Top Ten Misconceptions About Atheists
The Top Ten
I'm Christian, but I know that atheists have morals, like most other human beings. Most atheists won't murder someone or steal something. Sweden, a country where the population is 85% atheist, is one of the most developed countries on Earth. I don't want Christians to shut out atheists (for examples, 7 US states banning atheists from public office). We should all be peaceful to each other and respect each other's beliefs. - ethanmeinster
I am not an atheist, I am a Christian, but I respect atheists. - CityGuru
I'm an atheist, but that doesn't mean we lack morals. Morality is ingrained in human nature irrespective of whether one is atheist or theist. - Kiteretsunu
So, Atheists lack morals because they don't follow the book that tells you that you can beat your slaves (EXODUS 21:20-21), that homosexuals should be killed (ROMANS 1:26-27) and that children who curse there parents should be killed (MARK 7:10)... really?
I'm so glad that most Christians don't take the bible that serious anymore
This is a horrible point. It is more likely that a Christian would become an atheist after reading the bible.
Not true, it's the opposite that is true. You starting to ask yourself questions after they told you the god-theory. You start to dig deeper to understand till you realize that theories about god-creation, god this and god that are not based on true facts. That only science and true proven facts are the answers in search for the truth.
Not true. I've tried to find the existence of god, and didn't find him. I find the bible illogical.
The Bible seems fake to me and I think there is better ideas about the creation of the universe. The Bible is all about being perfect and worshipping god and rarely uses real reason. - BlackMetalDagger666
Not true in case, but God does exist. - NickXH
Even though the Bible clearly suggests that hell exists, not all Christians believe in it. As a Christian I think the strongest argument of Atheists is that it's better to do something good just because of your own humanity rather than in the hope for going to heaven. - Alkadikce
When I die there will be nothing. Just like before I was made. If there is anything I want to know when I die, it would be...everything. What is the universe? How was it made? What is time? And if God is the answer...well, then I will have even more questions.
I hate morons who say this, I lose all faith in humanity.
I am so sick and tired of you saying that we atheists are Satan worshiping murderers who are worse than Hitler. We don't reject god because we want to, but that we have to. We all don't know what happens after death so the only choice we have is to just live life to it's fullest and not waste any time. I'm an atheist and I have lots and LOTS of morals. In facts, atheists have shown to have more morals than Christians. Some atheists have been known to help and care for others and try to solve serious problems. Now I know that most of history has it's bad atheists (examples, joseph stalin and pol pot), but I guaranteed that there are more good atheists than what you think.
Devil is just a fictional character. Atheists neither worship God nor the devil. Atheists don't worship anything. We just live our normal lives.
The devil is a religious concept. Atheists don't believe in religions, god or gods and therefore they certainly don't believe in devils.
We worship neither god or the devil.
This is usually said by Atheists themselves. I think this is rather an insult for the religious, because it suggests that they can't contribute to science. - Alkadikce
I do worship science and logic. How is that a bad thing?
Worship is a bad word for it, but science and logic are possibly the two most fundamental aspects of atheism.
Science and logic are why I don't believe in god in the first place
Yeah, that's basically what being an atheist is.
It's called progression in understanding the world, the universe, life etc..
What's wrong with that?
This goes both ways. Respect each other is the thing.
Exactly why would you worship or hate someone if they don't exist? - funnyuser
Rebelling at something you don't believe in? How is that even possible?
So if you're angry at someone, you should stop believing they exist. Flawless
No. I just don't think religion is the truth. Period.
Atheists who accept evolution believe that the purpose of life is to reproduce. However, many Atheists like to subscribe to a Existentialist world view where everyone finds their own unique meaning to life.
With or without religion, the only meaning one can find while in life is within life, no? - Billyv
The meaning of life is the meaning you are given to life. I give meaning to life, not god.
I still dislike people who don't TRY. - McKing1003
This proves you're stupid , anti-Atheists.
To reject the existence of God presupposes that he exists. Not unlike to reject an apple from someone presupposes the apple exists. Atheists lack a belief in God. They do not hold a belief that God doesn't exist. To say such is to commit a false dichotomy.
"Atheists lack a belief in God. They do not hold a belief that God doesn't exist... A false dichotomy."
Specious semantics do not constitute a rational argument. You've demonstrated no "false dichotomy."
You've simply engaged in double talk.
I don't reject the existence.
It's just there is no proof there is a higher power and so I chose not to worship any.
