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Misconceptions!

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Henson Dec 27, 2012. 42 Replies

So I wanted to talk about which misconceptions, be it definitions of atheism, scientific ignorance or what have you. Which ones do you hear all the time or rarely that really dig under your skin and…Continue

Tags: Atheism, Misconceptions, Misconcept

Are we ready for nuclear arms?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Conrad van Rooyen Jan 8, 2012. 2 Replies

A thought crossed my mind and that, of course is whether or not we as humans are ready for nuclear armaments.I get that it provides for nuclear energy, but I just sometimes feel that the whole…Continue

Tags: maturity, arms, Nuclear

Is the book necessary for an oath?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judith van der Roos Dec 7, 2011. 8 Replies

The one biggest thing about going to court (not that I have, but if I did, this would be problematic) that bothers me is swearing an oath with a hand on a bible.I know that if your a Muslim, you can…Continue

Tags: bible, swear, law, system, oath

Help, extreme conspiracy theorist father.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Dec 15, 2011. 35 Replies

Ok, so over the past few years, my dad has been reading nothing but the Jeff rense program. Now he thinks that nobody landed on the moon, the Summerians genetically engineered us as slaves to mine…Continue

Tags: help, theory, Cnspiracy

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Some Perspective-Do You See The Dot?

"@Davis Goodman I have a NexStar 8SE. Generally for planetary viewing you need high magnification. for Saturn i generally use 25x zoom to target in Saturn and move my way up to 120x using a 2x Barlow lense with a 20mm eyepiece. You can see the rings…"
Feb 8
Matthew replied to Ashley Johnson's discussion 'Dating Christians and Other Religious People' in the group Single Atheists
"She's seriously lesbian. Throughout the relationship she was hiding the fact that she's more attracted to women than men. Maybe she's bi with a preference toward women, but she's been dating women exclusively since we broke up.…"
Sep 4, 2013
Matthew replied to Mike 2000's discussion 'Religion derived from serious philosophy?'
"Reason and logic are powerless without knowledge. At one time when the first minds came along, not much was understood.  Back then anything that seemed to have the power to give or take life was a god. For the historic mind, I think that…"
Sep 3, 2013
Matthew replied to Sydni Moser's discussion 'Question, especially for guys!' in the group Single Atheists
"Nope. If someone doesn't seem interested then I'm not interested. It just feels like I'm kicking a dead horse."
Sep 3, 2013
Matthew replied to Ashley Johnson's discussion 'Dating Christians and Other Religious People' in the group Single Atheists
"I have yet to date someone who isn't religious or considers themselves atheist or agnostic. There was one person I dated, she was Christian, but I suppose I had sown a lot of seeds of doubt, she discovered that she's lesbian, and later…"
Sep 3, 2013
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Single Atheists

Looking for love or friendship? Single Atheists is a place to meet and greet, discuss our love lives, or lack of... A fun place to pick up tips and offer advice.See More
Sep 3, 2013
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Jul 3, 2013
Matthew replied to Shawn Close's discussion 'What would be required to prove the existence of a "god"?'
"If a bearded manly mandude floated down from the sky, made my guitar fall in love with my bicycle, and as a result; give birth to a Chihuahua. Just to prove omnipotence."
May 14, 2013
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Electricity according to christian "science" book.

"Hahaha "never felt it"?? I've felt if a couple of times working on my associates in nuclear science :p"
Mar 28, 2013
Matthew replied to Gaytor's discussion 'When is a Christian a Christian?'
"A lot of times, the religious can't grasp the concept that a criticism of religion does not equate to an attack on the religious. Moreover, a criticism of one religious person doesn't equate to the criticism of any other…"
Mar 25, 2013
Matthew commented on Horacio Martinez's blog post 'I Need Help With Some Information'
"I've been all over my college's extensive online catalog filled with journals (Some are hogwash), peer reviewed entries, etc. I cannot seem to find any articles regarding atheism or nonbelief and crime rates. Google is your friend :)"
Jan 1, 2013
Matthew commented on Horacio Martinez's blog post 'Dear God,'
"the funny thing is, students are allowed to pray and even bring a bible to school. They just can't be mandated to pray."
Jan 1, 2013
David Henson replied to Matthew's discussion 'Misconceptions!'
"What is the eventual alternative and how easy is that to accept?"
Dec 27, 2012
Ron Humphrey replied to Matthew's discussion 'Misconceptions!'
"I have never understood the shift from a natural process by which the universe came into being to requiring a god.  That simply adds another layer.  If you ask a Christian where god came from the usual answer is that he has always existed,…"
Dec 27, 2012
dragotron replied to Matthew's discussion 'Misconceptions!'
"ya.. like Jesus invented being good..."
Dec 26, 2012
Unseen replied to Matthew's discussion 'Misconceptions!'
"Whenever someone says that "they can't believe that the universe came from nothing." makes me want to shout and let it all out, I can really do without that. I say, "Okay, so you believe that an immaterial magical sorcerer made…"
Dec 26, 2012

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Atheist
Age
19-24
Relationship Status
Single
Why are you here?
The idea of religion is meaningless to me, I feel like others could experience so much more through cosmic understanding and scientific knowledge rather than having the feeling that someones looking over your shoulder and reading your thoughts constantly all your life. The idea of an omnipotent, omnibenevolent god disgusts me. I also enjoy being around others that feel the same way I do, i dont get to talk about this much around where i live because most everyone here is "that type" of christian. I learned how to argue effectively with them and i enjoy the debates, especially when i whip out my knowledge of the bible and they find that when it came to most people, i knew more about their tenants than they did. I guess a small part of me guiltily enjoys spreading doubt.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Knowledge set me free.
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How did you hear about Think Atheist?
When i was researching more points of arguement against backward theists.

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Describing heaven and hell?

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 11:08am 8 Comments

One thing about the abrahamic religions that really bugs me, and should bug everyone, especially the followers. Is that in these books; these words of "god" there seems to be a lot of describing hell and an ever so slight description of heaven. Even if you ask people in general, People seem to be more readily able to describe torture and punishment more clearly than eternal bliss.



Common hell descriptions:fire, agony, violence, torture, pain, lust, greed, evil, fire, beyond the… Continue

Atheist Vs. Rationalist?

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 10:12am 15 Comments

Hey everyone, this is my first post and I thought this would be a good topic to bring up.

 

So, I actually can't stand the word/label of atheist meaning "without god". I mostly don't like it because it describes a group of people as something that "most" people are not. I dont think that anyone should be described in such a way. What if we started calling black people say, non-whites. or If the majority group of people were actually atheist and we started calling people of…

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Welcome to the Think Atheist community Matthew!

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