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  •  Because no one ever started a war (0+ / 0-)

    based on atheistic  belief in their own personal ability to 'reason', what's best for society.

    This whole notion that religion causes war somehow independently of human nature is nonsense. If you don't believe in God then there's nothing but innate human nature that could possibly cause wars.

    That people use God as an excuse for belligerence to promote their persona interests, is just a reflection of human nature that has more than proved itself not dependent on religion.

    Sorry but "because I say so" is not any more a compelling reason than "because God says so", is to agree with anyone unless they have a means of coercive force.

    And then someone comes along and says God says we are all equal and a majority of people agree with that. And then someone else comes along and says their is no God and the individual must prostate himself to the state and we have the guns now so as you're told or die. eg.

    If you can't reason out whether you agree with someone else's principles or policies, that your problem, regardless of the factors that contribute to your reasoning, spiritual or otherwise.

    I don't see forced conversions going on in our part of the word of either the religious or statist kind.

    •  What war has ever been (0+ / 0-)

      started in the NAME of atheism?  That aside, do you feel that it's acceptable for people to argue that women should have fewer rights than men on SCRIPTURAL grounds?  Why or why not?  The issue here isn't atheism versus religion, but what counts as a legitimate PUBLIC reason.  You'll notice that the Supreme Court shares my standard.  You don't here people in the courts arguing from religion to support their positions.

      •  Not in the name of atheism (0+ / 0-)

        in the name of reason, that happens to be atheist.

        Wars aren't waged in the name of religion but in the name of particular belief. Not worth word games. It is what it is. Look at the twentieth century.

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