GUYS JUST READ THE TITLE OF THIS LIST. - ARandomPerson
Religions such as Judaism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Universalism, etc. have adherents which do not believe in the religion's God or gods.
Well, it's true for me at least.
I don't follow, practice or anything to do with religion.
Isn't that what being an atheist is...?
Some atheists do believe in spiritual meanings. - yuki-blue
I am a Christian but not all atheists are mean. In fact there are some nice atheists out there as well. - RiverClanRocks
My class says I'm the nicest kid they ever met, and I don't believe in god
No, we don't hate God, we just don't believe in him. Let me ask you something, Do you believe in Zeus? If no, then why do you hate Zeus?
Can't hate something you don't believe in - TheRiceKing
We don't want to corrupt your children. We want them to realize the truth and have a life of freedom.
I use the term Black Metal instead of Rock and Roll because not all Rock Music influences people to do bad things or makes people depressed.
Do you people not believe that Christian Rock exists? If you want to get into this genre, I recommend you look up bands like Skillet, Disciple, Relient K, The Newsboys, and Casting Crowns.
And for people who don't believe that Christian Metal exists, I recommend you look up bands like Stryper, Demon Hunter, HB, and Red, August Burns Red.
There's also a genre called Unblack metal. It is stylistically black metal, but the artists promote Christianity in their lyrics and imagery. Insane. - Fjunegull
Absolutely none of this is in my heart or head. - CatCode
Black metal is ' kickass. But I listen to it because I like it, not because it's satanic.
Who in the world even thought of this?
What the freak people?
Atheism and nihilism are two different things. In atheism you find the word " Theos " which means god. Atheos is non-believe in god. Nihilism means " nothing ". Atheists believe for instance in science, ethics, morals etc... Nihilists believe in none of that.
Some people are arrogant. Some are not. It doesn't depend on whether one is an atheist or a theist. - Kiteretsunu
Certainly not true for me. - PositronWildhawk
There's evil people everywhere no matter what you believe in.
Why did these dorks have to become what some people think is all Atheists are - DanoMR98
Meanwhile at Steroytpers anonymous...
Religious freaks think that they're forgiven when they ask forgiveness to god after they've sinned. It's a hypocritical way to do wrong and afterwards clear their conscience like nothing has happened.
Atheists have morals and ethics too. Sin is a religious concept. So, if you live a life not believing in a god or gods without cheating, lying or doing some bad things... are you a sinner?
We want to rob this bank, but it's impossible! We'll be caught! What ahould we do?
There is one other option.
We just stop believing in police. Then we can do anything we want.
There is no proof that any higher power exists.
I don't know of any.
I think trying to convince each other about our religion (which won't happen of course) in intelligent talks is good, as long as Atheists don't start saying 'superstitious fairy tale reader bigot' and Christians don't start saying 'you will end up in hell'. - Alkadikce
Everyone thinks their beliefs are more correct than others peoples beliefs, that's why they believe in their beliefs and not the other peoples beliefs
We don't think that. Well, sometimes, but that's normal in beliefs. - 0w0uwu
Not true for me. I have Christian friends, Catholic friends, and Atheist friends. I listen to all of their beliefs because I'm truly interested in them. - DogsUnleashed
Look at the most peaceful countries. They're atheist but they don't murder people.
*Cough* Hitler *Cough *Cough* - FennikenFan9
As much as I think atheists aren't like that, your argument is false; Hitler was an atheist. - aj2005
Well maybe if religions weren't so easy to mock...
I would sacrifice my life for anyone
I mean that could be true. But not every atheist thinks that. - 0w0uwu
Tell me what is the purpose of creation then?
This emoticon means someone questioning humanity.
I'm religious and I think it'd be bad if there weren't any Atheists because there needs to be a decision for people which world view to follow - Alkadikce
Destroy isn't the right term, I would suggest we would like to abolish all religions for the sake of enlightenment.
Not true. It might seem like that, but some of us are nice. Have a good day ^w^ - 0w0uwu
That is literally the truth. We actually have evidence for that. - 0w0uwu
...that actually is a fact.
but not anymore as other people - 0w0uwu
Stephen Hawking is a role model for people with his disease, and those who are disabled, and he has stated he does not believe in God
We don't hate life, we just think this is our only life so we live it the best we can. - 0w0uwu
I like cats. - 0w0uwu
I'm not saying they are but there was a study that showed people with less religions and believed in fewer gods have higher IQ than people with polytheism. Not saying that means anything, just saying. - 0w0uwu
I'm happy. And atheist.