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post Nov 12 2010, 10:57 PM
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So I was talking to the person next to me in class today, and brought up the topic of Atheism as I often do. I don't often befriend people who believe Atheists are evil and will go to Hell just cause they don't believe in a higher power, blah blah blah. So I figured I'd ask the member base here. What's your view on being Atheist?


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Personally, I don't see a problem with having your own thoughts and beliefs. It's not like either side can be 100% proven, you just usually lean towards the side you think is better argued or supported.

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post Nov 14 2010, 06:51 AM
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You either believe in a god(s) or no. Pretty simple. I've figured out my meaning of life. A God or not, I'm resting on my own laurels so I'm contented.


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post Nov 14 2010, 07:18 AM
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That's just a bit pathetic if you ask me.

Atheists aren't evil -_-2.gif But yeah, believe what you believe... Nothing will change what I view.


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post Nov 14 2010, 07:24 AM
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post Nov 15 2010, 01:21 PM
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Atheists aren't evil. An atheist, however, can be an egotistical douche who's just as bad as an evangelical religious person who likes to call everything fun a sin, but it's not fair to call the whole group evil.


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post Nov 15 2010, 07:52 PM
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I never understood how some people have the whole atheist=evil view. Its not like the atheist is coming to your house to murder you. I'd say there are some Christians who are more "evil" but thats another debate :/
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post Nov 16 2010, 02:57 PM
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post Nov 16 2010, 03:50 PM
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Are atheists evil?

I am strongly against homophobia, sexism, pedophilia, and racism.
I occasionally participate in certain events for charity (such as running a 5k for charity, donating food, volunteering, etc.)
While I do like to eat meat, I am against animal cruelty.
I am described as a very loyal friend, and a caring person.
I donate blood.
I am very passionate about doing the right thing and seeking justice.
I want to end world hunger, and support world peace.
I love my family (including pets) and friends very much.
I want to help save the environment, as I find nature very beautiful.
I love the arts, particularly music and writing.
I want to be a pediatric neurologist and help kids overcome problems with their brain. After all, it would probably give my patients great hope to know that their neurologist once had epilepsy herself, but it didn't stop her from going to medical school.
I am clearly a human being like everyone else, capable of human emotions. I can be happy, sad, scared, or angry. I laugh and I cry. I have a brain, I have a heart, and I have a sense of humor.

And I am an atheist.


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post Nov 16 2010, 04:02 PM
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I'm a Christian, but I don't think atheists are evil. Sure, sometimes I feel like I want to convert them to my religion, but I won't try if they don't want me to. It's just a belief.

Xires, when you're Christian, you don't have to go to church every Sunday. That bothered me a little.

I hate how some people go overboard with religion. Just because people don't believe the same thing as you doesn't mean they're evil. It's not right to be friends with someone for years, not knowing their religion, then finding out they're atheist and immediately ignoring them. I'm very against that.

As for moral stuff, your religion doesn't affect that. You can be Jewish and act evil, or be atheist and be a model of goodness. As I said before, it's just a belief.


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post Nov 16 2010, 04:05 PM
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lol, Atheists = evil? No way. But lol, Im Christian and believe in God, so if you ask whether Atheists go to hell, my thoughts are they do, because they refuse the God. So, if you don't believe in him, and in the end he does exists, you go to hell, if in the end he doesn't exists, you don't go anywhere, since then all hell/heaven stuff doesn't exist either. But you can't really ask someone...
I say, let people believe what they want. It's their own will. However I find it very silly when people say they're atheists because they don't believe God could create the world, and that somebody had to create, in fact, him. Anyways, I'm not going to get any deeper in religious debates, because we have other thread for that, and it's rather silly.

QUOTE(xires @ Nov 16 2010, 08:57 PM) *
I am awesome, and Atheist. lemme tell ya, It's a lot less hassle then being christian. for one, I don't have to go to church every sunday, I can go watch a movie instead. I also can see how things work easier, meanwhile other people would dismiss it as an act of god or whatever. finlly, I actually learn cool things from other religions that most Christians wouldn't take the time to look at because it's 'inferior'. It's awesome.


