• Why do atheists run away from the truth? Why is education the biggest threat to atheism? Why do atheists deny the "real" origin of life?

    You may want to check your spell check software or phone auto-correct functions. You seem to have mistakenly used "atheists" where you should have used "theists".
    You may want to check your spell check software or phone auto-correct functions. You seem to have mistakenly used "atheists" where you should have used "theists".
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 50 mins ago
  • Atheists, if gods were undoubtedly real and one of them was in mortal danger, would you resort to violence in order to save him or her?

    I would almost certainly try to rescue any living thing I knew to in mortal danger.
    I would almost certainly try to rescue any living thing I knew to in mortal danger.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 hours ago
  • Since atheism is, by many accounts, very stupid; are you happy to have broken free of the phase of atheism before it was too late?

    The only people who think atheism is stupid are incredulous theists. There is a zero percent chance of me becoming a theist again until and unless theists can present an amount of quality evidence that would render faith irrelevant to overcome what I know about the following subjects that completely rules out any existing theist... show more
    The only people who think atheism is stupid are incredulous theists. There is a zero percent chance of me becoming a theist again until and unless theists can present an amount of quality evidence that would render faith irrelevant to overcome what I know about the following subjects that completely rules out any existing theist religion: History, anthropology, archaeology, psychology, literary analysis, chemistry, physics, astronomy, biology, neurology, medicine... Just to name a few.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Do atheists dislike the concepts like holiness, sacredness and divinity?

    I don't dislike these concepts, they are simply poorly defined and largely subjective rather than objective, so they have no practical use.
    I don't dislike these concepts, they are simply poorly defined and largely subjective rather than objective, so they have no practical use.
    18 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Why do atheists reject the Bible? I thought they liked books?

    Because unlike most theists, we actually read it. Worse, we can understand it. It is obviously poorly written, heavily redacted and rewritten mythology based on the literary elements alone -- foreshadowing, parallel story structure, etc. Heck, the Old Testament RHYMES in Hebrew. Ever see a literal, true historical account written in rhyme? ... show more
    Because unlike most theists, we actually read it. Worse, we can understand it. It is obviously poorly written, heavily redacted and rewritten mythology based on the literary elements alone -- foreshadowing, parallel story structure, etc. Heck, the Old Testament RHYMES in Hebrew. Ever see a literal, true historical account written in rhyme? No, of course not. Then there's the fact that wherever the Bible makes a testable claim, it fails. Or maybe just read the myths of the surrounding cultures from that time and realize that the Jews just ripped off those other cultures and put their spin on those much older stories. But don't listen to me. Go talk to Dr Hector Avalos... He's a biblical scholar and former fundamentalist Pentecostal preacher, child evangelist and faith healer... And he'll tell you in no uncertain terms that the Bible is irrelevant and dangerous ancient drivel.
    28 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Did god have an inkling adam and eve may sin?

    If he didn't know exactly what would happen, then he isn't omniscient. If he couldn't have guessed what would happen, he'd have to be stupid. ...and if he knew then he's just either directly evil or incompetent.
    If he didn't know exactly what would happen, then he isn't omniscient. If he couldn't have guessed what would happen, he'd have to be stupid. ...and if he knew then he's just either directly evil or incompetent.
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Fellow atheists, has your relationship with your parents changed for those of you who told them you’re an atheist?

    No. My parents provided something close to unconditional love and support (I'm of the opinion that truly unconditional love simply doesn't exist). When I ceased being a theist, they asked me to explain why. After a long, long series of conversations, they changed their minds as well. Dad became a deist and mom is an atheist like me.... show more
    No. My parents provided something close to unconditional love and support (I'm of the opinion that truly unconditional love simply doesn't exist). When I ceased being a theist, they asked me to explain why. After a long, long series of conversations, they changed their minds as well. Dad became a deist and mom is an atheist like me. They were the first two people that I saved from theist, but they weren't the last.
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Where does this rank among the great insane and non-intellectual comments of the day?

    It is so inane and idiotic that it literally makes my head ache.
    It is so inane and idiotic that it literally makes my head ache.
    7 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • For those who mediate, do you do so in silence or with a certain kind of music?

    It really depends. Sometimes I use music, other times recordings of nature -- babbling brooks, ocean waves, insects, etc -- I've even been know to just put on the sound effect of the hum of a lightsaber. I rarely use complete silence, but I don't like something overly distracting either.
    It really depends. Sometimes I use music, other times recordings of nature -- babbling brooks, ocean waves, insects, etc -- I've even been know to just put on the sound effect of the hum of a lightsaber. I rarely use complete silence, but I don't like something overly distracting either.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Do any Atheists believe that one day they can evolve into GODs?

