RRS is an antitheist organization which means...
My name's Kyle - I'm an open atheist. I'm writing a paper over the RRS for a class and I have a question I'd like to ask you.
(wording on this is gonna be a little weird - but i'm pretty sure you're used to this kinda stuff)
The RRS is an anti-theist organization - which means that the RRS promotes not having a religion, or the belief that there is no God. However, the belief that there is no God would make someone an atheist and atheism is a religion. It is the belief in nothing. Therefore doesn't anti-theism double back on itself? By saying the belief in God is bad because its a religion - seems contradictory. How would you respond to that?
even if you can't answer me by 9am i'd still love to know what you have to say. I'm giving my presentation Monday morning and I was going to share your response with the class (if thats cool)
Kyle, your questions are bad ones.
We don't promote the belief there is no god, we don't even believe that ourselves. We promote the belief that there is no good reason to believe in a god, yet, and there probably never will be.
Atheism isn't a religion. Atheism is a religion like bald is a hair color. Atheism is a religion like off is a tv channel. Atheism is a religion like NOT playing baseball is a sport.
It is the belief in nothing.
This is borderline retarded. You actually think atheists believe in nothing? You know that the wording you just used is an emotional ploy from conmen to try and manipulate your mind with bullshit? I as an atheist believe in tons of things, including the belief that you have been lied to likely by multiple sources about atheists and atheism to try and convince you it's bad or doesn't make sense... just like I was.
Therefore doesn't anti-theism double back on itself? By saying the belief in God is bad because its a religion - seems contradictory. How would you respond to that?
Have you even googled the word antitheist? The wikipedia entry on it is the first link to come up. And the first definition to come up is: "An antitheist is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "One opposed to belief in the existence of a God." The earliest citation given for this meaning is from 1833. Furthermore, an antitheist may be opposed to belief in the existence of any god or gods, and not merely one in particular."
Do you see anything at all about antitheist being someone who thinks believing in god is bad simply because it's a religion? I don't, and I'm glad I don't, because not believing in god simply because it's a religion is one of the dumbest reasons to not believe. There are literally millions of good reasons not to believe in the god of the bible or any god for that matter, and simply because it's a religion wouldn't even be on the list.
You've been lied to, I hope you follow up with research of your own. Research outside of the dumbfucks that taught you this nonsense.
- Brian Sapient