Religion (but I believe in God)

Thousands of atheists gathered in Washington DC this weekend in what is believed to be the biggest atheist gathering ever. The Westboro Baptist Church was there too.

If you need religion to be a good person, then you aren't a good person.

My stepmother once told me "if I weren't a christian I wouldn't have let you live with me." That fucking hurt and that day I realized she was really an asshole

Living in the Bible belt, I can attest to the fact that religion is definitely harmful. Teaching people to discard critical thinking and scientific knowledge in favor of ancient mythology is a recipe for society-damaging ignorance. http://www.positivewordsthatstartwith.com/

This quote illustrates what an anti-theist is. Someone who is against religion because the believe it to be harmful. This was included in the board because he helps to show the difference between atheism and antitheism.

So glad I wasnt raised with Religion shoved down my throat.

I'm angry that other people, including my own mother, keep trying to push their idea of religion down my kids' throats.

This hits the nail right on the head

This hits the nail right on the head

The fact that you can have an absolute like "true morality" requires that there be a standard of morality. How is there a standard if there is no God? If a supreme being is not in the picture, there can be no morality at all.

Banning religion is a terrible idea. Stupid opinions should never be legislated against. The best we can hope for is damage limitation. The separation of church and state is a necessary damage limitation measure in an age where many people are...

Banning religion is a terrible idea. Stupid opinions should never be legislated against. The best we can hope for is damage limitation. The separation of church and state is a necessary damage limitation measure in an age where many people are.

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