• If god is real why won't he cure my paranoia?

    Because He created it.
    Because He created it.
    21 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • How the hell is it rude to ask someone if they believe in God?

    I think because belief in God is a controversial subject as well as very personal to believers. If someone asks a suspected atheist if they believe, my next thought is they going to attempt to sell me on their God, even if they don't because it happens a lot. If a Christian asks a Hindu if they believe in God, the response might be Gods and... show more
    I think because belief in God is a controversial subject as well as very personal to believers. If someone asks a suspected atheist if they believe, my next thought is they going to attempt to sell me on their God, even if they don't because it happens a lot. If a Christian asks a Hindu if they believe in God, the response might be Gods and Goddesses. To ask the question is a form of insensitivity towards those who believe in no Gods, those who believe in multiple Gods/Goddesses, and those who believe in different Gods. That is what makes it rude.
    24 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • What is a man?A miserable tiny pile of secrets?

    I don't know about "tiny". For some reason people like to tell me their secrets. Probably because I often forget them so I am good at keeping them.
    I don't know about "tiny". For some reason people like to tell me their secrets. Probably because I often forget them so I am good at keeping them.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • If God wants me to believe in him, why can't he tell he himself?

    You have to play the magical game of assigning life's events to "signs" from God. It's similar to having to be asleep for Santa to show up.
    You have to play the magical game of assigning life's events to "signs" from God. It's similar to having to be asleep for Santa to show up.
    29 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • Fellow atheists, metaphorically-speaking, would you accept the notion of truth as your god & reliable epistemology as its prophet? Why/not?

    No. When it comes to humans, there is value in deception, which is why there is so much of it. I value truth in regards to making a "good" decision about something, but I could care less if the truth is one of my co-workers owns 12 cats, unless he invites me to his house and I am allergic. Theists put too much emphasis on truth, often... show more
    No. When it comes to humans, there is value in deception, which is why there is so much of it. I value truth in regards to making a "good" decision about something, but I could care less if the truth is one of my co-workers owns 12 cats, unless he invites me to his house and I am allergic. Theists put too much emphasis on truth, often seeking the ultimate Truth that cannot and does not exist. In terms of God worship, there is nothing in my life that can compare, mostly because I am too independent. I could not even idolize some of my favorite people to the status that some believers idolize God.
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • Why do atheists insist on forcing their religion on others?

    Just following the theists lead.
    Just following the theists lead.
    18 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • Do you believe in the law of attraction?

    To a degree, yes, although I think many people misunderstand what it truly is. It is simply put, a method of problem solving using a "can do" attitude to solve it. It also creates a new lens to focus through. Humans can only notice a small fraction of what is right in front of their face because that's just how the human senses work.... show more
    To a degree, yes, although I think many people misunderstand what it truly is. It is simply put, a method of problem solving using a "can do" attitude to solve it. It also creates a new lens to focus through. Humans can only notice a small fraction of what is right in front of their face because that's just how the human senses work. The law of attraction is about "identifying" a problem you want solved, which in turn causes the lens to change focus on possible solutions. After identifying possible solutions, you must "believe" you can carry out that solution successfully and should it fail, simply learn and move on to the next possible solution. Not every problem has a solution, not every solution is possible and this is what is not taught by the gurus packaging what amounts to common sense problem solving. I may want to fly to the moon, but even rich people who want the same and could afford such a trip have only the solution of creating their own rocket ship, which is doable but is the solution worth it to them? Sometimes even if a solution is to be had, it may cost too much in money and time to produce it.
    22 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • Why do atheist nerds who read books and stuff and know nothing about real life always think they are smarter than theist folks?

    We are generally smarter, but we can also know about real life as well, even though liberal atheists might fall short in this area. You are correct that book smarts doesn't translate to the practical world, where most college grads get their true education on the job or living in the real world. But even then, common sense can elude them. Panera... show more
    We are generally smarter, but we can also know about real life as well, even though liberal atheists might fall short in this area. You are correct that book smarts doesn't translate to the practical world, where most college grads get their true education on the job or living in the real world. But even then, common sense can elude them. Panera Bread is the latest example of pushing their liberal agenda in certain stores where they relied on human nature to do the right thing and pay according to their wealth. Their last store implementing this naive agenda has just recently went out of business. Why would anyone want to pay "more" than they have to. Isn't that why we look for sales, compare prices, use coupons, etc to pay the "least" that we can so our money "stretches" further. This attitude doesn't stop at the rich, they also want their money to be spent wisely. When you offer paying whatever you feel like, people usually choose to pay nothing, no matter how much the make. It's just common sense as well as human nature. This is why socialism fails every time. It causes the rich to flea and strips all incentive to work if that work is going to benefit someone else and not you.
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • Atheists how could you deny the One who gave you life?

