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Beliefs as an Atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Nov 23, 2013. 41 Replies

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

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Joan Denoo replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"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…"
Nov 23, 2013
Ryan Schreck replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"One thing you will realize is that you are responsible for all of your actions and you will start to make better choices in life."
Nov 23, 2013
Michael Penn replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"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…"
Oct 30, 2013
Karl replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"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…"
Oct 30, 2013
Michael Penn replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"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…"
Oct 18, 2013
Shillamus replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"On the dying part.... Not looking forward to it and all indications are that there is nothing hereafter I am curious.. do you think Atheism is a belief system/religion?"
Oct 17, 2013
Jamie Tassman replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"- 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…"
Oct 10, 2013
Joan Denoo replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"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…"
Oct 4, 2013
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"Greetings! Welcome to the site!"
Oct 3, 2013
Madhukar Kulkarni replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"Most of your questions have been answered but I will give a single line answer. Please stop philosophizing and be a realist like a true atheist. You will find answers yourself."
Sep 22, 2013
Anthony Jordan replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"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…"
Sep 18, 2013
Loren Miller replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"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…"
Sep 17, 2013
Idaho Spud replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"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…"
Sep 17, 2013
Tom Sarbeck replied to joe burke's discussion Beliefs as an Atheist
"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?…"
Sep 17, 2013

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At 9:08pm on October 3, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 12:44pm on September 13, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Joe  

Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. You will find many like-minded people here. 

You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 800 discussion topics and 3900 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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