You Asked "Why are Atheists so Obsessed About God"? A reply

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Carla

Jonesborough, TN

#1 Sep 7, 2012
Your post is too long to accept replies other than short ones. I've wondered the same question. How can one protest something if it "Isn't"? In the same frame, we could protest there is no such thing as AIR; we can't see it, so how can we believe in it or protest against something unseen. Bah Humbug! As with Shakespears's line in a play: "Methinks the lady protests too much"! Atheists seem to also! Another line of Shakesphere's "Much ado about nothing"! "Heatherns" like to stir the pot. Your post and this one were too long to be allowed; thus only the start of yours. You have made many good points. And yes, atheists do seem very OBSESSED with a God that doesn't exist. Hmm, when I think on it, there are many obsessed in the world; or should I say posessed?
Sure seems to be in this day and time.

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#2 Sep 7, 2012
Carla wrote:
Your post is too long to accept replies other than short ones. I've wondered the same question. How can one protest something if it "Isn't"? In the same frame, we could protest there is no such thing as AIR; we can't see it, so how can we believe in it or protest against something unseen. Bah Humbug! As with Shakespears's line in a play: "Methinks the lady protests too much"! Atheists seem to also! Another line of Shakesphere's "Much ado about nothing"! "Heatherns" like to stir the pot. Your post and this one were too long to be allowed; thus only the start of yours. You have made many good points. And yes, atheists do seem very OBSESSED with a God that doesn't exist. Hmm, when I think on it, there are many obsessed in the world; or should I say posessed?
Sure seems to be in this day and time.
Did you really just compare air to god? Also, don't base atheists on a couple of people. Surely you're not that shallow. I know zero atheists that are "obsessed" with that fictional person. It's more like, we are just trying to understand your lack of ability to accept reality! Kind of like... Hmm... Lab rats. We study you christians. Maybe if we can figure christians out, we can cure mass delusion!!
Why

Johnson City, TN

#3 Sep 7, 2012
Sanity101 wrote:
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Did you really just compare air to god? Also, don't base atheists on a couple of people. Surely you're not that shallow. I know zero atheists that are "obsessed" with that fictional person. It's more like, we are just trying to understand your lack of ability to accept reality! Kind of like... Hmm... Lab rats. We study you christians. Maybe if we can figure christians out, we can cure mass delusion!!
Why does it matter to you if Christians are delusionsl? If you are right and there is no God and we are here just by one big cosmic twist of fate, what does it matter? When we die, nothing happens, we have no soul, we just rot away. So why does what we believe or don't believe matter..it won't matter in the end anyway. If you were happy in your life, it doesn't matter. If you were unhappy in your life, it doesn't matter. If you are right, there really is no purpose to life in the end anyway. We can work to make this a pleasant and comfortable world, but the next mass extinction event is coming, so it will be for nothing. And I hear some say, this life is all you have, enjoy it while you can..what does it matter if you enjoy it or not. You won't know whether you enjoyed life or not after you're dead...so basically, really, nothing really matters. And you atheists want to deprive the rest of us of even believing something that gives us comfort..just because.... Have I missed anything here??
Chuck Conners

Dallas, TX

#4 Sep 7, 2012
as a non-believer I'm not obsessed with anything religious. I work hard to be a good employee, neighbor and member of my family. I don't think about "God" anymore than I think about Santa, The Easter Bunny or the tooth fairy.

Since: May 12

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#5 Sep 7, 2012
Why wrote:
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Why does it matter to you if Christians are delusionsl? If you are right and there is no God and we are here just by one big cosmic twist of fate, what does it matter? When are we die, nothing happens, we have no soul, we just rot away. So why does what we believe or don't believe matter..it won't matter in the end anyway. If you were happy in your life, it doesn't matter. If you were unhappy in your life, it doesn't matter. If you are right, there really is no purpose to life in the end anyway. We can work to make this a pleasant and comfortable world, but the next mass extinction event is coming, so it will be for nothing. And I hear some say, this life is all you have, enjoy it while you can..what does it matter if you enjoy it or not. You won't know whether you enjoyed life or not after you're dead...so basically, really, nothing really matters. And you atheists want to deprive the rest of us of even believing something that gives us comfort..just because.... Have I missed anything here??
Your correct on the fact that after you're dead you're just dead. But why wouldn't I try to enjoy life? I mean this is ridiculous. But you do admit, "believing" is something that comforts you! That's it. It's a crutch! I do not want to deprive you of something that comforts you "just because." If we removed religion from the world successfully, the world would become smarter and more advanced. Therefore, the very short life we live would be more enjoyable. Because after all, once you die, that's it.
Why

