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Atheists on belief threads. Why?

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DioneTheDiabolist Thu 21-Mar-13 22:55:59

While there are sometimes interesting threads where atheists and believers discuss and debate religion, it seems to me that increasingly atheists only come onto threads here to poopoo or disrespect the beliefs of others.

Am I right about this and if not then what is the reasoning behind the posts where atheists call the beliefs of others rubbish etc?

Cooroo Tue 26-Mar-13 14:27:35

I'm an atheist but irresistibly drawn to religious discussions/debates. I know many people who have no faith and are just not interested. I find religious belief fascinating, so I like to read what people are saying. I think they are misguided, but it's all interesting.

technodad Tue 26-Mar-13 22:41:06

sieglinde Wed 27-Mar-13 08:07:21

Cote, sorry, but the Templar trials were waaay later than the so-called Dark Ages. Are you now saying the whole of the Middle Ages are the dark ages?

crescentmoon Wed 27-Mar-13 08:14:23

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crescentmoon Wed 27-Mar-13 08:24:03

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infamouspoo Wed 27-Mar-13 08:37:15

'If you don't see much historical evidence of creativity, scientific exploration, and myriad forms of art during the Dark Ages, that is simply because there wasn't much of it happening.'

Oh there was. In the rest of the world. The Persian empire, North Africa, India, China. You know, outside Europe. Which they considered a bit of a smelly backwater at that time wink

seeker Wed 27-Mar-13 09:03:12

That must be wrong, infamous- they aren't Christian countries, are they..........?grin

infamouspoo Wed 27-Mar-13 09:06:18

d'oh. Silly me. Forgot they didnt have inventions, culture or anything really until Christians showed up and civillised them all wink

sieglinde Wed 27-Mar-13 13:46:14

Sorry, infamous - when have the Dark Ages been moved to now? They seem to have moved around quite a bit.

Last time I looked, Byzantium was in Europe during them. Has that changed now?

PedroPonyLikesCrisps Wed 27-Mar-13 19:41:14

Bit of research suggests the dark ages are a bit ambiguous in definition. Originally applied to the period from the 6th to 13th centuries, but since the 20th century it tends to be applied to the 5th to 10th centuries. However, scholars tend to avoid the term due to its arbitrary nature!

sieglinde Thu 28-Mar-13 10:55:59

Yes, but earlier upthread the dark Ages had made their way into the fifteenth century...

Can I just say Byzantium again?

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