Do people Choose to be Atheists? or is that just the default conclusion once the fairy tales are shown to be false? Reality Wins.
Why did you stop believing in Santa Claus? Santa and Jesus are of the same roots. When you find out or realize it's just a control story used to keep the masses in line, you just can no longer believe it.
Seems like there's only one group who goes around making it an issue here in the states. They try to preach love, but teach HATE and condemnation.
Why are you an atheist?Posted on 12/05/10, 06:28 pm
I came up to talk to a woman I hadn't seen in a while and she saw my angel pin on my jacket and stated loudly that she was an atheist. I wasn't there to convert her and thought that maybe people had been after her alot. I know that sometimes people can be overwhelming in their efforts to "save" you and that can be a real turnoff. I want to run when people quote bible verses to be. I consider myself a spiritual person but I had religion shoved down my throat in school so I can understand where people are coming from. I read that in a town that some group for atheists is paying to have ads on the sides of buses there and that pastors are going to boycott it. I think that a person has the right to choose what they believe as long as they aren't hurting anyone else and hopefully not hurting themselves. I am now wondering why people choose to be atheists, I would like to hear some thoughts.
Reply #1 12/06/10 5:21pm
Reply #2 12/06/10 7:17pm
The reason I asked is because some people believe and then something happens, maybe a tragedy, that makes them lose their faith. Some people I went to high school with suddenly loss their faith because others badgered them and made them feel they were forced to believe. There is proof that Jesus existed but there have been many stores about him and whether he was the son of God or a mortal man who was a teacher. I don't think Santa Claus ever existed and certainly he was not believed to be a savior. I heard that Christmas is actually a pagan holiday and that Jesus was not borm in December as shepards, who saw the star, would not have been out in the fields with their flocks that time of the year. I don't think you need to go to church to be spiritual. I am not comfortable with some of the organized religions out there.
Reply #3 12/28/10 7:47pm
St. Nicholas, Chris Cringle, all human models for the children story
Jesus was modeled after Mithra and all the others. Not an original story.
The NT was reversed engineered from the OT.
There is no historical Jesus
* http://bit.ly/b4T198 same link, in case the above don't work or come out right
Yes, Spirituality ala Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, etc, need to superman
Reply #4 01/15/11 8:01pm
You don't see an intelligent design in the life here on Earth?
Reply #5 01/15/11 9:11pm
No more Intelligent than anywhere else in the universe. Regardless, it has nothing to do with what's written down in ancient books. There's a very BIG disconnect between one thing and the other.
Reply #6 03/23/11 9:05pm
people are people dudes
Reply #7 09/11/11 5:43pm
The better question is why would anyone expect me to believe in the supernatural?
Reply #8 04/03/12 1:34am
I was born an Atheist, and 15 years of indoctrination didn't change that. I just never heard a convincing argument that didn't sound silly to me. All the arguments for religion, God, and spirituality, that I came across(mostly in church) could easily be substituted for "Santa Clause" or 'fairies".
Also, there is absolutely no historical evidence for the existence of Jesus (or any other spiritual phenomenon for that matter). In fact, we have more evidence for the existence of Big Foot than we have for Jesus. At least we have blurry photos and first hand accounts of big foot. All the evidence we have for Jesus is a few people who wrote about his supposed miracles, trek, and suffering, LONG after he was supposed to be dead (not first hand accounts).
It's important to understand that The Holy Bible is entirely a work of fiction - a collection of fables, if you will- and any relation to real historical event (battles, cities, etc.) should not be taken as proof that the entire book is real. If The Lord of The Rings trilogy took place in Chicago, it would not be evidence that Gandalf The Grey really walked among us, that there is a ring of power, or that orcs are out to get us. Similarly, the mention of real places such as Babylon is not evidence that a whale- I'm sorry, "a large fish"- housed Jonah for any given period of time.
(PS: I wonder what the rent is like on a large fish studio.)
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