I predict future conflicts involving atheists against theists. Instead of religious wars, there would be "agnostic" wars. Personally, I will side with peace.
Yep. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Athiests don't believe in anything so they have nothing to squeak about.Originally posted by FZ+
The one thing about atheists as a group is that they are not a group. There is never any single cause to united them. There is never anything in particular to fight for.
Originally posted by russ_watters
Religious people fight people of other religions, not people of no religion.
Originally posted by enigma
Unless of course you are a high school student (or younger) who let's it slip that you doubt the existence of their god.
Beatings-a-plenty from the bullies, and depending on location, varying degrees of condescension and punishment from the administrators.
Good old fashioned Christian love for you.
Of course, that isn't a war... just oppression.
Now, if the religious wrong decides that they want to go the way of George Bush, Sr. and take away the citizenship of atheists, then you'd better be sure there will be an uprising of sorts... or at very least a mass exodus of a good deal of the US's scientists who just lost their security clearances.
I agree with FZ+.Originally posted by FZ+
The one thing about atheists as a group is that they are not a group. There is never any single cause to united them. There is never anything in particular to fight for. While a theist can always invoke the will of God to band together for a common cause, Atheists cannot band together to declare a lack of God. Most also are opposed to forcing people's opinion, and simply lack the same sense of self-righteous fervour to really last such a conflict.
Theists meanwhile are simply too fragmented to declare such a war. And there is not really much point in declaring war on atheists, since they will just pretend to worship anyway. How can you really tell if they are a real theist?