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08-02-2015, 05:07 PM
Questions about the Atheistic Worldview
Hello members of TheThinkingAtheist,

I have a project for school for which I am to interview someone outside of the Christian faith. I figured this website would be a good place to look. If anyone could take the time to answer the following questions, it would be greatly appreciated. Keep in mind that I am not here to argue with you. Instead, I am offering you a constructive platform to present your worldview. As such, I ask that you please try to keep your answers in an objective tone and abstain from profanity as much as possible (this is a school project). Thanks again for your help.

1. How did we get here? (Origin) How do you explain the existence of human beings on this planet? How do explain the existence of the planet itself?

2. Why are we here? (Purpose) What are humans supposed to do with their lives? What is our purpose?

3. How do we know what is true and what's not? (Truth) How do you verify the truth of a statement or claim? What sources do you seek for wisdom, knowledge and information?

4. Where does evil come from? (Morality) How do you explain the existence of evil in the world?

5. How do we overcome evil? How can humanity improve and better itself? How can we achieve happiness? Is there a way to conquer the evil in this world?

6. What happens when we die? (Destiny) Is there an afterlife? What is it like? How does one get there?
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08-02-2015, 05:16 PM
RE: Questions about the Atheistic Worldview
Welcome NAA, to TTA.

We get this kinda thing quite regularly. So it's a chargeable service now. $200.00 per reply.

I'm guessing you're from the US where they still haven't read that bit about Church and State separation, so that's 200 USD.

Just kidding. I'm sure you'll get a few not too filthy responses.

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08-02-2015, 05:20 PM
RE: Questions about the Atheistic Worldview
Your "school project" is going to take you a long time to complete.
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08-02-2015, 05:21 PM
RE: Questions about the Atheistic Worldview
(08-02-2015 05:07 PM)NotAnAtheist Wrote:  Hello members of TheThinkingAtheist,

I have a project for school for which I am to interview someone outside of the Christian faith. I figured this website would be a good place to look. If anyone could take the time to answer the following questions, it would be greatly appreciated. Keep in mind that I am not here to argue with you. Instead, I am offering you a constructive platform to present your worldview. As such, I ask that you please try to keep your answers in an objective tone and abstain from profanity as much as possible (this is a school project). Thanks again for your help.

1. How did we get here? (Origin) How do you explain the existence of human beings on this planet? How do explain the existence of the planet itself?

2. Why are we here? (Purpose) What are humans supposed to do with their lives? What is our purpose?

3. How do we know what is true and what's not? (Truth) How do you verify the truth of a statement or claim? What sources do you seek for wisdom, knowledge and information?

4. Where does evil come from? (Morality) How do you explain the existence of evil in the world?

5. How do we overcome evil? How can humanity improve and better itself? How can we achieve happiness? Is there a way to conquer the evil in this world?

6. What happens when we die? (Destiny) Is there an afterlife? What is it like? How does one get there?

1. Dno
2. Dno
3. Teh Bibal
4. Dno
5. Food + Consensual sex.
6. Dno

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08-02-2015, 05:22 PM
RE: Questions about the Atheistic Worldview
(08-02-2015 05:07 PM)NotAnAtheist Wrote:  Hello members of TheThinkingAtheist,

I have a project for school for which I am to interview someone outside of the Christian faith. I figured this website would be a good place to look. If anyone could take the time to answer the following questions, it would be greatly appreciated. Keep in mind that I am not here to argue with you. Instead, I am offering you a constructive platform to present your worldview. As such, I ask that you please try to keep your answers in an objective tone and abstain from profanity as much as possible (this is a school project). Thanks again for your help.

1. How did we get here? (Origin) How do you explain the existence of human beings on this planet? How do explain the existence of the planet itself?

2. Why are we here? (Purpose) What are humans supposed to do with their lives? What is our purpose?

3. How do we know what is true and what's not? (Truth) How do you verify the truth of a statement or claim? What sources do you seek for wisdom, knowledge and information?

4. Where does evil come from? (Morality) How do you explain the existence of evil in the world?

5. How do we overcome evil? How can humanity improve and better itself? How can we achieve happiness? Is there a way to conquer the evil in this world?

6. What happens when we die? (Destiny) Is there an afterlife? What is it like? How does one get there?

My friend, you didn't get any replies to your post because you asked too many questions. I would "waste" some of my free time to answer them, except that I'm not an atheist. I am Job_1207. Sorry

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08-02-2015, 05:28 PM
RE: Questions about the Atheistic Worldview
But while I'm here, I might as well give it a shot:

1. How did we get here?
Mothers' birth canal

(Origin) How do you explain the existence of human beings on this planet?
You mean, how are there still humans? I know, right? It's amazing that we haven't all killed each other yet over who has the best god etc.

How do explain the existence of the planet itself?
Turtles.
Turtles all the way down.


2. Why are we here? (Purpose) What are humans supposed to do with their lives? What is our purpose?
See my signature, below.
That was an easy one.


3. How do we know what is true and what's not? (Truth) How do you verify the truth of a statement or claim? What sources do you seek for wisdom, knowledge and information?
I ask google. Big Grin

4. Where does evil come from? (Morality) How do you explain the existence of evil in the world?
Another easy one. That Jewish god!
Isaiah 45:7
Quote:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.