    Well that would be Two, my parents. I don't deny that they exist. In terms of any Gods/Goddesses, it's not so much denial as no reasonable path to accept the claim that any exist. If you find one, I have no problem acknowledging that existence.
    Well that would be Two, my parents. I don't deny that they exist. In terms of any Gods/Goddesses, it's not so much denial as no reasonable path to accept the claim that any exist. If you find one, I have no problem acknowledging that existence.
    28 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • Where do people get the idea that Jesus was poor?

    Jesus quit his job.
    Jesus quit his job.
    20 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • Is atheism a religion?

    No, but neither is theism. Both can join religions where theists usually do join and atheists usually don't.
    No, but neither is theism. Both can join religions where theists usually do join and atheists usually don't.
    21 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 6 days ago
  • Which of these programming languages are the most valuable to know?

    Languages are like tools. If you show up with a screw driver when you really needed a hammer, it doesn't serve you very well. Also CSS and HTML are not "programming" languages, they are layouts for web pages.
    Languages are like tools. If you show up with a screw driver when you really needed a hammer, it doesn't serve you very well. Also CSS and HTML are not "programming" languages, they are layouts for web pages.
    12 answers · Programming & Design · 7 days ago
  • What is binary?

    It can go either way. In this case 1 or 0, true or false, on or off.
    It can go either way. In this case 1 or 0, true or false, on or off.
    16 answers · Programming & Design · 7 days ago
  • Should I quit coding if I absolutely hate javascript?

    You probably liked html and css because they are not "programming" languages, they define a "layout" of a web page. Javascript is more about "scripts" that can contain light programming. Programming is a lot like math in that it is about problem solving and there are a ton of rules and commands to remember. If you know... show more
    You probably liked html and css because they are not "programming" languages, they define a "layout" of a web page. Javascript is more about "scripts" that can contain light programming. Programming is a lot like math in that it is about problem solving and there are a ton of rules and commands to remember. If you know you don't like problem solving, then programming is most likely not for you. That said, if you think you might like problem solving but the problem is not knowing where to start, that you can overcome. When I was first learning programming, I could understand simple examples for the most part but looking at anything slightly complex looked very confusing to me. Over time, it began to make more and more sense and my skills kept getting better and better where my goal with each new project is to see how "few" lines of code I could get away with because simpler is better. I also learned to comment very well in my code because if I have to come back to change anything later on, I usually have no clue to the program I wrote myself, so comments help me understand what I did. I am far from knowing all languages and the only thing that makes them complex is the length. It's like building something electrical where you simply keep adding one wire after another. Each wire addition makes sense but when you look at the finished product it looks scary complicated.
    16 answers · Programming & Design · 7 days ago
  • Are the voters dumb enough to vote for the Democrats in 2020?

    Sadly yes. Of course Trump will win by a landslide this time around since he has proven himself. Conservatives like myself, took a chance on Trump, hoping it was not just political Party talk and Trump has proven not only is he a man of his word but everything the Parties said couldn't be done, Trump did it. Obama asked what magical wand was... show more
    Sadly yes. Of course Trump will win by a landslide this time around since he has proven himself. Conservatives like myself, took a chance on Trump, hoping it was not just political Party talk and Trump has proven not only is he a man of his word but everything the Parties said couldn't be done, Trump did it. Obama asked what magical wand was Trump going to use. It turns out common sense was all that was needed and the willingness to keep America Great and not sell out to globalists, something both Parties are guilty of.
    10 answers · Elections · 1 week ago
  • Will we see another government shutdown tomorrow?

    No. There is no point or need this time around. The original point was to draw attention to the problem and to the Democrats for their obstructionist attitude. Trump got his SOTU speech at Nancy's and the Democratic Party's expense. Trump is still getting his barriers and comprehensive border security while showing the Democrats for the... show more
    No. There is no point or need this time around. The original point was to draw attention to the problem and to the Democrats for their obstructionist attitude. Trump got his SOTU speech at Nancy's and the Democratic Party's expense. Trump is still getting his barriers and comprehensive border security while showing the Democrats for the fools they truly are. Instead of making the Democratic Party look good for the 2020 elections, they have all but assured Trumps victory and the removal of Democrats from office for blowing their chances once again by acting stupid, petty and vindictive.
    7 answers · Politics · 1 week ago
  • Does CO2 help green plants?

    No, Nitrogen does.
    No, Nitrogen does.
    7 answers · Politics · 1 week ago
  • Are liberal males buying their boyfriends nice gifts for Valentine's Day?

    Probably better gifts than conservative males buying for their boyfriends. Liberals are highly emotional, meaning they are also more thoughtful.
    Probably better gifts than conservative males buying for their boyfriends. Liberals are highly emotional, meaning they are also more thoughtful.
    9 answers · Politics · 1 week ago