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What Bums Me Out Most About Being an Atheist

There are 88 comments on the Daily Kos story from Sep 3, 2014, titled What Bums Me Out Most About Being an Atheist. In it, Daily Kos reports that:

In all honesty, I'm kind of jealous of religious people. While the faithful gets to go about their lives all warm and fuzzy about a life ever after beyond death, Atheism offers no such comfort regarding an after life beyond this one I'm currently doing ... right here, right now.

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Thinking

Glasgow, UK

#1 Sep 3, 2014
You'll also never have to do bad in the name of religion.

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#2 Sep 5, 2014
The fact that there's no magical pixies out there to do our work for us doesn't bother me in the slightest. Our problems CAN be solve IF we work, learn and think.

The problem is, the religitards DON'T want to work, learn and think. They discourage it, and they do all they can to prevent it. Religions can't survive in an educated populace, so they have to do all they can to keep the masses ignorant and afraid.
Eagle 12

Edwardsville, IL

#3 Sep 5, 2014
P_Smith wrote:
The fact that there's no magical pixies out there to do our work for us doesn't bother me in the slightest. Our problems CAN be solve IF we work, learn and think.
The problem is, the religitards DON'T want to work, learn and think. They discourage it, and they do all they can to prevent it. Religions can't survive in an educated populace, so they have to do all they can to keep the masses ignorant and afraid.
Narcissism
Cordwainer Trout

Shepherdsville, KY

#4 Sep 5, 2014
Arrogant nonsense like P_Smith's disregards the flourishing of Art, Science and the progress of egalitarian societies which has occurred from religious thinking and especially Christian precepts. Atheists are anathema to scholarship and progress, which is why every society founded in atheist principles has failed and during that extended, tortuous failure has imposed malaise, excruciating human slavery and cynicism. If an atheist was capable of even handedness and honesty, any list they'd make of accomplishments of Christian society and individuals versus accomplishments by atheist influence would tower so high above the godless, the godless would shrink into oblivion. Intelligent atheists have struggled to establish some, any foundation for morality in their philosophical views and have failed miserably, although they can be very wordy about it. The only thing an atheist is good at accomplishing is destroying good tempered human interaction at a dinner table. It is only distemper guiding their lives and they are each a sad, repressive element in humanity.
Atheist Silurist

Swansea, UK

#5 Sep 5, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Arrogant nonsense like P_Smith's disregards the flourishing of Art, Science and the progress of egalitarian societies which has occurred from religious thinking and especially Christian precepts. Atheists are anathema to scholarship and progress, which is why every society founded in atheist principles has failed and during that extended, tortuous failure has imposed malaise, excruciating human slavery and cynicism. If an atheist was capable of even handedness and honesty, any list they'd make of accomplishments of Christian society and individuals versus accomplishments by atheist influence would tower so high above the godless, the godless would shrink into oblivion. Intelligent atheists have struggled to establish some, any foundation for morality in their philosophical views and have failed miserably, although they can be very wordy about it. The only thing an atheist is good at accomplishing is destroying good tempered human interaction at a dinner table. It is only distemper guiding their lives and they are each a sad, repressive element in humanity.
What god would you prefer atheists would follow? Let me guess. the christian god? what about the thousands of Hindu gods? Or even the muslim god?

The majority of devout followers of most religions find the claims of other religions ridiculous.