    Individuals do not evolve. Populations evolve. As a species, we already have god-like powers compared to 99+% of humans who ever lived.
    Individuals do not evolve. Populations evolve. As a species, we already have god-like powers compared to 99+% of humans who ever lived.
    23 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Is everyone here actually Shadowfire?

    I'm Spartacus, not Shadowfire.
    I'm Spartacus, not Shadowfire.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Is frankincense and myrrh good enough for you?

    I don't have use for either of those. If it's all the same to you, I'll just take the gold from the other Magi and buy something I actually have a use for.
    I don't have use for either of those. If it's all the same to you, I'll just take the gold from the other Magi and buy something I actually have a use for.
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • True or false: If you were too drunk to remember sleeping with a woman, then it never really happened?

    Best answer: This is false, however to say for certain that something did or did not happen requires some evidence. Human memory is rather notoriously bad. That's why you can't get a conviction in witness testimony alone. I can vividly remember several incidents from my childhood that other people present have confirmed never happened. show more
    Best answer: This is false, however to say for certain that something did or did not happen requires some evidence. Human memory is rather notoriously bad. That's why you can't get a conviction in witness testimony alone. I can vividly remember several incidents from my childhood that other people present have confirmed never happened.
    11 answers · Politics · 2 days ago
  • Why are gamers crying about my movement to ban video games in America?

    No one is crying. Video games are about as likely to be banned as movies and that jazz music. By all means, support a cause you believe in, but you and a handful of supporters aren't going to overturn a multi-billion dollar industry.
    No one is crying. Video games are about as likely to be banned as movies and that jazz music. By all means, support a cause you believe in, but you and a handful of supporters aren't going to overturn a multi-billion dollar industry.
    10 answers · Politics · 2 days ago
  • Republicans do you actually have jobs? How do you have so much time to troll and down vote everything on here?

    I have a full time job, but there are scattered moments of downtime between phone calls or while the computer updates that I have nothing to do and this provides a quick way to avoid a minute or two of boredom.
    I have a full time job, but there are scattered moments of downtime between phone calls or while the computer updates that I have nothing to do and this provides a quick way to avoid a minute or two of boredom.
    14 answers · Politics · 2 days ago
  • Well, isn't that nice. The Cowardly Lion's rant from yesterday still stands, but my answer to it was reported. Hypocritical much?

    Sounds like you're looking to get a violation for this rant too. Perhaps your violations are justified.
    Sounds like you're looking to get a violation for this rant too. Perhaps your violations are justified.
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Can you still believe in a higher power, but not into all of the spiritual and Religious Mumbo jumbo?

    Sure... Religion is a salad bar. Take whatever you want and ignore the rest. That's only possible because there is no evidence to look at.
    Sure... Religion is a salad bar. Take whatever you want and ignore the rest. That's only possible because there is no evidence to look at.
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Some people say astrology is bad and should not be practiced. Agree or disagree?

    Astrology has been known to be false since the ancient Greeks noticed that identical twins don't share the same fate despite being born with the same star-signs. Astrology was only good for preserving thousands of years of observations of the sky which are still important to the modern science of Astronomy. That's it. show more
    Astrology has been known to be false since the ancient Greeks noticed that identical twins don't share the same fate despite being born with the same star-signs. Astrology was only good for preserving thousands of years of observations of the sky which are still important to the modern science of Astronomy. That's it.
    21 answers · Horoscopes · 2 days ago
  • Do you support the witches?

    If it makes them feel better, so be it. Magic is still not real, so they're not doing any harm.
    If it makes them feel better, so be it. Magic is still not real, so they're not doing any harm.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Does the phrase, "as Christians we KNOW that god..." Have any flaws in it...¿...?...¿?

    The major flaw is that there are over 33,000 different Christian denominations according the the World Chris­t­ian Ency­clo­pe­dia (Bar­rett, Kurian, and John­son; Oxford Uni­ver­sity Press). They can't agree on who their god(s) are nor what he/she/it wants nor do they agree on what properties it has or even how to interpret the texts written... show more
    The major flaw is that there are over 33,000 different Christian denominations according the the World Chris­t­ian Ency­clo­pe­dia (Bar­rett, Kurian, and John­son; Oxford Uni­ver­sity Press). They can't agree on who their god(s) are nor what he/she/it wants nor do they agree on what properties it has or even how to interpret the texts written about that thing that they thing is the most important thing ever. Which is to say... They don't actually KNOW anything about their alleged god.
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago