Originally Posted by WhiteWhale
Evangalizing Atheism is stupid and runs counter to the 'shoving religion down my throat' bullshit I always hear my fellow atheists spew.
We're atheists for different reasons apparently. I'm an atheist because I don't believe in god... not because I want to 'belong' to something and hang out exclusively with people who think exactly the same way. There's a word for that: Cult. Which are usually religious in nature. When I see Atheism being pushed in a cult-like manner, I shake my head every time. That commercial sucked.
Your rant about Chiefs fans is just silly and a total chewbacca defense.
There's no reason you can't have a community of like minded individuals that enjoy discussing a topic. I enjoy doing it almost everyday. We discuss different aspects of our interests and take sometimes opposing slants on minutiae of the "faith". I do seem to post almost religiously and am almost addicted to it. Is this a sign of cult like behavior? That fact that I regularly get together with like minded individuals and endlessly discuss our viewpoints. Is this somehow cultish? I don't know but I'd like to think not. Looking from the outside I could see how people might think my behavior is somehow cultish.
But I still enjoy Chiefsplanet anyway.
To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.