Category: god

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Dear Theists,

I am not here to be saved.

I am not here to be granted your pity.

I am not here to be “enlightened” by your beliefs.

I am not here for you to attack.

I am not here for you at all.

I am here because I choose my beliefs after YEARS of research and exploration on them individually. I am here because I chose what I believe is the best for me and those my life will affect.

If you want to learn about my beliefs or discuss them peacefully I am all about it, but I am not here for you.

I am not broken. I am a whole, loving, respectful atheist. I am here just because I am.

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Dear Theists,

I am not here to be saved.

I am not here to be granted your pity.

I am not here to be “enlightened” by your beliefs.

I am not here for you to attack.

I am not here for you at all.

I am here because I choose my beliefs after YEARS of research and exploration on them individually. I am here because I chose what I believe is the best for me and those my life will affect.

If you want to learn about my beliefs or discuss them peacefully I am all about it, but I am not here for you.

I am not broken. I am a whole, loving, respectful atheist. I am here just because I am.

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New goal!

I want to be back, but not to everyday posts again. My goal is going to be one post a week! Lets see how this goes 💚

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humanisticjudaism:

“Some people have views of God that are so broad and flexible that it is inevitable that they will find God wherever they look for him. One hears it said that ‘God is the ultimate’ or ‘God is our better nature’ or ‘God is the universe.’ Of course, like any other word ‘God’ can be given any meaning we like. If you want to say that ‘God is energy,’ then you can find God in a lump of coal.”

Steven Weinberg, (Jewish and atheist) Nobel Prize-winning physicist.

My beliefs are not yours to judge.

eloquenceandempathy:

When did religion become such a controversial topic? As each day goes by, more and more people are afraid to speak up about what they believe in… Society has made us think that by professing our love for God, we are committing a social faux pas… When did it become unacceptable for us to stand up and say that we love God? Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights even states “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change their religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest their religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.” So when were we robbed of this fundamental human right!? At the same moment when religion became something that is frowned upon… Regardless of one’s religion, we should all be able to exercise the right to freedom of religion and expression… But also to the freedom of speech! We should have the right to say what we want, when we want, where we want and to whomever we want… But society has made us afraid. Afraid to speak our minds and express ourselves… I say that enough is enough! I WILL NOT hide my religion, or choose not to speak of it, just to abide by society’s standards… Just because I am religious, does not mean that I’m not a “free thinker”… Just because I love God, it does not mean that I can not love anybody else… Just because Jesus is my Lord and Saviour, DOES NOT mean that I am fanatical or extreme in my religious views… And just because I choose to express my religion, my love for God, and extreme gratefulness for Jesus’ sacrifice for humanity, DOES NOT mean that society can judge me or my decisions, beliefs and thoughts in ANY WAY. I will express my religion however I wish, despite societal pressure towards the contrary… I am not afraid.

1. You’re absolutely right you shouldnt be attacked for your beliefs. You have every right to your beliefs, and unless we know the specific implications of your specific beliefs we cant decide to treat you differently for exercising your right.

2. Im super happy you referenced the UDHR because so many people dont know about it and im actively trying to fix that.

3. Secular individuals(and those in minority religions) have been attacked for their beliefs for basically ever. That is not a “our problem is worse than yours” thing, its more of, since you(you and whoever reads op and feels and relates) have experienced this maybe it will be easier to have compassion for those of differing beliefs. Secular individuals have been marginalized and legally persecuted for so long. Constantly fighting for their right to be. I’m hopeful(even though no one should experience it) that since you’ve experienced this, it will help develop more allies. Understanding and shared experiences can do wondrous things.

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Florida, Arkansas, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Virginia, Pennsylvania

“In God we trust” Is being promoted or forced onto public school walls.

8 states are supporting the marginalization of non-theist, polytheist, and monotheists who believe in a goddess rather than a god.

“These godly postings exclude and alienate the one-in-five students in our public schools who do not believe in god. And they’re meant to.These laws are not about patriotism, they’re about turning believers into insiders, and nonbelievers into outsiders. There’s nothing patriotic in undermining our nation’s secular Constitution.

-Freedom From Religion Foundation

Please speak out about this!

You have a voice, USE IT.

https://ffrf.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=875516bd36f33f4d358b8e1b3&id=78f24f4750&e=a1a7ba73a3

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Why do you think you can be good without god?

A. I’m a good person currently and I don’t believe a god exists.

B. I don’t believe that a god controls whether or not we have the strength to do good things and if one does then theyre clearly failing a lot of individuals.

C. I have yet to see a religion that doesnt support illogically violent punishments or “morals” that appear cruel, nor have I seen a religion that doesn’t contradict itself.

D. There are thousands of secular individuals who are currently good people.

E. I know for a fact that we has human beings have the capability to evolve and improve our understandings of whats right and wrong(and it is shown consistently through our history and progression). We have the capability to expand our perspectives and listen to others speak the harms that have been done to them and to correct/prevent those harms in the future.

F. There are other moral codes/guides that dont involve theism and are open to corrections and amendments unlike a holy script that is not open to amendent or was written hundreds or thousands of years ago and then translated/written in different versions an unimaginable number of times.

I am being the best person I can be, and I dont think a god is apart of that. I think it would be personally foolish of me to pick one specific version of one specific religion and hope its the right one and proceed to follow it without question as many demand.

I believe it would be irresponsible to allow myself to think that is going to make me a better person.

Im not the best I can be yet, but I work towards it everyday. Every opportunity to do some good I take. If someone speaks about their experiences I listen. I read. I allow myself to learn and leave my veiws open to change.

So you don't believe in a creator? Read R…

So you don't believe in a creator? Read Revelation 4:11. You can look around and see that God made everything….even you.

Part of being atheist is disregarding the bible and viewing it as fiction. SOooooooo…. 

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I do not hate your “god”.

Chances are, I am not even aware of your specific god.

Even if you’re a ‘Christian’ chances are the “god” you believe in and the god your ‘Christian’ neighbor believes in is not the same.

Yes, I know about a lot of different religions and a lot of different gods(goddesses as well), but with so many different religions, sects, interpretations, and individualized understandings~ its just not possible for me to be aware of every god that every theist believes in.

So no, I don’t hate your god. I’m not angry at your god.

I might be angry at the way some people use the concept of theism in order to do/justify harm.

I might be upset at the way certain churches systematically oppress large groups of people(from gender to race to beliefs).

But no, I have never hated your god.

I have never had A N Y feelings about any god, and I never will.

I simply don’t think they exists (no, not even yours).

Its hard to have emotions towards something you think is nonexistant…