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who has greatest potential to become Atheist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Jul 12, 2013. 25 Replies

I am very curious if anyone has done any research in the area who has the greatest potential to become Atheist?From my experiences, many of my research colleagues  and professors are atheists. I…Continue

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Tom Sarbeck replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"I agree, it takes a skeptic. What makes a skeptic? A lack of fear? An ability to think? Some self-esteem? In that order? "
Jul 12, 2013
Bob Richards replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"I think you have it backwards. People don't "become atheists" they are born atheists. A child is born without religion; without a god concept. Those ideas are implanted after birth. The more accurate question would be: "who has…"
Jul 11, 2013
Tom Sarbeck replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"In Catholic school religion classes I first compared what I was hearing with my own experience. For instance, a nun one day said to turn the other cheek when someone hurts me. I'd had a few small fights with other boys and realized that I had…"
Jul 11, 2013
Nsajigwa sisi kwa sisi replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"Who is likely to be an atheist..? any small dosage of Rationalism Empiricism and skepticism is a 1st step.Plus fearlessness in thinking, independent thinking...BUT absence of community of the fellow-minded makes it hard for many potential atheists…"
Jul 11, 2013
Tom Sarbeck replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"Bamboo, you were both lucky and unlucky. Lucky because you didn't feel the guilt, shame and passivity that religions heap onto believers. Unlucky because you didn't have to free yourself from those oppressions and become stronger. A man I…"
Jul 10, 2013
Michael Penn replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"For there to be a god who could guide you, then god would have to make himself known. This simply is not happening! God makes himself known (in every culture and belief system) through the writings of MEN. Why would anyone believe that "god had…"
Jul 10, 2013
Bamboo replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"Maybe I am the luckiest one, i was born Atheist and no chance to become a theist But I am very curious about religion, but could not serious about it since there is some time when i am very confused, very helpless, i do hope there  is God who…"
Jul 9, 2013
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"(joypeterson5@outlook.com) Hello dear how are you doing today, my names is miss joy i will like to be a very good friend i will like you to write me true my email (joypeterson5@outlook.com) because i have a very important issue to share with you,…"
Jul 8, 2013
Anthony Jordan replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"The person who is in fact already an atheist is a baby from new born until old enough to begin to learn in simple to more complex ways commiserate with the age of the child as it grows. Indoctrination comes with learning if the child is unfortunate…"
Jul 8, 2013
Jerry Wesner replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"My younger son became an atheist by attending a Presbyterian church and thinking.  For me, the process took decades, starting with doubting the existence of hell.  I couldn't worship a god who allowed hell, so I threw out one to keep…"
Jul 7, 2013
booklover replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"Nathaniel, I agree.  I was raised without religion though.  So even as a child, without a large scientific background, I always thought that when people talked about religion they sounded insane.  I remember thinking…"
Jul 7, 2013
Nathaniel Summers replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"This is a good question. i would actually say that a decent science background goes a long way. I had issues as a Christian trying to make Christianity fit within the context of science. Much of the bible necessarily became aligorical, which…"
Jul 7, 2013
booklover replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"rational people. I also find that most Atheists I meet are more liberal."
Jul 7, 2013
Tom Sarbeck replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"Colleges and universities, especially in science and math classes. Maybe in high schools too, Off campus science organizations, such as astronomy clubs. And maybe in discussion groups in Unitarian churches."
Jul 7, 2013
Bamboo replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"this is true, here many people told me that they are just christians in paper"
Jul 6, 2013
Bamboo replied to Bamboo's discussion who has greatest potential to become Atheist?
"especially for those who became atheist later"
Jul 6, 2013

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Today I met a nun

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 3:58pm 0 Comments

On the train back home, I met a nun. She is an old lady about 70 years old, she carried several luggages, so i opened the door for her, and we sit together naturally.

Even as an atheist, i am alwalys very interested in the culture, religion ,and so on, but I know that I will always be antheist. I have seen nuns on TV, but i had never met a real one in my life. So I tried to talk with her. She is a really nice lady, she told me that she lives in a small village near my city. She was…

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At 11:15am on July 8, 2013, joypeterson said…

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Hello dear how are you doing today, my names is miss joy i will like to be a very good friend i will like you to write me true my email (joypeterson5@outlook.com) because i have a very important issue to share with you, there i can tell you more about my self and give you more pics of me or you can send me your email as well, hoping to hear from you soon joy

At 2:02am on July 2, 2013, Brent Feeney said…

Don't worry, you're on the right boat. =)  My pleasure, hope you're having a good day/week.

At 5:51pm on July 1, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Guten Tag Lily Wang     
Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
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 3860 members.

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At 7:46am on July 1, 2013, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope all is going well with you today...

 
 
 

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