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February 10, 2013


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"Saying that Atheism is a religion is like saying bald is a hair colour"

Tinoculars Feb 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I've heard this stupidity repeated so many times by the citizens of the Internet that I have to say this:

Bald isn't a hair colour. It's a hair style.

Sometimes voluntary, sometimes at the will of your genes.

Short hair isn't a hair colour either. If I tell someone I have short hair, that doesn't automatically give them the image of me being a redhead.

Neither is long hair. Those are all hair styles.

I don't know who was the witty rebel teenager who figured that would be the most clever analogy to show those pesky conformist religious sheeple how wrong they are about everything. Out of arguments? I'll just use a bad t-shirt slogan and a link to an online dictionary and that'll show 'em.

Bald people have to go through a different routine of personal hygiene than people with long hair, dreadlocks or a perm have to.

But no, you're not part of any group. You've just figured life out all by yourself from the comfort of your own bedroom, and there's no one else who thinks like you. And if there is, it has to be just a coincidence cause when was the last time you even had any form of human contact that didn't involve a keyboard?

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Sheepy94 Feb 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
"Saying that Atheism is a religion is like saying bald is a hair colour"

"Bald isn't a hair colour. It's a hair style."

Well no fucking shit, that's the point of the analogy!

Do you even know what an analogy is, before crying about it on the internet?
brainninja11 Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
You know how you said that bald isn't a hair color? That's the fucking point! You are calling atheism a religion, when it mostly consists of people who are rejecting religion. It's completely nonsensical. And for the last bit, they aren't saying their not part of a group, they're saying they aren't part of a RELIGION. There is a difference, and if you don't know that, then you need to figure out what religion and atheism means, because you're confused. Not every group is a religion. Rejecting religion is not a religion.
OprahWinfreyX Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Atheism is a religious belief, not a religion. there is no dogma, rule or requirement to be an atheist
While this may or may not be true, it is true that if it looks like a duck and it quacks like a duck and it waddles like a duck it's a duck, no matter what other name you try to stick on it.
Tinoculars Feb 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I don't disagree with that.
Vanhir Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'd love to see your reaction to people saying literally any metaphor ever.
TimLavey Feb 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Gotta find at least something to pick on, right?
JackMolotov3 Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
again, what the fuck are you talking about. speaking of angsty teenagers....
carusmm Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Atheism has no system.
Vanhir Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Atheists have no hair.
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