originally posted by: whyamIhere
I was ask by a friend this very question...Of course I answered yes, but?
I started thinking about it and I had to ask myself...Why would they?
Background: I was a thirty year Atheist. I was Atheist when being Atheist wasn't cool.
What made you a theist? You found jebus? or was it cool to be an atheist?
Most Atheist i know, became Atheist thru experience and education, throw in logic and Viola!
I don't want this to be a religious thread. I want to explore why Atheist's even participate.
It will be. Atheism exists because of Theism.
If somebody was discussing the existence of Santa Claus...I would just move on.
If somebody didn't inject Santa Claus into everything, government, rules, regulations, holidays. Then i would move on TOO!
Here are some of my specific questions...
Do you think people of faith are uneducated or just dumb?
Too ignorant to learn outside their religious circle.
Does it bother you that people of faith seem to be happy and blissful?
Ignorance is Bliss. Sadly the world ain't pretty.
Do you feel you are educating people who have been indoctrinated?
Nope, just trying to control the disease of infecting others while keeping our sanity.
Some of you seem to believe in UFO's. Doesn't that require faith?
I don't believe in UFO, but UFO as in Alien existing has higher probability.
Atheism is on the rise. Have people just lost their faith?
People Woke up. Well some.
Would you be willing to admit you have no proof whether God exists or not?
If you admit, you have no proof Mickey Mouse's existence.
Then again, who needs the proof in the first place?, the claimer or the denier?
edit: I join religious discussion because i think its great, not because its true, some of our current society and systems follow religious outline,
also the whole concept is amazing.
Just, not true. Like how im into Greek Mythology about Pegasus and Daedalus etc.... its amazing, but not history.
Atheist are open minded, we like religious concepts, just don't believe in them or think they are something that fit in our society.
4/23/2014 by luciddream because: (no reason given)