No, and most people who are called 'anti-theists' aren't against every single religion. Hell not even every single religion is theistic. But when people say 'anti-theistic' what they usually really mean is anti-Christian. And Christianity does have that history.
Preeettty much. If you have a million page views and you're a sell out, making money off commissions that are just flooding your inbox, people aren't going to give you crap. You can say anything and get away with it. But God forbid you're not as well known and you say the wrong thing. Come to think of it, that's just the Internet in general. Not just Deviantart.
because a certain someone ignored me and then blocked me here is my reply:
That again makes no sense now you are trying to say some aspects of the Bible are no longer relative then why would it still be relative to gay rights? Studies have shown homosexuals are just as good as hetrosexuals when it comes to being parents, working in society or judge of character. also abortion? what the hell does abortion have to do with anything?
Again slavery is still exist. Maybe not the form like it was in that time but the Bible does not mention ant difference in the use of slaves. There are also labor slaves sex slaves next today.
Why does it not matter to people if you are male or female, gay or straight, or rich or poor, but everyone seems to care who is Christian or who is atheist? If there is a god I'm sure he is laughing at all of us with this infighting. We are all in this world together, like it or not, and there is no going anyplace else if you don't like it. So let's make use of our time together and get along, shall we?
I hate atheists who always act they're smarter than theists. Everyone can believe what they want to believe, but they don't have to go around calling people names. As an atheist myself, I think people like that give us a bad name, and it makes me sad because atheists are hated enough as it is! >,<
A bigoted Atheist is a ass hole. A bigoted theist creates laws to kill others that don't act in accordance to their religion (Cough, Uganda kill gay bill, cough.)
Let me clarify (Before people jump down my throat.) Religion isn't evil. at all.However, I bad/lazy erroneously use religion in two ways 1. It's a easy excuse. How easy is it for people to go 'I'm not homophobic/sexist/racist/etc, IT'S MY RELIGION?' I'm not homophobic! I just support killing gays. HOW DARE YOU CALL ME HOMOPHOBIC, I'M RELIGIOUS. 2. These people pass these views onto others. The others would rather accept a premade view of the world/belief system, (Which is easy) than figure out for themselves what is right and wrong. (which is hard.)
It's more that religion is used by bad people, than religion is bad.
I tried to use this same argument with someone a while back. We were arguing over which is more evil, Twilight or the Bible and I said Twilight. So here I am, defending the Bible. And I am not a religious person. But my main argument was that the Bible itself wasn't evil. Religion itself isn't evil. Religion doesn't go around killing people. People kill people. People are the bad guys whether we like it or not. But this...this just wasn't gonna fly in that argument. >.>; Just not gonna go down. Can't have faulty human beings. Nope. Can't have em'.
So in a way, religion is also an excuse to make people look better, just like you said. By saying that religion is evil, you're taking away from the fact that humans are imperfect.
1. Good point, a lot of people do use religion to justify their actions. (sadly Christians do this the most.) But there are quite a few who don't. I wouldn't go so far as to kill gays, though. I will admit I can be a big ignorant at times, but when I take the time to step back and think I realize "well, that's dumb of me. Jesus wouldn't do that."
2. If an idea isn't passed on to others, doesn't it eventually die? Religion isn't necessarily a step by step manual to live life by and decide what is wrong or right, but is more of a guide. (at least to me it is.)
I know a lot of people already mentioned it, but... There are ~195 countries on the world, and you randomly chose Sweden and say that the intolerant people should go there. Sweden. One of the most tolerant countries in the world. You sir, failed horribly.
I read an interesting article that sighted that people who don't finish school are statistically more religious, and on average the more education one has, the less likely they are to hold to religious beliefs.
I myself am not religious, and regard myself as an atheist. I personally find the idea or acting a certain way, or adhering to a moral code designed by some sort of sky being to be counter productive to actually acting in a truly moral way.
Makes sense - those who don't finish school are often less educated and less likely to get certain opportunities in life (even if they are smart, many people don't care unless you wave a stupid piece of paper in their face saying you did 2 more years of tedious and easily-forgotten schoolwork than the next guy) those people are more likely to have crappier lives and turning to God is the only way people in this situation can feel like they have any hope at all. The person with the lucrative job, big paycheck, healthy family situation and paid vacations certainly has less reason to try and suck up to God to guide them out of that "rut" I also think more educated or just plain logical people are more self-critical and can see what they did, or what outside sources have influenced the direction their lives took, rather than taking the easy way out and pinning the blame on fate or a higher power
I also got detention in class when i was reading my spiderman comic in class when I was 11. I don't see how that's a problem.
When you go to school you should FOCUS on your school and studies. You can also pray in silent but maybe its just best to wait after class. Why should you get special treatment for praying in class and therefore not paying attention then some other kid listing to music or reading chatting with a friend?
Some friends of mine get in trouble too for looking at facebook when the class wasn't even started. Some teachers demand full attention. Heck I got in trouble once for going to the bathroom 5 minites in the class because the teacher wasn't there yet
I wasn;t asking for special treatment either when bringing comics into class but like your bible and my comics we should not bring them during class just read them during breaks xD.
Which is probably why you got in trouble. I can't just read whatever I want in school since that isn't my free time. I'm on the school's time at that point so what I want to do doesn't matter at that point.