Post by Charlie Post by Jackson
More accurately, militant atheism is a substitute for religion pursued
with religious fervor.
Whatever militant atheism is, something you made up? I haven't heard of
atheists going to war and killing in the name of jesus.
Ok jackson, you can go find the obscure case and build your whole bigoted
opinion on it now, and ignore that it is christians and muslims, basically,
who have creeds of hate and repression. I haven't met too many atheists who
want to impose their belief systems on the rest of us, to the point of
killing in the name of their beliefs or getting others to do it in the name
of patriotism. The world has to be saved from christians and muslims, not
atheists. Killing in the name of the prince of peace, what a hoot!
Hello Charlie, here's a bit of militant atheism, hardly obscure, which
has produced a staggering body count far eclipsing the totality of all
religious wars combined throughout history: communism. Atheism is at
the very root of communism. Marx and Lenin were quite explicit about
this: atheism and communism are inseparable. "Our program necessarily
includes the propaganda of atheism." - Lenin
Communism was a new messianism promising to cover the face of the
earth. Here we see its missionary impulse. Its messiah? The
proletariat, from whom would spring redemption and eternal bliss. Its
heaven? An earthly utopia under the guidance of the dictatorship of the
proletariat. Its mysticism? Historical determinism. Its Trinity? Marx,
Lenin, Stalin. Throw Mao in there if you like. And Pol Pot. And Castro.
And Ho Chi Minh. And....
So yes, you have heard of atheists going to war and killing in the name
not of Jesus, but of a perverted form of universal brotherhood rooted
in atheism. Really, has there proven to be a more poisonous idea than
the false utopianism of the perfectibility of man - which sprang (take
special note) from the so-called "Enlightenment"?
But I'm really not inclined to participate any further in this thread.
I'll simply offer you this:
"A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in
philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion."
- Francis Bacon
"Beauty is the gift of God."
"When speaking of divine perfection, we signify that God is just and
true and loving, the author of order, not disorder, of good, not evil.
We signify that he is justice, that he is truth, that he is love, that
he is order, that he is the very progress of which we were speaking;
and that wherever these qualities exist, whether in the human soul or
in the order of nature, there God exists."
"To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate
infinite knowledge. Because their declaration is tantamount to saying,
'I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with
- Ravi K. Zacharias
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
"Settle it, therefore, in your minds, as a maxim never to be effaced or
forgotten, that atheism is an inhuman, bloody, ferocious system,
equally hostile to every useful restraint, and to every virtuous
affection; that leaving nothing above us to excite awe, nor round us to
awaken tenderness, it wages war with heaven and earth; its first object
is to dethrone God, its next to destroy man."
- Robert Hall
"Those who tell us that they deny the existence of God are merely
substituting one god for another."
"Atheism is rather in the life than in the heart of man."
- Francis Bacon
"The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing: we know this
in countless ways. I say that it is natural for the heart to love the
universal being or itself, according to its allegiance, and it hardens
itself against either as it chooses. You have rejected one and kept the
other. Is it reason that makes you love yourself?"
"When men live as if there were no God, it becomes expedient for them
that there should be none; and then they endeavor to persuade
- John Tillotson
"Atheism is the result of ignorance and pride, of strong sense and
feeble reasons, of good eating and ill living."
- Jeremy Collier
"That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I
will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet
would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy."
- Jonathan Swift
"Really, a young Atheist cannot guard his faith too carefully.
Dangers lie in wait for him on every side."
"And the cause of everything is that which we call God. To know God and
live is the same thing. God is Life."
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real
tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."