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07-05-2014, 04:47 PM
Atheist because...
I started this on Twitter (not realizing someone else, possibly Richard Dawkins, started it well before I did) and I thought it would be cool to see it here too.

Simply put, I began posting a series of comments that began "Atheist because..." followed by a brief reason. I'll share some examples, but I'd love to see what you guys come up with (especially when you're not limited to 140 characters).

I am atheist because:
* You never see faith healers emptying hospitals, but you do see the faithful emptying their wallets.
* a god who would sacrifice my health, wealth and the lives of my children to win a bet deserves no worship.
* picking up firewood on Saturday should not/should never have been a capital offense.
* drowning babies while complaining about abortion strikes me as hypocritical.
* the only moral response to a voice in your head telling you to kill your kid is NO!


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07-05-2014, 04:51 PM
RE: Atheist because...
No evidence for any deity.Drinking Beverage

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07-05-2014, 05:02 PM
RE: Atheist because...
* I don't need Yahweh to tell me what's moral anymore than I need Venus to tell me who's beautiful.

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07-05-2014, 05:31 PM
RE: Atheist because...
...it was the most logical conclusion after thinking about:

• Bible errors (mainly Genesis) that are incongruous with our knowledge of the universe's history, evolution, ...and that Noah crap.
• the fact that innocent animals are eaten to death at every moment of every day—what kind of cruel bastard would create that?
• prayer is inneffective
• there are far too many religions/gods/sects/denominations for there to be a single omnipotent entity (seriously, if I were THE god, I'd make damn sure that there was no question about it)
• seeing a wheelchair-bound person with Down Syndrome and wondering how a creator could be such a dick as to pile multiple impairments on to one person while giving others "gifts" of beauty, intelligence, talent, and perfect health. This inequality is not created by anything benevolent.
• I could enjoy Iron Maiden's "Number of the Beast" guilt free!

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07-05-2014, 06:01 PM
RE: Atheist because...
(07-05-2014 05:31 PM)Jeffasaurus Wrote:  ...it was the most logical conclusion after thinking about:

• Bible errors (mainly Genesis) that are incongruous with our knowledge of the universe's history, evolution, ...and that Noah crap.
• the fact that innocent animals are eaten to death at every moment of every day—what kind of cruel bastard would create that?
• prayer is inneffective
• there are far too many religions/gods/sects/denominations for there to be a single omnipotent entity (seriously, if I were THE god, I'd make damn sure that there was no question about it)
• seeing a wheelchair-bound person with Down Syndrome and wondering how a creator could be such a dick as to pile multiple impairments on to one person while giving others "gifts" of beauty, intelligence, talent, and perfect health. This inequality is not created by anything benevolent.
• I could enjoy Iron Maiden's "Number of the Beast" guilt free!

This applies to The quran and the hindu scriptures.Drinking Beverage

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07-05-2014, 06:41 PM
RE: Atheist because...
Atheist because. ..

I'm not all that gullible and I tend to notice bullsit and con artists when I see them.

Every claim ftom nearly every religion has yet to justify those claims with evidence.

If my imaginary god that I created 5 min ago can do everything your god can do, then guess what, your god is imaginary too.

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07-05-2014, 07:02 PM
RE: Atheist because...
A bet?

And who's been drowning babies?

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07-05-2014, 08:08 PM
RE: Atheist because...
Atheist because....

*I care.

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.

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07-05-2014, 08:15 PM
RE: Atheist because...
Because "just have faith" is not an explanation.
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07-05-2014, 08:26 PM
RE: Atheist because...
I'm an Atheist because:
- An all powerful God would never let good shows like Firefly be canceled.
- An all powerful God would never let good video games get canceled like East v West.
- While I'm on the topic of video games, an all powerful God wouldn't make me wait for the next EU4 expansion or Destiny.
- If there was an all powerful God this bottle of vanilla coke wouldn't be empty.
- If there was an all powerful God, the supermarket I go too would sell the 1L bottles of lemon lime and bitters and not just the expensive 4 packs that I can't justify buying.
- If there was an all powerful God the crocodile lollies I like would come in a bigger packet than 90g
- If there was an all powerful God the quality of the green apples at the supermarket I go to wont be so shit they're only good for stewing (though they do make very good stewed apple and they are incredibly cheap at the moment).
- If there was an all powerful God, he would have reminded me to shift my fan from my bedside to my laptop side last time I was standing up.
- If there was an all powerful God he wouldn't have grown my neighbors grapefruit tree right outside my window BUT away from our fence line so I can't grab them. They just sit there teasing me. Fucking bastard, I fucking love grapefruit. Look at them, just growing there... just out of reach... Dodgy
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