More Atheists in America than Ever Be...

More Atheists in America than Ever Before

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Proud to be Pale

London, KY

#1 Apr 18, 2011
I have been hearing on several different news networks that more and more people are becoming atheists these days. According to the founder of the North Alabama Free Thought Association and a study done by the Trinity College in Connecticut among others, atheism is gaining momentum in America. Interesting.
Corey

Mount Vernon, KY

#2 Apr 19, 2011
I'm not shocked by that at all considering how the world is today and judgemental hypocrites don't exactly make Christianity look like such a wonderful way of life either.
jonathan

London, KY

#3 Apr 19, 2011
Ohh no, you shouldn't have posted this. HERE COMES THE PREACHING CHRISTIANS.
Oh Glee

United States

#4 Apr 19, 2011
LoL.
Flame

Williston, SC

#5 Apr 19, 2011
Great to hear! Some scientists did a study that was showing that religion would all but vanish a couple decades from now in some countries. Reason and logic are much better for us!
Mary

Mount Vernon, KY

#6 Apr 19, 2011
Well, I believe in God and I "try" to be a Christian, but I don't go to church and I'm not a fan of organized religion.
shesha

Madisonville, KY

#7 Apr 19, 2011
sensationalism doesn't work...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger...

Schrödinger's famous thought experiment poses the question, when does a quantum system stop existing as a superposition of states and become one or the other?(More technically, when does the actual quantum state stop being a linear combination of states, each of which resembles different classical states, and instead begins to have a unique classical description?) If the cat survives, it remembers only being alive. But explanations of the EPR experiments that are consistent with standard microscopic quantum mechanics require that macroscopic objects, such as cats and notebooks, do not always have unique classical descriptions. The purpose of the thought experiment is to illustrate this apparent paradox. Our intuition says that no observer can be in a mixture of states; yet the cat, it seems from the thought experiment, can be such a mixture. Is the cat required to be an observer, or does its existence in a single well-defined classical state require another external observer? Each alternative seemed absurd to Albert Einstein, who was impressed by the ability of the thought experiment to highlight these issues. In a letter to Schrödinger dated 1950, he wrote:

You are the only contemporary physicist, besides Laue, who sees that one cannot get around the assumption of reality, if only one is honest. Most of them simply do not see what sort of risky game they are playing with reality—reality as something independent of what is experimentally established. Their interpretation is, however, refuted most elegantly by your system of radioactive atom + amplifier + charge of gunpowder + cat in a box, in which the psi-function of the system contains both the cat alive and blown to bits. Nobody really doubts that the presence or absence of the cat is something independent of the act of observation.
Knotthead

Hazard, KY

#8 Apr 20, 2011
I'd like to know when atheism became synonymous with being educated?

In my experience most atheists i have met use the label of "atheist" as a crutch to hide exactly how stupid they are when it comes to things of this world. They claim they believe in evolution because it's "logical" yet they can't answer the simplest questions about the subject.

i would venture to guess that somehwere around 70 to 90 percent of all people who claim to be atheist do so, because:
1. of the attention they get for being an (oooo scary) atheist in a predominantly christian section of the US.
2. To explain why they live such a promiscuous life
and not because they're truly atheist.



If you look really close at who are the real atheists, you'll find out that there are very few true atheists and most people who claim to be atheist are just stupid people who like to piss off Christians. which is fine, just call it what it is.

Most organized religion is faith based, to be a part of that particular religion you have to have faith that that religion is correct...
People who claim to be atheist reject this concept of organized religion and reject the idea that there is a God... Yet to have this position it requires the same, if not more faith than what Christianity requires.
Knotthead

Hazard, KY

#9 Apr 20, 2011
Atheism is starting to sound an awful lot like an organized religion.
Jodie

Eubank, KY

#10 Apr 20, 2011
I think atheism requires as much or more faith than Christianity or any other religion. I just don't know how anybody could not believe that "something" created this world and all the living things in it. I know many atheists and none of them can tell me how they think we (humans) came to be exactly.
From experience

London, KY

#11 Apr 20, 2011
Jodie wrote:
I think atheism requires as much or more faith than Christianity or any other religion. I just don't know how anybody could not believe that "something" created this world and all the living things in it. I know many atheists and none of them can tell me how they think we (humans) came to be exactly.
I deal with many athesit since i kind of started a group.We discuss how the earth came to be about and how umans came to be last week and most of us came to the conclusion of that the
big bang theory created the earth and that we as humans came to be about by evolution. My group contains over 20 athesit and its seems to be growing each day.
Josh

Eubank, KY

#12 Apr 20, 2011
From experience wrote:
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I deal with many athesit since i kind of started a group.We discuss how the earth came to be about and how umans came to be last week and most of us came to the conclusion of that the
big bang theory created the earth and that we as humans came to be about by evolution. My group contains over 20 athesit and its seems to be growing each day.
Well, I'm agnostic myself and I believe in evolution, but I'm just curious how do you think evolution started? How do you think the primates came about? I'm still confused about that myself.
from experience

London, KY

#13 Apr 20, 2011
Josh wrote:
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Well, I'm agnostic myself and I believe in evolution, but I'm just curious how do you think evolution started? How do you think the primates came about? I'm still confused about that myself.
We believe that primates happened the same way humans came to be. Through evolution. An animal that had to evolve to live and eventually came to be apes and the apes over time become humans.
Knotthead

Harrison, AR

#14 Apr 20, 2011
from experience wrote:
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We believe that primates happened the same way humans came to be. Through evolution. An animal that had to evolve to live and eventually came to be apes and the apes over time become humans.
I can see that you are a shinning example of evolution... who would have thought man could learn how to speak out of his as$.

just admit it...you really have no clue what you're talking about do you?
Knotthead

Harrison, AR

#17 Apr 21, 2011
kori wrote:
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Here we go again the wonderful fight over religion and beliefs!
Who are you to tell this person that his thoughts or beliefs are wrong!! Sounds like you need something shoved up your azz like a foot!! Tis man/woman wants to believe that primates evolved from other creature then into humans let him he has that right. I find you one sad huming being.
From past experience)Dont listen to this dumb azz beieve what you want its your life not his.He has not right to tell you if your wrong or right!Hes not a scientist!
Hey do me a favor, could you point out where i told anyone their beliefs were wrong... i'll wait.

