One sentence for why you are an Atheist . . .
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02-09-2011, 12:16 PM (This post was last modified: 02-09-2011 12:20 PM by free2011.)
One sentence for why you are an Atheist . . .
The other day someone asked me why I was an atheist. Not in a confrontational way just curiosity which I appreciate. I replied, "I believe in science and science trumps religion on every front".

Curious what one sentence you have for that question.
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02-09-2011, 12:19 PM
RE: One sentence for why you are an Athiest . . .
I've yet to establish a belief in humanity

I'm not a non believer, I believe in the possibility of anything. I just don't let the actuality of something be determined by a 3rd party.
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02-09-2011, 12:22 PM
RE: One sentence for why you are an Atheist . . .
Evidence is king, and the evidence is stacked in the favor of science.

“Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.”
—Thomas Henry Huxley
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02-09-2011, 12:25 PM
 
RE: One sentence for why you are an Atheist . . .
Because I am not delusional.
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02-09-2011, 12:37 PM
RE: One sentence for why you are an Atheist . . .
Because without evidence from gods themselves, it is only the claims of other humans that require me to take the existence of gods seriously.
<- I got this from a QualiaSoup video and have used it ever since. Before that it was simply "The evidence for the existence of a god is very poor and unconvincing to me".

The God excuse: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument. "God did it." Anything we can't describe must have come from God. - George Carlin

Whenever I'm asked "What if you're wrong?", I always show the asker this video: http://youtu.be/iClejS8vWjo Screw Pascal's wager.
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02-09-2011, 12:37 PM (This post was last modified: 02-09-2011 12:42 PM by Peterkin.)
RE: One sentence for why you are an Atheist . . .
Things fell apart; the center could not hold.




(apologies to WB Yeats)http://www.potw.org/archive/potw351.html

If you pray to anything, you're prey to anything.
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02-09-2011, 01:53 PM
RE: One sentence for why you are an Atheist . . .
I don't worship deities for the same reasons I don't regard to a hypothetical invisible infinite ham in my fridge as being "lunch".

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Agnostic atheist
Secular humanist
Emotional rationalist
Disclaimer: Don’t mix the personal opinion above with the absolute and objective truth. Remember to think for yourself. Thank you.
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02-09-2011, 02:18 PM
RE: One sentence for why you are an Atheist . . .
The answers given by religion simply lead to more questions.

Of all the ideas put forth by science, it is the principle of Superposition that can undo any power of the gods. For the accumulation of smaller actions has the ability to create, destroy, and move the world.

"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul." -W. E. Henley
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02-09-2011, 03:05 PM
RE: One sentence for why you are an Atheist . . .
Because I respect truth.

“There is no sin except stupidity.” Oscar Wilde
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03-09-2011, 12:15 AM
RE: One sentence for why you are an Atheist . . .
Religion hinders your beliefs.

For no matter how much I use these symbols, to describe symptoms of my existence.
You are your own emphasis.
So I say nothing.

-Bemore.
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