Atheists,(people who don't believe in a God.)?

#1. How do you go day by day living knowing one day you'll die and you'll have nothing to look forward to, just be dead?

#2. What do you believe will happen to you when your dead? Will that just be it?

#3. Do you really think our ancestors were monkeys? (explain why?)

#4. Explain- Evolution? how did apes evolve?

#5.  Are you afraid that you were born in this world to die alone example: you lived a beautiful life in which you built over the years from learning new things helping others out, struggles, having beautiful children building a life for you and your family but then all of what you built was for nothing because once you die that's the end of your life.

#6. Do you believe there are aliens?

#7.  Do you believe there's ghosts?

#8. Do you believe that there is some type of God out there? (Why? Why not?)

#9. Why are you an Atheist?  Why do you NOT believe in God?  Why would you reject God ? 

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Comment by Unseen on July 31, 2012 at 11:07pm

@dragotron

I believe I heard on a science show not so long ago that man actually shares more dna with a lobster than with a chimp. We have a lot more to understand about genetics.

Comment by James Cox on July 31, 2012 at 11:19pm

What I see is yet one more attempt by a troll/theist to force others to validate the theist/troll belief system. I have had my fill of playing this game. I don't spend my life rearanging others people's dirty laundry, don't expect me to do the same for you.

I live my life as best I can. I have seen life and death up close, my turn to death shall happen soon enough. I pursue honesty as best I can. I love. My wonder is still alive. I 'believe' knowledge has value, and that ignorance should be reduced, not promoted. I 'believe' being party to self deceit and cruelity are close to true 'sins'.      

Comment by archaeopteryx on August 1, 2012 at 12:04am

Unseen - I've warned you about watching TV stoned - we share 98.+% of our DNA with chimps, and I'd really like to see the data that says we share more than that with a crustacean.

Comment by David Conrad on August 1, 2012 at 12:09am

I'm a lifelong atheist and never believed in a deity.  That information might provide some context for my answers.

#1. How do you go day by day living knowing one day you'll die and you'll have nothing to look forward to, just be dead?

I don't look forward to death at all, but I doubt most believers do either.  It's unfortunate, but it's not something we can change, and it doesn't play a role in my day-to-day life.

#2. What do you believe will happen to you when your dead? Will that just be it?


Yes, that will be the end.  I believe all consciousness is a product of our brains, and when our brains cease to function, our consciousness--and all that we think of as ourselves--cease to exist as well.

#3. Do you really think our ancestors were monkeys? (explain why?)

This one isn't a matter of opinion, when phrased properly (which this question isn't.)  It's a scientific fact, with no room for doubt in the absence of some new discovery, that we share a common ancestor with all other life on Earth.  Our closest relatives are other primates, which means that the common ancestor of humans and other primates (our shared grandparent, if you will) lived relatively recently in Earth's history.

#4. Explain- Evolution? how did apes evolve?

Ask a scientist and they will explain it to you and show you the proof better than anyone here can.  But basically, life adapts to its environment through a combination of mutations and natural selection.

#5.  Are you afraid that you were born in this world to die alone example: you lived a beautiful life in which you built over the years from learning new things helping others out, struggles, having beautiful children building a life for you and your family but then all of what you built was for nothing because once you die that's the end of your life.

That's what has happened to countless generations of humans, going back to the beginning of the species.  Death is something that we cannot change, at least not with current medical technology.  But sometimes our actions outlive us, as when we make a positive impact on the world around us.

#6. Do you believe there are aliens?

Yes.  The size and age of the universe make it very unlikely that life evolved only on one planet.  However, I do not believe alien life has visited Earth, because the distances involved are very great and very difficult to travel without dramatic new discoveries.

#7.  Do you believe there's ghosts?

No.

#8. Do you believe that there is some type of God out there? (Why? Why not?)

No, because there is no evidence of anything supernatural at work in the universe.  If someday scientists come to the conclusion that only a deity could be responsible for certain observed phenomena, then I will change my mind along with the bulk of the scientific community.  But the history of scientific discovery strongly suggests that that will never happen, and that everything that exists comes from physical processes and natural laws.

#9. Why are you an Atheist?  Why do you NOT believe in God?  Why would you reject God ? 

I have always been an atheist because I have never believed in gods.  I do not believe in gods because there is no evidence to suggest that gods exist.  I reject the belief in gods because of the lack of evidence that any gods exist.  Sorry if I sound repetitive, but I wanted to answer each question to the best of my ability. :)

Comment by Danielle on August 1, 2012 at 1:26am

1. Very easily.

2. My body will be shoved into a giant fire and burn me to a crisp. The larger bones will then be crushed into tiny pieces. When all of that is done, I will be put into an urn. The end.

3. Nope.

4. Go read a bunch of evolution books. 

5. Nope. I will die surrounded by those that I love and those people who love me in return. I will live on in their memories and in any deeds that I have done.

