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(Metro)   The Flying Spaghetti Monster has given us these fifteen ... *CRASH* ... ten... ten commandments   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
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2013-02-13 10:33:26 PM  
2 votes:
Atheism is a religion just like:

Bald is a hairstyle.
"Off" is a TV channel.
Clear is a color.

Give me some more.  I'm collecting 'em.
2013-02-13 10:45:06 PM  
1 vote:
Earth's only true religion is wealth.
2013-02-13 10:37:08 PM  
1 vote:

Discordulator: Seems like a pompous, self-important twatwaffle.

Especially when the article doesn't list these virtues.

He'd probably be better off calling them secular virtues if someone doesn't need to be an atheist to be virtuous.

Need to buy the book. HIS BOOK!

Feeling Good/Bad about your actions is very subjective.

Doing Good/Evil is very objective.  No religion needed.
2013-02-13 10:36:54 PM  
1 vote:
I see right and wrong as absolutes. However my right and wrong come from a logical and defensible set of beliefs based in rational self interest. (As opposed to a mishmosh of conflicting documents written by bronze age nomads, or arbitrary "virtues"...) The most central of those beliefs is that you have the inalienable right to your life, your liberty and your property and that no one may take any of them from you without your express permission. It's rational self interest because in order to expect those rights, I have to respect them for others.

Theft is wrong because it violates your right to your property. Murder is wrong because it violates your right to your life. I don't need religion, some self important twits list of virtues, or a voice from a burning bush to arrive at that conclusion....

/Yea, I know - rational post
//Has no place on Fark
///Still love the slashies...
2013-02-13 10:29:00 PM  
1 vote:
What is with all these people trying to religify the lack of a religion?

Oh ... he's selling a book. Move along. Nothing to see here.
2013-02-13 10:28:56 PM  
1 vote:
I have a very short book on how to be an atheist:

Step 1:  Do not believe in a supernatural 'higher power'

Step 2: See step 1

That's it.  Now STFU creepy bald guy.
2013-02-13 09:07:34 PM  
1 vote:
Oh look, it's this story again. De Botton is an idiot and definitely does not speak for atheists in general. I don't know any atheists who agree with his ideas about trying to add more ritualism to atheism (same guy proposed atheist churches.).

But don't let that get in the way of yet another "Atheism is a Religion" "NO it isn't!" "YOUR A IDIOT!" "NO YUO!!!" thread. ;)
2013-02-13 08:25:07 PM  
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