any one here a member of Atheist Nexus?

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any one here a member of Atheist Nexus?

Postby dromedaryhump1 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:11 pm

I joined atheist nexus some weeks ago. On my first post I was attacked for being too radical; not tolerant enough; not willing to meet religionists half way; and according to a couple of self appointed spokesmen for the group, I was the odd ball among their entire 10,000 membership because of my militant anti-theist positions.

I've witnessed there atheists who'd like to attend an "atheist church" (????) because it would make theists accept them better, be less threatened. Others who say if you don't accpet everyones beliefs and give them full respect you are intolerant.

This has been a real eye opener for me. I had no idea there were uncle tom atheists, some of whom are so mild as to distain spelling the word "Xtian" because it is demeaning and antagonistic.

I must have been hanging in the wrong places all these years to suddenly find out there are atheists like this. Evidently, I'm villified by some of them as a kind of wild eyed radical because I am an activist against extremist fundamentalist intrusions into our lives and freedoms, et al.
Have any of you seen this before? Is it specific to Atheist Nexus, or more widespread?


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Postby LoneMateria » Sat Aug 15, 2009 5:22 pm

yay thanx for telling me about a site like this. I'm going to go there and make somewhat of an ass of myself ^_^. Its insane to meet delusional people half way.
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Postby LoneMateria » Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:56 pm

Yeah so I went there and omfg. These people are just going with the flow of things. I actually saw a post where someone asked what atheist books do you guys worship? Then he said he wanted whatever books evolution, science of homosexuality, biography of Penn, and a book on the flying spaghetti monster.

The worst part is that no one else said a word to him. They went with it. WTF is wrong with these people?
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Postby GodBeLess » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:14 pm

I'm a member, i seldom go there, not because they're a bunch of apathetics, but because they rarely talk about anything interesting...which is probably a side-effect from the place being populated by pussies :P

TBH i encounter this "lame" version of Atheism more often than not, and i usually attribute it to where i live (being england) where religiosity doesn't tend to affect the average person. Not to say that religion isn't screwing with my country, but its not so blatantly in your face that it can't be ignored or just seen as a "Fringe" thing or "Extreme minority".

and i find this version of atheism rather annoying, because apathy get's us nowhere. It's also hard enough trying to counter religiosity WITHOUT non-religious people telling me to be more apathetic, like them.

"Naive" is another word i'd use as a descriptor.
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Postby dromedaryhump1 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:00 am

Lone, Godbe...

Thanks. I needed reassurance I wasn't so over the top anti-theist that I was alone in my perception.

Oh..one other thing.. I happened to mentioned Dawkins and was pounced upon for being a "name dropper" LOL!! Crazy fucks.

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Postby anthonyvh » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:25 pm

One thing to remember about Atheist Nexus: they are not an organization in-and-of themselves. They are more like a webring and their membership requirements are very loose. It's probably inevitable that you'll run into some accomodationist pussbags. I also suspect there is a heaping helping of trolling going down too.

Still hump- I am surprised that you had such an experience right off the bat. The more public face of some of their groups are just as anti-theist as the ACA/AE/NP crowd. The Atheist News and Chariots of Iron podcast and groups for example.
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Postby anthonyvh » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:50 pm

Haha...I just went over there and lurked a few threads you guys were posting in...that Don guy is a fucktard. Is he seriously putting forward the idea that simply by making the word choice "lack of belief in gods" instead of "absence of belief in gods" that we're pandering to theist claims about atheists "pining for the love of god that they know in their hearts really exists" just because one of the dictionary definitions of "lack" implies desire? Argument from dictionary dogma.

Seriously. Suck a dick!

Not sure where you guys are seeing the milktoast weak-wristed atheists though. There seem to be plenty of hardcore religion haters thriving there that are more than willing to throw down with the accomodationists.
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Postby anthonyvh » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:28 pm

Finally read through all of hump's posts...so much lol.

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A|N tards...and I narrowed it down from a longer list:

-Don - Official Site Wordsmith and Obscurantist

-felch grogan - Lurking Curmudgeon who has nothing to say(TM)...the oscar the grouch icon is sooo appropriate

-Kristy Vensson - Graciously condescending Mother-Hen who should never get mod privileges

That said, I am pleased to see that even after copious camel bile was projectile vomited at various tards, Brother Richard (site admin I believe) could still make a well-reasoned and non-attack post on your anti-Atheist Church thread. I really like that guy.

In all, A|N has members that put out some good podcasts and the community seems pretty broad. Plenty of knuckleheads, but also plenty of clear thinkers. And what fun would only one type be anyway? :-)
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Postby dromedaryhump1 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:56 pm

anthony...

Heheheh..there ya go. you found some of em. There are others. Mike Hein wants us to all go to church so theists would think better of us.

I had one asshole tell me that my post rapture pet rescue website was taking advantage of people, victimizing them... he felt it would be taking advantage of a Bigfoot believer if I bet them there was no big foot. Idiocy.

Yeah, brother richard...who was summoned by that douchebag woman to intervene on my post about the atheist church poll ... was pretty cool. Those self appointed defenders of the group just didnt like my first post being an objection and in their face. It was down hill after that. Fuck em.


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Postby anthonyvh » Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:11 pm

he felt it would be taking advantage of a Bigfoot believer if I bet them there was no big foot. Idiocy.


I'd like to ask that guy if he's ever had a good time at a casino, played the lottery, or purchased life insurance.
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Postby LoneMateria » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:44 pm

Lol theres always a few in the bunch. Some of these people don't seem as ... clear minded as the few regulars around here :-D. I'm actually having an okay time arguing with these people (1 in particular). They've yet to name call me for my views. And I've been dropping all sorts of names (I want to piss off the ones who don't like "name dropping") However its not as bad as I thought ... at least not yet.
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Postby dromedaryhump1 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:34 pm

Lone,
well... the three clowns who jumped ugly on me seem to have faded into the background after their initial attempts to get me to leave.
felch, kristy, and Nate.

Stck around, you'll see some really vapid thinking on that site.

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Postby LoneMateria » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:08 am

dromedaryhump1 wrote:Stck around, you'll see some really vapid thinking on that site.

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You would say something like that. And when you do some crazy fuck reveals who she is.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/forum/topics/your-own-sacred-texts

This mel person is driving me nuts. I thought things were going fine that I was making some progress but it turns out she is absolutely fucking crazy.
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Postby donnyton » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:34 am

Drom, that's what most atheists are. They don't actually care about truth as much as skeptics; they're just people who don't believe in God but still want to fit in to their daily lives.
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Postby dromedaryhump1 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:56 pm

Donny,
yes I suppose so.

I can accept apathetic atheists, non-activists. But I'll be damned if I'll extend respect and civility to a black who opposed Martin Luther King's activism; who would call 1930' Jewish accomodation of the Nazi party just good politics; or who would call me an asshole for my activism against religious intrusion into a Free and progressive America.

It seems about 1/3rd of the membership there are those appeasers .
It disgusts me.
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