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Response to The Atheist Army Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 05:24 AM Reply

At 1/26/13 02:26 PM, The-Great-One wrote:
At 1/19/13 11:56 PM, Shade wrote: Just out of curiosity, how many of you were raised by religious parents?
I actually did a separate thread about this in General called Growing Up In Your Family. I suggest you take a look at that. You were one who contributed to said thread Shade.

Yeah, I was raised by religious parents. Baptist Christians on both sides, but on my mother's side is Jewish. My family were not practicing Jews, I tried to celebrate Hanukkah though each year though.

The reason I asked mostly has to do with the fact that I've noticed many atheist were raised by Christian parents. I don't know why it happens, I've just noticed this tremd.

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Response to The Atheist Army Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 10:14 AM Reply

Personally I'm not fond of the idea of christenings for infants. I was christened at a very young age myself and if I had the choice then, I would have been against it. The fact that doing it to those who are unable to decide themselves at that age doesn't bode well with me. Granted, it may only be water but it wasn't anything I asked for and thankfully it doesn't truly commit me to the religion. My parents aren't even highly religious (as in, not going to church every Sunday) so I question them for even going through all that trouble in the first place.

I'm not against any religious beliefs but I don't feel any of them have a part of my life. I could say I believe in whatever religion but something about it just doesn't feel right. I have friends who are Christians and my future brother-in-law is a Buddhist and I have nothing against them for what they believe in but for me, I prefer getting on with my own life. Life feels more laid back that way.


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Response to The Atheist Army Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 08:31 PM Reply

glad to find this thread. we must protect our precious books that of which the christians are so inclined to burn during their hateful gatherings.

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Response to The Atheist Army Jan. 28th, 2013 @ 09:18 PM Reply

it is funny how the story has it that the jews crucified jesus and he was left in a cave; when in reality it was the romans who crucified jesus because he was a threat to their political authority. it was also unlikely that jesus was put in some cave in which he later rose from the dead. Crucifixion was a method of execution used by the romans to display what they do to people who were a threat to political authority, and they kept the crucified rotting bodies up. so most likely what happened was jesus was nailed at the wrists and ankles, after hours of pain his chest would have collapsed, and the romans would have kept his dead decaying rotting body, along with the crucified bodies of many others, up for display to show to their people how resenting the empire would result.

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Response to The Atheist Army Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 03:00 AM Reply

What do you guys think would happen if the religious were presented with indisputable proof that God wasn't real? Would they still deny it, come to accept that they were wrong, or would they just go crazy and kill themselves? Something I've always thought about.


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Response to The Atheist Army Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 06:28 AM Reply

At 1/29/13 03:00 AM, Cootie wrote: What do you guys think would happen if the religious were presented with indisputable proof that God wasn't real? Would they still deny it, come to accept that they were wrong, or would they just go crazy and kill themselves? Something I've always thought about.

They'd narrow the definition of God. People don't seem to realise that a Christian in the 16th Century would have believed in Adam and Eve and Noah's Flood and the Tower of Babel and all that nonsense, and it was only when these beliefs became untenable that they were discarded. If you said to a historic Christian 'Genesis is just symbolic,' they'd call it blasphemous and would consider you a Heathen. Nowadays, they'd be like, 'well duh, but Jesus still died for your sins.'

So yeah, if you proved that there is no God in the Universe, they'd say he lives outside of space and time. If you said the Universe is one of infinite in a gigantic multiverse, they'd say, 'well who started the multiverse? Must be Jesus' daddy.' If you went back in time and talked to Jesus and they told you he wasn't the son of God, they'd say, 'he's just testing your faith'.

It's like a conspiracy theory - "How come all these people said they saw a plane fly into the Pentagon?" "Cos the illuminati told them to." "How come there's all this evidence that the WTCs fell because planes crashed into them?" "Cos the illuminati planted it." "Why did Al Qaeda confess?" "Cos they're illuminati stooges." There's always an answer.

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Response to The Atheist Army Jan. 29th, 2013 @ 06:41 PM Reply

Both of my parents are Atheists. My mom told me that heaven existed to make me feel better about my grandfather's death. Other than that they never even spoke about religion, so I just became an atheist by default and didn't put a lot of thought into it until I was much older.

At 1/20/13 01:08 PM, Shade wrote: I'm not going to lie, I'm still religious. I call myself a christian but I've found that all of the various sects of Christianity don't mesh with my personal belief system.

I don't see why you should continue calling yourself a Christian then. Just say that you're a theist or better yet that you believe in some power, and stop worrying about labels.


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Response to The Atheist Army Jan. 30th, 2013 @ 12:28 PM Reply

At 1/29/13 06:41 PM, DickChick wrote: I don't see why you should continue calling yourself a Christian then. Just say that you're a theist or better yet that you believe in some power, and stop worrying about labels.

Guess you could say Shade is agnostic.


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Response to The Atheist Army Jan. 31st, 2013 @ 09:56 PM Reply

im athiest and buddhist at teh same time dont judge me

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Response to The Atheist Army Feb. 1st, 2013 @ 01:20 AM Reply

Been slowly becoming an atheist lately.


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Response to The Atheist Army Feb. 1st, 2013 @ 05:25 AM Reply

At 1/30/13 12:28 PM, The-Great-One wrote: Guess you could say Shade is agnostic.

more like vaguely spiritual.


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Response to The Atheist Army Feb. 19th, 2013 @ 12:07 PM Reply

At 2/1/13 01:20 AM, ScarletVelvet wrote: Been slowly becoming an atheist lately.

Fancy explaining your story?