Johnson City, TN

#6 Sep 8, 2012
Sanity101 wrote:
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Your correct on the fact that after you're dead you're just dead. But why wouldn't I try to enjoy life? I mean this is ridiculous. But you do admit, "believing" is something that comforts you! That's it. It's a crutch! I do not want to deprive you of something that comforts you "just because." If we removed religion from the world successfully, the world would become smarter and more advanced. Therefore, the very short life we live would be more enjoyable. Because after all, once you die, that's it.
How do you know that removing religion would have the end result of making the world smarter and more advanced? You are making a pretty big leap saying that.

The atheistic governments that have taken over various countries did not have that impact in past history not even once. The end result was mass murders of people even suspected of being a threat to those governments and crumbling societies.

The most beautiful and interesting architecture and art throughout the world have ALL been inspired by religion.

Religion in its extreme can be devastating to the world, but so can atheism. the atheistic governments in Russia and China and other countries have killed and tortured MANY more people than religious governments all put together. So obviously the concept of "God" or a "higher power" isn't the problem in itself..It's something else.
What is that something else?? I know, but I want to see if anybody else knows. Think about it.
Carla

Jonesborough, TN

#7 Sep 8, 2012
Sanity101 wrote:
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Did you really just compare air to god? Also, don't base atheists on a couple of people. Surely you're not that shallow. I know zero atheists that are "obsessed" with that fictional person. It's more like, we are just trying to understand your lack of ability to accept reality! Kind of like... Hmm... Lab rats. We study you christians. Maybe if we can figure christians out, we can cure mass delusion!!
"I know zero atheists that are "obsessed" with that fictional person" ... So? I guess we don't the same people then, do we?
"Did you really just compare air to god?". No. You are truly dense!
Yep

Cosby, TN

#8 Sep 8, 2012
I have yet to meet an atheist that WASN'T obsessed with God. And although they would argue it, their bitter hatred and disdain for this "fictional" person actually falls in line with and confirms scripture. If you look at the life of Jesus, no one could point out a single unkindness, a single act of malice, or even a harsh word toward anyone but the hypocrites. Yet, the very mention of His name stirs hatred and contempt. Even after being horribly tortured and crucified, His last words were of forgiveness for those that had committed the act.

Atheists compare Him to Santa and the Easter bunny, although I have yet to see such bitter hatred for either of those "fictional" characters.

The fact is simple, our very life force is created from the spirit of God. Even in unbelief, we are eternally connected to Him. Yet, our flesh is tainted with the nature of sin. Naturally, we want to do what personally satisfies us...our flesh. However, our conscience, the spirit of God is entertwined in His perfect goodness. So, the battle rages. If we accept Him, everything is made clear. If we deny Him, then it "hurts" us to sin. We deny it, but we know it. When the name of God and especially His son, our savior, is mentioned, the bitterness of our own sin is forced upon us. Naturally, we feel the need to disprove Him in order to escape the consequences of our choice, and to somehow quell the anger of our own shame. The Bible told us that His name would stir anger and hatred in unbelievers, without cause. It also tells us that if we confess our belief, we will suffer the same persecution. Ironically, angry atheists....are proof of God and confirmation of His word.

Since: Aug 12

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#9 Sep 8, 2012
Why wrote:
<quoted text>...Religion in its extreme can be devastating to the world, but so can atheism. the atheistic governments in Russia and China and other countries have killed and tortured MANY more people than religious governments all put together. So obviously the concept of "God" or a "higher power" isn't the problem in itself..It's something else.
What is that something else?? I know, but I want to see if anybody else knows. Think about it.
The answer is real simple: We live in a world where the "creature" is worshiped more than the Creator. Scripture is very plain on what happens when we get to this point..."we are turned over to a reprobate mind". Basically, GOD takes HIMSELF out of the affairs of man and mankind gets all that they ask for...with this caveat...sometimes what you want may not be what you really need...but GOD allows it to happen anyway. Why? when you are out of fellowship with GOD, you cannot expect HIM to watch over you. A personal relationship in Christ just doesn't work that way.
If that happens to be "delusional" to the rest of the secular world then I am proud to claim my delusions for Christ because I can never place my faith in any of today's "real men".
Heather Hicks

