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Many ask why Atheists bother believers about faith?

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    Rad Manposted 4 years ago

    Assailants stripped, bound and tortured a woman accused of witchcraft, then burned her alive in front of hundreds of witnesses in a Papua New Guinea town, police said Friday after one of the highest profile sorcery-related murders in this South Pacific island nation.

    Some of the hundreds of bystanders took photographs of Wednesday's brutal slaying. Grisly pictures were published on the front pages of the country's biggest circulating newspapers, The National and Post-Courier.

    Kepari Leniata, a 20-year-old mother of one, had been accused of sorcery by relatives of a six-year-old boy who died in the hospital the day before, police spokesman Dominic Kakas said.

    She was tortured with a hot iron rod, bound, doused with gasoline, then set alight on a pile of car tires and trash in the Western Highlands provincial capital of Mount Hagen.

    This what happens when the Super-ego and it's delusions go unchecked.

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      Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So, how many people in Paua New Guinea have computers? Are members of Hub Pages?

      You can do better than this. Please tr again. smile

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        riddle666posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ostrich

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        riddle666posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ostrich

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          Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Maybe, but a pragmatic one.

          I noticed that you posted something to the effect that religion inhibits progress. Everything waxes and wanes. Religion, at many points in history, allowed progress to happen in the first place.

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            riddle666posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Religion want to maintain the status quo. The progress is only when a new one forms and try to distinguish itself from its predecessor, that is turning away from the established one. Atheism is only the end religion.

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              Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              So then, it is your contention that atheism  inhibits progress? I guess you are using the backwards nature of societies currently under atheistic regimes as backup for that?

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                riddle666posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I presume you mean communism. Yes that is another sort of religion and impede progress.
                True atheism is questioning every belief and assessing without prejudice.

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                  Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Ostrich.

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                  Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Ostrich. smile

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                    riddle666posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Wow! But I said all religions inhibit progress and I included atheism as a religion.
                    But communism has nothing to do with atheism and only because the economist who started communism also happened to be an atheist because of the oppression by capitalists and religious, we happen to associate the two.

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            Rad Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Like the middle ages? Like what happened to Galileo or Darwin?

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              Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I was thinking along the lines of the Middle East with Islam, during  what is commonly referred to as the Dark Ages in Europe. Although, most scholarly sources are beginning to insist that the name is a poor one..

              I was also thinking about Europe, when Christianity first began to roll through.

              You certainly can't say that Christianity did much to help the New World. I'm sure the indigenous races would roll a heavy eye at any such claim.

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        Rad Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry, you're no able to understand the inherent problems with blind faith.

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      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You may note, the people who perpetrated this act were not atheists.   Christianity and Islam are not the only religions in the world!

      These people had their own traditional religion.  No atheists there.

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        riddle666posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        And you may note, it is not when people turned towards religion (whatever be the religion) but when they turned away from it, peace and prosperity increased.

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        Rad Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Of course not. No atheist would think anyone is a witch.

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          Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I'm confused.  Please explain what is the connection between the title of the thread and your post, then?

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            Rad Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            What's so confusing. Atheists bother believers about faith to prevent mind numbing things like this from happening. A reality check if you will.

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      lifegamerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      A fine sight to witness...Stupidity first-hand!!!  This is a sorting process...We must See Stupidity to opt Change...We must See the ridiculous to embrace the blasphemous...Obviously.

      idk, Kids...Seems to me that to argue one's 'faith' simply proves that one does not 'Know'...Beliefs change on a breeze, Knowing understands this.

      Humanity is still in primitive states...having faith & beliefs of grand variety, but still unknowing of their Selfs.  Life cares little for such things...It will play along regardless...It's process quite perfect in doing so.

      Good Journey!

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      brotheryochananposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I recall the story of a husband who had his wife incarcerated in a mental institute because he wanted her fortune. Witchcraft is common in these countries, haiti too as well as voodoo and i imagine either can be a convenient avenue to obtain ones goals, whatever they might be.
      I don't put a lot of emphasis on "This what happens when the Super-ego and it's delusions go unchecked." just because something is said to be something, even the newspapers can unwittingly propagate deception.

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    Dan Barfieldposted 4 years ago

    This is a topic of some interest to me - there are good reasons why Atheists often argue with the faithful. Sometimes it is because they are frustrated with what seems to them an irrational and nonsensical world-view. Other times (if they once had faith themselves) it can be due to bitterness over the 'lies' spread by religious leaders. Also, they point to the numerous conflicts in the world and decry the negative influence of religion on the jihadists and crusaders of the world. There is also the anger against proselitizers who try and thrust their beliefs upon everyone in an effort to 'save' them. There are lots of good reasons for them to argue. I wrote a hub on this subject not long ago titled: Why do Atheists argue with the faithful? in which I covered this ground in a bit more detailed. I've also considered the problem of religion being blamed for conflict and war... check them out if you fancy it. I'm always up for an open minded debate in this area. Peace smile

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    Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago
 
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