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10 Signs You Are an Unquestioning Atheist
1 You think the statement “My linage derives from evolved lizards” is more logical then “A higher intelligence created intelligent life on
earth, according to their kind.”
A- Only because if you know enough about the lifeforms on earth and the fossil record you can trace a fairly direct line from us back to the primates
back to the early mammals back to the amphibians that first came on land back to the fish in the ocean back to the simpler lifeforms that first formed
billions of years ago. You can clearly see certain specific traits passed on up the chain of life. traits that did not exist in earlier lifeforms.
It's fairly obvious really.
2 You don’t accept the idea of God, but you talk about him more then most religious zealots
A- the motto of ATS is Deny ignorance isn't it
3 You despise the idea of faith, but you have a hyper-abundant amount of trust in “time and chance”
A- Instead of faith, try scientific method, things that are tested and proved. Time and chance both exist. what you don't believe in time? then throw
out your watch. what you don't believe in chance? Ever heard of the lottery?
4 You despise organized religion by being a part of an organized religion against organized religion.
A- this is false. Atheism is NOT a religion. that's like saying up is down.
5 You claim that religious people are brainwashed, but you spout off quotes from renowned atheists to defend your beliefs.
A-People need to use references, quote sources. That's how we do things here. What it's better to quote the bible? a book written by people who
didn't know a fraction of the vast scientific knowledge of modern times.
6 Your best defense to the idea that religious people cram their beliefs down people’s throats is to cram your beliefs down people’s throats
A- If someone comes up to me and gives me the stink eye because I'm not a christian, I don't go to church, I don't read the bible etc then yes I
will tell them that they are fools and give them my carefully researched point of view.
7 You say the Bible is utterly made up non-sense, then use stories from it to condemn God…who you claim doesn’t exist.
A- hey the Bible is your theory and to disprove your theory, we need to cite the source material. It's just shameful to take a work of mythology as
100% historical fact. Most of it was written hundreds of years after the time of 'Jesus' anyway.
8 One of your favorite arguments against believing the Bible is that it was written by men, but you unquestioningly believe science text
books…written by men
A- I can open any science text book and do any of the science experiments and get the same outcomes. I can prove that the book is telling the truth by
my own testing. Science is based on reproducing the result to prove or disprove the theory. What I can't do is open the bible and try to reproduce
any of the many mystical magical totally unbelievable fictional events found therein.
9 You get stark raving mad when someone says God (who doesn’t exist) will send you to Hell (a place that doesn’t exist), and use that as
“evidence” that God doesn’t exist.
A- Yeah I get mad when someone tells me to go to hell. Don't you?
10 You deny the testimony of countless millions of believers, but trust the research of a few hundred atheist...and call that being "open-minded"
A- well lets take a look at world belief systems for a moment
1. Christianity: 2.1 billion 2. Islam: 1.5 billion 3. Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 1.1 billion 4. Hinduism: 900 million 5.
Chinese traditional religion: 394 million 6. Buddhism: 376 million 7. primal-indigenous: 300 million 8. African Traditional & Diasporic: 100
million 9. Sikhism: 23 million 10. Juche: 19 million 11. Spiritism: 15 million 12. Judaism: 14 million 13. Baha'i: 7 million 14.
Jainism: 4.2 million 15. Shinto: 4 million 16. Cao Dai: 4 million 17. Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million 18. Tenrikyo: 2 million 19. Neo-Paganism:
1 million 20. Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand 21. Rastafarianism: 600 thousand 22. Scientology: 500 thousand
theres 2.1 billion of you, 1.1 billion of others like me and at least 3 billion other people that believe in something completely different. If all it
takes is numbers to be right then your christian belief is outweighed by the many other belief systems of the world.