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How does one go from atheism to religion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Micheal M. Jun 29, 2012. 59 Replies

Here is a story on CNN today, "…Continue

Tags: religion, Catholicism, Christianity, Atheism

America as a source of good for the world??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heather Spoonheim Jan 8, 2012. 3 Replies

I know that most atheists tend to be liberals and most liberals who tend to be to the extreme left tend to view U.S. foreign policy as a source of malevolence rather than benevolence in the world.…Continue

Tags: civilization, world peace, hegemony, Terror, America

WHAT DID HITCH MEAN FOR YOU?

Started this discussion. Last reply by A.C. Thomas Jan 16, 2012. 95 Replies

----------------------------------------------------------------MODERATOR'S NOTE:Guys, let's keep this thread as it was intended– a thread about what Hitch meant to people. That doesn't mean that we…Continue

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Why are less women atheist than men?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ceci Dec 24, 2011. 54 Replies

This is not simply from personal observation but from statistical studies that women are far less likely than men to be atheist. I wonder why this is and wanted some of your opinions??I don't mean to…Continue

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Zac Kimmer replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
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Gregory Marshall replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
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Jun 28, 2012
Hygeia Halfmoon replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
"Ah, but the pack is beautiful when in freedom...when being loved, protected, and free to be our true selves...therein lies the healthy pack.  When singing songs together and dancing in joy, cherishing our little ones and laughing the day away…"
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Daren C. replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
"The need to belong is strong. It overrides logic quite often. We can't deny our past when being part of the pack equaled getting to eat or not being eaten."
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archaeopteryx replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
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Hygeia Halfmoon replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
"Three hours ago, when you wrote this great truth, I was staring up at the moon with the word "paradise" floating through my mind and in that moment my three year old granddaughter came up to me and kissed me on the cheek and together we…"
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James Cox replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
"Dear Folks: The 'prominent, atheist bogger' part sounds like window dressing/marketing. It could be a little like saying 'god said'. Thought stops for some. If an 'atheist' changes their mind, it just would absolutely…"
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Hygeia Halfmoon replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
"Wow, you are so right...how irrational it is to need acceptance, especially to need acceptance by people whose lives and beliefs are in no way aligned with ourselves.  My frustration at being misunderstood by christians in my community leaves…"
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archaeopteryx replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
"@Helena - I was once drawn to Catholicism while dating a Catholic girl, having nothing to do with the religious aspect, but because of the sense of belonging to something. Fortunately, we split up and the spell was broken, which reminds me of an old…"
Jun 26, 2012
Stutz replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
"I, too, think it's odd that this "prominent" atheist blogger is essentially unknown to this community of atheists. An actual prominent atheist blogger would be Greta Christina. I know I'd never heard of Leah Libresco until today.…"
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Helena replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
"Its not about being rational, its about being emotional. And when you get the mix wrong between the two it can lead to the very irrational need for acceptance, or to beat loneliness, or whatever emotive reason."
Jun 26, 2012
Hygeia Halfmoon replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
"Are you suggesting that my thoughts must be derived from thc?  This old hippie wonders what is the true meaning behind your question.  One thing I know for sure...when I need inspiration and guidance, this thinkatheist website satisfies my…"
Jun 25, 2012
archaeopteryx replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
"Ever been kissed on the cheek, with unconditional love, by a child? I have, and that's all the paradise I'll ever need --"
Jun 25, 2012
Hygeia Halfmoon replied to Sassan K.'s discussion 'How does one go from atheism to religion?'
"Oh yes, this is paradise here and now...the new moon shines as it slowly reaches the mountains where the desert sun will soon set and the birds are singing their final song for today.  For the umpteenth time I gave my copy of ILLUSIONS away as…"
Jun 25, 2012

