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04-03-2014, 08:37 AM
Dangerous to be an atheist?
Did you have people telling you that being an atheist is dangerous because god is watching?
Some people even brought up examples of atheist philosophers who died in unpleasant ways. What do you think about this?
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04-03-2014, 08:49 AM
RE: Dangerous to be an atheist?
(04-03-2014 08:37 AM)donotwant Wrote:  Did you have people telling you that being an atheist is dangerous because god is watching?
Some people even brought up examples of atheist philosophers who died in unpleasant ways. What do you think about this?

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04-03-2014, 09:00 AM
RE: Dangerous to be an atheist?
I've never heard that specific complaint in person, but I've heard similar things with the same justification (selectively picking examples while ignoring others). Just recently, the cashier at work started talking to me about the weather in California being due to bad behavior. She said this happens all over the world, just like the Bible said. I explained that we have better means of communicating these things with technology, but she still felt that natural disasters were increasing in number because the Bible says so.
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04-03-2014, 09:21 AM (This post was last modified: 04-03-2014 01:42 PM by CleverUsername.)
RE: Dangerous to be an atheist?
Quote:Some people even brought up examples of atheist philosophers who died in unpleasant ways. What do you think about this?

If I looked it up, I'll bet I could find some religious people who died in pretty terrible ways, too. I could also find atheist philosophers who lived out their days and then died peacefully of old age.

So I take it this only works in the same way praying does: only if they cling to what supports their already-made idea.
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04-03-2014, 09:27 AM
RE: Dangerous to be an atheist?
There is no danger from any god when you're an atheist.

There is danger from some rabid, delusional, idiotic Xtians, however.

We have enough youth. How about looking for the Fountain of Smart?
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04-03-2014, 09:35 AM
RE: Dangerous to be an atheist?
(04-03-2014 08:37 AM)donotwant Wrote:  Did you have people telling you that being an atheist is dangerous because god is watching?
Some people even brought up examples of atheist philosophers who died in unpleasant ways. What do you think about this?

Yes, they have said that. My response is always the same;

PROVE IT.

How can anyone become an atheist when we are all born with no beliefs in the first place? We are atheists because we were born this way.
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04-03-2014, 09:45 AM
RE: Dangerous to be an atheist?
My dad's been an atheist all his life... He's never believed.

Growing up in the Jehovah's Witnesses, they often bad mouthed non-believers. I actually asked if what would happen to my dad after Armageddon... I remember the woman rather coldly saying "Well, he'll probably be destroyed."

Fuck all of them...

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04-03-2014, 09:52 AM
RE: Dangerous to be an atheist?
(04-03-2014 08:37 AM)donotwant Wrote:  Some people even brought up examples of atheist philosophers who died in unpleasant ways. What do you think about this?
Jesus was an atheist? Ohmy
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04-03-2014, 09:53 AM
RE: Dangerous to be an atheist?
I drive by this on the way to pick up my kids from school....

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and this

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and 16 churches.

some of us get bombarded with christianity on a regular basis.


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04-03-2014, 10:02 AM
RE: Dangerous to be an atheist?
(04-03-2014 09:53 AM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  I drive by this on the way to pick up my kids from school....

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and this

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and 16 churches.

some of us get bombarded with christianity on a regular basis.

The fight back has already started!

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