Top Ten Misconceptions About Atheists

The Top Ten
1 Atheists lack morals and are a bad lot as they don't follow the Bible

As a moral guide the Bible is an utter failure, because much of the original scriptures were written by ignorant and bigoted savages who condoned and promoted animal cruelty, incest, slavery, abuse of slaves, spousal abuse, child abuse, child molestation, abortion, pillage, murder, rape, cannibalism, genocide, and prejudice against race, nationality, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

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? ).

2 Atheist never really tried to find God, and only if atheists read & studied Bible, they would be Christians

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.

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.

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!

3 Atheists are in risk of going to Hell in case God really exists

If god says you deserve to burn forever just because you didn't believe, that says a lot more about god's lack of humanity then it could ever say about anyone else.

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.

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.

4 Atheists worship the devil

Why would an atheist worship something they don't believe even exists? They have as much reason to worship the devil as Christians have to worship Zeus, or Cthulhu.

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.

5 Atheists worship science and logic

Science and logic are far more effective methods of producing accurate results, but most atheists don't worship these things.

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.

6 Atheists are trying to use science to disprove God's existence

There is no way to prove that god does or does not exist. Science can only ever investigate things with demonstrable evidence that can be tested or measured. If there is nothing to examine, measure, or test, then we're stuck. This doesn't mean god doesn't exist, but it does mean that science can't make any ruling one way or the other. If you're trying to find god, science is not the way to go.

It's called progression in understanding the world, the universe, life etc..

This goes both ways. Respect each other is the thing.

7 Atheists are just angry at and rebelling against God

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?

How can atheists be angry at something they don't believe exists?

8 Without religion, atheists must think that life has no meaning

Asking for the meaning of life is inherently pointless because life, as far as I'm concerned, has no meaning beyond what you will find in Webster's dictionary. It does not matter what life "means" and searching for it will not get you anywhere, because it's categorically irrelevant. Art can mean something, words can mean something, actions can mean something, but life in the abstract is not something to which meaning can be applied. Trying to search for the meaning of life often gets you stuck in an endless loop. Thus trying to find these deeper, existential, answers is a waste of time. Although there are certainly things IN life from which one could potentially derive meaning, (although I would personally chalk that up to confirmation bias) the search for life's meaning is ultimately an exercise in futility.

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.

9 Atheists reject the existence of God

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.

I'm atheist.
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.

No, that's anti-theism. The atheist stance is "I don't believe your claim that a god exists."

10 Atheists are stupid

I still dislike people who don't TRY.

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11 Atheists' hearts are filled with sex, drugs and satanic black metal

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.

So there are little tiny people having s3x inside our heart atriums?

No, their hearts are filled with muscles and blood, just like yours.

12 All atheists are mean

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

13 Atheists do not follow or practice religion

That's false at least for me, I'm actually an atheist and follow a religion/life philosophy. Atheism is the rejection of god, not necessarily religion.

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.

14 Atheists want to corrupt our children

We don't want to corrupt your children. We want them to realize the truth and have a life of freedom.

15 Atheists hate 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?

16 Atheists are fedora-wearing neck-beards

Why did these dorks have to become what some people think is all Atheists are

17 Atheists know God exists; they are just pretending he doesn't so they can sin all they want

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.

18 Atheists shove their beliefs down people's throats

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'.

So do some people who aren't Atheist.

19 Atheists think that religion is for idiots

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.

20 Atheists think they're more smarter than anybody else

"In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony God's blessing, but because I am enlightened by my intelligence"

- some professional quote maker

21 All atheists are nihilistic

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.

22 All atheists are arrogant jerks

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.

23 All atheists reject pseudoscience and superstition
24 Atheists think their beliefs are more correct than other people's beliefs

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

25 Atheists think all religions are stupid

We don't think that. Well, sometimes, but that's normal in beliefs.

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