Posted: Mar 29, 2019 1:10 pm
by Cito di Pense
quas wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:If you don't know, quas, I don't either. The Soviets, who were nominally atheist, fought a bit about ideological purity. I guess it happened in Kampuchea, too, and places like that. This is the kind of evidence I cite that theistic motivations are not the only ones behind fighting for ideological purity. As for the evidence you cite, you claim supernatural motivations are present, and I claim those are just excuses, since the burden isn't on me to prove that they're anything more than excuses. Are Nazi Party members and sympathizers motivated by religious symbolism?

Supernatural motivations are so potent because they are not debatable. Someone declares that as truth, you just have to have accept. Commies like the Soviets, the Chinese, or the North Koreans even. And the Nazis too. What do they all have in common with religion? They have set up rigid structures of power hierarchy that's immune from criticism. What's the atheistic equivalent of that?

Exactly what you purport to be selling.

quas wrote:It needs to be let out, the world needs to know what I've witnessed.

A veritable secular saint-in-the-making, you are. Let me fetch your robe and crown.