“Is atheism not a religion of it's own?? Atheism will be used in the same strategic political sense to gain numbers as any other political body does, only with a more angry voter base with no hope.”
Sherry Martin on Nov 28, 2013 at 07:49:46
“I have plenty of hope. Hope that I and my loved ones will have a happy healthy life, hope that my fellow humans will become better people, hope that America will reverse course and become worthy of the world's respect, hope that christian privilege will erode, hope that I will win the lottery this week
History has taught me that most of my hopes will go unrealized but I'm not angry about that. The anger you perceive from Atheists is merely a reaction to christians de facto right to crudely force their beliefs on them. Just as you would be angry if hebrew suddenly became the dominant religion and everywhere you turned was the star of david or if you had a hard time locating pork and then had to suffer the indignity of being told YOU are inferior because you want to CHOOSE to NOT worship in the jewish manner.
Typing this post illustrates this, all references to religion are highlighted to be capitalized while atheist was not so if this were a college essay, I would lose points because I did not accord those words special status.”
demsd on Nov 27, 2013 at 21:18:01
“No. Atheism is not a religion.”
FreeThinker in AZ on Nov 27, 2013 at 20:35:32
“Non believers are the fastest growing group in America we are now one in five or about 20% of the country... We are not the religious right and we are not degrading the environment or have low science literacy or relatively high crime rate...
In fact we are less than 0.007% of the prison population.
This is from the Federal Bureau of Prisons as of July 5 2013”
Bethany Quartz on Nov 27, 2013 at 17:53:38
“I have hope humanity will stop expecting various and sundry gods to grant us eternal life and solve our evident justice system woes and instead get to work solving our own problems.”
Beviejay on Nov 27, 2013 at 17:09:50
“Wrong, Wrong and Wrong again...Athiests is not a religion at all and do not have a religion of our own...We, however, are an ever grown people who believe in the separation of church and state and of course non-believers - god that is or any god...We do contribute when asked by our counterparts and if we like the idea of contributing, we do.”
NoMagic on Nov 27, 2013 at 14:15:02
“Not believing in something isn't religious. Religion has a fixed set of beliefs and codes its adherents are supposed to follow. If I say I don't find any evidence for a god. Therefore I don't believe one exists. What is religious about that. I will assume you don't believe the Easter Bunny is real. Does that mean you belong a religious ideology of anti-Easter Bunny believers? Of course not. Atheism is nothing more than a single position on a single claim. That isn't religion.
One last thing. What is the most angry voter base in America today? White evangelical Christians. The hate and anger that has been coming from them since Obama was elected is undeniable.”
Elliot Blu on Nov 27, 2013 at 14:02:05
“I don't know who you are talking to, but you have zero understanding of atheism. May want to go and study it and not just assume things or believe them just because some guy in a pulpit told you to. My sister and her husband, both Christians and VERY politically active left politics because they were embarrassed by how angry and obnoxious the Christians were, not the atheists. They actually had sympathy for the atheists because the Christians were so disrespectful to them just because they didn't agree on faith issues. Ridiculous!”
Frickett on Nov 27, 2013 at 13:59:09
“No, it isn't a religion. It is the absence of religion, the absence of belief in a series of supernatural, unprovable bronze age fairy tales. Atheists have nothing in common other than not being religious. Atheism is a religion just the same way as all the people who hate lima-beans are a religion.”
Dick Fancy on Nov 27, 2013 at 13:46:13
“Au contraire I have yet to meet an angry atheist with no hope.
That's the thing about atheism, since they already accept that there is no life beyond this one, there's nothing to lose hope about.
It could, however, be argued that atheism is a form of religion,
if you abstractly say the atheist's "god" is the belief in none.”
Carachama on Nov 27, 2013 at 13:44:19
What do you mean "without hope"? Why do I need to hope that there is an afterlife and your version of the afterlife. I have hope for life, not imaginary places.”
“You're not thinking hard enough. What I'm saying MIGHT not be a fact, but probably is, given the nature of corporations. Is the opposite more likely true, I don't believe so. Is GAP paying you to save face? I doubt it. Stop being a tool.”
