Who is an atheist?

Who is an atheist?

There are 9499 comments on the The Sydney Morning Herald story from May 30, 2010, titled Who is an atheist?. In it, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that:

In my last blog there was a moderately spectacular blue between various parties .

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Sydney Morning Herald.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#8891 Dec 8, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
Do so 'tell' ALL posters on dis Topic how noboday made da dirt.
Why would the fact that nobody made the dirt require an explanation? What exactly needs to be explained about it?
_BobLoblah_

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#8892 Dec 9, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would the fact that nobody made the dirt require an explanation? What exactly needs to be explained about it?
10Dec12......

.....You 'screwSchidt' and ALL your other ILK claim to be wannabeeeAtheists.

As such you state dat you do NOT believe in GOD.

Yet, you Really exist in this universe, don'tCha.

It is man's natural curiosity from the past, present, and in the future that will cause him to seek the souce from which ALL the Universe was created.

...now you explain in your own words, without the use of Bings and Bangs.....how you think that things came to be. Go ahead. Go ahead now. ALL posters are waiting to hear from your schidt-for-brains.

Ps:...Of course, this Great Creator is GOD.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#8895 Dec 9, 2012
Why would the fact that nobody made the dirt require an explanation? What exactly needs to be explained about it?
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
It is man's natural curiosity from the past, present, and in the future that will cause him to seek the souce from which ALL the Universe was created.
So you weren't talking about "dirt", you were talking about the Universe? Why don't you say what you mean? Why do you keep using idiotic language?

In any event, we don't know that the Universe *was* created. For all we know, it has always existed.
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
now you explain in your own words, without the use of Bings and Bangs.....how you think that things came to be.
The Big Bang Theory tells us how things came to be going backwards in time to a period nearly 14 billion years ago.

Do we know yet what happened prior to that time (and that question makes an assumption that "prior to that time" even has a meaning)?

Nope. We don't know yet.

Now, do *you* have an explanation, supported by evidence, that accounts for how "things came to be"?

You know, an explanation that doesn't involve imagining an invisible magic skydaddy poofing everything into existence?

No, I didn't think so.

And that's why you disguise your questions with childish language. So that you can't be held accountable for your position.

Yeah, we figured that out.
_BobLoblah_

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#8897 Dec 9, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
Why would the fact that nobody made the dirt require an explanation? What exactly needs to be explained about it?
<quoted text>
So you weren't talking about "dirt", you were talking about the Universe? Why don't you say what you mean? Why do you keep using idiotic language?
In any event, we don't know that the Universe *was* created. For all we know, it has always existed.
<quoted text>
The Big Bang Theory tells us how things came to be going backwards in time to a period nearly 14 billion years ago.
Do we know yet what happened prior to that time (and that question makes an assumption that "prior to that time" even has a meaning)?
Nope. We don't know yet.
Now, do *you* have an explanation, supported by evidence, that accounts for how "things came to be"?
You know, an explanation that doesn't involve imagining an invisible magic skydaddy poofing everything into existence?
No, I didn't think so.
And that's why you disguise your questions with childish language. So that you can't be held accountable for your position.
Yeah, we figured that out.
10Dec12.....

.....So then, you are Really NOT an hAtheist but an 'Agnostic'.

Ps:....GotCha.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#8898 Dec 9, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>10Dec12.....
.....So then, you are Really NOT an hAtheist but an 'Agnostic'.
Ps:....GotCha.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
*YAWN*

Whatever blows yer kilt up.

Since: Feb 08

Tampa, FL

#8899 Dec 10, 2012
Why would the fact that nobody made the dirt require an explanation? What exactly needs to be explained about it?
<quoted text>
So you weren't talking about "dirt", you were talking about the Universe? Why don't you say what you mean? Why do you keep using idiotic language?
In any event, we don't know that the Universe *was* created. For all we know, it has always existed.
<quoted text>
The Big Bang Theory tells us how things came to be going backwards in time to a period nearly 14 billion years ago.
Do we know yet what happened prior to that time (and that question makes an assumption that "prior to that time" even has a meaning)?
Nope. We don't know yet.
Now, do *you* have an explanation, supported by evidence, that accounts for how "things came to be"?
You know, an explanation that doesn't involve imagining an invisible magic skydaddy poofing everything into existence?
No, I didn't think so.
And that's why you disguise your questions with childish language. So that you can't be held accountable for your position.
Yeah, we figured that out.
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
So then, you are Really NOT an hAtheist but an 'Agnostic'.
I'm an agnostic atheist.