Atheist Silurist

Swansea, UK

#6 Sep 5, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Arrogant nonsense like P_Smith's disregards the flourishing of Art, Science and the progress of egalitarian societies which has occurred from religious thinking and especially Christian precepts. Atheists are anathema to scholarship and progress, which is why every society founded in atheist principles has failed and during that extended, tortuous failure has imposed malaise, excruciating human slavery and cynicism. If an atheist was capable of even handedness and honesty, any list they'd make of accomplishments of Christian society and individuals versus accomplishments by atheist influence would tower so high above the godless, the godless would shrink into oblivion. Intelligent atheists have struggled to establish some, any foundation for morality in their philosophical views and have failed miserably, although they can be very wordy about it. The only thing an atheist is good at accomplishing is destroying good tempered human interaction at a dinner table. It is only distemper guiding their lives and they are each a sad, repressive element in humanity.
It's not the belief in a deity that presents problems with society but organized religion. when one religion dominates a society you can get the grotesque situation like Saudi and other islamic hell-holes where they forbid the practice of the christian,jewish and most other religions. It is not Atheists/Agnostics that are eradicating almost every trace of christian culture from many parts of the muslim world, but other religious people. Take a look at the monster that has been created in the UK by encouraging multiculturalism and cultural relativism,all in the name of religious tolerance. Atheists are not going around murdering people in the name of a god they don't believe in. Religious people do go around murdering people in the name of god. Turn on the news. You'll see it every day. and many of those murdering savages are from the UK, Radicalizes by Saudi funded schools, mosques and tax payers money.
Do you think it would be better to embrace a religion that is almost taring British society apart than to have no religion at all?
Cordwainer Trout

Shepherdsville, KY

#7 Sep 5, 2014
Atheist Silurist wrote:
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What god would you prefer atheists would follow? Let me guess. the christian god? what about the thousands of Hindu gods? Or even the muslim god?
The majority of devout followers of most religions find the claims of other religions ridiculous.
Everyone finds their own way. Although the towering accomplishments of the Christian culture have progressed mankind in quantity, quality and speed, which no other religious inspiration has ever achieved, nor ever approached, people must have the freedom to immerse themselves in endeavors aside from that view, even if it should always bear no fruit and lock them in lives usually compensating their failures in jealousy and by imposing stricter and stricter requirements on others...

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#8 Sep 5, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Arrogant nonsense like P_Smith's disregards the flourishing of Art, Science and the progress of egalitarian societies which has occurred from religious thinking and especially Christian precepts. Atheists are anathema to scholarship and progress, which is why every society founded in atheist principles has failed and during that extended, tortuous failure has imposed malaise, excruciating human slavery and cynicism. If an atheist was capable of even handedness and honesty, any list they'd make of accomplishments of Christian society and individuals versus accomplishments by atheist influence would tower so high above the godless, the godless would shrink into oblivion. Intelligent atheists have struggled to establish some, any foundation for morality in their philosophical views and have failed miserably, although they can be very wordy about it. The only thing an atheist is good at accomplishing is destroying good tempered human interaction at a dinner table. It is only distemper guiding their lives and they are each a sad, repressive element in humanity.
You're a teabagging frightwingnut, and therefore no scientist. But this man is.

“When people ask me if a god created the universe, I tell them that the question itself makes no sense. Time didn’t exist before the big bang, so there is no time for god to make the universe in. It’s like asking directions to the edge of the earth; The Earth is a sphere; it doesn’t have an edge; so looking for it is a futile exercise. We are each free to believe what we want, and it’s my view that the simplest explanation is; there is no god. No one created our universe,and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization; There is probably no heaven, and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe, and for that I am extremely grateful.”

&#8213; Stephen Hawking
Atheist Silurist

Swansea, UK

#9 Sep 5, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Arrogant nonsense like P_Smith's disregards the flourishing of Art, Science and the progress of egalitarian societies which has occurred from religious thinking and especially Christian precepts. Atheists are anathema to scholarship and progress, which is why every society founded in atheist principles has failed and during that extended, tortuous failure has imposed malaise, excruciating human slavery and cynicism. If an atheist was capable of even handedness and honesty, any list they'd make of accomplishments of Christian society and individuals versus accomplishments by atheist influence would tower so high above the godless, the godless would shrink into oblivion. Intelligent atheists have struggled to establish some, any foundation for morality in their philosophical views and have failed miserably, although they can be very wordy about it. The only thing an atheist is good at accomplishing is destroying good tempered human interaction at a dinner table. It is only distemper guiding their lives and they are each a sad, repressive element in humanity.
More sense come from the Writings of Thomas Paine than was ever written in any "Holy" book.
Paine was not an Atheist, he did have his faults, but his contempt for organized religion was well justified and helped to shape the American constitution that if left to the parties of god they would readily destroy.
Cordwainer Trout