Elizabethton, TN

#10 Sep 8, 2012
So does God have a manic wand that he waves "when it's someone's time to go?" I guess every bodies going to hell except for a few southern baptists. What about the Catholics? What about the Buddists? Who made these rules, man or God? Man did, just like man wrote the bible for man. So when Jesus comes back, is he just gonna appear out of the sky? Maybe he will be on one of those space shuttles, the taxi from heaven. Maybe he will bring an alien with him or maybe Bigfoot. Funny.
booger

Newland, NC

#11 Sep 8, 2012
Heather Hicks wrote:
So does God have a manic wand that he waves "when it's someone's time to go?" I guess every bodies going to hell except for a few southern baptists. What about the Catholics? What about the Buddists? Who made these rules, man or God? Man did, just like man wrote the bible for man. So when Jesus comes back, is he just gonna appear out of the sky? Maybe he will be on one of those space shuttles, the taxi from heaven. Maybe he will bring an alien with him or maybe Bigfoot. Funny.
when he comes you wont think its to funny hell is a bad place you need to pray for him to forgive you for your sins and thoughts i need to pray myself for judgeing you sinner.
Anonymous

United States

#12 Sep 8, 2012
Didnt bother reading all the comments. Just wanna say the Bible tells what will be as it is written and has never, nor will it ever be proven to be a lie. Even the scientist cant prove it wrong and has even stated it to be the only book to be correct on predicting the future..I do pray for everyone of you who doesnt believe in God. I hope you find him before its to late.
Hubert Brown

Jonesborough, TN

#13 Sep 10, 2012
Sanity101 wrote:
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Did you really just compare air to god? Also, don't base atheists on a couple of people. Surely you're not that shallow. I know zero atheists that are "obsessed" with that fictional person. It's more like, we are just trying to understand your lack of ability to accept reality! Kind of like... Hmm... Lab rats. We study you christians. Maybe if we can figure christians out, we can cure mass delusion!!
"Did you really just compare air to god?"
Did she? It doesn't read in this way to me but you may be more SANE than I or she since you took the course Sanity 101. Remember though, first courses of learning anything IS ONLY an introduction to a subject. When you finish Sanity 401 you may understand it better.

Since: Aug 12

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#14 Sep 10, 2012
Heather Hicks wrote:
So does God have a manic wand that he waves "when it's someone's time to go?" I guess every bodies going to hell except for a few southern baptists. What about the Catholics? What about the Buddists? Who made these rules, man or God? Man did, just like man wrote the bible for man. So when Jesus comes back, is he just gonna appear out of the sky? Maybe he will be on one of those space shuttles, the taxi from heaven. Maybe he will bring an alien with him or maybe Bigfoot. Funny.
You seem to have a huge misunderstanding of Christianity. First of all, claiming to be a member of a particular denomination will NOT get you to heaven. The bible is very plain on what/who gets you to heaven...and that is Jesus Christ. If you have a PERSONAL relationship in Christ...meaning that HE is LORD of your life and SAVIOR of your soul...then when HE returns, you will go to be with HIM. If you pass away before HIS return...and you are truly HIS...then you will be present with HIM. There will be NO denominations in heaven, so being Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, etc. will not get you in.

In regards to heaven, in this life you have only one decision to make...and that would be a decision to follow Christ. Otherwise, you remain in the same condition as to which you were born...LOST.

As to the bible, Christians hold to the belief that GOD is the author and HE used divine inspiration with all those who have taken part in writing down the WORD. That in itself is not enough for some to believe, however; scripture does not contradict itself from one book to another...the WORD will rightly divide itself when you seek guidance and truth.

