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Being spiritual and being atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by AgeOfAtheists14 Jan 16. 17 Replies

I have been told that if I believe in things like fate, karma, and kismet then I can't be atheist. I disagree. I believe all things have an energy. Ever met a person and get a bad feeling about them?…Continue

No religious person will answer the question so can anyone tell me?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Jan 11. 16 Replies

The below is concerning a fairytale but ya know....meh.If Jesus was supposidly the King of the Jews how come now he is Christian and Catholic and all that. I mean what happened to change it? Every…Continue

The Passion of the Christ-while fictional is not necessarily antisemitic

Started this discussion. Last reply by javaknowledge Jan 9. 2 Replies

Ok...yes the film is gory and fictional and ridiculous but I don't think Mel Gibson should have been attacked for it. Although I am a diehard non-believer I will have to admit that Mel lifted the…Continue

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Feb 10
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"I'd say... being physically in-tune... exercise.. will give u that fuzzy feeling.. ; )"
Jan 16
Sharon Fox Nichols replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"javaknowledge, you said, " I do believe that we all, each one of us, has within us the ability to sense anothers discomfort or situation which I would also read as reading energies. I do believe that it is possible to have a…"
Jan 13
Michael Penn replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"You were thinking of the love of your life and suddenly he called. It means he must have been thinking of you also. Nothing more- nothing less."
Jan 13
kent l thompson replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"well put!"
Jan 13
kent l thompson replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"I personally  agree with Anthony...I am not qualified to speak for another person but as for me once the brain dies that is the end. Life terminates when a person biologically terminates ......as far as reincarnation........not going to…"
Jan 13
Anthony Jordan replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"Java: I, too apologize, for making you think I was referring to you personally. That never entered my mind. Let me clarify one more thing. I'm sure you're already aware of my meaning, but by materialist I am not referring to those people…"
Jan 13
The Flying Atheist replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"Wonderfully put, Anthony.  I'm learning a lot from you as well.  Thanks! "
Jan 13
The Flying Atheist replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"I agree with you, Anthony, one-hundred percent.  Karma suggests that there is a supernatural force that causes a specific consequential counter-reaction as a result of some previous action or behavior.  A sort of "equalizer" of…"
Jan 13
Anthony Jordan replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"Java: No one referred to you, personally, as a nominal atheist. However, if you are a dualist, then you believe that mind (soul, Greek psyche)) is independent of the brain, and that opens a door to a whole slew of paranormal ideations. As for…"
Jan 13
Sharon Fox Nichols replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"You states "I believe all things have an energy."  In order for you to "pick up" on such energy, there would have to be true source(s) of that so-called energy.  We have our five senses.  Which of these is picking…"
Jan 12
Sharon Fox Nichols replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"Many people would like to believe in these things.  But there is no evidence to support such belief.  The atheists I know come from a naturalistic worldview, hence do not believe in supernatural beliefs of any kind.  I don't…"
Jan 12
Anthony Jordan replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"I cannot speak for other atheists, but I do not believe in karma or fate, or any such things. Karma is a doctrine of Buddhism and has to do with reincarnation, wherein a soul is reborn over and over until all karmic debt is paid for so that they may…"
Jan 12
Anthony Jordan replied to javaknowledge's discussion Being spiritual and being atheist
"Belief in such things as karma, kismet, fate, and the like, are all products of the human psychological propensity to confirmation bias. Many studies show that in reality belief comes first, and then the person holding the belief begins seeking any…"
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"They have "Ezekiel Bread" at the grocery store. After reading that, I think I'll stay away from it. Then again there's "Ezekiel 4:12-13 12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh…"
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"Don't let these inferior religious wankers get you down. Tell them to fuck off. "
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Been an Atheist for about 20 years. Only active in the sense that I do not go into religious venues, refuse religious material, when asked will say I am an atheist. Will get into discussions but it always ends badly.

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Why are you so mad?

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 4:48am 5 Comments

I do not wave a sign or go running into churches screaming "Hail Satan!". I do not stomp on wooden crosses, spit on the Holy Grail, or pee on the Virgin Mary. 

But

If you ask me straightforward what religion I practice or what God I believe in I will quietly and firmly let you know...I don't believe in sparkles and I don't practice fairy tales. But in a nice way.

And inevitably they have questions. Questions and questions....and oh...did I say questions.? If I happen to…

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At 5:45am on January 9, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 2:48am on January 9, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Javaknowledge 

Welcome to Atheist Nexus---an internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. You will find many like-minded freethinking atheists here--friendly, caring rational people. Trouble with most believers is all they do is believe and don't think, so they won't reason. 

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