GraphicMatt on Nov 27, 2013 at 13:01:21
“LOL. I should stop being a tool? Says the dou che bag that went on the offensive the second I called them out for their theory?”
“I am thinking about it d ouc he bag. Now, answer the question. You know this to be a fact or is this just your little theory. Being a condescending dou che nozzle lends no credence to your theory, id iot.”
“GAP knew this would happen and exploited the situation utilizing mass social media means (which costs nothing) to instantly increase it's market awareness. While it appears good, let's not forget that GAP isn't one single person (even though it unjustifiably has the same rights as one) but a group of people which are majority shareholders looking to diversify their means to gain profits.”
HueHueHueImFatAlberto on Nov 27, 2013 at 13:35:35
“and so what's wrong with this. OH GOD, THEY MAKE MONEY BY NOT HATING PEOPLE!
I dunno bro, this seems pretty kosher to me. diversify away, for greed or not for greed. It's probably the best (realistic) reason to do so.”
southernqtpye on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:33:07
“I have to say...GREAT point! However, it's STILL wrong what was done, and I commend them for responding the way they have.”
GraphicMatt on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:11:24
“The Gap knew that there would be id iots out there that didn't know the difference between Sikhs and Muslims, and one of said id iots would graffiti the ad? And you know this to be a fact how?”
“It's not a choice, it's reality, which a trip from LSD would clearly avoid. I didn't say there wasn't anything good about life. It can certainly be appreciated. Overall, I believe the life experience therein is inherently inferior to any experiences we might have out of body, which would inherently be beyond the reach of our imagination.”
“More like glimpses of fabulous. Overall, it is the epitome of entropy, and, as a result, sucks.”
Angel Bird on Oct 29, 2013 at 16:54:04
“What a sad choice you've made, to look at this beautiful gift we are given, and say it sucks. There is a lot of evil and corruption in this world, but you define the meaning yourself, and you can chose to be happy. You'd benefit from an LSD trip or two.”
“Nope. Good luck with your depreciating asset investments.”
NKNK on Oct 24, 2013 at 17:45:27
“No luck needed, thank you. Why are you so concerned about my financial well-being? My clothing serves me very well, as i already said. I've found it to be an excellent investment. Nothing ever gets worn out, other than my underwear. Even things like tights - if you buy Wolford, they last forever. I've had hot candle wax accidentally spilled on Wolford tights (not leggings) and the hotel service got it all out and the tights were ironed and looking literally like new. You could never do that with junky stuff. Many young women my age will have to buy several pairs of crappy shoes while I will still be wearing the same quality pair. Like I said, it's also an ethical decision. Some people, like you it seems, don't care about anything other than saving a buck here or there, and don't mind ruining our *shared* environment and exploiting others, as long as they themselves profit. I care more about ethics than about money, but again, my clothing purchases are excellent. I never regret buying anything. Can you say the same? Most American women can't. I never wear uncomfortable clothes or shoes. Most American women do. As for "depreciating asset investment" - clothes are not houses (and I'm one of those people who see houses as places to live in, NOT investments). Cars depreciate in value too, with time and use, yet you probably wouldn't advise people to buy cheap cars. Try using some logic, and ethics, please.”
“Wow....You must make numerous bad financial decisions.”
peegan on Oct 24, 2013 at 03:41:40
“NKNK seems a touch sensitive on this subject.”
NKNK on Oct 23, 2013 at 21:01:50
“Are you one of those people who buy "cheap fashion" and whose dollars support exploitation overseas, including exploitation of child labor? Do your dollars support reckless pollution that is inherent in producing cheap clothing and leather products? Are you thinking only about saving a buck, regardless of damage done to countless others, or to the environment we all share? Wow. You must make numerous unethical decisions.”
NKNK on Oct 23, 2013 at 20:59:05
“Not at all. You must not be too bright. If I can afford nice clothing, supremely comfortable and wonderfully tailored and good looking, of the sort that lasts for many years (I have yet to "wear out" a designer piece), then how is it a bad decision? Not to mention, what exactly makes you so confident that you can tell about a complete stranger's "numerous" decisions? We're not all broke, you know.”