Can an atheist govern himself without God?

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If an atheist believes himself to be "no different" than any other animal, then there is no reason why he should not act accordingly, whether this means raping, murdering, molesting children or engaging in other beastly behavior.

(Our Common Law seems to be based on this notion, those who fancy themselves beasts and act accordingly, are put into prison, much like animals in a zoo cage - by not acting in ways becoming of a moral or self-disciplined human, they effectively lose their rights and are demoted to the status of a kept animal).

So in this sense, by renouncing his humanity - an atheist may as well just consent to be governed by the religious and the moral, believing himself not worthy of any notion of "human rights" to begin with.
 
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So you'd be raping 5 year olds if you weren't afraid of going to hell?
Atheists are humanists, they don't renounce humanity, they embrace it, it's god people who fly airplanes into buildings and behead journalists, strap bombs to themselves and blow themselves up in crowds.
 
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So you'd be raping 5 year olds if you weren't afraid of going to hell?
Atheists are humanists, they don't renounce humanity, they embrace it, it's god people who fly airplanes into buildings and behead journalists, strap bombs to themselves and blow themselves up in crowds.
Oh dear, an Islamaphobe.
 
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I’m an atheist I’ve raped and killed every person I’ve ever wanted to.

My count stands at 0.

Imagine thinking so little of yourself that the only reason you don’t rape and kill is because it’d be bad for you.
 
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Atheists are humanists,
Not all atheists, such as in the Marquis de Sade thread.

So your saying that atheism isn't merely a "lack of belief in god", but it is a "positive belief" in something, such as Humanism? Hmm...
 
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I’m an atheist I’ve raped and killed every person I’ve ever wanted to.

My count stands at 0.

Imagine thinking so little of yourself that the only reason you don’t rape and kill is because it’d be bad for you.
Well it's a good thing your an atheist then, otherwise you would have to hide burying people in your backyard.
 
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Not all atheists, such as in the Marquis de Sade thread.

So your saying that atheism isn't merely a "lack of belief in god", but it is a "positive belief" in something, such as Humanism? Hmm...
And the pope generals that lead their armies into battle? Do those count?
 
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