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Subj: Re: Well, we seem to have plenty of atheists on the board
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 12:29:07 am EDT (Viewed 824 times)
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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 12:05:31 am EDT (Viewed 868 times)

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with all due respect to Judaism, i'm more interested in the views of atheists. what do atheist believe (or maybe "accept" would be a more suitable word than "believe" in this case)?

and far be it from me to come off as imposing, but an explaination sans insults to God-believers would be nice.

> I'm just curious. We don't have many Jews where I live so I don't much about their specific beliefs. The one Jewish friend I ever had was not much of a practicing Jew but his wedding was Jewish so on some level it mattered to him.
> I'm just curious what Jewish people actually believe. I heard that Jews believe Jesus existed but he wasn't the son of God. I know Jesus is fairly important even in the Islamic faith even though they do not believe he was the son of Jesus noteworthy in Judaism or not?
> I dislike Christianity and Islam immensely but I don't know enough about Judaism to have an opinion. Anyone care to share a little about the Jewish faith?

I'm interested in that question as well. My experience thus far is that there are various kinds. Or rather, various *reasons* for the belief. (Which makes sense as there is no reason they *should* all be the same.)

Some believe in science and impirical evidence and don't believe in anything that can't be proven. Hence, no belief in a God.

Others see the things that various churches have done (or various people have done) that are bad and therefore think there is no God. Since other stuff was wrong, idea of any God must be wrong too.

But some, and I have no clue if this is minority or majority of them, seem to have turned to atheism either because they are mad at or disappointed in God. I'm not sure if they can be counted as true atheists because it seems like they may be likely to change their mind back. Plus, if they are mad at God, don't they at some level have to believe there *is* a God to be mad at?

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