Category: theist

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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.

Regular

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 💚

Regular

Guys Im taking a break!

There might be the occasional post on here, but its not going to be as often as normal.

Hopefully I will come back to it reenergized, but four years in Im feeling a little drained by it.

See you soon?

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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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…

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Believing in and worshipping a “god” is not the same thing…

You can believe something exists without dedicating your life to it or following its words.

When I say that “even if a god existed I would not worship it” I am not saying that if you provided evidence of a god that I would still deny its existance~ Im saying that an existing god doesnt recieve my dedication or submission to its declarations (if in this hypothetical situation im given the choice) simply for existing.

If someone provided evidence I would happily accept that a god exists.

But I wont worship that god or follow a specific religion just because a god exists.

Further more, no one has provided that evidence.

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just-aspie:

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theoutatheist:

He’s not owning everyone, he used the same “artist argument” that has been tore down 100x ~ and the argument actually goes both ways.

Is it more ridiculous to think that the universe came to be on its own(via the big bang and expansion, both of which we have evidence backing) or that an all powerful, all knowing, omnipotent god (that we cant prove) came to be on its own and then created the universe?

The way i explain it is this: everything has an opposite. Ive encountered demons before. They suck, but luckily the ones i encountered got bored quickly when we proved difficult to spook. If demons exist, theres an opposite. Good and evil. Angels. Now, angels and demons both gotta come from somewhere. Most of them are true immortal spirits (meaning they were never “alive” in the human sense). So thus heaven and hell. Now, who rules them? Thus God and the Devil. Bam.

If that works for you than great, but thats not exactly proof or evidence. Its not enough to actually claim there is a god.

First and foremost you would have to define demon, what form it took, etc. Then you would have to provide evidence that there was no other possible explanation for besides “demonic activity”. Not to mention the terms angels and demons may be tied to theology, but calling something those terms does not make the “thing” theological.

So, even if demons existed that does not mean angels do, but lets go with this claim that everything NEEDS an opposite.

If angels and demons did exist they dont necessarily have to come from a god, just like humans dont. You would have the same difficulty proving a god created angels and demons as you would a god created humans. Proof of angels and demons would not prove a heaven and hell.

“Most of them are true immortal spirits”- how do you know this? Where does this statement come from? Whats the evidence of that?

Again- if this is just your personal thoughts that your sharing thats great(and im sorry for picking at it), but if youre trying to say that this is why a ‘god does exist’ then im here to tell you its extremely flawed.

*note I responded because it seemed like you were trying to make a point of it since OP was about “owning every atheist~ again Im sorry if that wasnt your intention*

Most of the time, people cant exactly “describe” the spirits that are bothering them. But i have seen pretty odd ones. My family has also, on the opposite end, experienced whats known as a guarian angel. So both exist, as an opposite to what the other represents. Demons are bringers of chaos, angels are bringers of peace. But unlike the omnipotent being that is God, they are supposedly not above making mistakes (the so-called fallen angels are a good example). Heaven and hell without a king, or at least someone to keep order, would be anarchy.

So what youre saying is that you dont have any evidence at all. That your way of explaining it to yourself is 100% based on unproven personal experience and further connections that you havent explained how you know and therefore does not apply to anyone but you?

Which is fine, you have the freedom of thought and belief. If that makes sense to you, thats wonderful… For you.

No one else. Your explaination applys to no one else.

Theres plenty of stories like mine on opposite ends of it. Ill post an example of a true miracle.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/miracle-baby-thrown-from-car-survives-horrific-crash-unscathed/

This baby should have DIED but didnt. Even a grown adult wouldnt normally survive being thrown 35 feet in a wreck like that, but an 8mo baby survived with only a few relatively minor injuries (cuts and bruises).

That is not proof or angels or a god.

All youve proven is that in EXTREMELY rare cases a baby can survive a horrific crash like that.

“Normally” being the key word. Its not the “norm” but that doesnt mean its supernatural.

I dont think you quite understand what evidence is.

As for other people having stories like yours; like yours, their stories are not backed by evidence. If you know of one that is, please share it.

Theres about a hundred stories of miracles available on the internet. But linking them all to prove a point is outright ridiculous. Goodbye.

@theoutatheist The ‘evidence’ you want cannot be provided yet, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. It used to be believed that evil spirits caused sickness before we understood the science behind diseases, that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t the cause all along. Sometimes unexplainable things happen that are beyond science’s ability to explain.

We cannot prove to you the existence of a God, but you cannot disprove the existence of God either. Where is your proof that He doesn’t exist?

There isn’t anything that is currently at the disposal of modern day science that can prove or disprove the existence of God. Plus, it is outside the realm of science. Science is about understanding the workings of the natural world around us. That is the great misnomer, that if science doesn’t prove it, it doesn’t exist. There are plenty of things that science doesn’t cover and even more that it doesn’t try to. Your undying belief in science is more fallible than someone’s personal experience. Science is, as a matter of fact, a collection of personal experiences that can be repeated.

