Hi guys and gals, new member here and hello from Liverpool UK. This is my first blog and hopefully not my last with you likeminded folk. I probably had my first atheist thoughts at around age 9, when the Sunday church routine seemed to be more about watching who put in the collection plate than anything else! I realised at that point that faith alone did'nt pay the bills although in a believers eyes , " If the Lord is with you you are eternally rich "!.
That was the start of my path to realistic enlightenment and has provided me with a lifetime of entertainment at the hands of all " religions ". If I had any cell in my body that may have held any remaining belief in such matters, then that disappeared in Feb 2005 after watching my father lose his life to cancer. Surely any divine supremo would'nt let that happen would they?
Anyway, in his memory I shall continue to argue the point of atheism and keep winding up anyone who tries to "spread their message" in my direction!
The only invisible force I recognise is nature itself , unpredictable, untouchable and unbeatable. Science is the only real way to make us question and try to understand the world we (currently) live in . Long live research!!

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Comment by Prasanna Deshpande on December 29, 2009 at 6:43pm
Welcome!
Comment by Gerald Scott on December 29, 2009 at 6:08pm
Welcome Matty. Your story is like many others on this site. You'll find like minded people here.
Comment by Johnny on December 28, 2009 at 7:27pm
nice to meet you!

one of my new favorite quotes is by house: "...you can tell me you put your faith in God to put you through the day, but when it comes time to cross the road, I know you look both ways." -House

No, faith doesn't get the bills paid nor anything else useful for that matter. It often hurts though.

As you poke around here maybe you'll find a lot of answers, especially the example about your father. "The problem of unfortunate events" is something that I think believers have a very interesting response to: good and evil are not relative but we are forced to percieve them that way. we can not percieve good things without bad and vice versa.
of course, then you can just argue that god COULD have made us that way if he wanted to and the whole thing dissolves into a mess... anyway, enough ranting. People view "miracles" selectively. He has no reason to let your father die tragically and have other looneys live to proclaim his miracles. That god is a prick. end of story.

Welcome to Nexus! Hope you like it here and will be nice and active! It's always nice to have plenty of people to discuss ideas with.

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