Why I am an atheist

Why I am an atheist

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“What?”

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#21 Aug 9, 2011
-Skeptic- wrote:
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I'm sorry, who the f*ck are you again? Why does your opinion matter?
Never ask a question that you can't answer. You did it twice.

“REMEMBER (SMILE) GOD LOVES YOU”

Since: Apr 11

Mentor on the Lake

#22 Aug 9, 2011
H_A_T wrote:
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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.
Thank you HAT for your reply. I think you are right about Bob, but also I think the same would be for a lot of atheists. I do think that it is clear that God does not show him or herself to us for a reason and that sense there really is no God, because God chooses not to show. I do not think that I am special but I think that sometimes I get into the right frame of mind and God shows his spirit.
One more story please. Once when I was a kid it was Easter, and as I woke up I heard a loud but very pleasant sound like a bell but not a bell;it sounded like one of those round brass thingy that you hit with a metal clapper. It was so loud that I really thought that it was real. When it made the sound I felt a presence of comfort that I never felt before. I also felt a presence of what I will now say is God. I was a kid back then and did not do drugs, LOL.
One more real quick one. Once when I was like 6 years old and I still remember the dream as if it were yesterday; but I had a dream that I seen all of the planets lined up in a row. The reason it stood out to me was because I did not know anything about the planets and when I talked about the dream that is when I learned about the planets. People thought that I have already learned about the planets, but I did not. I really hope that you have an open mind and meditate on what I wrote here. I hope God shows himself to you too. God bless. <-- Not meant to force my beliefs but it is a christian thing to say good will and fortune to you.:-)

“Jump in! The water's perfect:)”

Since: Oct 10

Cleveland, Honolulu, Africa

#23 Aug 9, 2011
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>Brilliant post. Please stick around. We need more intelligent, enlightened atheists :)
Thank you.

“USS Bainbridge CGN-25”

Since: Jun 11

San Diego Pier 5

#24 Aug 9, 2011
If you believe there is no such thing as Hell, you better be right.

Since: Apr 10

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#25 Aug 9, 2011
Karl Hubrath wrote:
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Thank you HAT for your reply. I think you are right about Bob, but also I think the same would be for a lot of atheists. I do think that it is clear that God does not show him or herself to us for a reason and that sense there really is no God, because God chooses not to show. I do not think that I am special but I think that sometimes I get into the right frame of mind and God shows his spirit.
One more story please. Once when I was a kid it was Easter, and as I woke up I heard a loud but very pleasant sound like a bell but not a bell;it sounded like one of those round brass thingy that you hit with a metal clapper. It was so loud that I really thought that it was real. When it made the sound I felt a presence of comfort that I never felt before. I also felt a presence of what I will now say is God. I was a kid back then and did not do drugs, LOL.
One more real quick one. Once when I was like 6 years old and I still remember the dream as if it were yesterday; but I had a dream that I seen all of the planets lined up in a row. The reason it stood out to me was because I did not know anything about the planets and when I talked about the dream that is when I learned about the planets. People thought that I have already learned about the planets, but I did not. I really hope that you have an open mind and meditate on what I wrote here. I hope God shows himself to you too. God bless. <-- Not meant to force my beliefs but it is a christian thing to say good will and fortune to you.:-)
You think I'm an atheist? Haha, no.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#26 Aug 9, 2011
Karl Hubrath wrote:
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Thank you HAT for your reply. I think you are right about Bob, but also I think the same would be for a lot of atheists. I do think that it is clear that God does not show him or herself to us for a reason and that sense there really is no God, because God chooses not to show. I do not think that I am special but I think that sometimes I get into the right frame of mind and God shows his spirit.
One more story please. Once when I was a kid it was Easter, and as I woke up I heard a loud but very pleasant sound like a bell but not a bell;it sounded like one of those round brass thingy that you hit with a metal clapper. It was so loud that I really thought that it was real. When it made the sound I felt a presence of comfort that I never felt before. I also felt a presence of what I will now say is God. I was a kid back then and did not do drugs, LOL.
One more real quick one. Once when I was like 6 years old and I still remember the dream as if it were yesterday; but I had a dream that I seen all of the planets lined up in a row. The reason it stood out to me was because I did not know anything about the planets and when I talked about the dream that is when I learned about the planets. People thought that I have already learned about the planets, but I did not. I really hope that you have an open mind and meditate on what I wrote here. I hope God shows himself to you too. God bless. <-- Not meant to force my beliefs but it is a christian thing to say good will and fortune to you.:-)
Kids can have waking-dreams, too. So?

Nothing in your little examples prove the bible's god is the correct god.

And there are billions of different gods from which to choose.

You did not explain why you "chose" the bible's god over all the others.

Or did you even make that choice? Is it that you were raised up in christianity from a tiny baby, and you did not choose anything?