Everything you said was so plain immature I had to laugh. Especially the bold part. I said I'm a Christian, however I don't go to church every Sunday. In fact, I almost never go to church. Then, "learning cool things from other religions that most Christians wouldn't take the time to look at because it's 'inferior'". Again, so much lol. We do learn stuff about other religions, so what you just said made no sense. I know very much about every other religion, Egyptian, Arabic, Muslim... Being Christian does not makes you blocked or walled in some kind of way. You are free to do what ever you want, it's just that in the end you may take some consequences, and it's much better and easier for both you and everybody else to do good stuff.

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post Nov 16 2010, 05:24 PM
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I hate when people say others go to hell just for not believing in their god. It's kind of stupid. No offense, but if he's a god of love, why would he send anyone to hell? Especially an amazing, kind, moral person, just because they're an atheist.

Obviously, I don't think atheists are evil. I have atheist friends and Christian friends, and I have atheist enemies and Christian enemies. Although I will admit I have more Christian enemies than atheist ones.>.> That's mainly because they're always telling me to go to hell.

Note: I'm neither Christian nor atheist. I'm pagan. I only believe in a hell for the worst people on earth, like mass murderers who kill in cold blood, etc.
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post Nov 16 2010, 05:35 PM
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I don't think Atheists are evil, and I'm a Christian. I do get a little bothered when people assume all Christians are evil, though. I've met plenty of kind Atheists. They're normal people, too. everyone has their own beliefs, and I don't force mine on others, just like my Atheist friends don't force theirs on me. cat.gif


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post Nov 16 2010, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE(Elito @ Nov 16 2010, 04:05 PM) *
lol, Atheists = evil? No way. But lol, Im Christian and believe in God, so if you ask whether Atheists go to hell, my thoughts are they do, because they refuse the God. So, if you don't believe in him, and in the end he does exists, you go to hell, if in the end he doesn't exists, you don't go anywhere, since then all hell/heaven stuff doesn't exist either. But you can't really ask someone...
I say, let people believe what they want. It's their own will. However I find it very silly when people say they're atheists because they don't believe God could create the world, and that somebody had to create, in fact, him. Anyways, I'm not going to get any deeper in religious debates, because we have other thread for that, and it's rather silly.

QUOTE(xires @ Nov 16 2010, 08:57 PM) *
I am awesome, and Atheist. lemme tell ya, It's a lot less hassle then being christian. for one, I don't have to go to church every sunday, I can go watch a movie instead. I also can see how things work easier, meanwhile other people would dismiss it as an act of god or whatever. finlly, I actually learn cool things from other religions that most Christians wouldn't take the time to look at because it's 'inferior'. It's awesome.


Everything you said was so plain immature I had to laugh. Especially the bold part. I said I'm a Christian, however I don't go to church every Sunday. In fact, I almost never go to church. Then, "learning cool things from other religions that most Christians wouldn't take the time to look at because it's 'inferior'". Again, so much lol. We do learn stuff about other religions, so what you just said made no sense. I know very much about every other religion, Egyptian, Arabic, Muslim... Being Christian does not makes you blocked or walled in some kind of way. You are free to do what ever you want, it's just that in the end you may take some consequences, and it's much better and easier for both you and everybody else to do good stuff.

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You just said pretty much what I wanted to say clap.gif

I do want to add that you can also believe in God in the sense there is a higher power watching over us and not believe that he "created" the world. Theres a name for that belief, but I dont remember what it is.
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Someone who is atheist can be a bad person, but being atheist doesn't automatically make someone a bad person.

That applies to almost everything.

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I am an atheist. I am one of the biggest atheist around. I've made a few websites and clubs on other forums. I never ever try to change anyone's beliefs however.

Atheist are not evil in anyway. There are a few atheist that I have met, i admit, who call themselves "atheist" but in reality they worship the devil. Even if they worship the devil, it still doesn't make them evil. It's a point of view.

