In 2012, Get to Know an Atheist

Jan 3, 2012 Full story: Religion Dispatched 183

Susan Jacoby, in her final On Faith article at WashPo wrote of American atheism's identity crisis.

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“The King of R&R”

Since: Dec 07

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#1 Jan 10, 2012
Atheist is one who does NOT believe in the existence of any size, shape or form of any "godly one". Atheists believe that Gods are figments of supernatural imagination amongst the impressionable weaklings in our population. Gods are known, by the impressionable, be be equivalent to Santa, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, and Cupid (during erotic Valentine's Day celebratory activities). Gods are imaginary figments purported, by believers, to be transport vehicles by which the mentally weak, who are dying, truly believe they will be reincarnated to suck the titties of some "milky way" god for future nourishments. The "Evangelicals"(AKA Born Again Xians) are a weak minded force of cowards who are afraid of the unknown. Atheists are afraid of NOTHING. And NOTHING is the Atheist god. LOL!

Since: Dec 11

United States

#2 Jan 10, 2012
Ps 14:1 <<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.>> The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#4 Jan 10, 2012
cleaner2584 wrote:
Ps 14:1 <<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.>> The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Doesn't Matthew say something about calling people "fools" and the dangers of hellfire?

I guess you don't consider Bill Gates Foundation to be "good works?"

Since: Dec 11

United States

#5 Jan 10, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
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Doesn't Matthew say something about calling people "fools" and the dangers of hellfire?
I guess you don't consider Bill Gates Foundation to be "good works?"
I did not say that the Bible God's word said it.

Since: Dec 11

United States

#6 Jan 10, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
<quoted text>
Doesn't Matthew say something about calling people "fools" and the dangers of hellfire?
I guess you don't consider Bill Gates Foundation to be "good works?"
Jesus also said this about a fool He said Lu 12:16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?
18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?
21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
God;s Word says much about a fool I din't say that God says that.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#7 Jan 10, 2012
cleaner2584 wrote:
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I did not say that the Bible God's word said it.
Hedonist ask a simple question and you cant answer it?

Since: Dec 11

United States

#8 Jan 10, 2012
Very Cynical Person wrote:
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Hedonist ask a simple question and you cant answer it?
It does say that in Mattew 5:22 but I did not call them a fool I only quoted what God says about a fool in matt 5:22 jesus was dealing with anger and if a get mad at my brother and call him a fool that is wrong or I call him an empty head that is wrong.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#9 Jan 10, 2012
As Cleaner so aptly showed us, you can find justification in the bible for any kind of hate and stupidity you want.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#10 Jan 10, 2012
cleaner2584 wrote:
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It does say that in Mattew 5:22 but I did not call them a fool I only quoted what God says about a fool in matt 5:22 jesus was dealing with anger and if a get mad at my brother and call him a fool that is wrong or I call him an empty head that is wrong.
I guess I meant I guess you don't consider Bill Gates Foundation to be "good works?"

Since: Dec 11

United States

#11 Jan 10, 2012
Hedonist wrote:
As Cleaner so aptly showed us, you can find justification in the bible for any kind of hate and stupidity you want.
God said it so I need to say no more take it up with Him.

Since: Dec 11

United States

#12 Jan 10, 2012
Very Cynical Person wrote:
<quoted text>I guess I meant I guess you don't consider Bill Gates Foundation to be "good works?"
Good that he has good works.

“Putten the SIN ”

Since: Nov 08

back in Wisconsin

#13 Jan 10, 2012
cleaner2584 wrote:
Ps 14:1 <<To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.>> The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Meh. I dont mind being called a fool buy the weak minded and credulous.

