Atheists organizing sound somewhat oxymoronish, don't you think? Kinda like an anarchist party.
Perhaps some of the more brutal among the leadership of the Communist Party of Russia were Atheists but most Russians were religious. many were forced to be part of the party against their will. Besides, Russia or the USSR was communist in name only, like we are a democracy in name only. USSR was a totalitarian regime and Canada is a corporate dictatorship (along with USA and just about every other "democracy" out there.
The Atheist movement is big in Britain, with their billboards on the sides of double decker buses, with the slogan " There probably is no God, so quit worrying and enjoy your life", or something to that effect. It may be making it's way to Canada. Religious groups have challenged them by asking them to prove there is no God, I say, prove there is one. They don't have to prove anything, because they qualified their slogan with the word "Probably". What most people forget is, religion was instituted by Man. I think it's great, if Christians and other religious groups are allowed to spout their propaganda, so are they. Religion has been brainwashing people, since inception, and I think it's about time someone stood up to it. Besides religion is atiquated and unecessary, it's original purpose, was to provide law, order and justice. We have police and the court system for that now. Religion and Faith are differnent, yet one and the same, you can't have religion without faith, but you can have faith, without religion. I personally think the soul purpose of religion, is the aquisition of money and property. There is a reason why the Catholic Chruch is one of the wealthiest organizations on the planet, and they don't pay any taxes. there is a movie, called "The man who sued God". it's a love story at it's heart, but it's funny, some swearing, but demonstrates an interesting view of religion.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
Religious groups have challenged them by asking them to prove there is no God, I say, prove there is one.
Quite right, miniboss, logically it is impossible to prove a negative. So the proposition that God does not exist (or that Santa Claus doesn’t exist or Easter Bunny doesn’t exist) cannot be proven.
Those who claim that God exists; the burden of proof is upon them to prove it.
Agnostics and Atheists are different. Agnostics believe in a higher power, they just don't pick one specifically. Atheists do not believe in a higher power. They are not Satinists either,(the flipside of Christianity). They believe in a world without religious conetations, and influence, and dictatorship.
Last time I checked, I was in fact able to prove that there were no pennies in my pocket. Last time I tried, I was able to prove that in fact 2+2 does not equal 5. In general, I find myself able to prove all sorts of negative statements.
Heck, the very statement: "It is impossible to prove a negative," is a negative statement, thus it denies that it can be proven itself. Were it true it would prove itself false, and if it is false, it is simply false without paradox. Therefore, its false.
Communists are Atheists; they used to be the majority of the world.
Zzarchov, Communists may be Atheists, but Atheists are not Communists, donít confuse the two. You can be sure that there were plenty of Atheists in the Gulag.