Top Ten Traits Atheists Have

ARandomPerson

The Top Ten

1 Most of us use science

Science is not "the reason behind how everything works." It is the attempt to explain it. You have just attempted to usurp the very definition of the Creator. How telling.

Let me get this straight, science is not a religion (some people think it is). Science has been tested and proven by real people and it is made of real facts.

You do realize most of the worlds greatest scientists were Christian, right? - GrimmShady

Allow me to introduce you to the "false premise". It's a logical fallacy where one makes an assumption without actually having evidence to support that assumption, and then uses that assumption as a basis for their argument. You just used it. You do not know the lives or thoughts of the scientists I was referring to, nor do you know mine. People usually live the same lifestyle in their adulthood that they were raised to have in their childhood. That goes for atheists and religious people. Get off your high horse. Atheists are no more open minded or free thinking than your average religious person. If you are raised religious, you will most likely remain religious in your adulthood. If you are raised irreligious, you will most likely remain irreligious in your adulthood. - GrimmShady

And that my dear friend, explaining things, is the same as the reason behind it... - ARandomPerson

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2 We are Open-Minded

Don't know about that. When it comes to the concept of God, atheists are as closed-minded as can be. They view the idea of an invisible God as hocus-pocus, yet blindly accept the illogical premise, most prominently proffered by Stephen Hawking, that the universe created itself "out of nothing." If that's not prestidigitation, nothing is.

, you are SO blind to your own close-mindedness, intolerance and arrogance! Your profile states, "Religion has to go. It has been controlling people for more than 2 millennia. It must be removed before the world falls apart. #ReligionGoesAtheistsStays." That is the definition of narrow-mindedness! You clearly think that anything opposing atheism should not even be considered? You are as dogmatic as they come. The hypocrisy is real!

Hm... Really? I wonder... If you even Looked at your self and asked, why am I believing this nonsense? - ARandomPerson

Oh I know that Atheists are open minded, cause Religion forces you to belive, narrowing your mind into nothingness. - ARandomPerson

Your list on the Bible pretty much proves the fact that you are close minded and disrespectful of other peoples religion. Not saying Christians aren't disrespectful, but you act as if Atheists are flawless embodiments wisdom and truth. - GrimmShady

I love his comebacks. They are so childlike.
You chastise Christians for only believing what we hear. Yet believing everything that a scientist "ahem Stephen Hawking" says is also close minded.
Albert Einstein believed in higher powers. Not necessarily a specific god, but a higher power. I believe that there is a higher power out there, and different cultures interpret God in different ways. Most of religion is the struggle of man to understand God.
I feel bad for you. - CityGuru

Argument from authority? My my I really need to teach you about not using logical fallacies! - ARandomPerson

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3 We will believe anything if there is evidence to support it

The problem nearly ubiquitous among atheists is their selectivity in recognizing evidence, and their conflation of evidence with proof.

There is extremely evidence to support the fact that earth has been designed, yet you seem to deny that all the time. - GrimmShady

You've looked for four years and you've found nothing? Literally nothing? I don't even know what to say, except that you weren't actually looking. Literally centuries of writing and history all exist for you to look at, and take knowledge from. And yet, you spent four years to find...nothing? Did you actually step out of your atheist shell and ask religious people your questions, and consult actual religious writings and literature, or did you just read the God Delusion and The Blind Watchmaker and call it a day? I get that admitting you could possibly be wrong is scary, but if you genuinely want to find truth and purpose in life, then you're gonna need to accept that fact. - GrimmShady

The Bible predicts (thousands of years ago) that there will be people like you who deny the very evidence for God that is all around them: (passages from Romans ch. 1)

"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse..."

"...who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator."

4 Most scientists are atheists

Do you have definitive data to support this claim? If one were legitimately a scientist, one would of necessity also be a logician. As such, one would be hard-pressed to not embrace the Aristotlean imperative of First Cause. It would seem, therefore, that a true scientist would be at most (or least) an agnostic.

Over 50% of scientists in America are religious bruh. - GrimmShady

"The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man, has to make a man appreciate the creation of God and the love of God.”

-Astronaut James Irwin describing Earth from space.

Probably yes, as Most scientists reject the idea of religion. - ARandomPerson

Um...no...that's wrong. - GrimmShady

Or is it? See, if your a scientist, your working with logic and reason. - ARandomPerson

5 We usually have lots of patience

Anyone can have patience. It doesn't matter what your religion is or if you don't have one. - xMagnoblade

I don't simply believe what I'm told. I have heard what all religions of the earth have to say and have decided to follow Jesus. It's true I was raised in a Christian family, but if I wanted to deny God, I would have absolutely no problem doing so. - GrimmShady

6 Most of us will accept defeat

So why are you still on this site? - GrimmShady

Very funny

7 We usually know more about a religion than the person practicing it

This is the biggest load of crap. You can't know more about a religion than someone who practices it. That's like saying you know more about a sport than someone who actually competes in said sport! Until you actually experience something FIRST-HAND, you are just a bystander. And don't give me any crap about 'perspective'. Scientists always examine issues from ALL sides (points of view, frames of reference, whatever other synonyms you want to use, etc.) You won't ever know more about something unless you have an intimate experience with it!

