Why choose atheism?

Oct 24, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

In the main essay on Atheism posted on the Creation Ministries International 's website there is a section titled Why Atheism is chosen .

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Nov 4, 2012
 
Better their life? So are watchtowers telling people to get a college education and how believing in god/s holds them back?

I doubt it.

So how many times have you lot incorrectly guessed the end of the world? It seems 1914 has came and went and the earth is still going.

Hey on a more serious note why happens if you lot go into a neighborhood and there are Mormons there knocking on doors as well? I would like to see a door knocker street fight! Careful though those Mormons have been known to kill people and blame it on local Native American tribes so you might wanna give them some space.

Also for anyone wanting a grin go look at Taze Russle's grave. He is the founder of Jws and when you look at his grave, well not to spoil anything but it looks about as anti Christian as you can get. In fact it looks very cult like. Kinda creepy actually.
Jehovah is God wrote:
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We do not sell the Watchtower magazines, there is no charge to whoever wants to read how they can better their life in this world.
We do not have a quota to meet, no one is forced to go door to door to find the sheep like people who want to obey Jesus and be happy today.
Many people would like to have the peace and happiness, the hope and prosperity of Jehovah's witnesses, also the unity and love they share, all it takes is obedience to the direction of Jesus as our heavenly King.
Reading the Watchtower magazines is just your first step in that direction to living in God's new world of righteousness, soon to be here.

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Nov 5, 2012
 
Givemeliberty wrote:
Better their life? So are watchtowers telling people to get a college education and how believing in god/s holds them back?
I doubt it.
So how many times have you lot incorrectly guessed the end of the world? It seems 1914 has came and went and the earth is still going.
Hey on a more serious note why happens if you lot go into a neighborhood and there are Mormons there knocking on doors as well? I would like to see a door knocker street fight! Careful though those Mormons have been known to kill people and blame it on local Native American tribes so you might wanna give them some space.
Also for anyone wanting a grin go look at Taze Russle's grave. He is the founder of Jws and when you look at his grave, well not to spoil anything but it looks about as anti Christian as you can get. In fact it looks very cult like. Kinda creepy actually.
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If Watchtower does encourage education, their message is not getting through. JWs are the least educated affiliation shown by the most recent Pew Forum U.S. Religious Landscape Survey. Only 6% of the JW's adult population have earned Baccalaureate degrees and only 3% have post graduate degrees. Only Muslims graduate from high school at a lower rate, but those who advance to college studies at a very high rate. I suspect that a disparity between Nation of Islam and more traditional sects explains that, but I've seen no data to support that hunch.

That said, it should be noted that the unaffiliated attain only slightly higher levels of education than average. Again, I suspect a disparity between unaffiliated believers, agnostics, and atheists, but have seen no data to substantiate that.

When one of their "Elders" knocks on your door, odds are that the youths standing before you have just graduated from high school (or maybe not) and will never progress any further.

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Nov 5, 2012
 
Truly sad to throw away your potential at a better life because of a cult isn't it?

What disturbs me most about this cult is refusing blood transfusions. I used to work at a busy hospital and one if the few times I saw a doctor cry was because a JW child desperately needed blood but they refused basically dooming the child to a death sentence because they believe taking a blood transfusion is an automatic hellworthy sin.

Amazing that of all the so called sins their God can forgive taking a life saving blood transfusion isn't one of them.
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If Watchtower does encourage education, their message is not getting through. JWs are the least educated affiliation shown by the most recent Pew Forum U.S. Religious Landscape Survey. Only 6% of the JW's adult population have earned Baccalaureate degrees and only 3% have post graduate degrees. Only Muslims graduate from high school at a lower rate, but those who advance to college studies at a very high rate. I suspect that a disparity between Nation of Islam and more traditional sects explains that, but I've seen no data to support that hunch.
That said, it should be noted that the unaffiliated attain only slightly higher levels of education than average. Again, I suspect a disparity between unaffiliated believers, agnostics, and atheists, but have seen no data to substantiate that.
When one of their "Elders" knocks on your door, odds are that the youths standing before you have just graduated from high school (or maybe not) and will never progress any further.
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The only people who choose atheism aren't atheists at all. They are confused and angry believers who then go back to believing later and claim atheists are confused and angry because they were once that way.

