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Old 06-23-2011, 10:49 AM   #16
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You're beginning to wonder now?

Seriously, a lot of believers distrust atheists for reasons like this one. Like you said, this arguement doesn't help the two sides to tolerate one another.
Well, it just shows that some agnostics/atheists are just the same as some religious people (no matter what religion), but to have a general distrust of either group is very shortsighted.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:31 AM   #17
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I don't believe in God or heaven, but I don't find the sign offensive or insulting. I'd rather see less us/them situations instead of increasing them. It seems to me, though, that most agnostics/atheists couldn't be bothered about stuff like this. Life is troubling. People take comfort where they can.

It might not comfort me; but I don't see how it hurts me.
Pretty much sums up how i feel as well. I'm an atheist and as much as I get annoyed with the religious tone in this country, something like this really doesn't affect me at all. Nor do I really care.

Now if it said Jesus is the Way street....maayyyybbbeeee I'd be more inclined to comment.

Otherwise yes I do think some atheists/agnostics out there are really putting a bad name to the label. They're actually behaving the exact way their opposites do.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:21 PM   #18
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Otherwise yes I do think some atheists/agnostics out there are really putting a bad name to the label.
I know what you mean. There are those who do the same for us believers.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:22 PM   #19
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The only people being harmed by this 'matter' are the sane.
Religious, atheist or otherwise.

Only clouds the real discussion.

And I'm sure Bill O'Reilly will use this as more evidence for the Culture War, which I believe is mostly a myth. But when this shit happens, it's harder to make a case against.
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As what can be best described as an agnostic, this pisses me off. Everyone will point to this incident and make it about all of atheism and agnosticism now.
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I wonder if athiests ever use the term: "go to hell"?

I sure hope not.
Why not?
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Why not?
They don't believe in heaven or hell, and as this group would like us to think, the mere mention of the words are preachy and should be abolished.

It would be terribly contradictory for them to be ok to use one and not the other.
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I guess this certain group of individuals, who happen to be atheists, are likely not to use such terms. For anyone else, oh my god, god, go to hell etc. are just phrases.
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They don't believe in heaven or hell, and as this group would like us to think, the mere mention of the words are preachy and should be abolished.

It would be terribly contradictory for them to be ok to use one and not the other.
The purpose of a curse word or phrase has nothing to do with what you believe. It's meant to offend the other party. To imply that atheist are being hypocrites for using it is ridiculous. If you dont like it, you can go to hell
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Seriously?

Look back at the quote I posted. I was just using their silly logic.

Any mention of heaven or hell is a religious statement according to THEIR statement.

I was hoping to use some tongue in cheek to show their hypocrisy...
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whoever got this street name change approved, should have done a little more research, one of these guys was a Buddhist.

the street should be named,

"Six in Heaven, One Reincarnated and Living on a Beach in Rio Way"
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They don't believe in heaven or hell, and as this group would like us to think, the mere mention of the words are preachy and should be abolished.

It would be terribly contradictory for them to be ok to use one and not the other.
Who is they, atheists or this group?
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"Atheists don't believe in heaven or hell, which by this particular atheist group's logic would apparently mean saying 'Go to hell' (for example) is likewise offensive to atheists." That's how I read it.


Re: the thread topic--I'm all for adding a few memorable street names to NYC. For some reason they have some of the most boring street names in the world.
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whoever got this street name change approved, should have done a little more research, one of these guys was a Buddhist.

the street should be named,

"Six in Heaven, One Reincarnated and Living on a Beach in Rio Way"
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