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How Does A Person Go From Believer To Atheist?

There are 73 comments on the WGBH story from Nov 22, 2013, titled How Does A Person Go From Believer To Atheist?. In it, WGBH reports that:

When two young Mormon missionaries knock on performer Julia Sweeney's door one day, it touches off a quest to completely rethink her own beliefs.

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Siro

Ryde, Australia

#1 Nov 23, 2013
A case of a hack comedian trying to hustle up publicity for a crappy show.
God does not need your prayers, we pray to him in order to reflect on ourselves and that which we are praying for and because.
If this comedian is as talented as her atheist spin she might die very soon......on stage.

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Amused

Lowell, MA

#3 Nov 23, 2013
How do people go from believer to atheist? Critical thinking.. The more you think, the less likely you are to believe. Reading the bible or koran while applying critical thinking works quite effectively.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#4 Nov 23, 2013
Amused wrote:
How do people go from believer to atheist? Critical thinking.. The more you think, the less likely you are to believe. Reading the bible or koran while applying critical thinking works quite effectively.
Indeed it does.

All it takes, is a read-through without someone standing over your shoulder, telling what it "really" means...

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#5 Nov 23, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Why do you wish death upon others simply for discovering their atheism?
Isn't it time for you to seek a cure for your faith based mental illness?
Violence always comes with the terrorism of religion.

I mean, territory. Okay, terrorism.

The only solutions religion offers are final solutions.
LCNLin

United States

#6 Nov 24, 2013
How Does A Person Go From Believer To Agnostic?

Read Richard Dawkins and see that he has given up on atheism?
LCNLin

United States

#9 Nov 25, 2013
Professor Richard Dawkins today dismissed his hard-earned reputation as a militant atheist - admitting that

he is actually agnostic as he can't prove God doesn't exist.

The country's foremost champion of the Darwinist evolution, who wrote The God Delusion, stunned audience members when he made the confession during a lively debate on the origins of the universe with the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Professor Dawkins, the former Oxford Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, is a dedicated admirer of Charles Darwin, regarding the Victorian pioneer of evolution as the man who explained ‘everything we know about life’.
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#10 Nov 25, 2013
Lincunt is obsessed by Clinton Richard Dawkins, Sc. D., FRS, FRSL.
-Skeptic- wrote:
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Creationists attack Dawkins because they cannot attack Atheism.

Since: Dec 11

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#12 Nov 25, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
Professor Richard Dawkins today dismissed his hard-earned reputation as a militant atheist - admitting that
he is actually agnostic as he can't prove God doesn't exist.
That was ALWAYS his position. And he's still an atheist.

Dawkins made a 1-7 scale of belief in God called the Spectrum of Theistic Probability, where 1 is being absolutely sure that God exists while 7 is being absolutely sure that God doesn't exist. He placed himself, and virtually all atheists, at a 6.
LCNLin

United States

#13 Nov 25, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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That was ALWAYS his position. And he's still an atheist.
Dawkins made a 1-7 scale of belief in God called the Spectrum of Theistic Probability, where 1 is being absolutely sure that God exists while 7 is being absolutely sure that God doesn't exist. He placed himself, and virtually all atheists, at a 6.
You might write him
and inform him of the fact
that he is an atheist.
LOL

Professor Richard Dawkins today dismissed his hard-earned reputation as a militant atheist - admitting that he is actually agnostic as he can't prove God doesn't exist.
LCNLin

United States

#14 Nov 25, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Lincunt

is obsessed by Clinton Richard Dawkins, Sc. D., FRS, FRSL.
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Really,
you are that upset...must be a blow
with the leading atheist moving on...

God Save the Queen
Gillette

Fairfield, IA

#15 Nov 25, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Really,
you are that upset...must be a blow
with the leading atheist moving on...
God Save the Queen
He's still waiting for you creepy Jesus Freaks to prove your lovely Torturer God exists.

How are you coming on that? Any luck?

LOL
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#16 Nov 25, 2013
Yes. Dawkins has said this for many years, and so I prefer the term non believer.

Religitards like Lincunt find it harder to twist the meaning of that.
The_Box wrote:
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That was ALWAYS his position. And he's still an atheist.
Dawkins made a 1-7 scale of belief in God called the Spectrum of Theistic Probability, where 1 is being absolutely sure that God exists while 7 is being absolutely sure that God doesn't exist. He placed himself, and virtually all atheists, at a 6.

Since: Dec 11

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#17 Nov 25, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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You might write him
and inform him of the fact
that he is an atheist.
LOL
Professor Richard Dawkins today dismissed his hard-earned reputation as a militant atheist - admitting that he is actually agnostic as he can't prove God doesn't exist.
He already knows he's an atheist. He's an agnostic and an atheist.
LCNLin

United States

#18 Nov 25, 2013
Gillette wrote:
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He's still waiting for you creepy Jesus Freaks to prove your lovely Torturer God exists.
How are you coming on that? Any luck?
LOL
Agnostic
sorry to disappoint

"So like fundamentalists are the Evangelical Atheists"
Gillette

Fairfield, IA

#19 Nov 25, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Agnostic
sorry to disappoint
"So like fundamentalists are the Evangelical Atheists"
Agnostic
sorry to disappoint
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#20 Nov 25, 2013
Lincunt's got nothing except a Dawkins fixation.
Gillette wrote:
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He's still waiting for you creepy Jesus Freaks to prove your lovely Torturer God exists.
How are you coming on that? Any luck?
LOL
LCNLin

United States

#21 Nov 25, 2013
The_Box wrote:
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He already knows he's an atheist. He's an agnostic and an atheist.
“It’s a floor wax!
It’s a dessert topping!
Wait, it’s a floor wax and a dessert topping!”
S N L

Since: Dec 11

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#22 Nov 25, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Agnostic
sorry to disappoint
"So like fundamentalists are the Evangelical Atheists"
Which god do you believe in?
LCNLin

United States

#23 Nov 25, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Lincunt's got nothing except a Dawkins fixation.
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An Evangelical Stheist is one who not only believes there is no god but is obsessed with convincing everyone around them to become an atheist too.

When cornered they usually try name calling..
LCNLin

United States

#24 Nov 25, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Lincunt's got nothing except a Dawkins fixation.
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An Evangelical *Atheist* is one who not only believes there is no god but is obsessed with convincing everyone around them to become an atheist too.

When cornered they usually try name calling..

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