Communists allow religion in society they are not neccesarily atheist.
@ Moronium, what is your definition of god, that people seem to be getting on your case about? There appear to be lots of different non related versions of what gods are. The Pope thinks he speaks for god, do you believe that? Would you obey the Pope if he told you to do something?
Although communist regimes "allow" religion (kinda) you can't join the party unless you are an atheist. You must first renounce all religion before you can even participate, let alone hold office. How's that for the 'discrimination" which you object to?
I've already said that I don't not belong to any revealed religion, although, as usual, Monty ignores that.
Definition of God? I don't have one. I don't pretend to know what God is. That said, I find it impossible to believe that there is not some kind of "intelligence" immanent in the universe. You'll never get intelligence from an inanimate rock. It has to be there before hand, as we kinda discussed in the "emergent space" thread.
If you want to call intelligence "God," then I guess that would be my definition. I don't, however, pretend to "know" that there is a God in that form or any other, or even what is means to talk about "intelligence" in that context Maybe "information" is a better word.
Edited by Moronium, 19 March 2019 - 05:39 AM.