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Without the societal values for reason, logic, and rationality based on evidence, the future of mankind seems to be up in the air..
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Why are you here?
Not enough people valuing science and reason! Found this website by casually scrolling on google!
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Was never a part of one
Why you left your religion.
I was always a rationalist as I questioned the existence of god since my pre-teens and even before then, I used to always ask my father questions of "how did" or "what" such as "where did the stars come from" and "how far are they" when I would look up at the night sky - and when I was 15, I was I think 90-95% atheist but I would hold in the back of my mind "the 5-10% that god might exist" - I think the reason for this was due to the fact that I feared death and I did not want to lose my parents and my own life one day as I would be "nothing". But when I was 16 I visited Iran for a significant period of time (I am Iranian) and I stayed there for 1.5-2 months. Being in Iran at that age was unlike anything that I had ever experienced before - I had a chance to taste the true nature of religious rule and religious oppression. Everywhere in the streets would be the images of these fanatical Mullahs and the people did not support it but feared to say a word due to the religious theocracy and fear instilled by the regime in which people were tortured and executed for speaking out. I remember I was at my grandmother's house one night and it was the call to prayer - and you can hear this on the loud speakers glared from the mosque - and I remember vividly looking up lying in the bed while resting and said to myself "this is all bullshit - there is not even the slightest chance of god existing - religion from its very foundation has been to control societies and instill fear upon the masses" and from that moment on (although before then I was pretty much an atheist) I knew that the slightest chance could not exist for a higher power and that it was all bullshit and that it was selfish of me to hold the slightest chance due to my fear of death. That is my short bio on my atheism..
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Gallup: For the first time, a majority of Americans say they’d vote for an atheist for president

Posted on June 23, 2012 at 7:14am 0 Comments

Gallup: For the first time, a majority of Americans say they’d vote for an atheist for president

FULL DATA: http://www.gallup.com/file/poll/155282/Willingness_Vote_Other_Key_Groups%20.pdf

I’ve blogged a bunch of these Gallup polls over the years and my demographic has always been at…

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Wow! I didn't know Miley was a smarty!

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

'The pop singer tweeted a photo of theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, along with the word “beautiful.” On the photo is one of his quotes that reads, “You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, all things that matter for evolution) weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in stars. So forget Jesus. Stars…
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At 11:04pm on September 29, 2011, Sharayu said…

Oh- and I was born in the US, my parents moved to the US a few years before I was born and we've been here ever since. What about you?

At 11:03pm on September 29, 2011, Sharayu said…

Thanks dude :) I'm not sure that my name has a "meaning" but I do know that it is the name of a holy river in northern India where a mythological God was born. Given the religious connotation of my name, I guess it's rather ironic that I'm on an atheist forum... :)

Do you have any idea why your parents named you Sassan?

At 8:49pm on September 29, 2011, Sharayu said…

Oh mannn, this is going to make me sound like such a geek! Actually my username is just my nickname which my friend gave me after the Pokemon Charzard: 
http://images.wikia.com/pokemon/images/7/7e/006Charizard.png

My actually name is Sharayu and my parents are Hindu. But you are absolutely correct about the name Shahrzad being Iranian/Persian, I remember it from the One Thousand and One Nights stories I read a few years ago.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheherazade 

What does your name mean Sassan? 

At 4:58pm on September 29, 2011, Sharayu said…

Nope, my parents are from India.

I'm assuming you're Iranian based on your "About Me" section. That seems like your trip to Iran was a life changing trip. Cool story.

At 11:25am on July 28, 2011, Arcus said…

I've DLed it, but currently don't have enough time to start watching it. Especially since Top Gear and True Blood has started back up ;)

At 11:23am on July 11, 2011, Arcus said…
Found it on TPB, tnx for the tip. :)
At 7:04am on July 11, 2011, Arcus said…

Can't say I have, but I'm going to see if i can't d/l it. :) I'm generally not a fan of US "clandestine" shows like 24 and the ilk, they are a bit unrealistic..

You should check out the BBC shows "Spooks" and the Swedish author Jan Guillou's series if you like realism.

At 1:06am on June 10, 2011, Ed said…
I am thrilled by Alabama's recent legislation on illegals. Although making it illegal to pick up a hitchhiking illegal was a bit over the top!   :^ )    -Ed
At 7:57pm on June 6, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…
Thank you for adding me to your friends,

Sassan. Nice to meet you! 
At 1:00am on April 3, 2011, Lily Marina de Snell said…
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