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WHY I AM AN ATHEIST

Started this discussion. Last reply by Asa Watcher Jan 13, 2013. 23 Replies

My friend asked my why I'm an Atheist - she wanted a list of points.  Here's what I came up with really quickly.  Please note - this is geared toward ISLAM and so references within it may not relate…Continue

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Asa Watcher replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"Laith; Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I am most appreciative  that you point to the  reasons you are an atheist, rather than falling into the trap of believing that you hold these reasons because you are an atheist. Still, I am of…"
Jan 13, 2013
Humble Pie replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"You could be rich!  Or in a Sea-Org labor camp, which is where I believe the previous church president is rotting.  He kind of deserves it, though, so it is hard for me to feel as bad for him as I should."
Jan 13, 2013
The Palestinian replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"@Jedi Wanderer - Haha yeah I wish I'd come up with an analogy that's not actually a real religion, dangit!  You're right about the millions to thousands thing, I was trying to include the pre-historic, unrecorded Gods of early…"
Jan 12, 2013
The Palestinian replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"@ Humble Pie - Thanks :).  Yeah I realize re-reading the aliens analogy that it's pretty much Scientology, and I think someone else mentioned that in a comment as well haha.  Wish I'd come up with it first :-/"
Jan 12, 2013
The Palestinian replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"@Future, yep that's how I see it.  It is and always has been a tool.  A very cleverly designed, highly effective tool that takes advantage of peoples feelings, desires, and their natural ways of behaving and thinking in society."
Jan 12, 2013
The Palestinian replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"@Asa Watcher - While I see your point and can't deny the truth behind it, many people, including myself, came to be atheists after some amount of introspection.  While you can answer any questions by simply stating, "Because…"
Jan 12, 2013
Jedi Wanderer replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
""If someone tried to convince you that God was in fact some ruling body of Alien races, and asked you to take this on faith… where exactly would your faith in such a claim come from?  The only reason anyone would actually believe…"
Jan 12, 2013
Humble Pie replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"Oh wow.  This is some great material!  You know, growing up in the culture I grew up in, most everything gets measured by the standard of Christianity.  It is interesting to see a comparison to Islam. Number 18 is one that has always…"
Jan 12, 2013
Future replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"#18 is one that I bring up as often as possible.  It's hard to deny the rationality of this concept.  Your faith is nearly always a function of geography and race.  How can one be so positive that they are practicing the one true…"
Dec 10, 2012
Asa Watcher replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"I am glad you finally discovered the “nutshell” because you appear to admit to the essence, the very definition of atheism, and that is: “lack of FAITH”.  Your 22 questions are questions that you ask BECAUSE you are an…"
Dec 10, 2012
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Dec 10, 2012
The Palestinian replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"Thanks brother"
Dec 10, 2012
The Palestinian replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"Thanks mate, the kind words are much appreciated.  I don't wish to make any self aggrandizing claims of hardship though.  While there is always difficulty in parting with a cultural staple like Religion when you're an Arab, I…"
Dec 10, 2012
The Palestinian replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"Well... there's a popular saying that states, "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence."  I think it's important that non-believers avoid the trap of self-assured claims like that.  I prefer the phrase, "I…"
Dec 10, 2012
The Palestinian replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"I agree, I think believing or not believing in things like 'God' shouldn't be based on things like emotion - especially negative ones.  They also should not be based on having greater faith in something else, like…"
Dec 10, 2012
The Palestinian replied to The Palestinian's discussion WHY I AM AN ATHEIST
"Glad you like it Kalliope!"
Dec 10, 2012

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At 12:43pm on September 25, 2012, Madhukar Kulkarni said…

You are most welcome as a friend

At 10:15pm on September 11, 2012, Sentient Biped said…

guess u r right.  just hadn't seen u here.  so welcome anyway, late :)

At 9:37pm on September 11, 2012, Sentient Biped said…

Welcome to Nexus

At 9:46pm on February 29, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 4:13pm on February 29, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Laith! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Atheists who love Science! and Atheists in the Biological Sciences.

At 12:53pm on February 29, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Laith. Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense helped by science leads to freethinking wisdom as you have been finding out.
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 650 discussion topics and 3300 members.
 
 
 

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