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Four Atheist Quotes That Hit Home.

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posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 07:05 AM
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Here is one, although he is by no means an atheist:

"The search for reality is itself the movement of reality."

-Nisargadatta Maharaj




posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 07:22 AM
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Originally posted by moocowman

Originally posted by Melyanna Tengwesta
reply to post by Alaskan Man
 


Atheist quotes? I am not an atheist myself nor do I believe in any known religion.


I'm curious, what unknown religion do you believe in then ?


READ
nor do I believe in .....

I consider myself to be a multi-religious philosopher


Multi-religious for me doesn't mean 'take a bit of here and there of this and that'. ALL religions do come from the same source, the same core of Light.

PEACE!



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 07:25 AM
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atheism




'the belief that there was nothing
and nothing happened to nothing
then nothing magically exploded for no reason creating everything
and then a bunch of everythig magically rearranged itself
for no reason what so ever
into self replicating bits which then turned into dinosaurs"


and the Bible is full of fairytales?

i'm pretty sure this calls for some rethinking.


[edit on 13-7-2009 by randyvs]



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 07:31 AM
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Multi-religious for me doesn't mean 'take a bit of here and there of this and that'. ALL religions do come from the same source, the same core of Light
you mean like a CHERRY PICKER.

core of light?


[edit on 13-7-2009 by randyvs]



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 07:37 AM
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Here's another one:

"Atheism can serve as a blank slate in the process of spiritual development. The accumulated doctrine of organized religion is swept aside by the truly atheistic point of view. If the atheist is then willing—at some later point—to re-examine his or her views, to go beyond the mental world they have created for themselves, this blank slate can become a springboard for spiritual development—an uncluttered room. Atheism, then, is not in itself a negative stance. It was a stage that I myself went though."



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 07:54 AM
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My opinion

How did you ever get to beleive that athiests think nothing came from nothing? obviously something came from nothing? or there wouldnt be anything there.

And scienctists think if there actually was a big bang there had to be a reason were just not smart enough to figure out why yet.

It's also called evolution when single celled organisms become more complex which after a very long period of time evolved dinosaurs.

nothing out of the reach of logic there

Bible

Some dude created a guy and a rib women who had incest and created humaity from a limioted gene pool, and talked to people via burning bushes and voices in peoples heads.

Hmmm I change my opinion the bible soiunds totally logical.

thats my personal opinion.



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 08:01 AM
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A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

-Sir Frances Bacon [pioneer of modern science]



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 08:03 AM
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The problem with stuff like this, is that it leads people these days to beleive they are superior to religious people. I'm not religious myself for many of the reasons given in the quotes, but I see nothing wrong with religion. It really bugs me how people use their atheism as a way to convince themselves they are superior to other people.



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 08:07 AM
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I don't think I'm superior. Just less violent. I don't know many wars that were founded on the ideals of atheism.



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 08:20 AM
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posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 08:28 AM
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Atheist Types: Believe there is no god or no reason for religion and try to push their views onto others. They also think those who believe are nuts.

Religious Types: Believe there is a God and have faith that religion keeps all in check. They try and get others to believe as well. They also think those who don't believe are nuts.

So to all of you who claim Athesim is somehow different then religion...hate to tell you this, but as much as you guys voice your opinion, judge those who don't agree with you, fight for your right to deny or not believe freely, and question those of us who DO believe in God....YOUR JUST AS BAD as those you complain about.



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 08:37 AM
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"atheisms best kept secret "




[edit on 13-7-2009 by randyvs]



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 09:00 AM
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"angry w/ the builder"



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 09:29 AM
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"Life flows on within you and without you"

George Harrison/The Beatles

A great song, not atheist exactly, but insightful.



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by Conclusion
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Well said and well thought out. You are on your journey.


thanks for the compliment. I believe just within the past 2 years I have started to actually think deeply about what is and what is not within life and just how many things I have been a part of or done over my life that just don't add up or make any sense.

So I believe I am somewhat on my way to understanding more but still lifetimes away from understanding close to everything.

I'm just curious as to what is to become of our human species in the next few years.

My feeling is we are being held back more and more as a sort of last ditch effort by those who know and understand we are about to go through a huge change.

Yes some may parish, but I think we are about to go through some kind of once in a great while type of change that could only and will only benefit our kind in the future.


I don't pretend to be certain about any of it....



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by Alaskan Man
Here are four quotes from atheist thinkers that speak to me.

Feel free to add your own atheist quotes, and just to be fair and balanced if you religious folks wanna throw in yours that's fine to.


Without further ado, here are my four favorites.

“Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.”
Thomas Jefferson



This one is lame, because I'm not sure what TJ is basing this on. Surely there are more people who believe out of blindfolded fear than reason.




“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”
Stephen Roberts



This one is lame too, because it doesn't address why a person believed in a God to being with. Dismissing Gods does not make you a more reasonable person than someone else, it simply means that you have an aversion where others have attachment. The dismisser of Gods, also dismisses the dance between the subject and the object, and the finer psychological points which when dismissed out of hand become lost.