You can keep looking, but while you're looking i'll finish my post. I didn't say anything about right or wrong, i just told him he has no clue what he's talking about. If you're going to toss words like evolution and the big bang theory around and claim you believe in them at least understand the concepts behind them.

If i went to a grade school science class and the teacher was teaching a lesson on evolution and the first thing they said was,
"We believe that primates happened the same way humans came to be. Through evolution. An animal that had to evolve to live and eventually came to be apes and the apes over time become humans. "

I would fall out of my chair. I could get a better explanation of the principles of evolution if i asked one of the students.

Well if you're still looking for where i told anyone their beliefs were wrong you can stop looking because i didn't say it. I just get upset when a Christian, Catholic, Atheist, Creationist, "Intelligent Designist", or ANYONE makes claims that they believe in something and DONT understand why. How can you be a Christian and not be a scholar of the Bible? how can you be a Muslim and not have read the Koran? You can be an Atheist and not know why you believe there is no God, I guess that's one of the perks of being Atheist. But if you claim to be Atheist and claim the reason is because you believe Evolution, Big Bangs, and Consmolocigal Principles are more logical than any other belief, and you can't even explain basic concept behind you're "belief". well then hell yea you better believe guys like me will eat you up and spit you out for it.
Knotthead

Harrison, AR

#18 Apr 21, 2011
kori wrote:
Also atheism could not be a religion for they believe in no god or higher being they stick to the facts of science. Well at least that's what my friends(Who are atheists) tell me.
Oh atheism Couldn't be a religion? well to figure that out you need to define, What exactly is a religion? and, what exactly does it mean to be atheist?

let's Compare shall we?

Well most organized religion is centered around a central belief...
hmmm well atheism is centered around a central belief....

one for one

Most organized religion is "faith based" meaning you can't know that what you believe is 100% accurate you must have faith that it is accurate...
Well, last time i checked, the big bang still had theory after it and we still had that precursor of "the theory of" in front of evolution. So it requires some bit of "faith" to believe that these concepts, as well as ALL concepts studied under the scientific method. In case you don't remember learning in grade school science class, nothing can be a 100% fact, nothing can be proven. "There are no facts only interpretations."

ok two for two

here let me get out my final nail for this coffin.
in 2005, in a lawsuit filed by an inmate in the Wisconsin penal system, A federal court of appeals ruled prison officials violated an inmate's rights because they did not treat atheism as a religion.

"Atheism is [the inmate's] religion, and the group that he wanted to start was religious in nature even though it expressly rejects a belief in a supreme being," the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said."

read em and weep sucka.
Jean

Georgetown, KY

#19 Apr 21, 2011
Only the fool says there is no God.

Psalm 53:1
Les

United States

#20 Apr 21, 2011
Jean wrote:
Only the fool says there is no God.
Psalm 53:1
And who was the fool that wrote that?
One has only to look at religions to know how ridiculous they are. People first worshiped the sun, then moved on to other "gods". Middle East, for example. Those people are still living in the stone age. Has praying five times a day helped them? What about tribes in Africa and South America? When's the last time Vishnu did anything for India? Atheism just proves that we are still evolving, and some of us have evolved to the point that we don't need a god to explain away everything we don't yet understand.
Knotthead

Harrison, AR

#22 Apr 21, 2011
Les wrote:
<quoted text>And who was the fool that wrote that?
One has only to look at religions to know how ridiculous they are. People first worshiped the sun, then moved on to other "gods". Middle East, for example. Those people are still living in the stone age. Has praying five times a day helped them? What about tribes in Africa and South America? When's the last time Vishnu did anything for India? Atheism just proves that we are still evolving, and some of us have evolved to the point that we don't need a god to explain away everything we don't yet understand.

For you to claim that religion or lack of religion is the cause of the financial or economic problems or success of a given society. You are thereby acknowledging the existence of omnipresence. and the existence of omnipresence implies the existence of a all powerful deity. Since it is impossible for anyone to know the reason the middle east is poor is because of there religion, or it is impossible for you to know that the united states is wealthy because it's a predominantly christian society. You can't have you're cake and eat it too. You can't use someones beliefs to explain they're success or hardships because to know the cause of these successes or hardships one would have to be omnipotent/omnipresent. or in other words God.

You ask, "Has praying five times a day helped them? What about tribes in Africa and South America? When's the last time Vishnu did anything for India?" and then you go on to state that you don't need a god to explain things you don't understand...

and yet you're using your belief that there is no god to explain away the things you don't understand... kind of the same thing.

So you don't need to believe in god to explain things you don't understand, because you use you're belief that there is no God to explain away the things you don't understand.

thanks, for helping me further prove my point. atheism is as much a religion as Catholicism/Christianity/Islam / etc.
Yes

Ava, MO

#23 Apr 21, 2011
"More Atheists in America than Ever Before"

No surprise as those who know the Lord know that even the atheists are fulling the Word of the Lord they mock. The Lord said as the end approaches so would unbelief and wickedness increase too "As in the days of Noah."

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