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Re: FW: Re: Re: [atheists-59] Merit of atheism groups?

From: Anand
Sent on: Thursday, April 19, 2007 3:49 PM
Looks like creationism is going the way of the dinosaurs (sorry, couldn't resist) regardless:

http://pewresearch.org/databank/dailynumber/?NumberID=240

Print it out and get it framed!

On 4/19/07, Mateus Justino <[address removed]> wrote:
I agree.  Why follow the religious programming model?  Wouldn't that
inevitably be influenced by the cultural backgrounds of the authors
and require endless meetings for what would be included and edited to
satisfy the LCD and concerns over not stepping on too many toes and
stuff about tolerance for believers along with rivalries over who's
unholier than thou.  There must be atheistic anthologies of collective
works already.

People just don't believe in a god.  In a sane world, that would be
normal and not require a special term.

Perhaps instead of defining oneself using the religious frame, people
could just say they don't believe or buy it.  They just accept life as
it is.


On 4/19/07, Anand <[address removed]> wrote:
> I'm sorry but the idea of an Atheist Bible gives me a whole body
> existentialist rash.  Or something.
>
> I must be cranky today or something (low blood sugar/alcohol maybe) but if
> you want a Bible you should go to a church or a temple or a mosque (or a
> motel) with all the other "faithful".  The need to find all the answers in
> one place is part of the problem not a solution.  I'll take a library (the
> larger the better) thank you veddy much.
>
> "Cranky" Anand
>
> On 4/19/07, roy < [address removed]> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: [address removed] [mailto: [address removed]]
> > Sent: Thursday, April 19,[masked]:59 AM
> > To: '[address removed]'
> > Subject: Re: Re: [atheists-59] Merit of atheism groups?
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi, I'm Roy too-  but not the one with the agnostic wife.
> >
> >
> >
> > Great points! An atheist bible could be helpful to many people  who don't
> > have time to work out for themselves the complexity of  morality without
> > religious dogma. People are used to looking for answers this way and a
> > bible
> > would be very helpful.
> >
> >
> >
> > ultimately, I would like to see political power in the atheist movement
> > that
> > is taken away from the various churches. A bible is a great way to send
> > the
> > message. I previously talked about  'the NEW new testament- the atheist
> > bible.
> >
> > e.g.:
> >
> >
> > "In the beginning there is you. You are responsible for your life and for
> > the lives of  people you impact with your actions and inactions. You
> > cannot
> > delegate this responsibility  to any God, your parents or your colleagues.
> > So think, what kind of impact would you like to have? "
> >
> >
> >
> > ok take it from there everyone.
> >
> > Roy Gat
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> --
> Anand
> Marriage is when a man and a woman become as one.  The trouble starts when
> they try to decide which one...
> -- Anonymous
>


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