6. I think it would be arrogant of me to believe that our planet is the only planet in the entire universe to have any type of intelligent life.

7. I haven't looked into it enough to form an opinion in either direction.

8. Nope. Because there is no conclusive proof(or any proof at all) that there is a god or gods.

9. The first two parts of question nine are redundant, so you may refer my answer for question eight. As to the third part. I cannot reject that which is not there. 

Comment by Dustin on August 1, 2012 at 1:32am

^^  I think Ed above hit the nail in the cross *cough* I mean on the head.  

Comment by Juli on August 1, 2012 at 8:14am
  1. Quite easily. The fact that the moment I'm dead all my mistakes and flaws are forgotten while people stand before my grave and say nice things about me is actually a comfort. No matter how badly I screw up my life or fail to matter, people will still say nice things at my gravesite.
  2. Nothing. Black emptiness? All things considered, I'll be dead and past caring.
  3. Read a book.
  4. Read a book.
  5. Yes. I'm donating my organs though so something of me will go to benefit someone else. Also, I'm not selfish enough for my life to be all about me. My profession serves my community on a base-level at the sacrifice of my health and it gives me more satisfaction than you'll ever know. 
  6. Yes.
  7. No.
  8. No.
  9. You can't reject something that isn't real. That said, seeing as people that "Never knew of God" don't go to Hell despite their beliefs, why do Christians willing send so many of their innocents to Hell? Each child they don't tell about God has a back-door pass to Heaven, why ruin that?
Comment by Marc Poulin on August 1, 2012 at 8:37am

How about you answer some questions?

#1. How do you go day by day believing in fairy tales?

#2. What do you believe will happen to you when you die? Will you live on a fluffy little cloud after passing through a big golden gate?

#3. Do you really think our ancestors all evolved from a brother and sister?

#4. Explain the creation of the universe. Why did it take the all powerful "God" 6 days to create the earth? If earth came first, he should still be creating the universe as we speak.

#5. Are you afraid that you were born in this world to worship and bow down to the feet of an imaginary being? To cower in fear of making him mad and ending up in a fiery hell?

#6. Do you believe there's a giant on top of beanstalks, 3 bears living in homes, talking animals?

#7. Do you believe there's a Santa Claus?

#8. Do you believe that God lives in the sky? What does heaven look like?

#9. Why are you a Christian? Why don't you believe in Zeus or Krishna or Odin? Why not?

Comment by archaeopteryx on August 1, 2012 at 9:18am

My atoms have already been through three Supernovas (that's how many it takes to produce the element, gold), and will still be somewhere, doing something, long after the last Christian has died in his drool.

While we're questioning, what possible value would gates made of pearl and streets paved with gold possibly have for a disembodied spirit in a land without a Walmart?

What kind of serious inferiority complex would a god have to have, whose primary goal appears to be forcing everyone to praise him or risk eternal torment?

And how does that hell thing work? Do unrepentant child molesters and unrepentant pork and shellfish connoisseurs go to the same hell, or are there mild, spicy, and Moruga Scorpion hells?

Comment by Emperor Milos on August 1, 2012 at 9:20am

1. The Same way you live day by day. Except I appreciate those few days I have on this planet, because I know that one day I will die and that will be the end of my existence.

I have no hope of surviving death, so I make every day I am alive mean something.

2. When I die, I will be dead. That is what will happen. I will no longer be alive. I will be exactly the same as i was for the billions and billions of years before I was born. Simply, non existent.

3. No. Our ancestors were not monkeys. Anyone who has even the basic knowledge of evolution knows this. Our ancestors were ape-like, not monkeys. We and monkeys came from the same distant ancestor.

4. This will explain it better than I can... not being and evolutionary biologist and all...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution
http://darwin-online.org.uk/
A YouTube search will also yield a plethora of explanations better presented than anything I can do here.

5. No. I am not afraid that I was born in this world to die alone. I am not afraid that I was born in this world at all. I am beyond happy to even get the chance to exist at all. Death is nothing to be afraid of.

6. I don't know. It is possible if you consider how many stars are out there with planets in the green zone.

7. No. I do not believe in ghosts.

8. No. There is no god or gods out there. Because the gods described in our mythology are impossible to exist. They defy laws of the universe and logic. Many of them are a paradox and therefore cannot exist.
For example: Can Yahweh microwave a burrito so hot that he himself can't eat it?
If he can, then he is not all powerful, because he cannot eat it. If he can't then he is not all powerful because he can't do it. Therefore, being all powerful is impossible. Everything has limits.

9. Because there is no proof that god exists. The mere idea of god is extremely far fetched and contradictory with the way our universe works, and with history itself.
I am atheist because I do not believe in god.
I am not rejecting god. You can't reject something that isn't real. I reject god as much as you reject unicorns or the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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