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Offline Ro3bert (OP)

Me 1 atheism 0
« on: August 16, 2014, 11:54:08 AM »
I grew up in a quasi-religious (Christan) family. My mother want to church occasionally dragging my sister and I along then depositing us in Sunday School. I learned that Jesus and God loved us and took care of us, but when I questioned where God and Jesus were (the one being invisible the other dead) the answers just didn't ring true or logical.

As I grew away from church I began to wonder why someone would allow themselves to be killed to save me, didn't make sense nor did the bible itself.

So left to my own devices I began to question the very existence of God and all that was supposed to follow from him. Eventually I gave the whole thing up. I was on my way to becoming an atheist. Then along came this forum. I was delighted, joined and posted a few times.

Now after reading thru a number of posts and doing more thinking, it dawns on me that I am not an atheist but contrary to the "black or white" theory I am not a theist either.

I no longer have problems with religions; what anyone wishes to believe is OK with me. I've no quarrel with a God(s) nor am I angry at "Him" as some believe drives atheism.

In my space-time continuum the concept of "God" does not exist, therefore I cannot be an atheist (or theist for that matter).

If, in the future, someone comes up with concrete evidence of the existence of God, I, then, will have to rethink my beliefs.

As an aside, it seems to me that many people (though not all) on this forum, are antagonistic toward any and all religions but especially Christianity.

Robert

Offline Mermaid

Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 11:55:32 AM »
Ok.
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.

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Offline josephpalazzo

Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 12:05:53 PM »
We are not antagonistic towards theists if they keep their beliefs privately. It's when they push to have the political institutions to embrace their beliefs. As non-believers we must be vigilant to keep the state as secular as possible.

Offline PickelledEggs

Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 12:06:46 PM »
For some reason, this post reminds me of casparov

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Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 12:07:47 PM »

Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 12:08:16 PM »
For some reason, this post reminds me of casparov


Who?

Offline PickelledEggs

Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2014, 12:10:39 PM »
Who?
That guy that debated Mr o in the debate hall

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Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2014, 12:38:26 PM »

As an aside, it seems to me that many people (though not all) on this forum, are antagonistic toward any and all religions but especially Christianity.

Robert
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Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2014, 12:45:05 PM »
That guy that debated Mr o in the debate hall

Nope.

Don't remember that guy.

Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2014, 12:49:48 PM »
There's only a couple of things I would change about that. First, unless you can prove the existence of some other space-time continuum, this is the only one. If you have concluded no god exists within it, you are an atheist. Being an atheist doesn't automatically mean you're hostile towards religion, just that you find the existence of a deity unlikely or improbable.
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Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2014, 01:00:42 PM »
Nope.

Don't remember that guy.

The one with Casper the friendly ghost as his avatar

Offline Mr.Obvious

Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2014, 01:21:02 PM »
The one with Casper the friendly ghost as his avatar

Leave it, if he doesn't remember him it's all the better for him; Casparov wasn't worth occupying your mind anyway.
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But let us not choose one direction
without proof of where it is headed.

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Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2014, 04:07:18 PM »
Religion is like a penis, keep it in your pants, no problem, show it to kids, you're a pervert. Solitary
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Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2014, 01:34:56 PM »
Leave it, if he doesn't remember him it's all the better for him; Casparov wasn't worth occupying your mind anyway.

They all blur together alarmingly quickly. Probably why I used to accuse them of being sock puppets all they time until I realized they weren't the same guy under a new account but different people who were just as depressingly uninteresting.

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Re: Me 1 atheism 0
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2014, 01:38:02 PM »
Now after reading thru a number of posts and doing more thinking, it dawns on me that I am not an atheist but contrary to the "black or white" theory I am not a theist either.
Do you worship or acknowledge the existence of a deity? No? Then you're an atheist. Get over yourself.