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    Welcome gpfloor!

    Nothing worse than an atheist. After all, how can one be good without god? That is why some religious folks are so kind. Burning witches, religious jihads, holy wars, crusades, etc.

    However, if an atheist is bad, she/he can't blame it on an imaginary fairy.
    Just stick to the idea that science tests falsifiable hypotheses to destruction.

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    G'day!
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    Hi there, welcome!!
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    The Nizkor Project- Logical Fallacies

    Atheist: n; A person to be pitied in that he is unable to believe things for which there is no evidence, and who has thus deprived himself of a convenient means of feeling superior to others.
    —Chaz Bufe, The American Heretic’s Dictionary

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    Welcome gpfloor.

    There was heavy persecution of Christians under communism in the Eastern Bloc countries.

    If interrogated it would have been expedient to avow atheism.

    Wiki:
    The USSR,
    By the end of the Khrushchev era, 50,000 clergy were executed and many of the church hierarchy were replaced by individuals who had connections with the KGB.
    Romania under Ceausescu,
    Widespread dissent from religious groups in Romania did not appear until revolution was sweeping across Eastern Europe in 1989. The Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church supported Ceausescu up until the end of the regime, and even congratulated him after the state murdered one hundred demonstrators in Timisoara.[40] It was not until the day before Ceausescu's execution on December 24, 1989 that the Patriarch condemned him as "a new child-murdering Herod" [40].

    In Romania, more than 5,000 Orthodox priests were imprisoned, and 400 priests from Romania's Eastern-rite were killed after their community was outlawed. The Orthodox archdiocese of Cluj, contains biographies of 1,700 church personnel jailed.[14]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persec...e_Eastern_Bloc
    Wars begin in the minds of men.
    The UNESCO motto, in Enlightenment Now, the Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, Steven Pinker, 2018.

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    Quote Strato said View Post
    Welcome gpfloor.

    There was heavy persecution of Christians under communism in the Eastern Bloc countries.

    If interrogated it would have been expedient to avow atheism.

    Wiki:
    The USSR,


    Romania under Ceausescu,


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persec...e_Eastern_Bloc
    This probably comes the closest, although I could make the same political argument. In this case, as with the French Revolution, it was the power of the churches and their control of their flocks that needed to be struck down.

    The fact is, you can't overturn a monarchy without also attacking the Church; twin leeches sucking the lifeblood of progress.

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    Thanks to Wolty, Goldenmane and Darwinsbulldog for the welcome. Appreciate it

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    Gudday gpfloor.
    "Send me money, send me green, heaven you will meet. Make your contribution and you'll get a better seat" - Metallica, Leper Messiah

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    Gudday Stubby.

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    Hello, Nice to meet you.

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    Quote LadyGreen said View Post
    Hello, Nice to meet you.
    Thank you kindly. Same here, LG.

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