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10 Myths Many Religious People Hold About Atheists

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HiEv
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 479 Posts
Sunday, December 04, 2011 12:07:57 AM
@CrakrJak: Actually a universe where NO unlikely fortunate events occurred would be evidence FOR the existence of a god. A universe that HAS unlikely fortunate events is simply one where 1-in-a-million events happen occasionally when there are millions of opportunities for that to occur. That's not evidence of any god, let alone your particular one, that's just regular old statistics and probability in a large pool of data.

@akabane, the answer is that none of them are always right. The age of consent varies from individual to individual based on mental competence. Picking one age is just a way of simplifying things legally. Serious psychological research would have to occur to pick a better means of deciding when consent should be allowed, and that would be a tough research project to get past an ethical review board.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33895 Posts
Friday, September 16, 2011 8:41:02 AM

"But Christianity TEACHES tolerance, unlike some other religions."

You mean those christian preachers who blamed the recent earthquake AND hurrican on gay marriage? Is that the tolerance you were speaking of?

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4848 Posts
Friday, September 16, 2011 8:13:10 AM
Actually, I DO have a war on Christmas.

The same f*cking 50 songs, played OVER and OVER, for the last 100 years!

F*CK YOU, CHRISTMAS!!!
F*CK YOU IN THE EAR!!!


akabane
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1051 Posts
Friday, September 16, 2011 2:37:31 AM
As for point number 6, i was curious on the fact on who set the ground rules for "moral code." How much is too young for sex?

www.avert.org/age-of-consent.htm

Who is right?

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16745 Posts
Friday, September 16, 2011 1:39:53 AM
davymid: Most people that you would call gnostic theists are likely ones that have witnessed a miracle, and what I mean by that is, a Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction kind of miracle. I don't normally use movie references, after all movies are fiction, but it's a reference most people will know immediately. An unexplainable fortunate happening, a perceived 'divine intervention' of a disaster averted.

You'd likely call those incidents just 'dumb luck' or random chance, but to the people involved, who are religious, they see it as a miracle and proof of God's existence.

I've never tried to use the miracles I've witnessed as 'proof of God', to anyone else, I can't prove that God's hand came down and manipulated the situations involved, it's just a gut feeling inside me.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 12984 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 10:11:23 PM
...atheists recently lost their spot as as the most disliked group in America to the Tea Party.

As soon as I read that, I knew the entire article was complete bull$#!+.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12020 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:49:42 PM
Unfortunatley, most religious people tend to fall in the "Gnostic Theist" quadrant. Which I find hard to defend, logically, philosophically and scientifically.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12020 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 9:45:30 PM
For example, I am an agnostic atheist. Many people are adamant that the two words are mutually exclusive because they're determined to have a new definition of both of them. In fact, they're supposed to be about two different things and thus don't contradict each other at all.

I'd like to offer this, made it myself:



Angilion, I'm also an agnostic atheist. Most Theists I know are in the opposite corner, Gnostic Theists. They know their religion is right no matter what. Most atheists I know are agnostic: show me the evidence. In my case, show me evidence, and I'll convert 5 seconds ago.

Altaru
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3500 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:26:21 PM
Atheist here, and I'm not even scared of the process of death.

Mostly because I plan to live fast and not see it coming in the first place.

I wanna be doing something, smiling and happy one moment, then *BAM* drop on the floor and make everyone around me sh*t themselves and look for a place to hide the body.

patthebaker
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1850 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:58:29 PM
Im glad the mods on this site can still find time to argue with the religious posters in the forums.
Don't ever change I-A-B :)

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:47:43 PM
I understand that the Westboro baptist people believe in the same things i do!!! i wonder whats the difference between me and them?? And its that they lost site in the true meaning of Jesus and the bible.


Do you realise that they would say the same about you?

The big change between the extreme horrors caused by Christianity in the past and the lack of them today isn't that Christianity has changed. It's that it has far less power than it used to. Power and religion is a horrifying mix that inevitably leads to oppression and evil if enough power is involved. Not because theists are inherently evil and/or deranged, but because the ones who end up running the show will be the ones who seek power the most and want it in a way that is amoral and gives then divine authority (i.e. religion). A random parish priest ~500 years ago might well have been kind and compassionate, but he wouldn't have been challenging Torquemada for power.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:26:59 PM
Angilion it seems I owe you an apology. I generalized to you that you are insulting, and that was wrong of me. I discuss things on many forums, and it happens quite more often than not that atheists are rude and insulting. This is not the case with you. I reviewed several pages of forum posts on religious topics, and could not find one example were you were insulting. I do hope you can accept my apology, as I have no problem admitting when I am wrong. I stereotyped you based on a false perception - for that I am sorry.


I'm impressed. Also, I certainly accept your apology. No worries.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:25:37 PM
Hmm... wouldn't it be interesting to see IAB do a poll on religious beliefs. I bet it would show some rather interesting results.

I promise to run stats on it if you run the poll IAB! XD



That could be a complex job because it's fairly common for people to use different definitions for the same words.

For example, I am an agnostic atheist. Many people are adamant that the two words are mutually exclusive because they're determined to have a new definition of both of them. In fact, they're supposed to be about two different things and thus don't contradict each other at all.

I've even seen people who think that Catholics aren't Christians. I've no idea why, but there are people who (re)define the words that way.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11060 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:21:11 PM
If calling it Christmas bothers you because it has the name "Christ" in it, then I wonder what you call Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, assuming you don't believe in Tiu, Wodin, Thor, Frige or Saturn.


If there were large numbers of followers of Norse, Teutonic or Roman religion around today and they were claiming days of the week as their own and attaching particular importance to that, then I'd be saying the same thing about the names of the days of the weeks.

