Why I am an atheist

Why I am an atheist

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Since: Aug 11

Springfield, OR

#1 Aug 4, 2011
I love it.

“REMEMBER (SMILE) GOD LOVES YOU”

Since: Apr 11

Mentor on the Lake

#2 Aug 6, 2011
What is to love? Love is in my opinion giving to us by the very being you do not acknowledged. Let me ask you, when you get mad is it not because you have been wronged? This is that there is a right and wrong, and then I ask where did that come from, hmmmm?Just saying, God bless.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#3 Aug 6, 2011
Karl Hubrath wrote:
What is to love? Love is in my opinion giving to us by the very being you do not acknowledged. Let me ask you, when you get mad is it not because you have been wronged? This is that there is a right and wrong, and then I ask where did that come from, hmmmm?Just saying, God bless.
Right and wrong are strictly a human-invented construct.

Do you see animals behaving as if there are absolute right and wrong? No.

If your silly myth (god) were real, I'd expect animals to show a modest understanding of these concepts.

At least.

So your "argument" is as bogus as your myth.
True Christian witness

United States

#4 Aug 7, 2011
The Atheist doesn't have sin to account to God for anything he does, where the Christian who believes the lie that he has no sin, doesn't either. Neither will see life in God's new world.

(James 1:14-15). . .But each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn, sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death.
Jimmy

Romford, UK

#5 Aug 7, 2011
True Christian witness wrote:
The Atheist doesn't have sin to account to God for anything he does, where the Christian who believes the lie that he has no sin, doesn't either. Neither will see life in God's new world.
(James 1:14-15). . .But each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn, sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death.
*yawn* god ain't real, sin ain't real, and christianity is phoney
True Christian witness

United States

#6 Aug 7, 2011
God is real, sin is imperfection so we are all sinners, and Christianity of Chrisendom is phoney,
only Jehovah's witnesses who are true Christians and no part of Christendom are acceptable to Jehovah God as followers of Jesus.

(Revelation 18:8). . .That is why in one day her plagues will come, death and mourning and famine, and she will be completely burned with fire, because Jehovah God, who judged her, is strong.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#7 Aug 7, 2011
True Christian witness wrote:
God is real, sin is imperfection so we are all sinners, and Christianity of Chrisendom is phoney,
only Jehovah's witnesses who are true Christians and no part of Christendom are acceptable to Jehovah God as followers of Jesus.
(Revelation 18:8). . .That is why in one day her plagues will come, death and mourning and famine, and she will be completely burned with fire, because Jehovah God, who judged her, is strong.
Nope, you're completely wrong. God isn't real, he's part of your imagination.

Sin is also not real. The only people who can possibly sin are christians, because nobody else believes in that nonsensical concept.

There is no such thing as a "true christian" anyone can call themselves christian.

Your bible quotes are worthless, because the bible is a fictional book written by human beings.

You need help for your mental illness. Get help so that you can leave your cult of ignorance.

“Church of Latter Day Heathens”

Since: Feb 09

Austin, Tx

#8 Aug 7, 2011
True Christian witness wrote:
God is real, sin is imperfection so we are all sinners, and Christianity of Chrisendom is phoney,
only Jehovah's witnesses who are true Christians and no part of Christendom are acceptable to Jehovah God as followers of Jesus.
(Revelation 18:8). . .That is why in one day her plagues will come, death and mourning and famine, and she will be completely burned with fire, because Jehovah God, who judged her, is strong.
Wow, completely burned with fire? And you worship this son of a bitch?

If a human did one one millionth of the atrocities your god had done they would have a trial akin the the Nurenburg trials.

Why is it that each christian denomination believe theirs is the "one true god"? You guys are going to be in shock when you die and have to face Shiva and explain why you chose the wrong god.
Glorilla

Independence, OH

#9 Aug 7, 2011
LeBron He be the king da chooson 1 U ax da fans U no wat ah meens

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#10 Aug 7, 2011
True Christian witness wrote:
The Atheist doesn't have sin to account to God for anything he does, where the Christian who believes the lie that he has no sin, doesn't either. Neither will see life in God's new world.
(James 1:14-15). . .But each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn, sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death.
Hate-cult theology duly noted and logged.

Only a hate-cult would condemn someone to infinite torture for the "crime" of simply not accepting any claims without any proof.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#11 Aug 7, 2011
True Christian witness wrote:
God is real,
Prove it. Until you do?

Nothing you said that follows has any meaning...

“REMEMBER (SMILE) GOD LOVES YOU”

Since: Apr 11

Mentor on the Lake

#12 Aug 8, 2011
Bob you are a tough one to convince; OK I have another true story to tell you, OK? Once I was driving down the road and I was praying to God to show me a sign. I was not really and totally concentrating on the want but that I would hope that I could figure out what to focus on. Then about that time I looked in the sky, to look to see where the sun was at, and I seen a perfect smiley face in the sky shaped with clouds. When I looked at the smiley face cloud it broke up as if it never happened. I really hope that you do not think I am making this up. I think that if you ask and when the time is right, maybe God will show you the same. Bottom line is I hope that you experience the same as I did. Remember, God is not our personal Gene in a bottle. God bless.

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#13 Aug 8, 2011
Karl Hubrath wrote:
Bob you are a tough one to convince; OK I have another true story to tell you, OK? Once I was driving down the road and I was praying to God to show me a sign. I was not really and totally concentrating on the want but that I would hope that I could figure out what to focus on. Then about that time I looked in the sky, to look to see where the sun was at, and I seen a perfect smiley face in the sky shaped with clouds. When I looked at the smiley face cloud it broke up as if it never happened. I really hope that you do not think I am making this up. I think that if you ask and when the time is right, maybe God will show you the same. Bottom line is I hope that you experience the same as I did. Remember, God is not our personal Gene in a bottle. God bless.
You were either drunk, high, delirious, dreaming, or you're lying.