As to HOW Christ physically returns, scripture simply says that it will be "in a moment, in a twinkling of the eye". I think Christ said it best when HE ascended...HE said that HE would return in "like manner".
Carla

Jonesborough, TN

#15 Sep 10, 2012
ThinkinMan wrote:
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You seem to have a huge misunderstanding of Christianity. First of all, claiming to be a member of a particular denomination will NOT get you to heaven. The bible is very plain on what/who gets you to heaven...and that is Jesus Christ. If you have a PERSONAL relationship in Christ...meaning that HE is LORD of your life and SAVIOR of your soul...then when HE returns, you will go to be with HIM. If you pass away before HIS return...and you are truly HIS...then you will be present with HIM. There will be NO denominations in heaven, so being Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, etc. will not get you in.
In regards to heaven, in this life you have only one decision to make...and that would be a decision to follow Christ. Otherwise, you remain in the same condition as to which you were born...LOST.
As to the bible, Christians hold to the belief that GOD is the author and HE used divine inspiration with all those who have taken part in writing down the WORD. That in itself is not enough for some to believe, however; scripture does not contradict itself from one book to another...the WORD will rightly divide itself when you seek guidance and truth.
As to HOW Christ physically returns, scripture simply says that it will be "in a moment, in a twinkling of the eye". I think Christ said it best when HE ascended...HE said that HE would return in "like manner".
You know what, ThinkinMan? In my 74 years on this earth, I have yet to meet the first person who is actually Christlike. Most read the commandents and advice of the Bible, yet don't really put it into practice.
Carla

Jonesborough, TN

#16 Sep 10, 2012
booger wrote:
<quoted text>when he comes you wont think its to funny hell is a bad place you need to pray for him to forgive you for your sins and thoughts i need to pray myself for judgeing you sinner.
Yeah, booger, "Judge not lest you be judged"! Get down on dem knees, brother. Amen.

Since: Aug 12

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#17 Sep 10, 2012
Taken from "Our Daily Bread" at http://odb.org/

Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.óPsalm 119:37

"Not far from where my husband and I live is a farm with a lot of horses. During certain seasons, some of the horses have masks over their eyes. For a long time I felt sorry for the horses who werenít allowed to see. But then I learned that my assumption about the masks was wrong. The masks are made of mesh, so horses can see through them. But flies, which cause eye disease, canít get through them. The masks donít keep the horses from seeing; they keep them from going blind!

Non-Christians often make conclusions about the Bible similar to the one I made about the mask. They think of it as something God puts over our eyes to keep us from seeing all the fun we could be having. They feel sorry for Christians because they think the Lord keeps us from enjoying life. What I didnít know about the horse mask, they donít know about the Bible. It doesnít keep us from seeing all that is good; it keeps us from being infected by lies that cause spiritual blindness. The Bible doesnít keep us from enjoying life; it makes true enjoyment possible.

The Bible doesnít keep us from knowing truth; it prevents us from believing lies."

Since: Aug 12

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#18 Sep 10, 2012
Carla wrote:
<quoted text>You know what, ThinkinMan? In my 74 years on this earth, I have yet to meet the first person who is actually Christlike. Most read the commandents and advice of the Bible, yet don't really put it into practice.
You are so very correct!! I fail GOD miserably everyday in my attempts to be more like Jesus and less like me. Just as my earthly father recognized my weaknesses and tried to keep me grounded, so does my FATHER in heaven know my faults before they ever come to fruition. I am thankful that when Christ paid my sin-debt, it was for all time and HE redeemed my soul -- not this body that I live in. I still live in the flesh and am subject to sin 24/7/365 just like everyone else, however; thru Christ, I can seek forgiveness because of my convictions. I don't have to live a beaten down life as a result of my convictions.

Being a Christian is a life-long process...and I think my father-in-law has said it best..."Just when you think that you have life all figured out and you are on the right path...you die." Of course, he was joking but he was also speaking to a life lived gaining every experience that you can. So why would Christians spend a life seeking to be like Christ...GOD says that is our "reasonable service". It also happens to be our preparation for our service in the life to come...
Curious

Charlotte, NC

#19 Sep 10, 2012
How and what does the atheist believe in general. Just curious ... Ive never met a atheist or at least one who proclaimed to be.Is there a difference in life style ,appearance ,or well being . How does life begin and end in there thoughts. Im not wanting to argue . Im just wanting to understand .

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#20 Sep 11, 2012
Life2us wrote:
Didnt bother reading all the comments. Just wanna say the Bible tells what will be as it is written and has never, nor will it ever be proven to be a lie. Even the scientist cant prove it wrong and has even stated it to be the only book to be correct on predicting the future...
The Skeptics Annotated Bible - SAB Contradictions
http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/by_n...

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