Well the pew Research website says that the poll was about "core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions." In terms of history and core teachings, there are so many different sects and groups in religions that opinions regarding those particular topics may be completely different than that of Pew Research. Nevertheless, I concede the point to you and I have changed my opinion. It is technically possible for someone outside of a particular religious group to know more about the history and tenets of that group than one within it. This means nothing in the grand scheme of things, other than the fact that people are generally misinformed and stupid, which is a fact that I have been aware since my birth. - GrimmShady

True, because to prove or disprove a theory you should be aware of every given fact or speculation. About the comment " arrogant elitist ". Science is looking for exact facts ( in other words " the truth " ) and the truth is for everybody, not for a elite group of people.

Are you familiar with the term, It's true? - ARandomPerson

€�To look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible,... It just strengthens my faith. I wish there were words to describe what it's like.” - Astronaut John Glenn describing Earth from space.

8 We laugh like everyone else
9 We have morals

Perhaps. But you've no firm basis for them. The great flaw in the popular atheistic explanation of moral consciousness in humans (that it "evolved" as a mechanism of preservation of the species, that we wouldn't simply wipe each other out willy-nilly) is that it does not address the reality of group interest, aka tribalism. Survival would have been viewed narrowly then, as it too often is today, as pertinent only to the clan, and not to the species at large. If you doubt this, then you're ignoring the brutal, bloody history of humankind. "Us versus them" has been the justification for all the wholesale bloodletting in human history. Only belief in a higher authority has mitigated this horror, by extending the understanding of the "tribe" to all of mankind.

Morals fall into the category of ethics which are written or unwritten laws in organised societies passing through education. Religion morals are written ethics or religious laws seen as a truth. The fact is that ethics are always subjective and not objective facts. None of morals ( religious or not religious ) have a firm basis and therefor a proven truth. All tryings of ethics and morals proposed as an objective universal fact have been failed in history of religion and philosophy. The best conclusion came from philosopher Kant who proposed the most objective idea of morals and ethics. Asking yourself "... if everybody should do in this world what I want to do right now, would it be good for society?... ". And that has nothing to do with religion or atheism. That's having educated common sence.

Also, have you heard of the Big Bang? That is what I meant by 'spontaneously generated itself.' It is the prevailing cosmological model for the universe, after all.

Morality comes from how much you feel others agony.

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10 They are cruel against Christians simply because they don't believe the same things.

Nope. Nada. We aren't cruel to Christian. Have you ever seen a atheist try to kill a Christian? No? We only have debates and sometimes we flip out, but hey, that's just a human, but you just don't acknowledge it. - ARandomPerson

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11 We always have an argument up our sleeves

You say God's existence cannot be proven. Well, you atheists can't disprove that God exists either. Also, who said God is made of atoms? The Bible states that he is outside our universe, not 'natural.' What about all those scientific theories about the multiverse? Or higher dimensions? String theory? M-theory? Just as the scientific THEORY of evolution serves as an explanation of how 'species' developed from a primordial soup, these other theories are just as credible for suggesting the possible existence of a God that is outside our 4-dimensional space-time, in another dimension/universe that sustains ours (see M-theory). And just to be clear, a scientific theory is defined as "a coherent group of propositions (i.e. statements that express a concept that can be either true or false) formulated to explain a group of facts or phenomena in the natural world and repeatedly confirmed through experiment or observation."

Yeah, and that's the problem. If you're busy arguing, it means you're busy not listening to what other people have to say. Again, narrow-mindedness, because you believe that you are always right. Grow up and learn that you aren't right about everything. Oh and, by the way, it's 'AN argument', not 'A argument'. Why don't you go back to grammar school, then we'll talk about your supposed 'knowledge' about the religions of the world.

The fact you suggested someone with a differing opinion should go to a mental hospital proves you are not fit for debating my dog. - GrimmShady

Hey, I can prove to you that God isn't infinite and didn't create the universe. God is made of atoms. Duh, he has to be. Atoms make up everything. And what created atoms? That's right. The Big Bang. ( the big expansion ) so God couldn't of created the universe as he didn't exist then. - ARandomPerson

That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard and it proves how small minded you atheists can be. God is not made up of his own creation! He always was, and always will be. He doesn't "have " to be made of atoms, as he's, oh you know... GOD! - GrimmShady

Either way, they have found NO evidence for evolution. - IcetailofWishClan

All fossils are evidence of evolution; the fact that we can drink milk and others can't; race; backwards photoreceptors - ARandomPerson

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12 They don't believe in any gods
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