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Posted Jun 18, '12 at 3:14pm

pyroa

pyroa

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anti theism is basically the word used to descibe not only one who is not involved in an organized religioun, but is also against it. it does not necessarily mean atheist, although it could, it pertains to anyone who does not join an organized religioun. is this a good thing or a bad thing, should religioun be allowed, or should it be enforced? many things we do today is because of religion(i.e. marraige)

 

Posted Jun 18, '12 at 3:18pm

Salvidian

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I think you mean atheism.

Otherwise, there are already many threads on this.

On-Topic:
In today's society, with all of the religions warring and such, atheism may be positive because it gives somewhat of a break to religious affairs. Now, I'm Christian and I still believe atheism is important. What good would come from a WWIII resulting from religious differences?

 

Posted Jun 18, '12 at 3:59pm

MageGrayWolf

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I think you mean atheism.


That part he got right antitheism isn't atheism.

antitheism is against theism, atheism is without theism. One can be an atheist but not an antitheist. Though it's a bit hard to imagine someone being a theist and being against theism, but I wouldn't be surprised if it exists.

is this a good thing or a bad thing


I'm not sure if it could be boiled down to such a question. There are different degrees of antitheism.

should religioun be allowed


Yes it should be allowed.

or should it be enforced?


Enforced in what way?
If you mean should it be made mandatory, than no. It should be a personal thing.

many things we do today is because of religion(i.e. marraige)


Marriage would exist with or without religion. The form it takes for the most part would likely be different.
 

Posted Jun 18, '12 at 4:05pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

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Though it's a bit hard to imagine someone being a theist and being against theism, but I wouldn't be surprised if it exists.

I think that's the people who are 'mad at God' so they claim to not believe anymore.
 

Posted Jun 18, '12 at 5:50pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,734 posts

Most everything here has been covered but I'll add one thing.

many things we do today is because of religion


No, not really. Religion isn't responsible for anything other than it's own particular set of commands, beliefs, and hatreds. Everything else religion hi-jacks and calls its own.
 

Posted Jun 18, '12 at 7:33pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

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it pertains to anyone who does not join an organized religioun.

That's nontheism/nonreligious, not necessarily anti.
 

Posted Jun 18, '12 at 11:54pm

thebluerabbit

thebluerabbit

5,378 posts

meh i doubt religion is important for us. actually, the only reason im grateful for it are saturdays and holidays.

 

Posted Jun 19, '12 at 5:00am

sensanaty

sensanaty

1,145 posts

...should it be enforced?


Religion or antitheism? Either way, no, it shouldn't. I think it's a personal thing whether one person is religious or against religion.

...should religioun be allowed?


To every man his own. But, of course it should be allowed to be religious.

The form it takes for the most part would likely be different.


Now you're talking about marriage in Christian countries. In Indonesia, marriage is entirely independent from religion, and it has never been affected by one's religion. So, marriages in the Western world are partially/fully influenced by religion. In Eastern countries, depends from the region, really.
 

Posted Jun 19, '12 at 9:48am

partydevil

partydevil

5,119 posts

it's a bit hard to imagine someone being a theist and being against theism, but I wouldn't be surprised if it exists.


some months ago, some1 here said he did believe in god but hadn't any trust in his religious leaders and system. and called going to church a waste of time.
i dunno what his reasons behind it are but i guess he can be put in that group.
 

Posted Jun 19, '12 at 10:30am

nichodemus

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some months ago, some1 here said he did believe in god but hadn't any trust in his religious leaders and system. and called going to church a waste of time.


That's not anti-theist, in that it's hating the system itself, but not the beliefs.

My best guess for such a weird juxtaposition of contradictions is that the person detests religion, yet has been brought up and indoctrinated to the extent that he can't see through his narrow paradigm of Divine fear.
 
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