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 archaeopteryx on July 31, 2012 at 7:54pm

I enjoy commenting when I feel that there is at least a chance that my comment will make a difference - in your case Dara, there's no doubt in my mind that you have no interest in any of our answers and I view responding to your questions a complete wast of time.

Comment by Unseen on July 31, 2012 at 8:47pm

#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?

At least it won't be boring, like Heaven.

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

Kurt Vonnegut (not dead) described death as being "stuck in time." Me, I guess I'll have to opt for the "that's just it" answer. On the plus side, I won't know I'm dead because there will be no "I."

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

Not monkeys, but not people at some point as you go backward. Clearly, the fossil record shows that we had ape-like ancestors.

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

You can google it.

#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.

I think you have to live life while you have it. Or do you think you'll be sitting on a cloud watching the goings-on after you've passed away?

#6. Do you believe there are aliens?

Yes. A lot of them pick fruit and vegetables. More seriously, I think there probably is but I also believe will never really know due to the vast distances.

#7.  Do you believe there's ghosts?

You're kidding(?!!!)

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

No. Why would there be?

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

Because there is no God. Because there's no evidence for God. He would have to make an advance for me to reject it, but so far...nothing.

Comment by Unseen on July 31, 2012 at 8:58pm

Now I have nine questions for you:

COOKING

Red wine and seafood. A no-no?

How about red wine and chocolate?


SEX

What is the purpose of sex? (just for making babies or for fun, too?)

Is it okay to have sex with another person of your sex?

Do you view some kinds of non-reproductive sex as "sodomy" or just "spice"?


SUPERSTITION

Do YOU think God exists and why/why not?

If God were a plant, what kind of plant would He/She be?

Do you believe in souls? Why?

Do you believe in life after death (and how is that not a contradiction?).

Comment by Jimmy Russell on July 31, 2012 at 9:04pm

im with you arch.  Dara dear you need some serious adjustments to your education.

Comment by Doug Reardon on July 31, 2012 at 9:41pm

Why should we do your work for you?  The answers to all your questions are out there, find them!

Comment by archaeopteryx on July 31, 2012 at 9:44pm

Dara - for the answers to your #3 and #4, I suggest you read Richard Dawkins' The Ancestor's Tale - when you've done that, get back to us for a more serious discussion.

Comment by archaeopteryx on July 31, 2012 at 9:46pm

Since this thread is relatively pointless, I'm hijacking it for just a sec to bring you an interesting  little FYI:

New Bible translation has screenplay format
http://news.yahoo.com/bible-translation-screenplay-format-085746946...

Comment by Eric Diaz on July 31, 2012 at 9:52pm

Q1 Q2 and Q5 are the same, but with different words. Answer: I live my life to the best of what I can experience and self-respect, spending my limited time in this planet serving a being there is no evidence for is a great way to waste my existence. Which I will not do. Im not afraid of death and the idea of eternal existence is a poison chalice. Only meant to comfort the mind of people who have trouble coping with reality. There most likely is nothing after we die, and whining about it would be like whining about the state of my consciousness before I was born.

Q3 and Q4 answer: Pick up Biology book's "The Origin of species" or "The greatest show on earth"

Q6 Very likely

Q7 no

Q8 Q9 : Why you dont believe in the gods of other religions?      

Comment by dragotron on July 31, 2012 at 11:00pm

#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 face reality. Death is the end. Life is not a stepping stone it is the one and only life. I live my life accordingly and make sure I live this life as best as I can. I hope that I can take part in human progress and thus the continuation of our species and all life on Earth. Maybe I wouldn't be as concerned about these things if I believed life was just a stepping stone.

 

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

It will be exactly how it was before I was born. Nothing. However, I think there will come a time where our personalities can be uploaded into a computer. Where our friends and family will be able to "visit" representations of ourselves. I also believe that in the even further future we will be able to live forever by completely digitizing ourselves and transferring our consciousness over to hardware in a way making us capable of some form of immortality. Many futurists believe immortality will be available to in as soon as 20 years. I don't fear death, at all. I just love life and learning, a lot. I want to see as much of the universe and human progress as possible. That is my goal. Seeing humans progress not trying to weasel my way into heaven.

 

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

Our ancestors were apes and a form of apes we have never seen. We simply share a common ancestor as modern day monkeys. No monkey ever gave birth to a human and no human will ever give birth to a monkey. The change is so gradual that it is difficult for many to wrap their heads around.

 

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

Maybe apes evolved from Lemurs. That's my guess. We have common ancestors with dogs. We share 75% of the DNA of a dog and 88% with modern apes and hey, and bonus fact... 50% with bananas. All life really is connected.

#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.

 

No I will feel better dying knowing I lived my life well and contributed in some small way for the betterment of mankind.

#6. Do you believe there are aliens?

Yes. The chances are too great. However, I dont believe they would give a shit about what we are doing. I think we are far too primitive for them to care about our daily motions. If they came to Earth they must have technology to travel through space past light speed or through warp speed. It would be like pulling your car over to visit a mound of ants on the side of the highway.

 

#7.  Do you believe there's ghosts?

No, I don't believe in souls, spirits, ghosts anything supernatural that has no substantial evidence. Dont you think ghost sitings would have become more prevalent in todays day and age with all these cameras popping off every millisecond? There are no such things as ghosts, souls etc. The words unnatural and supernatural are oxymoronic. How could anything that is above nature or not a part of nature be perceivable in the natural universe? Just doesn't add up.

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

I believe it is possible our universe was created by some sort of creator. But man was certainly not created in it's image or any of that. Humans thus far idea of a God are just stories incited by our natural fear of death. I also believe there are millions of universes out there. This universe is just one blade of grass in a field of universes. I believe that more than a god creating this universe as some experiment. So maybe a god created that field of universes... whatever created that field of universes... may just be another natural process. It could also be this "God" you are referring to. Whatever it is. It is SO FAR DISCONNECTED from humanity that our word for God becomes abstract and pointless.

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

Because there is no evidence. It's also insulting to me that for one to "go to heaven" you are expected to have "faith" and not question god. I also have an issue with the idea that "Thou shalt not kill is a ten commandment. However, if you DO kill someone. All is forgiven if in return you give yourself to jesus. etc. This is jus that religion... the one I was raised in. However, none of them seem realistic or ethical to me. Except maybe Budhism, that could be ethical. But not realistic.

Comment by Ed on July 31, 2012 at 11:02pm

Dear dear Dara. I get the sneaking suspicion you were a "hit and run" poster. I will be surprised if you come back to this thread for some real enlightenment. 

Never believe ANYTHING, spiritual or otherwise, simply because others believed it before you. Religious indoctrination relies heavily on making it's victims feel uncomfortable when it comes to questioning the validity of what it espouses. Believing something is true should only be considered after critical examination of the evidence. Your journey to freedom is just beginning if you have the courage.

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