You simply followed along?

And your hallucinations are just dreams that confirm your biases?

Once more: what good is your god, if your god refuses to do anything useful?

Hmmmm?

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#27 Aug 10, 2011
River Tam wrote:
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Never ask a question that you can't answer. You did it twice.
Theists assume there is no answer before asking the question. That's precisely why you gullible idiots follow religion - you can't think properly.

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#28 Aug 10, 2011
RocksQuarry wrote:
If you believe there is no such thing as Hell, you better be right.
Its possible to invent an infinite number of scary places.

Doesn't mean we normal, sane people have to be scared of what crazy people invent in their heads, or take ANY of those false threats seriously.

“What?”

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#29 Aug 10, 2011
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Theists assume there is no answer before asking the question. That's precisely why you gullible idiots follow religion - you can't think properly.
That's why I said it, dumbass. Just because you don't believe in god, doesn't make you less the dumbass.

Gullible idiot.

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#30 Aug 10, 2011
River Tam wrote:
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That's why I said it, dumbass. Just because you don't believe in god, doesn't make you less the dumbass.
Gullible idiot.
Lol, I'm not the one who believes an imaginary creature can hear my every thought!

Get a clue sunshine.

One definition of dumbass is believing in something even when evidence shows it to be completely false.

“What?”

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#31 Aug 10, 2011
-Skeptic- wrote:
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One definition of dumbass is believing in something even when evidence shows it to be completely false.
Exactly.
Christina Doyle

Quitman, AR

#32 Aug 10, 2011
River Tam wrote:
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Exactly.
There is evidence. Don't judge till you do your research. God can help.

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#33 Aug 10, 2011
Christina Doyle wrote:
<quoted text>There is evidence. Don't judge till you do your research. God can help.
Evidence? Please elaborate.
people are evil

Ottawa, Canada

#34 Aug 10, 2011
Stop preaching your atheism you hypocrites. Nobody cares about it.

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#35 Aug 10, 2011
people are evil wrote:
Stop preaching your atheism you hypocrites. Nobody cares about it.
Actually there are a great deal of people of a variety of beliefs, who DO find this debate interesting :) Whatsthematter, is common sense and rational debate, bursting your delusional faith bubble?

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#36 Aug 10, 2011
Christina Doyle wrote:
<quoted text>There is evidence. Don't judge till you do your research. God can help.
There is no evidence. If you think there is, you either a liar or completely deluded.

Considering you are a theist, its probably both.

In the entire verified history of the planet earth, there hasn't even been ONE single piece of evidence to prove that god or gods exist.

Its a complete lie perpetrated by you silly little cult members.

We're not afraid of your imagination, its pathetic how anti intellectual (ie stupid) you people really are.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#37 Aug 10, 2011
Christina Doyle wrote:
<quoted text>There is evidence.
Then NAME it-- show us this "evidence".

Don't just blather on about it-- SHOW THE EVIDENCE.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#38 Aug 10, 2011
people are evil wrote:
Stop preaching your atheism you hypocrites. Nobody cares about it.
Your name says it all.

The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
-Nietzsche

“REMEMBER (SMILE) GOD LOVES YOU”

Since: Apr 11

Mentor on the Lake

#39 Aug 10, 2011
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Kids can have waking-dreams, too. So?
Nothing in your little examples prove the bible's god is the correct god.
And there are billions of different gods from which to choose.
You did not explain why you "chose" the bible's god over all the others.
Or did you even make that choice? Is it that you were raised up in christianity from a tiny baby, and you did not choose anything?
You simply followed along?
And your hallucinations are just dreams that confirm your biases?
Once more: what good is your god, if your god refuses to do anything useful?
Hmmmm?
Bob thank you for reading my post. I grew up in a household that was religious but never went to church but like once when I was 6 years old. I remember this very well and I still have the bible the minister gave to me. I learned about the different religions by myself. I do agree that I have a lot of atheism in myself, God hides from us. It is like a hide and go seek thing. My personal belief is that all of the religions are correct, it depends on your personal belief, because I do not think that God wants to disappointing us. If you are happy that God does not exist then, he will not exist. My faith says God exist. I also think and like the Native American religion, now only it is gone. Reincarnation is what happens here and I really think that God was a big part of that too. I think of a crime scene and that all of the religions seen the truth and basically took out of what they seen the parts that they wanted or not wanted to see and God was like OK if that is what you want so be it. Are you happy there is no God, why say that you are an atheist for the world to see? Science is a wonderful thing to explore, have fun with that.

“Alley Cat Blues”

Since: Sep 08

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#40 Aug 10, 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.
Sometimes people get mad because they are jealous. Is jealousy right or wrong?

Sometimes right and wrong are a gray area according to the circumstances.

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