im new to atheism and i had a few questions about general beliefshow did we get here?why are we here?how do we know what's true and what is not?Why is there good/evil?how do we overcome evil?how do…Continue
"Exactly!!! It is far too easy to say, "god said ..." or "the bible instructs ..." whatever! Put the responsibility on someone or something other than oneself and that way if things don't work out one can't be held…"
"NOBODY has the answers that we all seek. Man has a need and a desire to know things he cannot know, and therefore he lies. He has a need to control. Suddenly we find that "god has been talking to him" in the past or at the present time. He…"
"I realize Atheists may not have all the answers to the questions you pose. I can say one thing. Whatever the answer is it isn't magic or miracles or witchcraft or any of that nonsense. Quite often I'll hear religious…"
"Is atheism a belief system? Yes. A religion. No. One does not worship a belief system, which can merely be the way a logical person thinks and solves problems, both about himself and everything else around him. New proven knowledge can make a belief…"
"- We got here via elements carried by meteorites from Mars (according to one theory) and thence we evolved via natural selection.
- Why do you assume there’s a reason we are here?
- Science tells us what’s…"
"The Flying Atheist, great comment. I have nothing to add, except I have a few favorite authors that I watch on video because my eyes get really tired reading. Here are a few:
How the Bible was changed—Misquoting Jesus (Bart Ehrman at…"
"Your questions as a new atheist deserve thoughtful and informative answers, especially since you are now a part of the most hated minority in the world.
Q.1: How did we get here?
A: While no one knows ultimately how the universe came to be, there…"
"A LOT of good suggestions there, but I want to particularly point out The Thinking Atheist. Seth Andrews is one of those regular guys who, to put it simply, FIGURED IT OUT. He's not Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris, but he knows what…"
"These questions sound like theist questions, so I'm very suspicious that our answers will be taken out of context and posted elsewhere to show how stupid atheists are. However, in case they are legitimate, I'll repost with my…"
"Joe, I quit Catholicism's certainty for agnosticism's uncertainty. Existentialism's There are no excuses helped.
I found answers to many questions in books of quotations. Here are my attempts at your questions.
1. How did I get here?…"