Alan McDougall;146011 wrote:
xris there are countless people who actively promote atheism and you simply cannot promote a non existent idea
Perhaps your idea goes something like this, "There is no such thing as cold only a lack of heat" or "there is no such thing as evil only a lack of goodness"
You called me Xris again. This is the second time you have done that. I wonder if I should be insulted or perhaps Xris should be insulted you keep calling me, him.
Cold is a definition based off a relative perspective of experience. I would say it is less heat but we usually don't talk in those terms. Just like today we understand that the Earth is spinning and it is the spin which gives the impression of the sun rising and setting. Even though we know this for a fact we still say, the sun rise, or the sun set. They really should be called spin toward and spin away (relative in context of sun light). We have never transitioned beyond this mode of thinking or communication.
As far as the promotion of atheism it has merit in the fact that many Christians and theists purposely try and spread false information. They try and teach non science and they wedge their way into politics and try to impose their will of their belief system onto everyone else. This creates activists who are atheistic, so they promote themselves as fighting against the threat of knowledge. The threat of knowledge are anyone who purposely spreads lies to protect their religious views. We know for a fact that this happens and there are many christian apologetics who are known to be fraudulent with their information.
I can show you another example since you are insistent upon this being a war of belief systems. For example I do not think humans are behind global climate change. I feel it is a complete lie and nothing other than a way to create a new form of taxation. Therefore I against global climate change propaganda. It is a non belief system. I simply believe there is global climate change, but it is not caused by humans. The earth cycles are just not understood enough to make the claim that humans are behind the temperature changes. In fact there is evidence to the contrary, like other planets in our solar system are also experiencing annual temperature increases. If global climate change was caused by humans then why is mars also experiencing temperature increases? I guess our pollution is more widespread than we thought.
Some will claim that religion is to suit a spiritual size of humanity. However; I see absolutely no characteristic within humanity that is called spirituality. As far as I am concerned it is a made up concept just like god. There is absolutely nothing that you can relatively pick out of a person to say they are spiritual or not. You would not even be able to tell even if you were talking to them. I can simply take a room full of people, talk to them and convince them I am a spiritual person, but it doesn't mean that I am a spiritual person.
Not to mention that the promotion of atheism is one of the promotion of secular society. Were people make choices based on humanity rather than some supposed ancient book. Maybe then people will stop bashing others for their sexual orientation or their life style. Maybe then people will stop hijacking planes to kill people. Or maybe then we won't need to worry about going into a night club and end up dead from a bombing. Or maybe then we can actually get back to teaching real science in the science class room without people crying they want creationism taught. Maybe then we might find that religion has been the cause behind many mental disorders and certain types of depressions. People who are constantly reminded that they are evil or wicked and deserve nothing but punishment tend to have lasting impacts on their psychology.
Maybe then we will wake up and realize that we are the makers of our own destiny and it is of our own efforts that we will succeed or fail. It is up to us to make the right choices and learn from our mistakes. We don't need any invisible friend to scare us into behaving.