Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

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Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

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Post by RickD » Tue May 03, 2016 12:09 pm

Ok, I've been working on this for a while, so here's my top 10 reasons for being an atheist:

10) among the snooty science crowd, atheism is cooler than theism

9) atheism is simple. Theism requires one to pick a specific religion

8 ) atheism allows me to live my life as I please. I'm not responsible to anyone but myself

7) atheists are smarter than those dumb Christians

6) chicks dig atheists

5) Jesus from Nazareth is just some guy

4) atheism is making a comeback, like lava lamps and bellbottoms

3) everything is permissible. Subjective morality rules!

2) being atheist allows me to look down on ignorant creatards.

1) I can sleep in on Sunday
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Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

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Post by edwardmurphy » Tue May 03, 2016 3:57 pm

RickD wrote:Ok, I've been working on this for a while, so here's my top 10 reasons for being an atheist:

10) among the snooty science crowd, atheism is cooler than theism
That's not my crowd so I wouldn't know.

9) atheism is simple. Theism requires one to pick a specific religion
Do you really think it's simpler to toss out the rule book and figure things out on your own?

8 ) atheism allows me to live my life as I please. I'm not responsible to anyone but myself
The vast majority of the people that I've known throughout my life have been Christians, and most of them have lived their lives as they pleased.

7) atheists are smarter than those dumb Christians
I don't know about smarter, but it's a fact that atheists tend to be better educated. I've known plenty of smart Christians, but its also true that some of the most ridiculous, stubborn, unreasonable dullards that I've ever met have been Christians. That's not a shot against Christianity as much as an observation that morons tend to look for someone to tell them what to think.

6) chicks dig atheists
Some do, but I don't recall that being typical. Pity.

5) Jesus from Nazareth is just some guy
I'm not buying any claims about his divinity, but hes hardly "just some guy."

4) atheism is making a comeback, like lava lamps and bellbottoms
Looks a lot more like a steady expansion than a comeback.

3) everything is permissible. Subjective morality rules!
Maybe in theory, but in practice we still live under the rule of law and most of us aren't sociopaths.

2) being atheist allows me to look down on ignorant creatards.
Lots of Christians on this very board look down on ACB's Gap Theory nonsense, so...

1) I can sleep in on Sunday
Is church attendance even required?
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Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

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Post by RickD » Tue May 03, 2016 5:20 pm

Edward's responses to me in red. My responses back to him, in blue.
edwardmurphy wrote:
RickD wrote:Ok, I've been working on this for a while, so here's my top 10 reasons for being an atheist:

10) among the snooty science crowd, atheism is cooler than theism
That's not my crowd so I wouldn't know.
Then be gone you plebeian!

9) atheism is simple. Theism requires one to pick a specific religion
Do you really think it's simpler to toss out the rule book and figure things out on your own?
Of course it's easier! Protestantism alone, has 55 million denominations to choose from.

8 ) atheism allows me to live my life as I please. I'm not responsible to anyone but myself
The vast majority of the people that I've known throughout my life have been Christians, and most of them have lived their lives as they pleased.
Yes they have. But Christians also know they are responsible to the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

7) atheists are smarter than those dumb Christians
I don't know about smarter, but it's a fact that atheists tend to be better educated. I've known plenty of smart Christians, but its also true that some of the most ridiculous, stubborn, unreasonable dullards that I've ever met have been Christians. That's not a shot against Christianity as much as an observation that morons tend to look for someone to tell them what to think.

you mean like democrats?

6) chicks dig atheists
Some do, but I don't recall that being typical. Pity.
Oh yes! Dumb blondes, especially dig atheists.

5) Jesus from Nazareth is just some guy
I'm not buying any claims about his divinity, but hes hardly "just some guy."
Sorry, I'm not buying that. If he's not God like he said, he's the craziest person to ever walk the earth.

4) atheism is making a comeback, like lava lamps and bellbottoms
Looks a lot more like a steady expansion than a comeback.
Like U2?

3) everything is permissible. Subjective morality rules!
Maybe in theory, but in practice we still live under the rule of law and most of us aren't sociopaths.
atheists aren't sociopaths. Got it!

2) being atheist allows me to look down on ignorant creatards.
Lots of Christians on this very board look down on ACB's Gap Theory nonsense, so...
Looking down on something is different than looking down on the person who said it. I like ACB, even though I'm not too fond of the Gap theory.

1) I can sleep in on Sunday
Is church attendance even required?
How dare you! Only real Christians go to church! Church and paying for the pastor's vacation home, are requirements for salvation.
John 5:24
24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

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"You don’t need faith, logic, reason, proof, or anything else to be atheist, all you need to do is reject what someone told you."



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Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

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Post by Kurieuo » Tue May 03, 2016 5:35 pm

RickD wrote:1) I can sleep in on Sunday
Is church attendance even required?
How dare you! Only real Christians go to church! Church and paying for the pastor's vacation home, are requirements for salvation.
:lol: He got you there hey Rick?
Oh hang on... :shock: y#-o
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Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

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Post by edwardmurphy » Tue May 03, 2016 7:08 pm

RickD wrote:Edward's responses to me in red. My responses back to him, in blue.
edwardmurphy wrote:
RickD wrote:Ok, I've been working on this for a while, so here's my top 10 reasons for being an atheist:

10) among the snooty science crowd, atheism is cooler than theism
That's not my crowd so I wouldn't know.
Then be gone you plebeian!
E=MC2?

9) atheism is simple. Theism requires one to pick a specific religion
Do you really think it's simpler to toss out the rule book and figure things out on your own?
Of course it's easier! Protestantism alone, has 55 million denominations to choose from.
Your parents should have already picked one for you by the time you're old enough to worry about it.

