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Advantages of atheism concept for society

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave G Jun 11, 2009. 6 Replies

 

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Atheist Exile replied to Rick Watts's discussion '3 dimensions of time?' in the group Quote of the Day
"Hi Rick, String theory posits 10-dimensions to reality. If one existed in the 10th dimension, one would be in simultaneous contact with all points in time and space. Time and space would lose its meaning. In such a holographic universe, all is one…"
Mar 2, 2010
John Nguyen commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'Spirit energy force?'
"It means that they're not too keen on acknowledging that someone can be comfortable with their place in the grand scheme of things without believing in the supernatural, namely a god."
Dec 15, 2009
Galen commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'God and religion'
"@S S Tragus - I don't see where it's a choice. You either believe or you don't, and if you don't believe but still go through the motions as if you do, then that's living a pretty big lie. Even if I found life as an atheist…"
Dec 15, 2009
Dave G commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'Spirit energy force?'
"Hey Rick, you might want to take a look at this video on Dualism."
Dec 15, 2009
Dave G commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'Nature'
"I'd add The Selfish Gene and Unweaving The Rainbow as well."
Dec 15, 2009
Rick Watts commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'God and religion'
"Yeah, thanks S S, most of the people I know, even most of my relatives are pretty indifferent to religion or lack thereof. Years ago I was into a Pentecostal church for a while and people told me "that's not you". I did finally drop…"
Dec 15, 2009
Rick Watts commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'Spirit energy force?'
"Ok, ok.. I may have been doing too much guesswork and trying to be realistic at the same time. I'll do some serious research.. thanks."
Dec 15, 2009
S S Tragus commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'God and religion'
"I think some people just find living as atheists too difficult. In a world mostly dominated by religion, so much of daily life -- institutions, traditions, rituals, rites of passage, charities, community functions, laws, political systems, concepts…"
Dec 15, 2009
Dave G commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'Spirit energy force?'
"Rick, I'm trying to understand where you are coming from here. Are you trying to associate an as-yet-undiscovered 'energy force' with the process of evolution? We have a very good idea how evolution works, and I'm afraid that…"
Dec 15, 2009
Rick Watts commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'Spirit energy force?'
"I can't help but think that spirit/spiritual is or can be a natural element apart from supernatural god. I think your friends see you in a way perhaps, as being in tune with nature; like a person with a great depth of understanding of life and…"
Dec 15, 2009
Doug Reardon commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'God and religion'
"A friend of mine who was an atheist while we were growing up, returned to his catholic roots when he was in his twenties and is now a theologian and an apologist for the catholic faith . I don't understand how and he can't say why, other…"
Dec 15, 2009
Rick Watts commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'God and religion'
"Oh, I say give it time.. like a few or many more generations, people will come to their senses eventually although there will probably remain some pockets of hard-core fundamentalists for a time."
Dec 15, 2009
Doug Reardon commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'Spirit energy force?'
"I have several friends who say that I am a very spiritual person. I don't have the slightest idea what that means."
Dec 15, 2009
Rick Watts commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'Spirit energy force?'
"A guy told me that his wife evolved a larger butt because she spends a lot of time in a sitting position."
Dec 15, 2009
doubtingSteve commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'God and religion'
"I would like to agree, but I think humans feel the need for a religion to explain away the bugaboos and unknowns. And once entrenched in those religious beliefs, even when presented scientific data to overturn a long held religious belief, they will…"
Dec 15, 2009
doubtingSteve commented on Rick Watts's blog post 'Spirit energy force?'
"I've bought bigger fans, lighter clothing, a house with a pool and dark window tint since I moved to Texas."
Dec 15, 2009

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About Me:
Age 63, retired. I enjoy time taking my 3 cats out for a walk, I am a bit of a junk collector, enjoy reading and crossword puzzles. I live a bit of a hermit lifestyle.
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Here, you mean here? First visit. I found you through the Atheist Revolution newsletter.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Became concerned about my unbelief so I attended a fundamentalist church for "stronger medicine". When the brainwashing failed I finally decided that I could accept myself as an atheist.
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God and religion

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 7:37am 6 Comments

Some Christians will refer to atheists who have converted back to being believers but I will say that it does not matter because god and religion is simply a phase of human intellectual maturity and will eventually be a thing of the past. And I believe so.

Nature

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 6:06am 1 Comment

Nature is opportunistic in its creative way such as where a species can somehow perceive a means of survival it will adapt itself to go there. I guess what helped to inspire this thought was my experience some time ago with bedbugs.. if there was a god why would he allow bedbugs to torture his innocent creatures? Well not only bedbugs but all the bugs that cause disease, suffering and death and yet not only that but the animals that feed off other animals like a lion ripping up a zebra while it… Continue

Spirit energy force?

Posted on December 15, 2009 at 4:50am 12 Comments

I do not believe in anything supernatural such as 'God' and gods but.. spirit/spirituality? I have been calling it a 'spirit energy force' which I think is a natural element also termed 'power of the mind' where such a thing as a placebo medication can inspire the body to heal itself.. as well as the energy force that can cause a species to change in order to adapt to survive or to improve the body's features to make survival a bit easier; like enhancement of the species as in evolution. So… Continue

A valid arguement?

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 5:12pm 3 Comments

This little inspiration came sort of spontaneously about a week ago when I was talking to a Christian guy: he said to me.. 'if you believe in God..yak..yak' So I replied that 'I cannot prove that I believe in God so I must be an atheist; and how about you.. can you prove that you believe in God.. if he does exist?' He could not find a loophole through that one so I teased him that he's probably always been an atheist even if he always considered himself a believer. I tossed the thing around a… Continue

"bout a year, now..

Posted on July 18, 2009 at 6:52pm 2 Comments

It must be about a year now since I decided that atheism may be the best fit for my existence.. and I do feel as though I am on more solid ground now than I had ever felt trying to feel secure about a belief in 'God'. I always felt it seemed kind of silly to 'worship something'.. anyway, that IS a primitive practice and it avails nothing. Salvation?.. Christian baloney.

I find people are naturally decent, compassionate, law-abiding, etc; its wired into our brains to be the way we are after… Continue

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