An atheist is someone who lacks theistic belief.

I lack theistic belief.

Therefore, I'm an atheist.

And I'm not interested in your made-up childish words. What a pity that you can't debate like an adult.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#8900 Dec 10, 2012
I'm an athiest but what does it matter?

Plenty of more interesting things to talk about.

People should be judged on their actions, not who they choose to worship/not worship in their free time.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#8901 Dec 10, 2012
MogWild wrote:
I'm an athiest but what does it matter?

Plenty of more interesting things to talk about.

People should be judged on their actions, not who they choose to worship/not worship in their free time.
I am not an atheist but I agree with you. People have their rights and their preference shall never be judged.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#8902 Dec 10, 2012
Educated What wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not an atheist but I agree with you. People have their rights and their preference shall never be judged.
We all judge you by your continued stupidity at trying to convince us that the world is 6000 years old.

“There are other issues.”

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#8903 Dec 10, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>We all judge you by your continued stupidity at trying to convince us that the world is 6000 years old.
Funny, many in your own thread judge you by your lies and stupidity.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#8907 Dec 11, 2012
tesla_coil wrote:
i don't get it. why would creationist believe that the earth is 6000 years old? hehe
--------

I don't. Nevertheless, I am a theist.

The Jewish People, save exceptions, do not advocate that the universe is only six thousand years old. This idea comes from the need to establish the weekly cycle, which would end with the establishment of the Sabbath day of rest; and for us, mind you, not for God, Who has never ceased creating; hence the expansion of the universe. But it seems that non-Jewish criticism, especially from among atheists insists on Jewish literal interpretation, perhaps either to curb Jewish excesses of wisdom or psychological need of ammunition against theists.

Since a day in prophecy is compared to a period of time, which could run into thousands, millions, or billions of years, the six days of creation can very well be interpreted as six periods of thousands, millions, or billions of years.

The order of the days IMO, is not relevant, as it is meant to culminate with man, as the crown of creation. It is only obvious that the sun was in the sky for light by day and the moon and stars for lights by night, to account for the first three days. Anyways, the whole thing is just an allegory to other ends than to creation itself. The bottom line is to bring to light that we do not take the six days of creation in the literal sense of the word.

Ben

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#8908 Dec 11, 2012
Barney wrote:
They are people that do not beleve that todays date is that many years from the DAY JESUS WAS BORN. Now if Jesus is not the son of God why is there a AD and BC ?
-------

What's the big deal about not believing that AD and BC have anything to do with Jesus being the son of God or not? The idea was fabricated in the 4th Century, more than 300 years after Jesus had been gone. Jews use ACE and BCE. After common era and before common era.

Do you believe that Jesus was a Jewish person whose Faith was Judaism? There is no such a thing in Judaism as the Greek myth of the demigod, which is the son of a god with an earthly woman. Therefore, Jesus was not the son of God. Yet, he was, but as part of the People whom he belonged to. If you read Exodus 4:22,23, It says in there that, "Israel is My son; so, let My son go that he may serve Me, said the Lord. Do you believe the Scriptures?

Ben
_BobLoblah_

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#8911 Dec 11, 2012
Ben_Masada wrote:
------- What's the big deal about not believing that AD and BC have anythingto do with Jesus being the son of God or not? The idea was fabricated in the 4th Century, more than300 years after Jesus had been gone. Jews use ACE and BCE. After common era and before common era. Do you believe that Jesus was a Jewish person whose Faith was Judaism? There is no such a thing in Judaism as the Greek myth of the demigod, which is the son of a god with an earthly woman. Therefore, Jesus was not the son of God. Yet, he was, but as part of the People whom he belongedto. If you read Exodus 4:22,23, It says in there that, "Israel is My son; so, let My son go that he may serve Me, said the Lord. Do you believe the Scriptures? Ben
12Dec12.....

.....Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

Ps:....unless proven 'otherwise', you are mistaken....along with a whole pile of Jews.