Bob will most likely use one of those. I'm waiting in anticipation to see what he says.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#14 Aug 8, 2011
Karl Hubrath wrote:
Bob you are a tough one to convince; OK I have another true story to tell you, OK? Once I was driving down the road and I was praying to God to show me a sign. I was not really and totally concentrating on the want but that I would hope that I could figure out what to focus on. Then about that time I looked in the sky, to look to see where the sun was at, and I seen a perfect smiley face in the sky shaped with clouds. When I looked at the smiley face cloud it broke up as if it never happened. I really hope that you do not think I am making this up. I think that if you ask and when the time is right, maybe God will show you the same. Bottom line is I hope that you experience the same as I did. Remember, God is not our personal Gene in a bottle. God bless.
Personal hallucinations, brought on by driver's fatigue, do not constitute proof for your god.

What if what you saw was Zeus trying (in vain) to get past your childhood brainwashing?

Or what if what you saw was The Flying Spaghetti Monster, trying in vain to send you a message?

Your quick assumption that what you experienced was from your particular choice of god is just that: an assumption.

It proved exactly nothing.

If god is real?

Why does god steadfastly >>refuse<< to allow proof of his existence?

Think how many people would turn to god, if god actually...

... did SOMETHING USEFUL.

Say, put a stop to >>all<< childhood death-by-disease.

Now >>that<< would be a miracle worthy of any god.

It's a shame all your god can manage is an ambiguous, fatigue-induced hallucination...

... I can get those (visions) without god-- all I need are some of those drugs I've read about (but never tried).

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#15 Aug 8, 2011
Karl Hubrath wrote:
Bob you are a tough one to convince; OK I have another true story to tell you, OK? Once I was driving down the road and I was praying to God to show me a sign. I was not really and totally concentrating on the want but that I would hope that I could figure out what to focus on. Then about that time I looked in the sky, to look to see where the sun was at, and I seen a perfect smiley face in the sky shaped with clouds. When I looked at the smiley face cloud it broke up as if it never happened. I really hope that you do not think I am making this up. I think that if you ask and when the time is right, maybe God will show you the same. Bottom line is I hope that you experience the same as I did. Remember, God is not our personal Gene in a bottle. God bless.
Let's say I >>did<< experience some sort of hallucination such as what you describe.

What good would >>that<< be?

Can I use it to predict what god will say? No.

Can I use it to confirm the bible? No.

Can I use this "vision" to any purpose, apart from confirmation bias on what I >>already<< think is true? Not.. really.

If god were >>real<<?

I expect nothing less than a Heavenly E-mail sent directly to me.

Only without me using a computer of any kind, to read it.

And in the E-mail, I expect direct instructions-- nothing ambiguous. Nothing vague. Nothing that could be taken anything but ONE way.

Which is why the bible is such a failure-- it contains ALL of these errors, and worse-- the bible contains actual lies.

Provably false claims are all through the bible-- proving once and for all, the bible cannot possibly be from an actual... god.

I'm more than ready for that heavenly E-mail, now....

“Jump in! The water's perfect:)”

Since: Oct 10

Cleveland, Honolulu, Africa

#16 Aug 8, 2011
I've often wondered what makes people believe in god(s) and the biblical story. I think if you take away everything and look at the basic foundation, one can see that this eloquent story supplies the only option for immortality.

Thinking about ourselves in death is not only unpleasant but nonsensical to autobiographical awareness. The atheist excepts death as part of the natural process. To the faithful, such ideology is silly because they have invested themselves in achieving an immortal existence in heaven.

I'm an atheist because I haven't bought into the story. Science explains how the universe is possible without god(s). I don't think following a bible is necessary to understand the fundamental aspects of right and wrong.

My mind is always open to the possibility of a god. If a almighty creator exists then his/her influence should be measurable and clearly stand out against natural laws.

“LOL Really?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#17 Aug 9, 2011
Karl Hubrath wrote:
Bob you are a tough one to convince; OK I have another true story to tell you, OK? Once I was driving down the road and I was praying to God to show me a sign.
Oh no. Is god in charge of the signs now? Well, if you see him tell him that someone shot a bunch of holes in the stop sign at Grinn and Barret.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#18 Aug 9, 2011
Nikki Tranny wrote:
I've often wondered what makes people believe in god(s) and the biblical story. I think if you take away everything and look at the basic foundation, one can see that this eloquent story supplies the only option for immortality.
Thinking about ourselves in death is not only unpleasant but nonsensical to autobiographical awareness. The atheist excepts death as part of the natural process. To the faithful, such ideology is silly because they have invested themselves in achieving an immortal existence in heaven.
I'm an atheist because I haven't bought into the story. Science explains how the universe is possible without god(s). I don't think following a bible is necessary to understand the fundamental aspects of right and wrong.
My mind is always open to the possibility of a god. If a almighty creator exists then his/her influence should be measurable and clearly stand out against natural laws.
Brilliant post. Please stick around. We need more intelligent, enlightened atheists :)

“LOL Really?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#19 Aug 9, 2011
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Brilliant post. Please stick around. We need more intelligent, enlightened atheists :)
Because you're not one of them?

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#20 Aug 9, 2011
River Tam wrote:
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Because you're not one of them?
I'm sorry, who the f*ck are you again? Why does your opinion matter?

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