I could argue against some of the points given in this list. I am more of a hard-ass atheist who thinks religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises.
Dustin, I would go further. Religion should be routed out, exposed and expunged. Probably won't happen, but one can hope!
The reasons I gave in my list "Reasons why religion is bad" clearly shows that religion is criminal ideology. Lots of it is no better than Nazism or organized crime but people (including some on here) still think it should not be banned. Religion has killed more people in this world than anything else. I'm not saying all religious people are bad, but lots of them blindly follow religion without knowing what they are supporting or even realizing that religions are myths made to control and steal from people, including those who go to churches. Religion is NOT a typical belief system period.
Thinking religion should not be banned is just like saying organized crime should not be banned. How messed up is that? Religion is apparently diminishing in developed countries anyway so I don't really care if it gets banned or not.
I think rather than "banned", shall we say we prefer it to progressively become obsolete?
to say that religion and especially Christianity has not had any benefits on the world and society is not truthful.
You may discuss all the bad things about religion, but you show ignorance by denying any benefits it has had in history. You cannot deny them unless you lie or do not read history.
What a great list, I really like how this. Thanks for creating it. I can't say I have seen our good side laid out like this before. Good job.
This is strange.
Atheism is the belief that there IS NO GOD. The very definition is that there is 100% proof there is not God. That is the definition of Atheism.
To say there is no proof is to be agnostic.