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Would be Watcher

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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 01:09:15 pm EDT (Viewed 751 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 824 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.
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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.
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The problem I have with 90% of atheist and theist is their habit of finding proofs where none exist. An atheist beleive there is no God while a theist beleive there is one. The theist say you can't proove there is no God therefore there is one while the atheist say the absolute opposite and claim lack of proof of God is a proof there is none. Both are illogical statements if use as 'proof' because they are not proof. Absence of proof isn't a proof of the opposite. Never. If such proofs were to exist we would not be talking beleif but knowledge. Being a theist or an atheist means you make the choice of beleiving in the presence or the absence of God(s) without having any proof. Beleif never requires any proof.


> 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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I agree and I think many don't really realize what being an atheist means and that there is no such thing as a human without a spiritual life. It's impossible.



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