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Robbie-Kay-is-mine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love this! The first thing that came into my mind was imagine by John Lennon and it was the line "No hell below us, above us only sky."
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Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Pol Pot? 

Let's look for "there is no oppressive government".
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KunstIstLeben Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Those three are the exceptions, not the rules.
Secular societies are generally better societies.
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squiggledog Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Einstein wasn't atheist.
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Matthewlopz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
... yeah he was, its a common mistake, he was a jew, in race, not belive.
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squiggledog Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
He called himself agnostic. He said he believed in a pantheistic entity but not a personal god.

Carl Sagen wasn't atheist either. Agnostic nonetheless, but not atheist.
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Matthewlopz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i dont think agnostic means what you think it means dude.
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squiggledog Featured By Owner Edited Nov 8, 2014
It is not synonymous with atheism. I know that.
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KunstIstLeben Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Yes it is. Atheists don't believe in gods. Agnostics feel we can't know whether or not their are gods... so they don't believe in gods.
Agnostics are just annoying Atheists.
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Matthewlopz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i meant theres both agnostic theists and agnostic atheists.
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Sheldon-clone Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
You included Karl Marx, but not Ayn Rand?
I despise that man and his irrational philosophy.
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Azritote Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
I agree.
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ashkinmor2 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
You said some non sense.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have a tract on the alleged dying words of atheists and irreligious. About 4 I know are forgeries, and many I can't identify, so whether they even existed I don't know.

I believe in an afterlife but not in any hell. Ogre preachers.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You should throw Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Pol Pot in there as well
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ToxicMutagen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
There are bad atheists and good atheists just as much as there are bad christians
And pretty much all bad christians but there might be a good one
I have no clue
I have yet to meet one
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And I have yet to meet a bad christian, but I know lots and lots of good ones. Imagine a world without the church: Billions and billions of charity money lost forever
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ToxicMutagen Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Imagine a world without religon:

We would have the twin towers
Millions of lives would not have been destroyed
Hundreds of wars would go down the drain

People donate through the church, not because of the church.  I'm an atheist and I donate.  It's sad how Christians only donate because a book tells them to, if that's what you're saying.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Some Christians do, some do not. Now imagine what would happen a decade or so after religion was wiped out

Dictators would come into power and establish personality cults

Lots more wars would happen in the name of political ideology to replace wars that happen because of religion

People have no concrete moral guidance, and no sense of faith or hope for humanity because they had lost their god, so they have nothing to turn to except the corrupt politicians causing the wars in the first place



Don't believe me? Just look to communism (which was founded by Karl Marx, one of the 'great' atheist minds you have up there), fascism, and imperialism throughout history. Tens of millions of deaths happened from communism alone and none of those genocides have had anything to do with religion.
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ChiefAsparagus Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sir,

Your view of humanity saddens me. Maybe as a young species we needed religion to comprehend the world. But as the modern world stands, we would lose nothing if religion dissipated. People have morality through empathy and benefit, we understand right from wrong through experience and education. Concrete moral "guidance" only leads to hatred, it only leads to bigotry. Any religion that has dominated a society has committed atrocities and yet, in secular society there has been none. Dogma is dangerous, the only faith I need is in knowledge and perseverance as a species. By the way, Hitler was a Catholic. And none of the atrocities caused by Communism come close to the death tolls brought on by religion, specifically Christianity and Islam, feel free to google the Islamic expansion and then the crusades, the inquisition and witch burning. Say what you will about humanity, but it has committed more sins in the name of "God" than in spite of him.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually have done some extent of research regarding death tolls and I can tell you that communism has been accounted for far more deaths in just a century than muslims and christians combined death tolls in half a millennium. Mao Zedong alone killed at least 50,000,000 people, and yet the most infamous genocide committed by Christians, the Spanish Inquisition, combined with the most infamous war involving Christians and Muslims, the Crusade-Sarasan conflict amounts to about 3 million. www.strangenotions.com/spanish… www.newworldencyclopedia.org/e… www.independent.co.uk/arts-ent…
I'm not gonna disagree with you that dogma is dangerous, but so is socialism, capitalism, nationalism, internationalism, and yes, atheism too. All the mentioned things though, can cause great good as well. Capitalism has been known to cause great harm to the environment, but it also builds our houses and makes our food. Socialism led to the dictatorships of the Soviet Union and Maoist China but it's also what created the first unions. Similarly, religion has been known to breed holy wars and bigotry against gays, women, and people who don't follow one's own religion, but then, since ancient times science and cooperation with the natural world has been and still is endorsed by many religions (especially the eastern religions, pagan religions, and islam), and many charities are driven by religion including the most effective one (the Roman Catholic Church). While it is true that places like Sweden and Norway are highly secularized and have seen much peace, it's also true that their military and their economy isn't impressive enough to receive any threat, so response to such threat wouldn't be necessary (in contrast to Israel, America, and South Korea, who either have very powerful economies and militaries, live right by countries that hate them, or both). The basic point I'm trying to get at though is that society usually looks to either religion or government for moral guidance in addition to survival-related morals. Because Sweden and Norway are both democracies, and because they have a past as a christian nation their drawing of morals from their government is weaker than say, Cambodia, who's Khmer Rouge killed about 3 million people largely because of the party's anti-religious sentiment. A country without religion is one thing, but a world without it may very likely result in a rise in dictatorships worldwide and to say otherwise is purely utopian.
BTW Hitler was a heavy critic of the Roman Catholic Church, and he likely executed christians and atheists alike so whatever his religious mentality was is irrelevant to what he did as a leader.
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ChiefAsparagus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Soviet Union, Khmer Rogue and Maoist China may have resented religion, but they certainly enjoyed dogma. They were not examples of atheist leadership; they were people who made themselves gods in their own religion. As for the Catholic church, it for the longest time was more than happy to kill anyone who did not follow it's customs, and still today it lives within the golden halls of the Vatican, whilst telling African nations that contraception is evil. The problem with religion is that it is out of touch with the modern world. They are no longer the sources of truth or leadership and so they don't know what to do with themselves. Islam has taken to violence in the hope of one day conquering the world whilst Christianity has somewhat pacified itself to fit in with secular humanism. These mythologies are relics of an age where conquest was virtuous and criticism was punishable by death.