But there aren't, so I'm not.

It's a matter of accuracy and politeness. Give the religious stuff a religious name and the secular stuff a secular name. That way, nobody has mislabelled stuff to bother them.

Justahuman
Male, 18-29, Western US
 109 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:04:32 PM
Lol KKK was formed by a bunch of scared white people who thought the blacks were going to have an uprising and take over the Americas,so they killed educated African Americans.They also hate colors when Jesus is Middle eastern xD

Justahuman
Male, 18-29, Western US
 109 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:02:33 PM
Everyone is capable of hate and ignorance Christians islam agnostics athiest,people think Christians have a preconcieved notion of im better than you or im perfect in my faith....Everyone is human everyone sins....you forgot about the Crusades,I understand that the Westboro baptist people believe in the same things i do!!! i wonder whats the difference between me and them?? And its that they lost site in the true meaning of Jesus and the bible.

Justahuman
Male, 18-29, Western US
 109 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:55:53 PM
"Your religion requires you to believe all other religions to be false, i.e. shams. It's the first commandment (and, depending on your particular flavour of Christianity, the second too)."

Haha i could say the same about you my friend!,Even if that were true i still have Respect for everyone.You prolly think i hate gays and tell them they belong in hell right?...cmon man

"But that's not what you're saying. You're saying I should be seeking them out by going there, but you won't go there yourself and preach the Good News (out of love, because they're not saved, right?)."

Nope, just sayin Atheists in the states,and Europe are more prone to poke holes in peoples beliefs.They hold up steroetypes in high regards seperating the people.If you an athiest,Be comfortable with it in your own right you have it allllll figured out... why do you have to prove anything or make fun and poke holes in peoples beliefs?You have to stand up for nothing?
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almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:48:42 PM
Athiest pick on Christians cause they know they dont fight back

Never heard of the KKK eh? How about Scott Roeder? Shelley Shannon? James Kopp? Clayton Waagner? Paul Jennings Hill?

American and European atheists, probably the only ones you have ever interacted with, predominantly talk about Christianity because that is the religion they are most familiar with and is the most common in the countries they live in.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:39:01 PM
lemmie guess you got that on the internet??

Well of course. I didn't travel across four continents and ask.
But I can cite sources from people who did, if that's what you're trying to imply.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:37:45 PM
I wouldnt say its a sham because i have RESPECT for others beliefs,I have never read the Quran so i cant say anything about it

Your religion requires you to believe all other religions to be false, i.e. shams. It's the first commandment (and, depending on your particular flavour of Christianity, the second too).

And i would tell them Jesus christ is my lord and savior because i cannot and will not deny Jesus,and if they do kill me im ok with being sent to my creator :) Jesus gave me big balls death doesnt scare me.

Likewise, I would not pretend to be a Muslim to escape punishment if I were to find myself in some Middle Eastern country. I would tell them I do not believe in Allah or any god, and explain why if they asked.


But that's not what you're saying. You're saying I should be seeking them out by going there, but you won't go there yourself and preach the Good News (out of love, because they're not saved, right?).

Justahuman
Male, 18-29, Western US
 109 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:29:44 PM
"No. 59% of China self-identifies as non-religious, some 19% of Australia and 35% of New Zealand, between 70 and 80% of Japan, 16% of Russia, similar percentages to the USA in Argentina, Chile etc.
The only regions with little to no atheism are Africa and the Middle East."

lemmie guess you got that on the internet??

Justahuman
Male, 18-29, Western US
 109 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 5:27:22 PM
"I'd like to see you grow some balls and go round the Middle East in front of Muslims telling them their religion is a sham, Muhammad was not a prophet, and that the only path to salvation is through Jesus Christ Our Lord who died on the cross for their sins and rose again after three days.

You would if you really believed in what you said."

I wouldnt say its a sham because i have RESPECT for others beliefs,I have never read the Quran so i cant say anything about it,I can relate with atheists because i also used to believe in nothing,had fun in twisting the bible to make others feel stupid.And i would tell them Jesus christ is my lord and savior because i cannot and will not deny Jesus,and if they do kill me im ok with being sent to my creator :) Jesus gave me big balls death doesnt scare me.

dont try to turn it around on me cause you know its true,Athiest pick on Christians cause they know they dont fight back.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:31:46 PM
i'd like to see them grow some balls and and run around with pictures they drew of mohammed in the middle east in front of Muslims,and debate with them.Well.... they would if they really believed in what they say,they don't.


I'd like to see you grow some balls and go round the Middle East in front of Muslims telling them their religion is a sham, Muhammad was not a prophet, and that the only path to salvation is through Jesus Christ Our Lord who died on the cross for their sins and rose again after three days.

You would if you really believed in what you said.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:28:46 PM
Atheist is mostly a North American/European thing no?

No. 59% of China self-identifies as non-religious, some 19% of Australia and 35% of New Zealand, between 70 and 80% of Japan, 16% of Russia, similar percentages to the USA in Argentina, Chile etc.
The only regions with little to no atheism are Africa and the Middle East.



But Christianity TEACHES tolerance, unlike some other religions.

Please do tell which religions and where they teach intolerance, because I'm confident I can match you holy-book-quote-for-holy-book-quote using the many, many intolerant parts of the Bible.

QualityJay
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 303 Posts
Thursday, September 15, 2011 1:17:06 PM
@crabes You have a point. But Christianity TEACHES tolerance, unlike some other religions. But yes, there are extremists in all, just alot less in Christianity.

Also, even if Christians demonize science, it is up to the individual to decide what to believe. They are not "taking" knowledge away.

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