them.

    As you say “gather around an IDEA, develop a CAUSE, and then PROMOTE it”
    sounds like the history of Judaism & Christianity, though both were preceded by many Gods and religions surprisingly similar to the new one they invented. None have been so fabricated, dangerous or detrimental to society. Reason will prevail.

    Comment by Neil — April 12, 2008 @ 11:31 am

  5. Might Help you understand. (I doubt it though, not till the blind fold comes off)

    A panel of High Court Judges delivered this in a trial statment.

    Atheists, they define their lifestyle as follows.
    An Atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An Atheist accepts that heaven is something for which we should work now – here on earth – for all men together to enjoy. An Atheist accepts that he can get no help through prayer, but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it and to enjoy it. An Atheist accepts that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help lead to a life of fulfillment.”

    Comment by Neil — April 12, 2008 @ 11:37 am

  6. I think most people in society are a little religious and a little atheist as well. Most people are religious because they wanna find peace and do good things as a human being. Put I think most people start to get atheist feelings especially when they realize that life sucks. And praying for a god that doesn’t do anything for them is a waste of time. God after all doesn’t help you when your in need like he says. If your family member or friend dies God doesn’t bring them back. If you lost your house and have no money God doesn’t give you money. Women get raped people get murdered God doesn’t help them. People are atheist because they realize that God doesn’t help people that he’s only real in your mind. So don’t hate atheist too much. Theres good ones too like John Lennon. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEOkxRLzBf0 and if you listen to his song atheist sounds almost very attractive. After all religion or not we all just want peace.

    Comment by Holden Caulfield — July 8, 2008 @ 7:47 am

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  8. wow it is very interesting that you have gone to that much effort you should be congratulated for putting in the effort, but it must be said people will soon get tired of your miss truths.

    I understand your feeling pressure from all the secularist texts at the moment and its all so much to grasp but if you want to make a difference you must be more honest.

    ps dinesh d’suosa is truly an idiot ive seen him lecture a few times and his arguments are poor.

    kind regards

    d

    Comment by drwn — August 13, 2008 @ 3:22 am

  9. i think that all of you are wrong and that people belivew what they want to beleive so let them make their own diecisions.

    Comment by bill — October 23, 2008 @ 1:20 pm

  10. Atheist of course have their own clubs as well. They are so obsessed with some thing that supposedly isn’t real. Good observations…maybe Club Atheist have cool rings they wear…lol

    Comment by David — November 8, 2008 @ 8:54 am

  11. Hahaha, worst thing I ever skimmed. Try again Christian loser.

    Comment by Reality — January 9, 2009 @ 4:26 pm

  12. I love your site! 🙂

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This blog looks at exposing Atheism and Atheist for what it is.... I'll be concentrating more on Atheistic beliefs and Atheistic violence. Let me start off with a quote from Finnish killer and Atheist.... he said quote I am ...... "a cynical existentialist, anti-human humanist, anti-social social-Darwinist, realistic idealist and GOD-like ATHEIST. "I am prepared to fight and die for my cause," he wrote. "I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection." Pekka Eric Auvinen - Finnish killer of seven students and Atheist.

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