Shepherdsville, KY

#10 Sep 5, 2014
Atheist Silurist wrote:
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Atheists are not going around murdering people in the name of a god they don't believe in.
Such a false view of human history is the essence of the anger and unevenness of atheists discussed. Governmental systems based in atheism have murdered more people in one hundred years than religions have ever murdered. Atheism invading the schools and universities has distorted scholarship... murdering education. The malaise, confusion and societal breakdowns we see in the world are fomented by the godless and faithless.
Cordwainer Trout

Shepherdsville, KY

#11 Sep 5, 2014
Stephen Hawking... crippled body, crippled mind... contradicts himself with either a limited vocabulary, or simply (since he likes simple) the feelings of uselessness and incapacity common to cripples, possibly ameliorated with a sense of humor. He boldly says there is no god, probably no heaven, nor afterlife. Then, either his idiocy, or humor, or both has the temerity in the same paragraph to assert there is a GRAND DESIGN to the universe. Infinite monkeys with infinite typewriters could do better.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#12 Sep 5, 2014
Getting back to the subject at hand, I think virtually all "atheists" wish they were wrong. In fact I think many atheists are former believers whose prayers were unanswered.
Atheist Silurist

Swansea, UK

#13 Sep 5, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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Everyone finds their own way. Although the towering accomplishments of the Christian culture have progressed mankind in quantity, quality and speed, which no other religious inspiration has ever achieved, nor ever approached, people must have the freedom to immerse themselves in endeavors aside from that view, even if it should always bear no fruit and lock them in lives usually compensating their failures in jealousy and by imposing stricter and stricter requirements on others...
Christianity had a 700 year start on islam. Christianity 700 years ago was as tyrannical as the most extremes practices of muslim fanatics. The persecution,subjugation and colonization of millions of peoples on almost every continent where systematically tortured and murdered in the name of jesus and god. It was only when secular societies managed to wrestle powers from the church that the christian tyranny abated. The christianity that was practiced centuries ago in Europe has mostly disappeared, It is no longer acceptable to burn witches and kill people for things like blasphemy and adultery because it became seen as incompatible with morals and ethics even if it was mandated in the bible. We became more enlightened in spite or christianity not because of it.
The biggest threat to autocratic despotic states like Saudi is not christianity, it is secular democracy,encouraged by many who have no religious belief. So much so,that Atheism is punishable by death.
Atheist Silurist

Swansea, UK

#14 Sep 5, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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Such a false view of human history is the essence of the anger and unevenness of atheists discussed. Governmental systems based in atheism have murdered more people in one hundred years than religions have ever murdered. Atheism invading the schools and universities has distorted scholarship... murdering education. The malaise, confusion and societal breakdowns we see in the world are fomented by the godless and faithless.
The countries you are eluding to did not murder millions in the name of atheism,they done it in the name of communism and nationalism.

I suppose you would prefer to teach biblical creationism in your schools and promote 'YOUR' religious preferences.


Cordwainer Trout

Shepherdsville, KY

#15 Sep 5, 2014
Atheist Silurist wrote:
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Christianity had a 700 year start on islam. Christianity 700 years ago was as tyrannical as the most extremes practices of muslim fanatics. The persecution,subjugation and colonization of millions of peoples on almost every continent where systematically tortured and murdered in the name of jesus and god. It was only when secular societies managed to wrestle powers from the church that the christian tyranny abated. The christianity that was practiced centuries ago in Europe has mostly disappeared, It is no longer acceptable to burn witches and kill people for things like blasphemy and adultery because it became seen as incompatible with morals and ethics even if it was mandated in the bible. We became more enlightened in spite or christianity not because of it.
The biggest threat to autocratic despotic states like Saudi is not christianity, it is secular democracy,encouraged by many who have no religious belief. So much so,that Atheism is punishable by death.
You simply do not know of what you speak. It's probably because of the destruction of education by atheists. You believe in fantasies and history revision accomplished by Marxist atheists.