Religion even today separates entire groups of people, pitting them against one another for the minds of mankind. Religion has always been a leading cause of war throughout all of human history and at it's core it is nothing more than a means of controlling people. The men who wrote the "holy" texts knew it wasn't real, they counted on everyone else being ignorant enough to believe them. But we do not live in a world of ignorance any more. We see religion for what it is, if you disagree with that fine. If you wanna be religious, fine. But when your religion begins trying to shape society to its sensibilities, that is when it becomes a threat to mankind. You and I have never lived in a Theocracy, but it was easily one of the most repressive and vicious forms of governance imaginable. Religion can only be tolerated as long as it is controlled by an impartial secular governance, I hope that one day individuals discover they don't need fantasy to give their life meaning.

How would a world without religion be filled with dictatorships? What do you think the church was back in the 14th century? Religions are dictatorships when not moderated. These mythologies have endowed countless tyrants to rule over ignorant masses since the beginning of human history and only now are we breaking free of it.

You know what I think a world in which religion disappeared tomorrow would be like? It would be the same chaotic world it is right now, the only difference would be that people would have to find their own meanings in life, they would have to learn about the world in order to gain fulfillment. The people would have to start thinking for themselves which can only ultimately lead to a more skeptical humanity, a humanity more likely to see lies for what they are and to rally for the observable real truths of the world. To  quote Charlie Chaplin, "A world where science and progress would lead to all men's happiness." A world without bigotry or hatred based on fantasy. A world without fundamentalism in fantasy and a world in which conflicts would not hinge on the presumed existence of a fairy tale.

It's not Utopia, but it's better than a world ruled by men who believe in mystical nonsense to govern the lives of rational reasonable people.
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ToxicMutagen Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Politics have nothing to do with this.
Dictators would not come into rule.  Intelligence is valued more in our society rather than rabid creationists.

Just because we don't worship some guy in the sky
Doesn't mean that we are "loosing faith in humanity".
I just want people to be good because they can, not because they were told.

Marxism was founded by Karl Marx.  Communism was a sort of innovation.  Marx was on the right track, but he didn't account for human corruption.  

-Twin towers killings
-Cambodian genocide
-Holocaust (Hitler was NOT an atheist, he was actually trying to kill them too)

Ext, ext.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Marxism was founded by Karl Marx.  Communism was a sort of innovation.  Marx was on the right track, but he didn't account for human corruption."

Which is something religion does take into account. Interesting how communism, which doesn't address, has harbored three genocides with a combined death count of around 100 million, collected in just a few decades, and religions, which have also killed millions of people, but taking much longer, thousands of years.

Now, given those statistics, let's now imagine a world with communism as the replacement of religion:

Three hundred years pass, humanity goes extinct.

And Pol Pot was an atheist

Hitler was just a monster. I don't know what he was beside that. He killed anyone and everyone that stood in the way of his sick, aryan philosophy, and that included atheists, christians (probably), jews, gypsies, negros, communists, and probably even anyone within his own regime who had enough humanity within them to do some criticisms.

Church burnings and numerous killings by anti-religious, atheistic black metal musicians all through the 1900s and early 2000s
Che Guevara executions in La Cabana
Holdomor in the Ukraine
North Korea starvations and executions

etc., etc., etc.