But i have met very few devil worshipers and i can tell you, atheist aren't evil. I am, an atheist and i follow the laws, and i do my part in society. I am very green and try to save the planet. I am part of an anti-drug and anti-bully club at my high school.

there is a stereotype that said atheist are cold, mean, and anti-social; and it's wrong.


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Religion is a choice. Whether a person wants to believe in God or not is their choice. You choice in religion doesn't make you evil. Your actions do. No, Athiest=/=evil.

I am Christian. I am also a Youth Group Leader in my church. But I also have many Athiest friends. They're just normal people who are just as capable as being good or evil as everyone else, their beliefs don't change that.


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I'm an atheist.

I fully support LGBT rights
I fully support inter-culture and inter-faith understanding and acceptance
I frequently donate to charity
I volunteer for shit
I fully support green technology

Am I an evil person? I honestly don't think so. I have my own reasons for being an atheist, but blatantly flaunting your faith or lack of a faith in other people's faces instead of appreciating the person for who they are just makes you look like a jackass.


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post Nov 17 2010, 03:20 AM
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QUOTE(xires @ Nov 16 2010, 11:57 AM) *
I am awesome, and Atheist. lemme tell ya, It's a lot less hassle then being christian. for one, I don't have to go to church every sunday, I can go watch a movie instead. I also can see how things work easier, meanwhile other people would dismiss it as an act of god or whatever. finlly, I actually learn cool things from other religions that most Christians wouldn't take the time to look at because it's 'inferior'. It's awesome.


"God doesn't exist" is what you believe in. Right now, you just posted something that spreads doubt in God. That's no better than Christians spreading their faith in God. Am I right or am I right?

Oh really... The person who was the head of the Human Genome Project was Christian. I think that is cool.

And if I went by your logic. I am right because I am right.

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I'm atheist/agnostic. Yes, they're completely different, but I don't care. I gave up on religion due to the sheer fact that my prayers about a better life have long been unanswered. If you want a good and better life, do it yourself. Don't rely on a God.

As for the actual topic, I am not evil and neither are the rest. Though I do act a bit crazy at times, but that's human. There are extremists who believe that God will save them, and harm others to prove it. The only way one will go to Hell, if it exists, is if they harm others and themselves.

The only other atheist/agnostic I've met acted like a regular person. She played games, went for walks, and took care of herself. True it may be one person, but she didn't seem like she was evil. She may have dressed differently, but we aren't judged by the clothes we wear.

QUOTE(xires @ Nov 16 2010, 02:57 PM) *
I am awesome, and Atheist. lemme tell ya, It's a lot less hassle then being christian. for one, I don't have to go to church every sunday, I can go watch a movie instead. I also can see how things work easier, meanwhile other people would dismiss it as an act of god or whatever. finlly, I actually learn cool things from other religions that most Christians wouldn't take the time to look at because it's 'inferior'. It's awesome.


1. You're not awesome. You're as equal as the rest of us. Sorry.
2. Being assigned to a religion is not a hassle, nor a chore, nor a burden. To some it may seem so, to others, it's a luxury, and also an act of good intentions.
3. You are not obligated to go to church every Sunday. You are free to go or not go when you want to.
4. I don't even know how to go about answering that next sentence. You make no sense.
5. ALL OTHER RELIGIONS CAN ALSO LEARN ABOUT OTHER RELIGIONS. THEY JUST CHOOSE NOT TO, OR THEY DO SO.
6. Atheism ain't awesome. What's awesome is not using awesome in such a manner.
7. I may not believe in God, but what you said is just pathetic.


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QUOTE(FrenzyClinic @ Nov 17 2010, 12:38 AM) *
I'm atheist/agnostic.


I'm not attacking you personally, but there is a distinct difference in the words you just used. Atheist means you do not believe in God. Agnostic means you believe there might be a God, a cosmic being, or whatever.

Do not get those two mixed up because they lead to very different discussions. I do not like how kids these days just throw around vocabulary that they might not 100% understand and yet they use it like they know what they mean.


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