Originally posted by Gawdzilla
Okay, so you make up your own definitions of words. ATS-speak. That's nice. However, I think you'll find that atheists are far too independent to be
herded into one particular dogma. Unlike theist sheep, who follow orders very meekly.
All atheists agree that matter is self-existant, not created, capable of producing life within itself.
Agnostics will tell you, we don't know, we have not decided, we are searching, don't have the answers.
Atheists have the answers and are ready to argue and prove that God does not exist, except that matter itself contains godlike powers of
self-existance and eternality and the ability to produce life spontaneously from itself.
Otherwise, you're not an atheist. You are an agnostic, still searching, not sure yet what the heck you believe.
Then there are atheist pagans, people who do not believe in the existance of God the Creator and believe many gods evolved from self-existant
matter." Most pagans choose one or two "gods," or just worship Satan outright. Most pagans also believe they will eventually "evolve" into being
gods themselves, if not that they are already god.
So many pagans are atheists, in that they will trace their belief in origins to self-existant matter able to produce life from itself, and to
evolution, to gods evolving from this self-existant matter.
Not all atheists are pagans, and not all pagans are atheists.
BTW, Muslims are not atheists and are also not pagans. Christians and Muslims share the belief in an eternal Creator God, all-knowing, all powerful,
holy and just. There is a small sect of Jews who also cling to the Old Testament belief in the Creator God. But the popular belief of modern Judaism
is in the Talmud and Cabala, and is antichrist religion, meaning it does believe in a Creator God, but has declared war against God and aligned itself
Satanists are in another class entirely from the pagans and atheists and agnostics. Satanists are not atheists by any means, but they have chosen to
align themselves with the enemies of God. Many pagans align themselves with lesser demonic deities, not realizing who they serve. Satanists are
enlightened to the existance of God but have chosen to align themselves with Satan instead.
[edit on 12-4-2009 by Salt of the Earth]