But there is always a margin of error. Sometimes science doesn’t explain what happened. People are in comas that shouldn’t be. People wake up from comas that shouldn’t. People live who should die and die that should live. When you can explain everything that is currently unexplainable in the universe (past and present), then you can prove that God does or doesn’t exist. Until then neither of us can say one way or another. Your disbelief in God is just as founded as my belief in God.

@theoutatheist

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/10/15/city-sodom-discovered-archeological-find-gives-insight-into-story-destruction.html

This is quite possibly one of the most concrete examples of bible stories come to life. Hows that? Scientists tried and failed repeatedly to explain why both cities were destroyed with no warning. Theyre too far apart for one city, should a building catch fire, to destroy the other. Theyre too far from the nearest volcano to catch fire from that. Etc. More to the point is the pattern and type of destruction. As if both cities just…combusted suddenly. Kaboom. Leveled. No physical evidence to explain why. Sodom and gamorrah are just one bit of proof that the bible is a history text, not myth. Chew on that.

The bible has multiple authors, multiple translations, and multiple edits. Even if one story was true in it that would not make it a historical text.

However, a lack of explaination does not mean the bible is correct.

You’d need evidence confirming that it was what the bible said happened. And even then, again, that proves one story in the bible.

Even if a god exists, I can say with certainty that the bible is not 100% accurate. Yes, certainty, why? Because it contradicts itself, its different translations contradict eachother, and the different edits ESPECIALLY contradict eachother. It proves that at the very least(though likely more) its inaccurate. The bible itself shows its inaccuracy.

You have not provided evidence that a god exists, just that there are things we havent explained yet.

Again, I support your right to believe, but dont tell other people to or talk about it like its fact. Its not fact. Its a belief based on your personal opinions and understandings.

Theres a reason no one listens to atheists and this is it. Throwing concrete evidence back in my face in the name of “science”. Science isnt absolute. Literally everything is a theory thats tested and tested again. Sometimes results contradict each other. And guess what? Science only exists for the concrete. But theres so much thats abstract. Just because you cant see something, doesnt mean it isnt real. Especially if theres evidence. You cant see air but no one is suffocating. We arent even close to exiting our little corner of the galaxy but that doesnt mean there isnt intelligent life on other planets. You cant claim something as not real just because we havent invented a way of “proving” it.

You have not provided any evidence and certainly not “concrete evidence”.

Gas is 100% observable (air). You can see it move leaves. You can see vapor. You can see it when its cold. You can feel it. And thats without even getting into a molecular level.

Unlike a god that you have NOT provided evidence for. Maybe you need a better understanding of what evidence is.

And for the record, I never once said a god doesnt exist. I never said it was an impossibility. If you go through every single response yoy will not see “god isnt real”, because it was never said. I said that its not a fact and that your “explaination” and “examples” did not make it fact. You are the one making a claim here, not me. The thing about making a claim, is you have to back it up with real evidence(yes, proof) before it can be a fact.

Unlike air, which we have real evidence for, your belief in a god is not a fact. Its a belief and nothing more.

Im sorry if that upsets you, but its the truth.

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theoutatheist:

He’s not owning everyone, he used the same “artist argument” that has been tore down 100x ~ and the argument actually goes both ways.

Is it more ridiculous to think that the universe came to be on its own(via the big bang and expansion, both of which we have evidence backing) or that an all powerful, all knowing, omnipotent god (that we cant prove) came to be on its own and then created the universe?

The way i explain it is this: everything has an opposite. Ive encountered demons before. They suck, but luckily the ones i encountered got bored quickly when we proved difficult to spook. If demons exist, theres an opposite. Good and evil. Angels. Now, angels and demons both gotta come from somewhere. Most of them are true immortal spirits (meaning they were never “alive” in the human sense). So thus heaven and hell. Now, who rules them? Thus God and the Devil. Bam.

If that works for you than great, but thats not exactly proof or evidence. Its not enough to actually claim there is a god.

First and foremost you would have to define demon, what form it took, etc. Then you would have to provide evidence that there was no other possible explanation for besides “demonic activity”. Not to mention the terms angels and demons may be tied to theology, but calling something those terms does not make the “thing” theological.

So, even if demons existed that does not mean angels do, but lets go with this claim that everything NEEDS an opposite.

If angels and demons did exist they dont necessarily have to come from a god, just like humans dont. You would have the same difficulty proving a god created angels and demons as you would a god created humans. Proof of angels and demons would not prove a heaven and hell.

“Most of them are true immortal spirits”- how do you know this? Where does this statement come from? Whats the evidence of that?

Again- if this is just your personal thoughts that your sharing thats great(and im sorry for picking at it), but if youre trying to say that this is why a ‘god does exist’ then im here to tell you its extremely flawed.

*note I responded because it seemed like you were trying to make a point of it since OP was about “owning every atheist~ again Im sorry if that wasnt your intention*