Metro State Atheists

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I was tagged by the Splendid Elles

Can You Remember The Day That You Officially Became An Atheist?

I was born an atheist, naturally. I don’t recall when I began to believe in a god for the first time, but I became reacquainted with my natural atheism at about age 19.

Do you remember the day you officially became an agnostic?

I was an agnostic for about 3 months, until I became an atheists. Whether or not I’m an agnostic atheist or just an atheist depends on which god your talking about and how you define agnosticism.

How about the last time you spoke or prayed to God with actual thought that someone was listening?

Honestly, never. I always hoped someone was listening, but I never began to feel like I was talking to anyone but myself. I guess its not really fair to say I was ever a true believer. I wanted god to be real, but I could never actually convince myself. I prayed, went to church, read every piece of theology I could get my hands on. No matter what, though, the little voice in my head telling me “Its not real” never got any quieter.

Did anger towards God or religion help cause you to be an atheist or agnostic?

Nope, just pure philosophy. If I was ever angry at god for anything, it was for not existing. Besides, being angry about something doesn’t make it false. Even if I were anger at some religious group, they might still be right. Nothing about the nature of truth insists that it needs to be pleasant, it only needs to be fair.

Here is a good one: Were you agnostic towards ghosts, even after you became an atheist?

If by agnostic you mean that any investigation into their existence is inherently beyond human capacity, then yes. If by agnostic you mean the the evidence for and against the existence of ghosts is roughly equal, then no. I’m only agnostic to the inherently unknowable.

Do you want to be wrong?

Absolutely not.

Homo economicus

Intrinsically Knotted

Atheist Girls

– Chalmer (Now take the poll below)


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Is Atheism A Religion?

What do you think?

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Thomas Jefferson On Religion

“To talk of immaterial existences is to talk of nothings. To say that the human soul, angels, God, are immaterial, is to say they are nothings, or that there is no God, no angels, no soul. I cannot reason otherwise: but I believe I am supported in my creed of materialism by Locke, Tracy, and Stewart. At what age of the Christian church this heresy of immaterialism, this masked atheism, crept in, I do not know. But a heresy it certainly is. Jesus told us indeed that ‘God is a spirit,’ but he has not defined what a spirit is, nor said that it is not matter. And the ancient fathers generally, if not universally, held it to be matter: light and thin indeed, an etherial gas; but still matter.” August 15, 1820 in a letter to John Adams

October 17, 2008 Posted by | Bible, Christianity, god, Poll, Qoutes, religion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why Atheists Care About YOUR Religion (by Ovablastic)

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

October 17, 2008 Posted by | religion | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments