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backwardseden
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704476
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Atheism is not a religion

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Started: 4/27/2018 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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backwardseden

Pro

"The only way you can be a bad atheist is to believe in god." Matt Dillahunty

"You don't get to put your unreason upon the same shelf with my reason." Bill Maher

"Atheism is a response to a single claim, that some god exists. We don"t believe that"s true so we"re atheists. And that"s all it means." Jen peeples

Atheism: 1. the doctrine or belief that there is no God. 2. disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.

Prove that atheism is a religion.

As far as the videos are concerned, they are all irrefutable. But watch video 1 if anything and the rest neatly fall in line. Video 3. with Bill Maher is hilarious and very entertaining.

http://www.youtube.com... - Video 1. Reasons for accepting atheism
http://www.youtube.com... - Video 2. Proof that atheism is accurate and correct
http://www.youtube.com... - Video 3. Bill Maher - Atheism IS NOT a Religion
http://www.youtube.com... - Video 4. Atheism a religion?
http://www.youtube.com... - Video 5. The case for Atheism (Richard Carrier)
http://www.youtube.com... - Video 6. The Gospel According to Carrier
http://www.youtube.com... - Video 7. A believers guide to Atheism in 9 minutes
http://www.youtube.com... - Video 8. Is Atheism a Dogmatic Religion?

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704476

Con

i don't really see how this can be a debate if you are sending people to watch other people debate for you...
ill at least put my 27 cents in ;)

atheism IS a religion
they believe in not believing in a god therefore its a religion based on believing in the non believers..
also if they strongly believe there's no god then they believe that earth was created a different way , maybe not by a god
and maybe they take a scientists so then they are just looking at whats in front of them , they are seeing the proof
Debate Round No. 1
backwardseden

Pro

Did you even pay ANY attention to what the very definition of "atheism" is? No you did not. Did you even pay any attention to the first video in which I asked you to do? No you did not. Because had you done that you would have come p with a much better understanding as to what atheism is rather than me typing out a 10,000 character argument in which would have flown right above your head.

"they believe in not believing in a god therefore its a religion based on believing in the non believers." That's NOT religion now is it?
Religion: 1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. 2.a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion. 3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions..
None of that has anything to do with atheism. There's no set cores of of godly beliefs. There's no set standard belief systems of atheism other than the belief that there is no god(s). And that's all atheism is. Nothing more. Nothing less. And you are trying to turn it into something more.

"also if they strongly believe there's no god then they believe that earth was created a different way ," Atheists don't know how the earth was created. Granted atheists have a pretty good idea. But ---nobody--- knows for sure. Here's something you don't get... atheists and scientists know how to say "I don't know" whereas to christians those very words of "I don't know" are true terrorist words because dare their god be imperfect? Of course not. Well too bad, he is imperfect and that's according to the printed bible and in may ways. And yet ---nobody--- can prove his existence.

Some scientists seek proof for god. Nearly all don't. But really, what is that? What---is---g-o-d? How would they know what to look for when there's no tests that have been done, nothing to declare, no demonstrations to perform because god has not revealed himself in any possible way for anyone to find him and even faith doesn't work, not ever as faith is not a pathway to truth.
"Why would you believe anything on faith? Faith isn"t a pathway to truth. Every religion has some sort of faith. If faith is your pathway you can"t distinguish between christianity, Hinduism, judaism, any of these others. How is it that you use ---reason--- in every of the other endeavor in your life and then when it comes to the ultimate truth, the most important truth your"re saying that faith is required and how is that supposed to reflect on a god? What kind of a god requires faith instead of evidence?" Matt Dillahunty

Faith is not evidence. "Faith is the reason people give when they don't have evidence." Matt Dillahunty

What most religions are, are based on power, then comes fear, then comes control. That's most certainly true of christianity. What is also true of christianity is true of all religions, there is a creation myth, there is a heaven (an above world if you will), a hell (a below world if you will), and that's far far far too much of a coincidence. and all religions are created to explain the unexplained. No exceptions, none and christianity is most certainly included.
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Posted by 704476 3 years ago
704476
"3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices"

ok then like i said it is a religion
Posted by 32doni32nido32 3 years ago
32doni32nido32
@backwardseden
You are 100% correct. Atheism is not a religion. It's just a simple fact that shouldn't be debated as it is proven based on the definition. Needless to say, I will not hesitate to vote to support your side once this is over.

@FollowerofChrist1955
The Bible verses are not relevant to the argument...why are you saying them?
Posted by FollowerofChrist1955 3 years ago
FollowerofChrist1955
backwardseden;
Isaiah 6
9 He said, "Go and tell this people:

""Be ever hearing, but never understanding;
be ever seeing, but never perceiving."
10
Make the heart of this people calloused;
make their ears dull
and close their eyes.[a]
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed."
Posted by 704476 3 years ago
704476
oof i triggered you
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