I don't want this to be a chance for you to tell me what is wrong with the theocratic abscess burrowed; the thorn in your side or the vacant imperfection imposed upon the resident scapegoat. I care not to afford you the opportunity to lick your wounds in my sight or to appease the cultural norms subscribed.
Without the fear on the other side of the fence nor the ruckus in the alley way I want you to tell me what the benefit of an atheist lifestyle is had the social and political majority not absolved you and the necessary protestation of that artificial insemination had manifested itself in hindsight.
In other words, had there been no myth where would you see yourself rather than where would you see yourself in light of it.
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@ Unseen I thought the exact same thing.
Word of warning, Jared - when you start having ANY thoughts similar to any of Unseen's, it's time to begin seriously considering professional help. It may not be too late for you, but first thing Monday, I'd look into it --
Good point Blaine, if that were the case. As it were not
Whatever the benefit, or lack thereof, of being an atheist, I am one. I sometimes wish I believed in some sky daddy who would always protect and comfort me. I don't. I can't. I won't.
I wouldn't particularly call this a "lifestyle." It is just who I am. I cannot imagine the mental machinations I would have to go through to: a) become and theist, and b) believe in any one particular deity.
I am an atheist because I am one. I am an outspoken atheist because I got tired of not being true to myself. I come to Think Atheist for community among like-thinkers because, as you must know from being an atheist for 27 years, it is not easy at times.
On the other hand there is Christopher Hitchens who, rather than wishing he could convince himself it were true, is instead glad it is not true, leastwise not in the Judaeo-Christian form.
Blah, blah, blah, your words are what they are.
David in case you missed the point where I said there was no memo inviting you, you have no right whatsoever to go on insulting everyone who disagrees with you.
You make outlandish claims about your knowledge and you can't hold yourself together on an online forum. How do you control yourself in your other interactions since your conduct here leaves a lot to be desired.
Either you proffer an apology to Diane and everyone who you have called names and then pack your things and go. What christian! what values do you espouse as a christian to come here to call others names because they have you asked you for evidence and you are unable to provide it!
Please, get your act together. You can call me names all you like, but it only shows how poor you are at self control and also points a weakness to your thought processes.
By the way, we will not miss your idiocy
Shrieking hissy tantrum. Not a good look.
It is pretty obvious what he is trying to do. He is trying to get banned. He tried in his last discussion by calling out the moderators, that failed, now he is simply insulting everyone who comments, and is hoping that will work. Then he can move on to the next atheist forum and talk about his glorious "victory" over the idiots at Think Atheist.
What I want to know, if he has been "winning" in this manner for 17 years, how many atheist forums are there? I mean, we are a decent sized demographic, but hell, we aren't the porn industry. You'd think that in 17 years he would have "won" the internet at this rate.
What religion does to all people the world over.
After much else has been said, there's this:
Religion makes many people a little bit poorer and a few people very much richer.