Anonymous asked: I don't believe that "best countries are atheist" statistic. It's just another way for people to continue the war on religion and change what is most important to the human race. What about Kim Jong Il and Korea? Mostly atheist nation, he was an atheist, and look how horrible it is there. Religion has nothing to do with how bad a country is. its only about if there is a good leader or not. Hilter is another good example of that.You people will say anything. Atheism, what a sad life.
Hello (again?), anonymous religious poster.
I’m sorry for not responding sooner. While I enjoy pointing out logical fallacies in theist arguments, I don’t always have the time.
The best thing about facts is that they’re true, no matter if you believe them or not. Whether the correlation implies causation is yet to be seen, but an alternative view would be that the level of education promotes both overall satisfaction and atheism.
No matter how hard you imagine there is a war on religion, there will never be. That being said, religion has been waging a war on common sense and logical thinking since its inception, so I wouldn’t consider being a rational human being an act of war.
Religion, the most important thing to the human race? It has been the root of immeasurable atrocities since it began and we have been greatly set back because of it. Consider the treatment of women in many counties all over the world, for example. If it wasn’t for this caveman logic causing many to believe that half of our species should be oppressed in the name of [insert god here], I’m certain things like cancer and AIDS would already have cures, among many other great accomplishments.
It’s a fallacy to consider Kim Jong-il an atheist. True, he didn’t allow his country to believe in any god in heaven, but that was only because the god was still on earth, and his name was Kim Jong-il. North Korea is essentially a fascist theocracy where the citizens are mind-slaves of the regime. One would sooner call Afghanistan a bastion of atheism than North Korea.
Finally, Hitler is probably the worst example you could use for your argument, as he ruthlessly believed he was doing god’s work:
“My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God’s truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice… And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.”
-Adolf Hitler, in a speech on 12 April 1922 (Norman H. Baynes, ed. The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, April 1922-August 1939, Vol. 1 of 2, pp. 19-20, Oxford University Press, 1942)
I won’t say that you live a sad life, as I’m not cruel. However, I will say that you’re terribly ignorant and should do some background reading before posting nonsense on my page. You made yourself look like a fool.