Timewatch: The Myth Of The Spanish Inquisition (BBC)


However, just one atheist...
Nikolai Zezhov. Five feet tall, he was nicknamed the Blackberry, or sometimes The Bloody Dwarf. During the Great Purge in the Soviet, peaking around 1937, 680 THOUSAND people were shot by the NKVD. That’s every single person in Baltimore, Maryland.
Cordwainer Trout

Shepherdsville, KY

#16 Sep 5, 2014
Atheist Silurist wrote:
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The countries you are eluding to did not murder millions in the name of atheism,they done it in the name of communism and nationalism.

I suppose you would prefer to teach biblical creationism in your schools and promote 'YOUR' religious preferences.
The word is "allude, alluding."

Here again you are simply viewing matters through a distorted vision hampered by anger. The atheists slaughtering hundreds of millions of people did not do it for communism, etc. They did it from the same anger you express. They convinced themselves the greatest evil confronting humankind was religion and they set out to wipe it out. That is atheism, not a political agenda.
Atheist Silurist

Swansea, UK

#17 Sep 5, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
Getting back to the subject at hand, I think virtually all "atheists" wish they were wrong. In fact I think many atheists are former believers whose prayers were unanswered.
I for one thank goodness that the concept of eternal punishment or eternal praise of a despotic deity described in the old testament is nothing more than childish myths and fables.

I think Charles Darwin said it best when he wrote.

"I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true; for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my Father, Brother and almost all my best friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine."

If people need the threat of eternal torture to be good, and not going round murdering,raping and torturing people then it may be lucky for others that they are inhibited by their delusion, but a psychopath is still a psychopath with or with out a belief in god.

Religion doesn't stop people doing terrible thing. In fact, look at what is being done by the followers of the "religion of peace."

It doesn't stop hypocritical TV evangelists from indulging in prostitutes,extramarital affairs and gay massages. It doesn't stop catholic priests from sexually abusing children and it doesn't stop bombs being dropped on innocent men,women and children. It is usually the cause.

Cordwainer Trout

Shepherdsville, KY

#18 Sep 5, 2014
Look what Hitler and the Nazis did with Darwinism... Rosenberg and Hitler refined their focus on the elimination of Christian religion from German society; they damn near succeeded in Poland. Christians are the first to criticize the misuse of religious fervor to commit evil acts. Atheists fool themselves into reading only what they want of Darwin, disregarding his very human desires in his introduction to his "On The Origin of the Species."

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#19 Sep 5, 2014
Atheist Silurist wrote:
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The countries you are eluding to did not murder millions in the name of atheism,they done it in the name of communism and nationalism.
I suppose you would prefer to teach biblical creationism in your schools and promote 'YOUR' religious preferences.
But thousands where killed inmexico during the Cristerfo War when the Atheist mexican leader Calles tried to impose Atheism.
Atheist Silurist

Swansea, UK

#20 Sep 5, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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The word is "allude, alluding."
Here again you are simply viewing matters through a distorted vision hampered by anger. The atheists slaughtering hundreds of millions of people did not do it for communism, etc. They did it from the same anger you express. They convinced themselves the greatest evil confronting humankind was religion and they set out to wipe it out. That is atheism, not a political agenda.
That's the word I was alluding to. ;)

I have no desire to wipe out religious belief even if I could. People should be free to believe any old bollocks they like, and in secular democracies they can and do. But why give tax exemption status and government funding for people who believe ridiculous things in the same way you probably feel about the islamic faith.

Do you think that islamic countries would be better off if they headed towards secular democracy rather than their religion almost dominating every aspect of their lives?

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech.

You are lucky to have such a thing, The UK, Or what will be left of it if the Scots jump ship, have no such document. It's a crying shame that there are those who would abandon such a thing for a theocratic utopia that only exists in the minds of the deluded.

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