“both the belief that God exists and the belief that God doesn’t exist are religious beliefs.”
PPE, you have that exactly wrong. Take it from an atheist (note the lowercase ‘a’): Yes, “the belief god exists” is a religious belief. No, “the belief that God doesn’t exist” is not a religious belief, because the person that says that, presupposes that there’s a god that exists first before it can be disbelieved in. What you are saying in the above statement is essentially “to talk about god is to make him real.”
The atheist asks first “prove he exists and THEN we can talk about believing or not.” There has never been that proof in all of human history for two reasons; one, logically it is impossible to prove a negative; and two, humans will point to the bible as proof but that book was written by humans to control other humans, and boy did that ever do just what it was meant to do, all the way up to the present day!
What atheism is (and I can pretty much guarantee PPE will dispute this) is the “total absence” of belief. Religious people always have a REALLY hard time comprehending this because the people who wrote the bible have done such a masterful job at control of their followers, of which you are one of many.
Have a nice day believing! I’ll just go on living my life now without all the extra padding.
Absence makes the font grow harder.
I read that during WW2 the bagpipers would play and lead the troops into battle. The Germans would shoot at the regular troops, but not shoot a bagpiper because “to shoot a crazy person is bad luck”.
Jim Unger has just described, in a nutshell, the Global Economy. Well done you!
“You want me to what? Hide that accordion … under my skirt!?!?”
Love that hand mirror with “see other side” on it!
In Andy-land, it’s always been Hartlepool circa 1958. Always has been. Always will be!
“like no police helmet I’ve seen” — well, ya gotta save on ink somewhere!
This one is dedicated to all you motorcyclists out there!