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Quick! Who said THIS about hating religious people?

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I’m quite simply astounded by the naked, vitriolic, savage hostility generated by this mild and gentle appeal NOT to hate religious people.

1. Lord Buddha

2. The Mennonites

3. The author of The God Delusion.

Richard Dawkins’s followers, who clearly understand him better than he does himself, correct him in the tweets that follow.

See also: Early human religion: A 747 built in the basement with an X-Acto knife

Evolutionary conundrum: is religion a useful, useless, or harmful adaptation?

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Imagine a world of religions that naturalism might indeed be able to explain

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20 Replies to “Quick! Who said THIS about hating religious people?

  1. 1
    bornagain says:

    This coming from the guy who said:

    “Mock them, Ridicule them.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPqqp8KVuQU

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    Mung says:

    hahahah.

    Don’t hate them, they have a disease.

    Worse yet, it’s infectious, and there are a LOT of the little buggers!

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    ppolish says:

    Militant Atheist Extremists historically dangerous and murderous.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/League_of_Militant_Atheists

    “It is our duty to destroy every religious world-concept… If the destruction of ten million human beings, as happened in the last war, should be necessary for the triumph of one definite class, then that must be done and it will be done.[16]”

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    Jorge says:

    “Religious people” : I’ll kick this dog every time I see it!
    Who out there considers him(her)self to be without religion?
    Anyone raising his(her) hand is either ignorant or less
    than honest – there is no third alternative. Everyone – that’s
    EVERYONE – is religious. The only question is, what religion
    do they practice? Dawkins, for example, practices a form of
    two recognized religions: Humanism and Atheism. So when he
    speaks of “hating religious people”, is he speaking of hating
    himself? Of course not. What he means – what most of these
    cartoon characters mean – is hating any OTHER religion that
    does not bow to theirs. Boy would I love to be in the same
    room with Dawkins for an hour or two. Somebody needs to
    teach that silly child a lesson!!

  5. 5
    Brent says:

    @3

    “It is our duty to destroy every religious world-concept… If the destruction of ten million human beings, as happened in the last war, should be necessary for the triumph of one definite class, then that must be done and it will be done.[16]”

    Perhaps we can get them to start with Isis.

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    Mapou says:

    Those who hate religions are the most religious of them all, denials notwithstanding. And they are equally, if not more, violent than the other religions. If any religion has to go, theirs should be the first in line for annihilation.

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    paul sussman says:

    I am an atheist but I don’t hate religious people, or religion. What I do hate is people who sermonize and pontificate. Regardless of persuasion.

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    Vy says:

    Let me correct that for Squawkins: “[The jumbled useless reactions in my 3 pound meat have left me, as an illusory and delusional meatbag of senselessness,] quite simply astounded by the naked, vitriolic, savage hostility generated by this mild and gentle appeal NOT to hate [non-Atheopathic] religious people .”

    Squawkins should look into applying for a ministerial position, this church is in need of some. The crazier the better. Also, as Squawkins is already a horseman of Atheism, I’m sure it’d be their pleasure.

    They may require that he read the 10 Commandments of Atheism though.

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    Vy says:

    What I do hate is people who sermonize and pontificate.

    Atheist buddies included?

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    Mapou says:

    sussman @7,

    If you are an atheist, you are a religious person just like the rest of them, whether you like it or not. There is no such thing as not being religious.

    Any world view is a religion. For example, if you believe there is a world out there in front of you, that makes you a hardcore religious person. Descartes went over this centuries ago. In the end, he could only conclude: “I think, therefore I am.” And this, too, is a religion.

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    paul sussman says:

    VY: //”Atheist buddies included?”//

    What about “regardless of persuasion” don’t you understand?

  12. 12
    paul sussman says:

    //”If you are an atheist, you are a religious person just like the rest of them, whether you like it or not. There is no such thing as not being religious.”//

    You can believe that if it makes you sleep better st night.

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    Mapou says:

    sussman @12,

    Now that you know how hopelessly religious you really are, I’ll sleep like a baby.

  14. 14
    paul sussman says:

    //”Now that you know how hopelessly religious you really are, I’ll sleep like a baby.”//

    Again, if deceiving yourself makes you sleep better at night, go for it.

  15. 15
    Vy says:

    Again, if deceiving yourself makes you sleep better at night, go for it.

    Wow! An Atheist talking about being deceived?

    Truly adorable!

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    bornagain says:

    Colin Nicholl interviewed by Eric Metaxas: The Great Christ Comet (starts to get interesting around the 20:00 minute mark) – video
    https://youtu.be/6mT-8O8S_Fw?t=1314

    Jeremy Camp – Christ Is Come – Nativity Story Movie Background – music
    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/5595254/j

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    Brent says:

    Paul @7,

    You just pontificated, my religious friend.

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    bornagain says:

    Queen’s Christmas message: light will overcome darkness – Dec. 24, 2015
    Monarch to use festive TV broadcast to urge viewers to keep up hope after year marked by terrorist attacks and refugee crisis
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-.....-broadcast

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    tjguy says:

    Jorge @4

    Who out there considers him(her)self to be without religion?
    Anyone raising his(her) hand is either ignorant or less
    than honest – there is no third alternative. Everyone – that’s
    EVERYONE – is religious.

    Totally agree. Religion is just another word for “worldview”. Everyone has beliefs. Everyone has a worldview which may or may not include some type of supernatural figure. But regardless, we all have a worldview/beliefs that we cannot prove, but take by faith, atheists included.

    Worldview questions include Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going(after death)? Is there a God? etc.

    Humanism and or Materialism/Naturalism qualifies as such a worldview/religion just as much as Christianity or Islam.

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