New League of the Militant Godless

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New League of the Militant Godless

A group of like-minded atheist who enjoy proselytising, feeling superior, and actively attempting to rid the world of its arguably most divisive and damaging force: religion.

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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 21, 2012 at 4:41pm

Militant Atheists

Your video is so refreshing, so insightful, and so powerful I repost it with great pleasure. Since when has silence stopped atrocities? Or gentleness stopped violence? Or forgiveness stopped oppression? You are my kind of man and I would surely like to meet more like you!

Comment by Steph S. on August 20, 2012 at 9:14pm

Superheroes! We need to gather to fight stupidity - it's all around us.

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 26, 2012 at 9:29pm

NoGodNik, well said, all of it; I particularly like this paragraph:

"The “faithful” inculcate their children with this nonsense at an age when their ability to discern truth from fiction is not yet well-developed, crippling the poor young things intellectually and emotionally, for the rest of their lives, unless they develop the wherewithal to see through it. Religion causes people to go through their lives with blinders on, and generally encourages followers to have rigid ideas about right and wrong."

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 26, 2012 at 9:27pm

I wrote, "Toward a Theory of Family Violence, its antecedents, treatment and prevention," about institutions of family, education, religion, economics and politics and their role in sustaining family violence.  "A Splendid Heresy," about the role of religion in maintaining and perpetuating violence in the home. 

I am now working on the relationship of religious teachings and our failed economy. 

Yield, 

Obey, 

Submit, 

Acquiesce, 

Turn the other cheek, 

Don't question authority, 

Sacrifice yourself, 

Follow the rules, 

Don't think critically. 

Do these sound familiar? Do they ring chimes in the business world? Do you wonder why people who work for wages work for less money, longer hours, with fewer benefits? And are supposed to think that is the way economic life is supposed to be? 

Comment by Steph S. on July 26, 2012 at 12:09am
Sounds like a superhero group! Cool!
Comment by Fabio on January 19, 2011 at 6:07am
To all the web-based militant atheists who happen to have enough spare time to sink their teeth into a new challenge, www.mailfriends.com is certainly a prime example of Creationist infestation. Particularly insulting in the "Science & Technology" channel. I used to be very active on there, but now that university is making it just about impossible to dedicate enough time to the good fight, I cringe at the thought of so much stupidity going unchallenged.
Comment by Richard Halasz on August 2, 2010 at 9:42pm
The bended kneeanderthals can continue their jihads/crusades on the dark side of the moon.
The public sector is making great strides in space programs.
Comment by NoGodNik on July 9, 2010 at 9:41am
Fellow Atheists:

Religion has existed, in various forms, for some several thousands of years, to the detriment of life, both human and otherwise, as well as to the detriment of the planet. All manner of craziness has been brought about because some people insist that there exists, somewhere, an all-powerful, infallible entity, to which we are all answerable, and, to whom we must all be deferential, lest we incur its wrath. Not a single useful invention, cure for disease, or advancement in understanding or enlightenment is attributable to religion. Neither has war, poverty, illness, or any other plague affecting the general welfare of the planet and its creatures been eliminated, despite the perverse perseverance of religion. It has, moreover, been directly responsible for persecution in various guises, including The Inquisition, slavery, anti-Semitism, “holy” wars, jihads, and homophobia, among others, and has incited people to all manner of nefarious acts. Yet, it clings tenaciously to our world, desperate not to die away. There are a plethora of competing religions, which refute claims made by the others, and, which have their own internal inconsistencies. Although there is no suggestion that imminent doom is at hand, it seems that the time is ripe to begin a campaign to advance reason, against the encroachment of senseless “faith”, in its various manifestations.
It is not, however, due merely to the preceding, that I issue this “call to arms”, so to speak. I urge this course because it is within mans’ power, not only to explain what can be explained, but also, to debunk such beliefs as can be superseded by reason. Among the problems I see are that the “faithful” will not consider rational philosophies and statements, particularly when such things conflict with their faith, however illogical their faith may be. I suggest that, rather than continuing to try to persuade the “faithful” to abandon religion, through such means as the Theory of Evolution and the Big Bang Theory, it may prove necessary to “chip away” at their beliefs, by proving how fallacious such beliefs are. There must be some way to present such an argument as the one that follows:
“God is mans’ invented anthropomorphic representation of objective authority, the purpose of which is to compel obedience.” Dissent, which is a feature of independent thought, is inimical to the perpetuation of arbitrary mythology. This mythology has been, in many ad myriad ways, harmful to life, both human and otherwise, and prevents progress; who knows: without religion, mankind might by now have evolved into a higher creature, with powers and understanding that we can only dream of.
I feel obligated, before I continue, to issue the following disclaimer:
While I find Evolution a perfectly acceptable basis for explaining how life came about and how it has evolved, I’m afraid that it has been a very tough sell. My concern is that, logical and plausible as these things are, they are failing to convince believers to abandon religion. I would like to see more proselytizing by Atheists, even if doing so constitutes “militancy”.
If I may suggest a theory I’ve held for many years:
Religion probably originated in pre-historic times, when “primitive” man wondered about the many mysteries of life and the world in which he lived. Absent science, the best explanation such a creature could come up with was that some mysterious entity was in charge, and that being deferential to such an entity was probably prudent. This eventually evolved, as most disciplines do, into what we’re faced with today: the idea that we must all placate some unseen agent, lest we incur its wrath, and, on the flip side, that we can expect to be rewarded, if we are obedient.
A veritably ideal example of the harm religion causes, is the scandal that erupted in Spring 2010, when George Rekers, a high-level figure in the movement that purports to “cure” people of homosexuality, was found to be traveling in Europe with a companion he found on the Rentboy website, which anyone who has visited it, can see, is a site for gay escorts. Rekers is a classic example of how religion forces people to repress their own true nature, in favor of living a lie. People like this spend virtually their entire lives in a state of denial, until such a time when an opportunity arises to safely explore their true feelings. Since we know that there is no afterlife, then there is no reason to waste the one and only life we get on foolishness that deprives us of living our lives to their fullest extent. But, people like Rekers, who has devoted most of his adult life to persecuting gays, by putting them through “treatment” to “cure” them, when nothing was ever wrong with them, and who has contributed to attempts to enact legislation to further limit their ability to function, would have everyone be subject to what the “Bible” tells them, none of which is at all useful.
The “faithful” inculcate their children with this nonsense at an age when their ability to discern truth from fiction is not yet well-developed, crippling the poor young things intellectually and emotionally, for the rest of their lives, unless they develop the wherewithal to see through it. Religion causes people to go through their lives with blinders on, and generally encourages followers to have rigid ideas about right and wrong.
Comment by Baphomet (AIM Soldier) on August 12, 2009 at 6:19pm
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Comment by Dave Rogers on July 21, 2009 at 7:37am
GIVE ME RATIONALITY OR GIVE ME DEATH!
or
LIVE FREETHINKING OR DIE!
 

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