8 ) atheism allows me to live my life as I please. I'm not responsible to anyone but myself
The vast majority of the people that I've known throughout my life have been Christians, and most of them have lived their lives as they pleased.
Yes they have. But Christians also know they are responsible to the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Pastafarians aren't even responsible to the FSM...

7) atheists are smarter than those dumb Christians
I don't know about smarter, but it's a fact that atheists tend to be better educated. I've known plenty of smart Christians, but its also true that some of the most ridiculous, stubborn, unreasonable dullards that I've ever met have been Christians. That's not a shot against Christianity as much as an observation that morons tend to look for someone to tell them what to think.
you mean like democrats?
Some of them, although there seem to be a lot of dunces on the other side of the aisle. Case in point, they just chose Donald Trump as their nominee...

6) chicks dig atheists
Some do, but I don't recall that being typical. Pity.
Oh yes! Dumb blondes, especially dig atheists.
Pity I was 5 years married when you shared that tidbit...

5) Jesus from Nazareth is just some guy
I'm not buying any claims about his divinity, but hes hardly "just some guy."
Sorry, I'm not buying that. If he's not God like he said, he's the craziest person to ever walk the earth.
Please, he wouldn't even have been the craziest person in Jerusalem. There were prophets all over the place back then.

4) atheism is making a comeback, like lava lamps and bellbottoms
Looks a lot more like a steady expansion than a comeback.
Like U2?
Betty White.

3) everything is permissible. Subjective morality rules!
Maybe in theory, but in practice we still live under the rule of law and most of us aren't sociopaths.
atheists aren't sociopaths. Got it!
Generally speaking. Never say never.

2) being atheist allows me to look down on ignorant creatards.
Lots of Christians on this very board look down on ACB's Gap Theory nonsense, so...
Looking down on something is different than looking down on the person who said it. I like ACB, even though I'm not too fond of the Gap theory.
I don't tend to look down on Creationists, but it can get to the point where it's tough to separate the stupid idea from the person insisting that it's valid in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

1) I can sleep in on Sunday
Is church attendance even required?
How dare you! Only real Christians go to church! Church and paying for the pastor's vacation home, are requirements for salvation.
Can't you just ask the pastor to send you a bill? Better yet, set up an auto-pay. That's easier and better for the environment.
If you're accustomed to privilege equality may feel like oppression.

Before you ask why ask if.

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Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

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Post by RickD » Tue May 03, 2016 7:16 pm

edwardmurphy wrote:
Some of them, although there seem to be a lot of dunces on the other side of the aisle. Case in point, they just chose Donald Trump as their nominee...
What's that called? It's on the tip of my tongue...oh yes, it's called sour grapes! :poke:
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Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

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Post by crochet1949 » Tue May 03, 2016 8:39 pm

I could try a 'top ten reasons I'm Not an atheist' but I won't derail your thread. :D

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Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

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Post by Byblos » Wed May 04, 2016 8:09 am

I have only one reason, I simply don't have enough faith to be an atheist. :wave:
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Post by Vergil » Wed May 04, 2016 8:43 am

Gentlemen, let's not derail the thread, it's called 'Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist'

We (Of the faith) can create a Thread called 'Top Ten Reasons I'm a Christian (Catholic)'
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Post by RickD » Wed May 04, 2016 9:17 am

How about top 10 reasons why Chinese food gives me diarrhea?
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Post by Kurieuo » Wed May 04, 2016 3:47 pm

The number one reason I'm not an Atheist is because I'd be forced via logic to deny an "I", an ego, a self, exists. That is, if I'm an Atheist and logically consistent with the physical natural world being all that there is, then I'd have to accept that there isn't really an "I" but rather an ensemble of particles bouncing around with chemical reactions and my identify is actually a mirage.

It's more sensible to embrace beliefs which allow me to logically accept as a minimum that I really do exist and make decisions. That much seems obvious to me without any logic whatsoever since I feel and experience things straight up and direct to myself.
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Post by RickD » Wed May 04, 2016 4:52 pm

Kurieuo wrote:The number one reason I'm not an Atheist is because I'd be forced via logic to deny an "I", an ego, a self, exists. That is, if I'm an Atheist and logically consistent with the physical natural world being all that there is, then I'd have to accept that there isn't really an "I" but rather an ensemble of particles bouncing around with chemical reactions and my identify is actually a mirage.

It's more sensible to embrace beliefs which allow me to logically accept as a minimum that I really do exist and make decisions. That much seems obvious to me without any logic whatsoever since I feel and experience things straight up and direct to myself.
:offtopic: :sban:
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Post by Audie » Wed May 04, 2016 4:56 pm

Ardy you must have been dining in the Walled City. What did you think would happen,
going there to eat?

It is all torn down now. You should be ok, avoid street food tho. At your age,
you must be very careful of your diet.
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Audie wrote:
RickD wrote:How about top 10 reasons why Chinese food gives me diarrhea?
What did you think was going to happen?

https://images.search.yahoo.com/images/ ... r2=piv-web
Aha!! Using trickery I see! You can't fool me. That's Korean food, not Chinese. I know some people think all far eastern people look alike. But I know the subtle differences in looks, food, and culture. y[-(
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Re: Top Ten Reasons I'm An Atheist

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Post by Audie » Wed May 04, 2016 5:10 pm

RickD wrote:
Audie wrote:
RickD wrote:How about top 10 reasons why Chinese food gives me diarrhea?
What did you think was going to happen?

https://images.search.yahoo.com/images/ ... r2=piv-web
Aha!! Using trickery I see! You can't fool me. That's Korean food, not Chinese. I know some people think all far eastern people look alike. But I know the subtle differences in looks, food, and culture. y[-(
Bad link, I meant to show only one photo.

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