It almost seems like atheists don't want to believe in God. Do you just simply not want to believe in God because you don't want to give up your own free will?

ADMIN EDIT: Mercedes has left on her own accord. This discussion will remain, however do not expect a response from the author. 


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The fact that there is no evidence to support any religion so far conceived by people.  Is that not fact enough?

Hm-mm, I last visited TA several days ago, before Mercedes arrived.

Who works harder to win converts, TAers or Jehovah Witnesses?

@Holo Gram - why do you say that atheism is a religion? 

@Holo Gram;

"I didn't say that Atheism was a religion"

"To me, Atheism, a disbelief in the existence of deity, appears to be a religion."

So you're not saying it's a religion but to you it appears to be a religion, it would seem you are having difficulty making up your mind.

"Please explain why it is not."

It's already been explained ad nauseum.

I get the feeling that it should have been, "Holy Gram" --

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From time to time, I get lucky - usually, I just hit my thumb.

I'm now officially ignoring HolyGram. :)

First of all, Holygram, I would certainly expect you to know that Atheists have no bibles, nor any need for any.

Secondly, I can't speak for anyone but myself, but I have no desire to convince you of anything - why would I? How would that benefit anyone, in any way?

Lastly, one would need look further than your own Judeo/Christian Bible to find all of the evidence one needs.

Theists who come on this board have, for the most part, one trait in common - they tap dance around questions. Let me put one to you, and we'll see how you do - do you believe your Bible is inerrant?

Take your time --

Holo Gram is an atheist actually. Read his previous posts more closely.

I, for example, religiously believe in the nonexistence of supernatural or anything related to supernatural. And from the number of members on this and similar Atheist and Agnostic websites, I would wager that many like me also religiously believe in the nonexistence of supernatural or anything related to supernatural.

He's just equating the term "religiously" with "religion". He is neglecting a fundamental definition of religion that is a belief in the supernatural. 

Also, Richard, if you'll click on his avatar, it will take you to his bio, where he states he is an atheist - I can't imagine a theist making such a statement, he'd be too afraid of a lightening strike.

Convince you that atheism isn't a religion?  Or that it is?  I don't believe it is.  It's a position regarding the existence of God, but that doesn't make it a religion.  It doesn't currently have most of the features that religions have, for example: a canonic text(s); a formal spirituality; a detailed ethical code.  There is an Atheist Bible - written by AC Grayling.  It's interesting and thought-provoking; however, nowhere near up to the job. 


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