Does this offend you too? (i.imgur.com)

atheism

9726 ups - 8812 downs = 914 votes

667 comments submitted at 09:30:40 on Apr 10, 2013 by Adam_James2000

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  • unicornbomb
  • 3 Points
  • 13:29:55, 10 April

yea.. this has nothing to do with people being anti-atheism.

This quote isn't even by Josh Groban, and it gets reposted what feels like 20 times a day. People are sick of it, and sick of having to explain this every damn time this gets reposted.

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  • Mr_Ricky_Ricardo
  • -4 Points
  • 13:32:18, 10 April

None one has yet actually talked about why faces of atheism deserves to be despised. It's all comments like "it's smug". It seems like blind hate to me. As if a mob doesn't want atheism to be humanised, because they have been so successful with demonising it in the comments sections here.

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  • unicornbomb
  • 3 Points
  • 13:37:19, 10 April

How is attributing a quote to someone who never said it in any way humanizing atheism? Let me just repeat this for you since you don't seem to be grasping this: This gets posted over and over and attributed to Josh Groban, despite the fact that this isn't even a quote by him. He never said it. The quote is by classical violinist David Garrett.

This is lazy, meme level shit and it gets reposted over and over and every single time people are reminded that its a. inaccurate and b. a repost.

If you want to humanize atheism, there is a wealth of factual, documented quotes from recognizable public figures to choose from. Making shit up as we go along doesn't do a damn thing.

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  • Mr_Ricky_Ricardo
  • -3 Points
  • 13:40:29, 10 April

Faces of atheism isn't just this one image. And the person in the image has actually posted on Reddit before saying that he supports the message in it.

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  • unicornbomb
  • 2 Points
  • 13:43:48, 10 April

You still haven't explained to me how misattributing quotes to random public figures in the name of atheism is in any way good for atheism.

This meme is foolish, misleading, and inaccurate. We don't need to resort to making shit up. The end.

>And the person in the image has actually posted on Reddit before saying that he supports the message in it.

Josh Groban has never done an AMA/IAMA and has never expressed that he uses reddit at all. Try again.

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  • Mr_Ricky_Ricardo
  • -2 Points
  • 13:47:10, 10 April

The person in the image has actually posted on Reddit before saying that he supports the message in it. And I was talking about faces of atheism at large (this one image isn't "faces of atheism", it is just one submission).

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  • unicornbomb
  • 2 Points
  • 13:47:52, 10 April

Again, since you don't seem to be understanding --

>Josh Groban has never done an AMA/IAMA and has never expressed that he uses reddit at all. Try again.

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  • Mr_Ricky_Ricardo
  • -1 Points
  • 13:49:43, 10 April

No, I have read a post where he said it was a friend of his who uploaded it and that he approved of the message. I don't know how to find it, but it was upvoted quite heavily and I believe it was confirmed.

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  • unicornbomb
  • 1 Points
  • 13:51:51, 10 April

Feel free to link to it, otherwise you're just talking out of your ass. Josh Groban isn't on reddit, at least not publicly. Never has been. Do you even know who Josh Groban is?

It is widely known that this is completely misattributed and numerous atheist blogs have apologized for perpetuating the rumor. Not sure why you're so hellbent on believing otherwise.

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  • Mr_Ricky_Ricardo
  • 0 Points
  • 13:56:19, 10 April

As I said, it was one of Josh's friends who uploaded it, so Josh not being on Reddit has no bearing on my claim. I cannot find this post, just as you cannot find a certain post you remember from a long time ago.

> It is widely known that this is completely misattributed and numerous atheist blogs have apologized for perpetuating the rumor otherwise.

I'd appreciate it if you actually read my post if you want to pretend like you have addressed them. I said his friend uploaded it. You clearly do not care one damn about the truth for the matter, as I have already said that Josh didn't upload it, but a friend of his.

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  • newaccount
  • 2 Points
  • 13:41:28, 10 April

More spamming of the same thing! Listen:

  1. It is reposted weekly for well over a year now. That has been talked about many, many times in this thread, including the very comment you are replying to.

  2. The image shows no modesty at all. That has also been talked about many, many times in this thread.

  3. The image, in showing no modesty, is smug. That has also been talked about many, many times in this thread.

That's 3 reasons why atheists are sick of this. Can you please shut up about 'blind hate'? You sound like Wendy Wright. 'Where is the evidence?' It's right is front of your face, bitch, just open you eyes.

The funny thing is that it is atheists telling you this!! Not some 'mob' intent on dehumanising atheists, but atheists themselves saying 'enough of this smug shit on /r/atheism'. So, please, shut the fuck up.

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  • Mr_Ricky_Ricardo
  • -3 Points
  • 13:46:10, 10 April

If that's good enough reason for you to be against all of the faces of atheism contributors, then well, that's exactly what I'm talking about. You've got no problem with wanting to shut something down just because you think it is smug, without actually even wanting to take a deeper view of any of it.

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  • newaccount
  • 3 Points
  • 13:51:28, 10 April

Yes, I have no problem with not wanting to ever see again an image that has been reposted every week for a year.

Which part of that do you not understand? Which part of that is blind hate by a mob trying to dehumanize atheists?

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  • Mr_Ricky_Ricardo
  • -2 Points
  • 13:53:08, 10 April

Perhaps my idea is too abstract for you to even entertain what I am getting at?

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  • newaccount
  • 5 Points
  • 13:56:15, 10 April

Perhaps what you are implying is completely wrong....

Considering the amount of comments saying 'repost', maybe you need to consider what people are actually saying. It's not terribly dificult to work out.

'Why do you hate this?'

'It's a repost'.

Conclusion: Internet hate mob dehumanizing atheists.

facepalm

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  • Mr_Ricky_Ricardo
  • -2 Points
  • 13:59:03, 10 April

You seriously have not noticed that kind of blanket hate that faces of atheism receives in the comments sections? Or do you seriously think the hate is just because they are reposts? Seems like a pretty dim view. I'm not saying I'm right, simply that you're wrong.

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  • newaccount
  • 3 Points
  • 14:00:56, 10 April

You seriously are avoiding the reason people are giving for they hate faces of atheism. Here:

IT'S A FUCKING REPOST

Does that make it any clearer? People are saying this - listen to them.

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  • unicornbomb
  • 1 Points
  • 14:04:39, 10 April

Not to mention the quote is misattributed - its by classical violinist David Garrett, not Josh Groban. It is doubly obnoxious to see this not only posted every damn day, but attributed to the entirely wrong person.

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  • Mr_Ricky_Ricardo
  • -2 Points
  • 14:04:32, 10 April

Like I said, my hypothesis is perhaps a little too deep for you to comprehend, regardless of its merits.