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Atheists chant: "Where are the women?"

Atheists chant: "Where are the women?"

(3:02) Muslim protesters came to the 2012 Global Atheists Convention in Melbourne, Australia. This is what happened.

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Guest: Christopher from the dead (3379 days ago)
Global Atheist's Convention: why? The absence of religious practice rather frees time and energy to get on with important things. To me atheism is being confident enough to get on with life with an open and inquisitive mind. If I felt I had to shout about my (absence of) belief, I'd be no better than the Muslims on the video.
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Global Atheist's Convention: why? The absence of religious practice rather frees time and energy to get on with important things. To me atheism is being confident enough to get on with life with an open and inquisitive mind. If I felt I had to shout about my (absence of) belief, I'd be no better than the Muslims on the video.
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (3379 days ago)
IMO, the reason why many atheists "shout their beliefs" is because they believe religion is detrimental to society, which of course it is. Christopher was asked why he "shouted against religion" and as far as I remember, his answer was the same, except he put it more forcefully. More atheists should shout their beliefs and help rid the world of this nonsense.
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IMO, the reason why many atheists "shout their beliefs" is because they believe religion is detrimental to society, which of course it is. Christopher was asked why he "shouted against religion" and as far as I remember, his answer was the same, except he put it more forcefully. More atheists should shout their beliefs and help rid the world of this nonsense.
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Guest: Jimbo Chester (3379 days ago)
Due to mass information and modern technology even the most captive and fearfull young islamist will EVENTUALLY see the truth of islam and start to question it.. Once it is open to reason and scrutiny it will start to grow smaller with each generation..Unfortuneatly this will take a few generations and meanwhilst millions will stay locked in the twelth century..We there ourselves when we burnt witches.
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Due to mass information and modern technology even the most captive and fearfull young islamist will EVENTUALLY see the truth of islam and start to question it.. Once it is open to reason and scrutiny it will start to grow smaller with each generation..Unfortuneatly this will take a few generations and meanwhilst millions will stay locked in the twelth century..We there ourselves when we burnt witches.
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Guest: (3379 days ago)
Anything that asks you to self-hypnotise (pray) five times a day would prevent this. I hope you are right, I fear you are wrong.
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Anything that asks you to self-hypnotise (pray) five times a day would prevent this. I hope you are right, I fear you are wrong.
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cengland0 cengland0 (3379 days ago)
In my opinion, as time goes on, science will prevail. Didn't humans once believe a thunderstorm was because the gods were angry? An earthquake or tsunami was caused by the gods. As science discovers the real causes of these phenomenon, the need to use a god to explain them gets lower and lower. Eventually, once we understand things like blue jets and red sprites and things like dark matter and why gravity is a weak force compared to all the others, we can begin to answer more questions about how we got here. Discovering the Higgs Boson was a great step to understanding sub atomic particles. If there is a god out there, it has very little to do on a daily basis because the physics model shows how everything continues on its own without any devine intervention. Unfortunately, today the religious people are closed minded and do not listen to reason so even after showing extraordinary proof that no god is needed, they still opt to believe in one.
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In my opinion, as time goes on, science will prevail. Didn't humans once believe a thunderstorm was because the gods were angry? An earthquake or tsunami was caused by the gods. As science discovers the real causes of these phenomenon, the need to use a god to explain them gets lower and lower. Eventually, once we understand things like blue jets and red sprites and things like dark matter and why gravity is a weak force compared to all the others, we can begin to answer more questions about how we got here. Discovering the Higgs Boson was a great step to understanding sub atomic particles. If there is a god out there, it has very little to do on a daily basis because the physics model shows how everything continues on its own without any devine intervention. Unfortunately, today the religious people are closed minded and do not listen to reason so even after showing extraordinary proof that no god is needed, they still opt to believe in one.
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Guest: mtoz (3377 days ago)
Poor goat-fuckers got the piss conclusively taken. What a shame.
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Poor goat-fuckers got the piss conclusively taken. What a shame.
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Guest: tk (3377 days ago)
lovely baritone section but no top tenors. best way to deal with ideological differences = BATTLE OF THE BANDS. bring it!
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lovely baritone section but no top tenors. best way to deal with ideological differences = BATTLE OF THE BANDS. bring it!
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glortman glortman (3377 days ago)
Latest comment: DANCE OFF!
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Latest comment: DANCE OFF!
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glortman glortman (3379 days ago)
Well, I think it kind of clever to notice the absence of women among the Islamic protesters, but the whole thing did not go very far to promote the cause of either Islam or atheism. It was the same playground politics, name calling and self-justification that we always see from people who feel strongly about anything. The way forward is not, and will never be, about one side being more right, or about religion (both these points are proved by violent sports fanatics), but rather about being willing to live and let live. To be fair to the atheists, the Muslims did show up at their conference, but the atheists did not choose the higher road.
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Well, I think it kind of clever to notice the absence of women among the Islamic protesters, but the whole thing did not go very far to promote the cause of either Islam or atheism. It was the same playground politics, name calling and self-justification that we always see from people who feel strongly about anything. The way forward is not, and will never be, about one side being more right, or about religion (both these points are proved by violent sports fanatics), but rather about being willing to live and let live. To be fair to the atheists, the Muslims did show up at their conference, but the atheists did not choose the higher road.
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Guest: (3378 days ago)
The flaw in your logic? When have you ever seen a Muslim "Live and let live"??????
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The flaw in your logic? When have you ever seen a Muslim "Live and let live"??????
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glortman glortman (3377 days ago)
The flaw you assert does not exist. There is a vast majority of moderate Muslims, Christians, atheists, Sikhs, Conservatives, Liberals and other people of strong opinion who embrace the idea that thinking differently is no cause for for anything more than civil discussion.
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The flaw you assert does not exist. There is a vast majority of moderate Muslims, Christians, atheists, Sikhs, Conservatives, Liberals and other people of strong opinion who embrace the idea that thinking differently is no cause for for anything more than civil discussion.
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Guest: edwin armstrong (3379 days ago)
The 21st Century meets and 8th Century! Good on you Australians.
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The 21st Century meets and 8th Century! Good on you Australians.
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Guest: (3379 days ago)
If it had been a Muslim rally and that many atheists arrived to protest, it is easy to imagine that the result would have been very, very different. By the way, I know Islam is a medieval religion but even they must surely have heard that Chris Hitchens is dead.
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If it had been a Muslim rally and that many atheists arrived to protest, it is easy to imagine that the result would have been very, very different. By the way, I know Islam is a medieval religion but even they must surely have heard that Chris Hitchens is dead.
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Guest: Duh (3379 days ago)
I reckon that's why they were chanting his name, followed by "burn in hell".
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I reckon that's why they were chanting his name, followed by "burn in hell".
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Guest: (3379 days ago)
I got that, but since Chris Hitchens didn't believe in the concepts of heaven or hell and is well past being able to care what these religious nuts think, it kinda looks like they didn't have too many chants in their repertoire, just trotted out the tired old stuff from years ago.
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I got that, but since Chris Hitchens didn't believe in the concepts of heaven or hell and is well past being able to care what these religious nuts think, it kinda looks like they didn't have too many chants in their repertoire, just trotted out the tired old stuff from years ago.
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