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Why do Atheists Crave Debate?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zack Martin Aug 8, 2011. 29 Replies

I have been an atheist since I was 15.  I am now 26, and have read the full range of standard atheist arguments.  The first one, which because it was first, probably had the most significant impact…Continue

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Michael J. Davis replied to Stephen Walski's discussion 'Genesis 4.'
"i can has cheeseburger?"
Jul 18, 2011
JD Rasco replied to Michael J. Davis's discussion 'Why do Atheists Crave Debate?'
"Simple answer is that atheism requires intelligent questioning of thng that one is told to be taken for granted.  "
Jul 16, 2011
Kim Roder replied to Michael J. Davis's discussion 'Why do Atheists Crave Debate?'
"It is very simple. Atheists are still in a minority to the religions of the globe. They argue to be right and convince others of their superior trail of thought Its human nature to want to be correct and since religion always retaliates hard with…"
Jul 14, 2011
Michael J. Davis replied to matt.clerke's discussion 'Atheistis slogans to ward off door to door christians.'
"God hates figs."
Jul 14, 2011
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Jul 13, 2011
Christopher Robin replied to Michael J. Davis's discussion 'Why do Atheists Crave Debate?'
"I do not find that inquisitive nature is the overlying reason for a person to declare themselves an atheist.          "
Jul 13, 2011
Michael J. Davis commented on Meghan McWilliams's blog post 'when should I tell my kid religion is BS. she goes to a catholic school :('
"Let her figure it out herself.  She might resent being told what to believe.  I know I would have resented it at that age.  If you feel compelled...then just gently nudge her in the atheist direction with some hints about your own…"
Jul 13, 2011
Michael J. Davis replied to erik112358's discussion 'newish argument against religion?'
"interesting.    "
Jul 12, 2011
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"The story of Adam and Eve: You only get to the third generation through incest."
Jul 12, 2011
Moral Atheist replied to Michael J. Davis's discussion 'Why do Atheists Crave Debate?'
"I absolutely agree with you. Have you ever looked at Christian sites and read the comments? There are Atheist trolls galore. I avoid trolling but you are right, I look for invitations to discuss religion. I think it stems from being surrounded by…"
Jul 11, 2011
Brian Wood replied to Michael J. Davis's discussion 'Why do Atheists Crave Debate?'
"Debatin's fun; hones your brain, too."
Jul 11, 2011
Dale Headley replied to Michael J. Davis's discussion 'Why do Atheists Crave Debate?'
"Perhaps a more profound question is why theists - Catholics especially - avoid debate.  They readily pontificate, but rarely debate."
Jul 11, 2011
Rick replied to Michael J. Davis's discussion 'Why do Atheists Crave Debate?'
" What makes us read these books that merely reinforce what we already know?   If you think about the reasons that we read, we can break them down into two basic categories: pleasure (affirmation of beliefs falls into this category) and…"
Jul 11, 2011
Dark Star replied to Michael J. Davis's discussion 'Why do Atheists Crave Debate?'
"One nit in semantics mainly.  'Proven' means different things colloquially and scientifically.   So I would like to explore that.   Science doesn't technically "prove" things - it falsifies bad hypotheses and…"
Jul 11, 2011
Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Michael J. Davis's discussion 'Why do Atheists Crave Debate?'
"I have stopped debating Science with Theists. Now I will only discuss the nature of Belief and Faith. I try to get across to them that what they call evidence is only argument or an appeal. As Heather Spoonheim (site member) posted  a while…"
Jul 11, 2011
Suzanne Olson-Hyde replied to Michael J. Davis's discussion 'Why do Atheists Crave Debate?'
"'Things" have to proven to an atheist, and science doesn't mind being proven wrong. It just keeps on trying and proving theories. Religious people of every persuasion live in fear, or just want to keep their power base.   I…"
Jul 11, 2011

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I know things about politics and law. I am an educated atheist, progressive democrat, and all around easy going guy.
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At 10:54pm on July 5, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…
Thank you for adding me to your friends, totally makes me happy. Nice to meet you!
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