“I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.”
Richard Dawkins



Well... not all religions are this way. Modern day Evangelical Christianity and perhaps Islam as well.... but there are many other religions which do not teach us to be satisfied with the world.

You will note that I'll be the first one in line to decry modern religion obsolete. But this quote of Dawkins is simply a huge false generalization.





“An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.”
John Buchan



These words seem like empty calories to me. There are plenty of invisible things which support our world. Radio, the sub-atomic realm, etc.





I look forward to reading what you guys think about these quotes, and which ones you yourself admire.



How about this for starters... if you are going to be an Atheist, do it in a self empowering manner. Claim to BE GOD.

I tell everyone around me BE YOUR OWN GOD. The question is not whether a God exists or not, the question is what purpose and faculty does a God serve historically. If you look at the tribal Gods, they gave justification for fighting ones enemies, a since of moral rectitude in one's way of life. They provide the basis of one's cultural narrative.

If that be the case, then be your own God. I look to no man for my authority to do or believe what I will. I change my beliefs on a daily basis, and it makes me highly adaptive. But one thing I know, is that I am God. I am the source of all my joy, and I am the source of all of my anguish. I take total responsibility for everything in my world. There is no one else to blame but ME.

You are your own God too, even as an atheist, you decide to believe that way, unless of course you are coerced by the very same failed reason which persuades others to believe in a God. As long as you are an atheist because you decided it, not because someone else lead you down a path, then you are your own God. Play with your world, enjoy it... allow it to please you.

Write your own story, live your own life, be your own God.

That's my version of atheism :-)

[edit on 13-7-2009 by HunkaHunka]



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by TurkeyBurgers
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Hey Badmedia. I too appreciate you taking time to respond to my post.

I challenge you to apply the Scientific Method to the realm of a "Spirit" or a "Soul" or a "Consciousness".

Refusing to Apply the Scientific Method to "Faith" is cheating. No free passes.

I challenge you to present a Religion that did or does not use an Afterlife or a continuance of the soul as it's main selling point.

Also Badmedia I am looking forward to hear what quotes regarding Atheism you think are interesting.

Thanks for pointing out my error! Edited.

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[edit on 12-7-2009 by TurkeyBurgers]


That is ASSUMING that the scientific method actually does apply to everything .

Can you or anybody prove that the scientific method is accurate for all things within the universe, or merely those things that are within our own world?



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 09:46 AM
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you know why i believe people arent more open minded? because they are insecure and therefore always on the defense. it comes from a lack of awareness. its easy to react or get someone to react. they are so deeply identified with their emotions. if i walk up to a man and tell him he isnt really worth much, ill get a BIG F-U!! though i speak to them form complete ignorance. it is still that easy!

as for the quotes, i love em!! i had to call a friend and read them to her. the one about both being atheists is remarkable and coincides with the argument ive always made! and that is simply this

"no two believers of the same religion, are following the same practices". yet they condemn other sects of the same religion as going to hell over whether they are baptised or not. we were never given a mind just so we could think within the realms placed upon us by another HUMAN! but within the realms of the universe. we set our own boundaries. ...unless we need to be controlled of course.

disclaimer: please do not take offense to this post anyone. it is simply my views based off my beliefs. i love you as a person and accept you whole-heartedly despite your beliefs so do not take mine so personally. just laugh at my relative ignorance if you will



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 09:46 AM
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I think a few people could benefit from reading a little about atheism and how it is defined Atheism

Some people who label themselves as an atheist may find that they're beliefs are closer to an agnostic point of view Agnosticism , or even Ietsism

I realize quite often conversations and debates come down to "believers" vs. "non-believers", but there are several different shades and strengths of "non-believer" so it can pay to get a bit more specific lest we all get painted with the same brush.
Up until a year ago i told people i was an atheist, however after doing a little reading it became clear to me that agnosticism summed me up much more accurately.

On that note, an agnostic quote:

"Is there a God? I do not know. Is man immortal? I do not know. One thing I do know, and that is, that neither hope, nor fear, belief, nor denial, can change the fact. It is as it is, and it will be as it must be." - Robert G. Ingersoll



posted on Jul, 13 2009 @ 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by TurkeyBurgers
reply to post by XXXN3O
 


The Scientific Method is as good as it gets. Apply it without prejudice and marvel and awe at the results. Some of the most fantastic discoveries in Science have been accidents (radiation) but it was not until the Scientific Method was applied to them that they came about full circle.



You seem to act as though the Scientific method is the " end all be all " of all that there is.

Without knowing and experiencing the rest of the Universe, how can we be certain that our Scientific method can be applied 100% of the time elsewhere?

Of course we observe the universe from afar , without actually experiencing what it has to offer , and yet we make assumptions based on opinion and some facts to tell us what is ????

That is like me observing Russia from the USA for a split second, and then assuming I know what it is to be a Russian and to live a Russian life.

That would be arrogant, ignorant , and foolish...............

We must be open to the fact that our method may not prove everything.
That is the only way we will come up with a more appropriate , and more accurate method of determining things to be true............Otherwise we are stuck for eternity with beliefs we can't fully prove, yet are expected to believe....



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