Are atheists as less-evolved species than the spiritual humans?

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    From an evolutionary standpoint compatible with major religions:

    One sees in nature an evolutionary hierarchy of species - those at the lower ends of the hierarchy, such as insects, are the most materialistic - having little mental or spiritual awareness at all other than physical impulses or sensations

    While more-evolved species, such as mammals display higher cognitive or mental abilities - those at the highest ends, such as humans - display higher mental and spiritual concepts such as sciences, arts, music, meditation, and dance.

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    If a human embraces materialistic atheism or secularism, he therefore is taking the direction of devolution rather than evolution - as his mind is devolving back in the direction of "beast", embracing base, materialistic pleasures such as sex, porn, and fast food, rather than higher, "spiritual" pleasures such as music and art.

    It could be argued then, that those of spiritual enlightenment, are at a higher level of evolution than crasser, materialistic-minded atheists are, and therefore deserving of more humaneness or rights, rather than the false notion that atheists are somehow their "equal".
     
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    I believe you might be the antichrist or the devil incarnate.
     
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    I couldn’t agree more. The Allfather is not to be ignored.
     
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    You did not address the argument.

    My argument is that evolutionary science shows that materialism is a lower state of evolution in species.

    Using the traditional concept of "body, mind, spirit" - body, or purely instinctive impulses are at the bottom, and are the only known impulse of lower species like mosquitos and insects, who lack cognitive functions.

    While mind-spirit are at the top, and seen more proiminently in higher species, such as mammals, dolphins, humans, and so on.

    This demonstrates that "atheism" in humans, is likely akin to a mental disease or byproduct of disease - as it is a rejection of higher faculties, and a devolution back into materialism and lower faculties shared by less evolved animals and creatures.
     
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    Yes, I am a beast.
     
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    Only if you worship the wrong religion
     
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    The troll thread fails as both a loaded question and straw man fallacy.

    Well done.
     
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    My argument is if one is a committed atheist, they have no reason to oppose rape or anything which any other animal does - an atheist may not choose to rape or murder himself, but he can't morally oppose it on any consistent grounds.

    The famous atheist Marquis de Sade, who was a known rapist and murder himself, admitted this in his infamous writings, and by raping and murdering, he was merely practicing atheism more consistently than most so called "atheists" actually do.

    So one cannot consistently be an atheist and embrace humanistic values such as "rights" - if they identify as atheist they demote themselves to status of "animal".
     
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    If you need the threat of magical punishment to resist the urge to go around raping people, then you’re probably a less evolved creature.
     
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    The life of an atheist doesn't seem to make any sense: according to his own point of view everything is over for him after he dies.

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