Don't tell me you never had this question asked to you, subsequently to your, usually politely, explaining to whoever asks about your religion, that you're an atheist and do not believe in any god; you're an atheist and do not believe that a god exists; or whatever combination of words you choose.

That's pretty much how it goes.

Even people who know that atheists do not believe in a god will sometimes still assume they share a common set of beliefs or principles, and have common political tendencies.

"So, what do atheists believe?", is their question.

If you ask me, I've had a wide variety of comebacks, depending on my mood at the moment, most of them facetious, but most likely, after explaining that atheists (as a group) do not have a common set of beliefs, I say that *I* believe in love, in humanity and our good faith... just to keep it simple... because, quite frankly, we don't "believe" in science - we find it verifiable. We don't "believe" in the universe and its wonders, we have seen them through amazing telescopes. I guess you get my point.

So what do you, fellow atheist, believe in, or what do you think is the best answer to this question?

 

Side note: This discussion is focused rather on the best comeback to the question in it, which in this specific context, is always asked as "opposed to your non-belief in god, what do atheists believe?"

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sure ? how do you know ?

What do you mean? How are we classified as great apes? Assuming that is your question the asnwer is we (scientists) classified us as such on the basis of the available taxonomic evidence (as Stev said).

 

Keke

What do you mean? How are we classified as great apes? Assuming that is your question the asnwer is we (scientists) classified us as such on the basis of the available taxonomic evidence (as Stev said).

 

Don't believe everything that scientists say.....

Can you stop saying such completely inane bullshit all the time? How do you expect anyone to take you seriously? Are you really that dense or just playing the fool? I suspect a combination of the two.

We are talking about taxonomy, not string theory. It's merely a system of classification that sorts all species into different groups based on their relations and similarities. There is nothing mysterious about it.

We are talking about taxonomy, not string theory. It's merely a system of classification that sorts all species into different groups based on their relations and similarities. There is nothing mysterious about it.

 

To make the assertion, humans and apes do have the same ancestor, is speculation,  a guess, at best......

As always, you're wrong

Human chromosome 2. QED

And to make the assertion that the bible is the word of god is wishful thinking, period.

Don't believe everything that scientists say.....

Yes, believe in dusty old books written by bronze age idiots. That's a much much better than believing in what scientists have to say about their field of study. Great idea!

How are you & morons like you not extinct yet? In the animal kingdom you surely would have been extinct.

Er ... yeah, we do! They invented the [expletive deleted] classification system. It doesn't exist to suit your (or anyone else's) self-conceit, it exists to aid the classification of animals (of which we are merely another species). Those who have done so have classified us (based on the available evidence) as one of the five known species of Great Ape ... if you disagree I strongly suggest you write to "Nature" or some other reputable evolutionary journal of your concerns. I'm absolutely sure they give them exactly as much time as they deserve.

 

Keke

Astrology is a good substitute for religion but education is best.

As always, you're wrong

Human chromosome 2. QED

 

really ? 

 

http://elshamah.heavenforum.org/t270-human-chromosome-2-evidence-of...

Oh please  ... try and post your own material instead of referring to some BS religious forum! Following over a decade of debating fundy's I won't even check URL's supplied by people like you ... they are invariably irrelevant or in some other way disappointing.

 

Keke

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