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Response to The Atheist Army Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 03:16 PM Reply

At 2/19/13 12:07 PM, Earfetish wrote:
At 2/1/13 01:20 AM, ScarletVelvet wrote: Been slowly becoming an atheist lately.
Fancy explaining your story?

Dunno, but i can't see myself ever believing in any deity anymore.


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Response to The Atheist Army Feb. 20th, 2013 @ 06:38 PM Reply

At 2/20/13 03:16 PM, ScarletVelvet wrote: Dunno, but i can't see myself ever believing in any deity anymore.

Good for you. Not trying to sound like a hippy, but why dedicate the majority of your love to an imaginary being when you could share it with friends and family, you know, people whose lives you actually impact?


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Response to The Atheist Army Sep. 7th, 2013 @ 06:31 PM Reply

bump

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Response to The Atheist Army Sep. 7th, 2013 @ 08:50 PM Reply

At 9/7/13 06:31 PM, Earfetish wrote: bump

In the chat, someone said something like "Atheism: First, there was nothing, then big bang, then evolution. Without a higher consciousness. And I thought Christians were batshit crazy." I'm trying to get that as close as possible.

Palm to the face, man...some people...

I can't be sure who it was, but they were talking about being a freemason when we were talking about different religions and stuff and I was like "oh, cool, my grandfather was one". But then some waaay too cool guy had to go and say "the religious lols I'm having being an atheist" or some smug shit like that. No wonder some people have the wrong idea about atheists. And that's how the atheism topic came up. I just said "let's not get into that".


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Response to The Atheist Army Sep. 10th, 2013 @ 03:11 AM Reply

Aye some people eh, but then again everyone can be a dick and every group has smug folks in it

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Response to The Atheist Army Sep. 21st, 2013 @ 06:18 PM Reply

Alright. I have a few things to say. Firstly, this is my first post on Newgrounds' forums, so there's that. Secondly, I am an agnostic. So my question is this: are agnostics allowed in this club/thread? Lastly, this thread needed a revival so bad. Thanks to whoever did that!

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Response to The Atheist Army Sep. 21st, 2013 @ 11:54 PM Reply

At 9/21/13 06:18 PM, Camelwalrus wrote: Alright. I have a few things to say. Firstly, this is my first post on Newgrounds' forums, so there's that. Secondly, I am an agnostic. So my question is this: are agnostics allowed in this club/thread? Lastly, this thread needed a revival so bad. Thanks to whoever did that!

Well, I think anybody is encouraged to discuss.


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Response to The Atheist Army Sep. 22nd, 2013 @ 04:28 PM Reply

At 9/21/13 11:54 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 9/21/13 06:18 PM, Camelwalrus wrote: Alright. I have a few things to say. Firstly, this is my first post on Newgrounds' forums, so there's that. Secondly, I am an agnostic. So my question is this: are agnostics allowed in this club/thread? Lastly, this thread needed a revival so bad. Thanks to whoever did that!
Well, I think anybody is encouraged to discuss.

Really? So even Christians and any religious fanatics are allowed to come here as well to share their opinions?


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Response to The Atheist Army Sep. 22nd, 2013 @ 05:40 PM Reply

At 9/22/13 04:28 PM, VinnyXY wrote:
At 9/21/13 11:54 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:

Well, I think anybody is encouraged to discuss.
Really? So even Christians and any religious fanatics are allowed to come here as well to share their opinions?

By denying them, this club would be no better than any of them are.

Right?


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Response to The Atheist Army Sep. 27th, 2013 @ 06:45 AM Reply

Atheist here. Yay commonality!

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Response to The Atheist Army Sep. 27th, 2013 @ 07:20 PM Reply

At 9/27/13 06:45 AM, Chemiqals wrote: Atheist here. Yay commonality!

Yay for facts.

Also, how do you argue against the stupidity of 'ad populum'?


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Response to The Atheist Army Sep. 27th, 2013 @ 07:33 PM Reply

At 9/27/13 07:20 PM, Elitistinen wrote:
At 9/27/13 06:45 AM, Chemiqals wrote: Atheist here. Yay commonality!
Yay for facts.

Also, how do you argue against the stupidity of 'ad populum'?

I tend to avoid arguing with stupid people. If someone truly believed that kind of fallacious argument, it's probably not worth the time or effort convincing them that they're being ignorant.

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Response to The Atheist Army Oct. 4th, 2013 @ 01:04 PM Reply

At 10/4/13 06:37 AM, Sense-Offender wrote: What year is it, again?

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/03/texas_fundamentalists_want_to_teach_garden_of_eden_in_science_class_partner/

Doesn't surprise me after all of that Republican textbook nonsense here
Texas Board of Education sucks ass

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Response to The Atheist Army Oct. 4th, 2013 @ 04:36 PM Reply

At 10/4/13 06:37 AM, Sense-Offender wrote: What year is it, again?

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/03/texas_fundamentalists_want_to_teach_garden_of_eden_in_science_class_partner/

Oh Texas. That starts to make more sense now. I think atheists who live in Texas the land of cowboy gonna have hard time.


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Response to The Atheist Army Oct. 4th, 2013 @ 08:26 PM Reply

At 10/4/13 06:37 AM, Sense-Offender wrote: What year is it, again?

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/03/texas_fundamentalists_want_to_teach_garden_of_eden_in_science_class_partner/

Their fear of it shows how powerful the theory of evolution really is. It really does open up the ability to think of an entirely logical reason for our existence, especially in combination with the scope of the universe. No wonder some folk hate it.

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Response to The Atheist Army Oct. 7th, 2013 @ 02:40 PM Reply

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Response to The Atheist Army Oct. 17th, 2013 @ 04:01 PM Reply

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/nab3/how-could-animals-fit-on-ark

AiG says how Noah fitted all the animals on the ark