Anti-theism vs atheism

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Anti-theism vs atheism

 

IMO, anyone who has a theistic belief is mentally ill, so I go so far as to call myself an anti-theist.    I don't know how someone with even an once of brains can believe in an omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent space fairy...

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dretceterini wrote: IMO,

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IMO, anyone who has a theistic belief is mentally ill, so I go so far as to call myself an anti-theist.    I don't know how someone with even an once of brains can believe in an omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent space fairy...

Anxiety relief, relief from depression and social acceptance.

 

If it feels better to force oneself to believe, why would it be crazy to try to believe?

If you gain social acceptance for being a theist, and distain for being an athiest. One could argue it is insane to be a an atheist.

A percentage of theists do suffer from delusional problems, but I think they are a minority.

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dretceterini wrote: IMO,

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IMO, anyone who has a theistic belief is mentally ill, so I go so far as to call myself an anti-theist.    I don't know how someone with even an once of brains can believe in an omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent space fairy...

Yup. Big difference between Anti-theism vs Atheism, which is precisely why in response to "anyone who has a theistic belief is mentally ill,", I know it's their own damn problem, and unless they're in my face, I don't give a fuck and leave 'em alone.

So, to the Anti-theist, I'd tell 'em to take a pill, 'cause they're exhibing sings of the same mental illness as Theists do.


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 Hmmm... I'm anti-theism.

 Hmmm... I'm anti-theism.  I'm not specifically anti-theist unless the theist in question warrants my anti.

I'm anti-Pat Robertson, but I'm not particularly anti-my-next-door-neighbor's-grandmother.  I am against any and all relgion as concepts and practices, though.

That seems the only reasonable position, given that most people who genuinely believe in religion are victims of childhood indoctrination, and can't help the fact that they believe.

 

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EXC wrote:If it feels better

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If it feels better to force oneself to believe, why would it be crazy to try to believe?

If you gain social acceptance for being a theist, and distain for being an athiest. One could argue it is insane to be a an atheist.

I think this confuses the issue. The assertion is that, believing in the various forms of the supernatural is a form of mental illness. This is due to the fact that there is no evidence to support the idea and there are mountains of evidence to suggest the belief is pure fantasy. The god propositions all fly in the face of reality and stink of total fanciful madness. When we hear voices telling us what to do, that's not divinity...it's insanity.

The fact that people will say and do a lot of things to be accepted and to relieve stress is neither here nor there. If someone actually believes that there are all powerful sky pixies watching them masturbate, now *that* is something to be concerned about.

 

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So, to the Anti-theist, I'd tell 'em to take a pill, 'cause they're exhibing sings of the same mental illness as Theists do.

Signs of which mental illness? Arguing against blind adherance to supernatural idiocy?

I'm not sure I see where mental illness comes in to play.

 


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By George, I think you got

By George, I think you got it.   IMO anyone who believes in magic sky fairies is simply nuts....


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atheist vs anti-theist

By George, I think you got it.  IMO, anyone who believes in some sort of magic sky fairy is simply nuts!

To paraphrase Gabriel Voisin, a French aerodynamicist: There is something that travels faster than the speed of light; the thoughts of an imbecile