Since: Dec 11

United States

#14 Jan 11, 2012
Let's say for a minute that the Atheist are right that there is no God that in this life you do good works and when you die that is it,well I have lost nothing It has been a good life and now Im dead,on the other hand that there is a God and there is a Heaven to gain and a Hell to shun what if this is true Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: What if this is true Re 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
what if this is true Re 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
So if this is true that there is a God that His Word is true then the Atheist has lost everything. Atheist can believe what they want to thats there right I guess when they die they will find out, for me I will stick with God and when this life is over then I will go be with Him I live by faith now.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#15 Jan 11, 2012
cleaner2584 wrote:
Let's say for a minute that the Atheist are right that there is no God that in this life you do good works and when you die that is it,well I have lost nothing It has been a good life and now Im dead,on the other hand that there is a God and there is a Heaven to gain and a Hell to shun what if this is true Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: What if this is true Re 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
what if this is true Re 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
So if this is true that there is a God that His Word is true then the Atheist has lost everything. Atheist can believe what they want to thats there right I guess when they die they will find out, for me I will stick with God and when this life is over then I will go be with Him I live by faith now.
1.If you believe in God and Ral does exist, you will be condemned to remain in hell forever; thus an infinite loss.
2.If you do not believe in God and Ral does exist, you will be rewarded with eternal life in heaven; thus an infinite gain.
3.If you believe in God and Ral does not exist, you will not be rewarded; thus a finite loss.
4.If you do not believe in God and Ral does not exist, you will not be rewarded, but you have lived your own life; thus a finite gain.
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Pascal 's_wager

Since: Dec 10

Orefield, PA

#16 Jan 11, 2012
cleaner2584 wrote:
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It does say that in Mattew 5:22 but I did not call them a fool I only quoted what God says about a fool in matt 5:22 jesus was dealing with anger and if a get mad at my brother and call him a fool that is wrong or I call him an empty head that is wrong.
Oh, so god must be at fault. LOL!!

I guess it hasn't occurred to you that quoting hate from the bible does nothing to help your cause among atheists. It does not make your god/myth any more believable, nor does it do anything to prove that your god is anything more than just another myth. Lastly, every major religion has a similar line about non-believers, so it's not like that verse is anything original.

Since: Dec 10

Orefield, PA

#17 Jan 11, 2012
cleaner2584 wrote:
Let's say for a minute that the Atheist are right that there is no God that in this life you do good works and when you die that is it,well I have lost nothing It has been a good life and now Im dead,on the other hand that there is a God and there is a Heaven to gain and a Hell to shun what if this is true Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: What if this is true Re 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
what if this is true Re 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
So if this is true that there is a God that His Word is true then the Atheist has lost everything. Atheist can believe what they want to thats there right I guess when they die they will find out, for me I will stick with God and when this life is over then I will go be with Him I live by faith now.
So basically what you are saying is that you live in such fear of a story that you heard, that you are willing to give up a big part of your life as insurance against the unknown.
As Madscot pointed out, this is Pascals wager. I take reality, and reason any day.

“Putten the SIN ”

Since: Nov 08

back in Wisconsin

#18 Jan 11, 2012
cleaner2584 wrote:
Let's say for a minute that the Atheist are right that there is no God that in this life you do good works
^^Well lets just cut that short there.^^

Ok what you stated basically was pascals wager. And while Pascal being a brilliant mathematician, this argument is EXTREMELY short sighted and dumb, and fails on many levels.

The main fail is that your admitting to playing >MAKE BELIEVE<.

1. Do you honestly believe that the god in question doesn't *know* your jerking its chain?? Do you think it doesnt *know* your just playing MAKE BELIEVE??

2. There is a big difference between *knowing* and believing.

3. You do lose. If there is or isnt a god you lose out on living your life to the fullest. If there is a god you lose time and energy being a Sycophant. If there isnt a god you lose time and energy playing make believe.

It amazes my that people are short sighted enuff to think this is even a valid argument or form of reasoning.

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#19 Jan 11, 2012
cleaner2584 wrote:
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God said it so I need to say no more take it up with Him.
No, you said it. You picked that particular passage. Just like people during the Inquisitions picked a passage from Exodus to justify killing witches.

It's your hate and bigotry that's on display here.
wat

Downingtown, PA

#20 Jan 11, 2012
Dear Christians

Why are you so bigoted towards atheists? What did we ever do to you?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#21 Jan 11, 2012
cleaner2584 wrote:
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God said it so I need to say no more take it up with Him.
Happy to.

I take it you have a direct number to god?

Or perhaps his cell phone number?

C'mon-- give it up.... what?

You don't?

Interesting....

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