Top Ten Misconceptions About Atheists
The Top Ten
Ethics and morals are not an exclusive religious concept. Many philosophies are treating topics about ethic and moral without believing in god. You think that atheists are gonna steal and cheat around them because they don't believe in a god? Get real! Religious people are always talking about their free will and forgiveness. Is that not hypocrit? It's a way to do anything they want ( I made a mistake, I'm only human ) and afterwards they gonna ask forgiveness to clear their consciense ( like the wrong thing they did will be erased? ).
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.
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
Kiteretsnu-I love how you said morality is ingrained in human nature irrespective of whether one is an atheist or theist. God revealed himself to me in 2008 by using observations I had made throughout my life that I didn't understand and then showing me that it was all because of the battle between good (God) and evil (the devil). Given your observation, read Jeremiah 31:33.
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.
Deut 4:29 says you will find God if you seek him WITH ALL YOUR HEART. I searched God for much of my 20s (found him when I was 27) and believe me when I say, for much of that time, it felt like he wasn't there and I considered giving up my search, considered, but never did. I'm telling you, if you didn't find God, you just didn't seek long enough, he's there!
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.
I'm not interested in the Bible, and I find it as special as a book of fairy stories. Entertaining, but not actually true.
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.
If Hell exists, where ever the hell its supposed to be? I don't think a loving, peaceful God would be fine with people ending up in Hell just because they didn't accept his son into their life.
Jesus being God in human form is really wacky how would both of them be in Heaven if they are the same but one is the great creator and the other is the son.
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.
So someone deserves torture and pain and suffering because of their beliefs? I'm thinking Christianity is sociopathic.
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.
I am an atheist. But my siblings are christians. I respect their beliefs 100%. And everyone elses for that matter. But for me, religion doesn't make sense. I am curious and excited for the unknown. The devil? I don'til even care. What I care about is what my siblings think about me, and I know that they respect my word view.
"In facts (sic), atheists have been shown to have more morals than Christians."
Perhaps by the 300 million people that suffered "untimely" death in the 20th century thanks to atheist ideology.
Devil is just a fictional character. Atheists neither worship God nor the devil. Atheists don't worship anything. We just live our normal lives.
"Science and logic are why I don't believe in god in the first place."
Can you name anything in the natural world, in the natural UNIVERSE, that does not have a cause?
Science demands logic, and logic demands cause, I.E., origin.
What, therefore, is the FIRST cause; the cause of all subsequent causes, and the origin of all things?
(Please don't cop out with the Big Bang. It, too, requires a cause, and most saliently, an ORIGIN of the matter/energy involved.)
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.
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
"What's wrong with that? "
An easy question for anyone even casually acquainted with logic.
One cannot prove a negative.
You cannot prove something does not exist.
You can prove only that something DOES exist.
Thus endeth the lesson.
It's called progression in understanding the world, the universe, life etc..
This goes both ways. Respect each other is the thing.
Yeah, that's basically what being an atheist is.
So if you're angry at someone, you should stop believing they exist. Flawless
Exactly why would you worship or hate someone if they don't exist?
Rebelling at something you don't believe in? How is that even possible?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Some atheists do believe in spiritual meanings.
Isn't that what being an atheist is...?
I am a Christian but not all atheists are mean. In fact there are some nice atheists out there as well.
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
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.
Black metal is ' kickass. But I listen to it because I like it, not because it's satanic.
Absolutely none of this is in my heart or head.
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.
There's evil people everywhere no matter what you believe in.
Certainly not true for me.
Why did these dorks have to become what some people think is all Atheists are
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'.
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.
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.