5. How do we overcome evil? How can humanity improve and better itself? How can we achieve happiness? Is there a way to conquer the evil in this world?
Copious quantities of porn.
The bonobos got it right. Make love not war!


6. What happens when we die? (Destiny) Is there an afterlife? What is it like? How does one get there?
I'm told... one needs to get the No.27 bus from Hammersmith.
Don't get a return ticket. You can't take it with you.
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08-02-2015, 05:29 PM
RE: Questions about the Atheistic Worldview
1. How did we get here? (Origin) How do you explain the existence of human beings on this planet? How do explain the existence of the planet itself?
We evolved from earlier forms of life.
Planets form naturally from the accretion disks around new stars.


2. Why are we here? (Purpose) What are humans supposed to do with their lives? What is our purpose?
There is no known answer to that question other than evolution.
We are merely one result of biological evolution.


3. How do we know what is true and what's not? (Truth) How do you verify the truth of a statement or claim? What sources do you seek for wisdom, knowledge and information?
Evidence. The amount and quality of the evidence determines how strongly we accept something as true. The answer to all of those questions is 'reason and evidence'.

4. Where does evil come from? (Morality) How do you explain the existence of evil in the world?
If you mean 'man's inhumanity to man', then it is because people can be selfish and cruel.

5. How do we overcome evil? How can humanity improve and better itself? How can we achieve happiness? Is there a way to conquer the evil in this world?
The answer to all of those questions is 'education - education on many levels'. We need to bring up our children to be skeptical, realistic, and compassionate.

6. What happens when we die? (Destiny) Is there an afterlife? What is it like? How does one get there?
When we die, we cease to exist. There is no afterlife as that would require dualism to be true. There is no evidence that dualism is true and a great deal of evidence that it is not. The last two questions are rendered meaningless.

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08-02-2015, 05:34 PM (This post was last modified: 08-02-2015 07:48 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Questions about the Atheistic Worldview
(08-02-2015 05:07 PM)NotAnAtheist Wrote:  1. How did we get here? (Origin) How do you explain the existence of human beings on this planet? How do explain the existence of the planet itself?

2. Why are we here? (Purpose) What are humans supposed to do with their lives? What is our purpose?

3. How do we know what is true and what's not? (Truth) How do you verify the truth of a statement or claim? What sources do you seek for wisdom, knowledge and information?

4. Where does evil come from? (Morality) How do you explain the existence of evil in the world?

5. How do we overcome evil? How can humanity improve and better itself? How can we achieve happiness? Is there a way to conquer the evil in this world?

6. What happens when we die? (Destiny) Is there an afterlife? What is it like? How does one get there?

Your questions presume that the answers to any of those questions are relevant, or held in common by non-believers. The only thing atheists have in common is a dismissal of the notion of "god". (There is no coherent definition of that word). Your question also presumes that someone MUST have an answer to them today, and lacking that, one MUST insert "gawd did it", and that's the only option. That's false.

We got here because we evolved from primates to Homo sapiens.
The purposes of life are as varied as there are people, JUST AS THEY ARE with believers. Some are devoted to their families, some their churches. Believers have no one purpose. They may claim to, but they don't. If a theist is ill in the hospital do they want to die ? No. They want to live. The purpose of life is to live. Look at Dr. Jack Szotack's videos for the chemistry on how life arose YouTube.

3. Evidence.
4. You have not defined "evil" You must, in order to answer the question.
5. Same
6. Dead is dead. There is no mechanism for dead brains to work. Humans with damaged brains cannot think. That tells you something. Dead brains cannot think.

Your question seem to imply the universe owes you, or MUST provide you today answers to all these questions, or the system is not valid. That's bullshit.

Insufferable know-it-all.Einstein God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers.
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08-02-2015, 06:04 PM
RE: Questions about the Atheistic Worldview
(08-02-2015 05:29 PM)Chas Wrote:  1. How did we get here? (Origin) How do you explain the existence of human beings on this planet? How do explain the existence of the planet itself?
We evolved from earlier forms of life.
Planets form naturally from the accretion disks around new stars.


2. Why are we here? (Purpose) What are humans supposed to do with their lives? What is our purpose?
There is no known answer to that question other than evolution.
We are merely one result of biological evolution.


3. How do we know what is true and what's not? (Truth) How do you verify the truth of a statement or claim? What sources do you seek for wisdom, knowledge and information?
Evidence. The amount and quality of the evidence determines how strongly we accept something as true. The answer to all of those questions is 'reason and evidence'.

4. Where does evil come from? (Morality) How do you explain the existence of evil in the world?
If you mean 'man's inhumanity to man', then it is because people can be selfish and cruel.

5. How do we overcome evil? How can humanity improve and better itself? How can we achieve happiness? Is there a way to conquer the evil in this world?
The answer to all of those questions is 'education - education on many levels'. We need to bring up our children to be skeptical, realistic, and compassionate.

6. What happens when we die? (Destiny) Is there an afterlife? What is it like? How does one get there?
When we die, we cease to exist. There is no afterlife as that would require dualism to be true. There is no evidence that dualism is true and a great deal of evidence that it is not. The last two questions are rendered meaningless.

Thank you for your help.
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08-02-2015, 06:10 PM
RE: Questions about the Atheistic Worldview
(08-02-2015 05:07 PM)NotAnAtheist Wrote:  1. How did we get here?




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