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Offline randomvim (OP)

why are you an atheist?
« on: September 11, 2016, 03:14:56 AM »
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Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2016, 03:17:07 AM »
Why aren't you?

(Small assumption on my part.)

Ps, make an intro thread. You're not supposed to start others before you've got ten Posts.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2016, 03:19:23 AM by Mr.Obvious »
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But let us not choose one direction
without proof of where it is headed.

Check your pocket for matches
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Offline PickelledEggs

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 03:26:03 AM »
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Please make an intro thread or you will be banned. Do not take this personally, it's just that we've had a lot of spammy posters as of late.
 

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Offline PickelledEggs

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2016, 05:05:32 AM »
I have a feeling he saw this. I'll probably ban him when I wake up this afternoon
"Tell Pilate to release the files!!!" - Bill Hicks
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"One who truly hates himself cannot love, he cannot place his trust in another." - NGE

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 08:28:07 AM »
I have a feeling he saw this. I'll probably ban him when I wake up this afternoon

Administrator wecken!
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Offline randomvim (OP)

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2016, 12:41:22 PM »
                                               
 
Moderator Message:
 
 
Please make an intro thread or you will be banned. Do not take this personally, it's just that we've had a lot of spammy posters as of late.
 

Sorry. I'm going to your site through an app. I didn't see anything pop up about posting 10 or intro

Edit: I made my intro.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2016, 02:13:34 PM by randomvim »

Offline randomvim (OP)

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2016, 02:15:38 PM »
Why aren't you?

(Small assumption on my part.)

Ps, make an intro thread. You're not supposed to start others before you've got ten Posts.
Good addition from edit. I do not wish to focus on me. too many people can switch the o.p. and get off topic. then my curiosity would not be fed.

Perhaps I may go into that later but I wish to understand others first. Is this acceptable?

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2016, 02:31:47 PM »
The intro subforum is supposed to focus on new members. So focus on it.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2016, 02:47:42 PM »
Oh what the hey, I'll give the whippersnapper a shot. I am an atheist primarily for two reasons. First, because there is no evidence that supernatural beings of any sort actually exist. The other reason I'm an atheist is the bible.
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Offline Shiranu

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2016, 03:02:00 PM »
Because I don't believe in God, mostly.
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Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2016, 03:03:14 PM »
Because I'm not retarded.


Fair and balanced (like Fox News).

Offline Mermaid

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2016, 03:29:10 PM »
Because I'm not retarded.


Fair and balanced (like Fox News).
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Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2016, 03:45:03 PM »
Perhaps I may go into that later but I wish to understand others first. Is this acceptable?

When you have no Reason to believe in a deity, it's hard to explain Why you don't believe in a deity, other than by saying 'because I don't believe in a deity'.
Which would be essentially answering 'why am I an atheist?' With 'because I am an atheist.'

It is not untill someone can make a convincing argument for a god hypothesis, that a counterargument should come into play.

So if you want to hear Why I am an atheist. Let's hear Some arguments as Why not to be. If any of them make sense, you might sway me. If they don't, i'll yell you Why I don't 'believe' them. That's Why I must ask; 'why aren't you?' Before I can give you THE answer you seek.

That being said. If you don't want to explain Why you believe, that's fine. People do that here more than enough already. :p
E = Mc²

In the end, we are all standing in the dark,
trying to figure out why we are here.
But let us not choose one direction
without proof of where it is headed.

Check your pocket for matches
so we can observe and learn together
as fast friends and relative idiots.

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2016, 03:46:29 PM »
Me:  "I dunno about this religion stuff.  I see people claim absolute certainty about stuff they couldn't possibly know, demand other people live their lives according to what they consider correct, and generally be beholden to an ideology that they're not even allowed to question without threats of everlasting hell.  Seems kinda fucked up."

Me a few years later:  "I've been reading a few books on religion and I've found a lot of the criticisms of it to be pretty solid.  I don't know why I considered this stuff to be so plausible before.  I guess I'm an atheist now."
« Last Edit: September 11, 2016, 03:57:25 PM by Hydra009 »

Offline Mermaid

Re: why are you an atheist?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2016, 05:40:50 PM »
Serious answer: Because there is a rational explanation for everything in the natural world. There is no rational explanation that an all-powerful ghost created it all.
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.

John F. Kennedy