Why does New Atheism borrow so much of its philosophy from communism?
Lol, the New Atheist Intellectual Squad seems offended.
Anon- I question things.
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
The Soviet Union wanted atheism for political reasons, and saw religion as a HUGE threat, that they had to get rid of. Because..? It was, quite possibly, their fiercest competitor! They didn't want people worshipping some god! They wanted people to worship the regime, and their leaders! And give BLIND, unquestioning obedience to the state! Whereas when you put a god above the state? And you're loyal to a god, or a religion, above all else? That means the state comes in SECOND! And you could easily start to question, and rebel against, what the regime is telling you! Which.. they did not want that, obviously. So religious people had to be shut up.
Most current atheists..? Are not about that! Of course you'll still find some communist atheists, every here and there. Plus many people may agree that communism looks good on paper, but just does not work out in real life! ("Power corrupts.") But.. the vast majority of atheists now..? Just simply aren't convinced of the god claim! And don't see a good reason to believe! So.. they don't. Plus many of them are liberals and freethinkers, too! As in: free speech liberals! Not adherents of ridiculous, regressive, authoritarian SJWism, that's sadly SO hugely taken over and infiltrated the left, these days. But.. actual proponents of free thought, free speech, and the free and respectful exchange of ideas! Speaking as a European person, who knows many atheists like that. And..? Who thinks you're basically just looking for a way to badmouth and attack them. Being the kind of conservative Christian who probably sees just about everything as: "OMG, socialism!!" <Sigh.>
- Anonymous2 months ago
Atheism has no philosophy, and neither does so-called ""New Atheism"". No economic theory, either.
- DavidLv 72 months ago
No single thing has done more to corrupt and retard the advancement of science than the atheist/humanist hijacking science in an attempt to disprove God or as a compromise position to assert the absence of a need for God. Is it also a wonder they would also corrupt history or anything else that goes against their world view?
Atheism is not predicated on any positive claims, it is predicated on the assertion of 'no evidence' which is non-probative (i.e. no evidence does not prove either a negative or a positive, it is a de facto argument from ignorance). Of course the assertion of no evidence is predicated not on an absence of evidence but faith in the unproven philosophy of materialism. With the claim of no evidence based on unproven assumption atheism is rendered into a world view based on doubt, uncertainty and intellectual dishonesty. Does not sound to me to be a very compelling offer.
It is clear they all rest on the same philosophical base - Materialism... Communism and Socialism are open about it, Atheists try to deny it to avoid the burden, but it is clear from the language they use their world view is tied to it.
- Chances68Lv 72 months ago
LOL...you have it backwards, as usual, little child.
Communism, being invented in Europe in a time of massive exploitation of the working classes by capitalists and feudal lords, was necessarily anti-religion. That's simply because the churches were in bed with the rich, and the message of the churches was universally to obey and endure, not to rise up and fight for equality.
Communism adopted atheism, child. Not the other way around.
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- JakeLv 42 months ago
Atheistic Russian communism is spreading like wildfire around the world and this is because the pope, together with every Catholic bishop of the world on one special day, has not yet consecrated Russia to the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary. When this consecration is properly performed, Russia will be converted to Catholicism and the spread of its errors will reverse and communism will diminish as will socialism, atheism, divorce, abortion, fornication, etc.
- oldprofLv 72 months ago
Well that's an easy one. ML atheism specifies that religion is the "opium" of the masses. And we atheists see that religions tend to weigh people down with undeserved guilt and shame. Which is in line with that ML doctrine.
We atheists align with humanism. And that's a belief that humans, mankind, are essentially and intrinsically good. We don't need some sort of magician or magic to have a proper moral compass and get along with our fellow humans.NOTE: We do not align with the economics of the ML doctrine; we align only with the anti-religious part.
- antoniusLv 72 months ago
hunter, what is bothering you? You see, I learned years ago that the bible believers have no answers for the nonsense that can be found in that book ie; those so-called prophecies of Jesus, none are true and all of them were copied out of the OT, and none are about, nor could possibly be about Jesus. You are following behind some of your members who would not know the difference between a bible and a dictionary. I have never heard of a new atheist and, such a claim is brought on because you believers think atheists must have all the same false claims as does Christianity and the bible. No, we are totally different, and atheists deal in truth and reality.
- Anonymous2 months ago
True communism is, everyone is equal and united.
Usually, people associate communism with fascism because there's never been a true communist government. They've all been right wing
- El Nerdo LocoLv 72 months ago
"New atheism" is more about the freethought tradition rather than what you're trying to pile on us.Source(s): I'm not aware of any prominent, "New atheists" promoting that stuff.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Awwww, widdle snookums, I see you STILL have no evidence for your gods and must resort to pathetic attempts at discrediting those who disagree with you.
Look, kid, whenever you find any positive and repeatable evidence for your gods, by all means present it here. I will be more than happy to consider it.
But you don't do that. All you can do is make up lies and obsess over how to "get those new atheists". If you spent a tenth as much time sharing the gospel and serving others as you do hating, you might actually become a decent human being one day.
Until then, STFU!