Re: Athiesm versus theism; practicality of argument.
- John Lewis wrote:
I sometimes wonder if an "Atheist Center" in metropolitan areas might go
over well... Might be a good gathering place, maybe including an Atheist
book store (like the countless Christian book stores, except non-fiction).
I too, have thought about some sort of center, like senior citizen centers where people could just hang out or have organized activities. The problem arises with keeping out god mongers. It would have to be a private club and even then someone would sue for entry just to preach. Or some radical god-church members would burn or bomb the place.
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- --- In deathtoreligion@y..., Captain Trips <tripsbanzai@y...> wrote:
> The leader of Israel is also their religious leader as well?With Isreal. No. They have a state religion but they have seperate
leaders for religion and politics.
> Well, as previously mentioned, history is not my forte. CurrentIn Iran. The leader of the country is a religious leader.
> events suffers as well by proxy. When I was writing that, I was
> thinking about Iran and their shaw (which is probably not spelled
> that way). Isn't he the political and religious leader of their >
> The 9/11 attacks were also perpetrated by those who combine politicsIt's actually what happens when a person believes that politics should
> with religion, but they aren't viewed in the light of this is what
> happens when you combine the two.
be dictated by religion.
> The terrorists are viewed as fanatics, on a holy war to attack theIn a way this is actually quite true. Just that they want to attack a
> religion of the west (christianity).
lot more then just christianity.
> And this unfortunate viewpoint only serves to strengthen the ties ofYes. For some christians it becomes a war against the muslims. It's
> religion and politics, to defend said religion.
good to see that it hasn't gotten to that stage and I think those
actually running it from the US axis (i.e. not bush) should be
congratulated for it. It would've been very easy to make it a
religious war (bush almost did).
> I knew I was probably wrong when I wrote that there were no modernThat is the problem. Another problem is that many christians have
> examples, but maybe the problem is that they are not being "spun" as
> problems stemming from a lack of separation between church and
> state,and thus praising our system for keeping such forces in check.
this strange idea that their religion is somehow better then any
others (in reality it's actually a good deal worse then the others)
and so they're religion wouldn't do such things.
Therefore they just can't see the problem that's staring them right in