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atrimus

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Deborah 
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Subj: Re: Well, we seem to have plenty of atheists on the board
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 at 11:20:49 am EDT (Viewed 671 times)
Reply 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 825 times)


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

i just think that we (as in humanity) are too limited in imagination and too limited in faculties to justifiably reject something just because we can't empirically prove it exists. i mean, we're talking empirical proof based on our six senses, senses that are so limited that we can't even perceive other radiation besides visible light.
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> 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.

an understandable position to take. but paramount over all the gifts God gave us is the gift of free will; to choose whatever we want to believe, and to do whatever we want to do, even if it's doing evil things falsely in God's name. placing blame for all the wrong in the world on God, but crediting all the good in the world to human virtue doesn't really seem fair. both good and bad in the world should be laid solely on humanity's doorsteps.
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> 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?

agreed.
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