ACTUAL atheists are just atheist and that is that.

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Nov 16, 2012
 
NoticedToo wrote:
The only people who choose atheism aren't atheists at all. They are confused and angry believers who then go back to believing later and claim atheists are confused and angry because they were once that way.
ACTUAL atheists are just atheist and that is that.
Lame no true Scotsman fallacy attempt, Poe.
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Nov 16, 2012
 
Atheism lead me to the wonderful world of science :)

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Miss Science Geek wrote:
Atheism lead me to the wonderful world of science :)
Really? It sounds highly implausable, how did that connection come about?

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I did not choose atheism It is what it is.

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didnt religion shoot a 15 year old girl in the head, for wanting to learn
NoticedToo wrote:
The only people who choose atheism aren't atheists at all. They are confused and angry believers who then go back to believing later and claim atheists are confused and angry because they were once that way.
ACTUAL atheists are just atheist and that is that.
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Nov 17, 2012
 
Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Really? It sounds highly implausable, how did that connection come about?
How so? I don't think you get what i mean, or maybe i worded it wrong. What im trying to say is, if i wasn't an atheist then i wouldn't be so intrigued by science. I'm an ex christian and i had no interest in science what so ever, but now i do as an atheist.:/

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Miss Science Geek wrote:
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How so? I don't think you get what i mean, or maybe i worded it wrong. What im trying to say is, if i wasn't an atheist then i wouldn't be so intrigued by science. I'm an ex christian and i had no interest in science what so ever, but now i do as an atheist.:/
I'm curious. Did atheism free you to pursue an interest in science that Christianity had been inhibiting or did it stimulate an interest where none had existed before?
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I'm curious. Did atheism free you to pursue an interest in science that Christianity had been inhibiting or did it stimulate an interest where none had existed before?
Well Christianity had prevented me from accepting scientific facts, i did believe in creationism, but i'd say a bit of both. I used to be very much into arty subjects growing up. I actually remember in my biology class aged 13 and we were learning about evolution and natural selection and i was like to my friend "oh thats just a theory..", lol i was so stupid. But when i turned 16 i enjoyed biology a lot and decided to learn about what evolution said and it was more of a logical explaination opposed to creationism.

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Well Christianity had prevented me from accepting scientific facts, i did believe in creationism, but i'd say a bit of both. I used to be very much into arty subjects growing up. I actually remember in my biology class aged 13 and we were learning about evolution and natural selection and i was like to my friend "oh thats just a theory..", lol i was so stupid. But when i turned 16 i enjoyed biology a lot and decided to learn about what evolution said and it was more of a logical explaination opposed to creationism.
That's a very good explanation. But you weren't stupid to believe what you're parents and sunday school teachers told you, just a little gullible and naive. Par for the course, really.

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Miss Science Geek wrote:
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Well Christianity had prevented me from accepting scientific facts, i did believe in creationism, but i'd say a bit of both. I used to be very much into arty subjects growing up. I actually remember in my biology class aged 13 and we were learning about evolution and natural selection and i was like to my friend "oh thats just a theory..", lol i was so stupid. But when i turned 16 i enjoyed biology a lot and decided to learn about what evolution said and it was more of a logical explaination opposed to creationism.
Is not the truth and education a wonderful thing?
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<quoted text>Is not the truth and education a wonderful thing?
It truly is, without out a doubt :)

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Funny how similar drug dealers and preachers are, no?
funny how those addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, replace that addiction with religion!

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Dec 12, 2012
 
Sadly self destructive people will be self destructive.
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funny how those addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, replace that addiction with religion!

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swerty wrote:
didnt religion shoot a 15 year old girl in the head, for wanting to learn<quoted text>
... and a 4 year old for "acting" gay.

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