.....Why did the Jews that controlled the synagogue 'in da day' want Jesus killed off!!!!!!!!!!

The Romans may have crucified Him, but only did so at the screaming and demands of the Jews. That's why the WholeWideWorld hates Jews ever since. No denying that one.

Forever and Ever
BobLoblah

“Jeezuz in the Potty”

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#8912 Dec 12, 2012
_Slob blah blah_ wrote:
<quoted text>12Dec12.....
.....Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Ps:....unless proven 'otherwise', you are mistaken....along with a whole pile of Jews.
.....Why did the Jews that controlled the synagogue 'in da day' want Jesus killed off!!!!!!!!!!
The Romans may have crucified Him, but only did so at the screaming and demands of the Jews. That's why the WholeWideWorld hates Jews ever since. No denying that one.
Forever and Ever
Slob Blawhaw
There is no god. No one has ever proven the existence of a god, let alone your stupid bugger. Jesus there for wasn't the son of god, assumi9ng he existed.

There never was a biblical Jesus. There may have been a guy named Jesus at the time, but since people don't come back to life after they are dead for three days you can bet your stupid ass Jesus didn't then.

Religion is the major cause of racism, misogyny, hypocrisy and ignorance in the world......and you are a perfect example of this.
Henry

Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany

#8913 Dec 12, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>12Dec12.....
.....Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Ps:....unless proven 'otherwise', you are mistaken....along with a whole pile of Jews.
.....Why did the Jews that controlled the synagogue 'in da day' want Jesus killed off!!!!!!!!!!
The Romans may have crucified Him, but only did so at the screaming and demands of the Jews. That's why the WholeWideWorld hates Jews ever since. No denying that one.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
There is no god, of course no "son"
Henry

Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany

#8914 Dec 12, 2012
_BobLoblah_ wrote:
<quoted text>10Dec12......
.....You 'screwSchidt' and ALL your other ILK claim to be wannabeeeAtheists.
As such you state dat you do NOT believe in GOD.
Yet, you Really exist in this universe, don'tCha.
It is man's natural curiosity from the past, present, and in the future that will cause him to seek the souce from which ALL the Universe was created.
...now you explain in your own words, without the use of Bings and Bangs.....how you think that things came to be. Go ahead. Go ahead now. ALL posters are waiting to hear from your schidt-for-brains.
Ps:...Of course, this Great Creator is GOD.
Forever and Ever
BobLoblah
No "creator" sorry!
Henry

Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany

#8915 Dec 12, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
You're an idiot for believing the earth is 6000 years old, when fossils exist.
6000 years?? Perhaps there is another mathematic?
Henry

Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany

#8916 Dec 12, 2012
Ben_Masada wrote:
<quoted text>
----------
I am sure you know the answer to your question. But you need for some reason to test me. Why people in a certain area are prone to certain diseases or to suffer from an act of nature, while in other areas they do not apply? It falls within the perpective of being on the wrong place at the wrong time or to belong to a people who have not developed their intellect enough to fight diseases with their know-how. The point is that there is no reason to blame God with anything of the sort.
Ben
God never existed!
Henry

Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany

#8917 Dec 12, 2012
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
We all judge you by your continued stupidity at trying to convince us that the world is 6000 years old.
Perhaps a 6000 years old lie?d
Henry

Ilmenau, Germany

#8918 Dec 12, 2012
Barney wrote:
They are people that do not beleve that todays date is that many years from the DAY JESUS WAS BORN. Now if Jesus is not the son of God why is there a AD and BC ?
Jesus is a common human being, he died approximately 2000 years ago. That`s all! Anything else is myth.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Atheism Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News "Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really T... (Jan '12) 3 min Into The Night 48,654
The Dumbest Thing Posted by a Godbot (Jun '10) 9 min Richardfs 5,698
Athetists' best bet is that there is a God. 1 hr JustASkeptic 40
News Atheism, for Good Reason, Fears Questions (Jun '09) 7 hr scientia potentia... 23,511
News Atheists Aren't the Problem, Christian Intolera... (Oct '14) 9 hr Thinking 21,875
News Atheism requires as much faith as religion? (Jul '09) 11 hr ChristineM 258,041
News Louisiana Christians reclaim safe space by runn... 12 hr Mikko 1
More from around the web