And yes, politics does have to do with this, because you're making the point that there would be less war without religion when in fact they're wouldn't be because humanity just wars and wars and wars and looks for any excuse it can to continue wars. Getting rid of religion just means humans will find new excuses, and the evidence for that is that the collective deathcount for politics overall seems in fact to be much larger than the collective deathcount for religions.


"I just want people to be good because they can, not because they were told."
I agree. I think it's unfortunate some (perhaps even many) among the religious community seem to do good just because they want to go to heaven or don't want to burn in hell. You should do good because it's the right thing to do. Many religious however, I think do do good because it's the right thing to do. You think the saints got recognized because they were only interested in going to heaven? You think such selfless individuals would at all think about what they would get after they've devoted their lives to helping the poor and sick, something the liberal left seems to want to do all the time?

And when I said "no faith for humanity" I meant they have had nothing to turn toward and no sense of purpose in life, when in fact, millions are starving and hundreds executed by the atheist regimes I already told you about.
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ToxicMutagen Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student General Artist
There are some atheist killers.  Obviously.  But there are more religious killers.

Here's the basics:

www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-i…
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shadewalker-94 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
A little illumination and things i want to say with no hard feelings.
1st Albert Einstein did not believe in the biblical God, not that God didn't exist at all. He was firmly convinced He did.
2nd I don't know all the other guys.
3rd There's a bigger list of geniouses who were actually christians, or at least believed in God (huge difference!), like for example the fathers of science like Isaac Newton, Kepler, Pasteur and others...
4th In a purely materialistic universe which is the only escape for atheism there can exist no such a notion as order, meaning, beauty, justice, good or evil. It's a fact they do and are not just a construct of the human brain.
5th I became a christian, was a fiery christian for 1 year, an extreme doubter the second, and now I firmly believe. I hardly slept for a whole year, even had health issues because of it, all to the goal of reading, watching, thinking, examining what science said, what today's scientists actually do not say, except if asked and it all lead to the point of realization that the idea "God doesn't exist or if such a thing does exist it isn't the God of the Bible" is against -first of all- logic and then - evidence. And thank God atheists are wrong, because God is GREAT!
VERY IMPORTANT: After I realized intellectually that God existed, with my heart I could not accept it, so without realizing I just don't want to obey God, I just thought I need more evidence. And no - I just didn't want to obey God. But when I got to know Him I understood that anything that lead to me disliking God or what the Bible says is just NOT TRUE! :) HE IS GREAT!

Love all of you atheists! I understand you, although everyone's disbelief is unique and I want to ask you to just be honest in your thinking.
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ashkinmor2 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Even if some were theist, it won't change anything. Humans don't need God, Gpd needs humans, he's nothing withou us.
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shadewalker-94 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
And what are we without Him? Check the differences between a society which reveres the Bible and one that does not. You will find that a nation's wellbeing is interestingly paralel to it's attitute  towards the Bible. It's a quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
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ficklepickle7 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So true!!!! :D
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superstrudel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
You forgot Mao Zedong and Pol Pot : two well-known gentleman, 100% atheist.

See?

All my life, I dream about a clever world. Who don't need an awesome face, a father-like beard, a boss authority or a "Genius" lookalike, to agreed an idea.

You wanted to do something good with this picture, I know. But It's just advertisement, to show how many good/clever/nice people are atheists.

I think science deserve better than that.
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Psychokiller21 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Some truly great men
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0o0i0o0 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Nice collage. I hate how some people argue that atheism is wrong just because murderers like Hitler or Stalin were atheists. I suppose the same people think that breathing is wrong just because Hitler and Stalin did that too XD
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Waracki99 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
actually both of them we're jews.
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Waracki99 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Where is nikola tesla?
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fastleppard Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Communist fuckers results into the destroying machines and enemy of God ! The reapers of the human soul .

The real way - We believe that the phenomena of nature
Are the expression of infinitive intelligence
We express our belief that all forms of life
Are manifestations of spirit
And thus, all men are children of God

HELLOWEEN - SAVE US
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Waracki99 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Are you drunk che?
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fastleppard Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
No , you are ?
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Waracki99 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
No, sir.
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silverxblaze13 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Can someone translate this shit?
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fastleppard Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
You are an hypocrite or what ?
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silverxblaze13 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Huh?
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fastleppard Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
I saw you babe , you are not a man woman your a women - I apologize !
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silverxblaze13 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
What?

I am very confused now XD
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Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler. Go atheism!
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0o0i0o0 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Its good to see that you support atheism just because Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler did. 
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Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude, I'm not an atheist. 
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0o0i0o0 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I know, I was being sarcastic.
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