Uh\\, Just some guy....Ruler of Omicron Persei 8
Why would an atheist blame anything on something that doesn't exist?
8/28/2006 8:38:11 PM
Why is it that whenever something good happens, Christians blame God, but when something bad happens they blame Satan.
Actually, at its base the concept of Satan seems rather polytheistic. Christianity claims to be a monotheistic religion, yet here they have this demi-god that controls all the evil in the world.
8/28/2006 8:41:05 PM
Yes, why blame God, when you can blame Satan?
8/28/2006 9:34:52 PM
I don't know about you, but I always blame the jackass who did it for the evil...
8/28/2006 9:40:41 PM
Er... um... an atheist doesn't give blame or credit to an imaginary deity.
8/28/2006 9:56:12 PM
\"Why is this? When man does good, the Christian stands up and applauds, 'How wonderful!,' never giving human beings any credit. But when man does evil, Satan is to blame -- instead of man -- or man is blamed, but never God.\"
There, fixed it.
8/28/2006 9:56:56 PM
Why would an atheist blame a fictional character when bad things happen? I am an atheist and I do not blame god, the easter bunny, santa claus, the great pumpkin or an other figment of lesser imagination. What I want to know is why theists praise god for good things but not for the bad. Better yet, why, for instance, someone whose home was unscathed by a tornado praises god for saving his/her home but not for smiting the neighbor's domicile. I've never figured that one out.
8/28/2006 9:57:15 PM
Atheists don't \"blame\" God for anything. They really can't, as they don't think he exists. What you are probably referring to is the fact that atheists tend to point out that according to your own Bible, God has taken credit for quite a bit of evil (if not all of it), or perhaps they tend to use the existence of evil as a counter to an all-powerful, all-good, all-knowing God (if evil and God both exist, there are three possibilities: God doesn't know about it, God can't do anything about it, or God doesn't want to do anything about it).
8/28/2006 9:59:02 PM
Excuse me, my landslide has gone numb.
8/28/2006 10:01:54 PM
More proof that a simple point, usually presented very clearly can be regularly misunderstood in some communities. Why some people consistently fail to understand what atheists say is simply beyond me.
* If God exists, the evils of the world are evidence against his goodness.
* Not knowing if God exists, the evils of the world are evidence against the hypothesis that a good and powerful God exists.
* Not believing in God, I can say this in either of these forms without any problems. I can then, on some other day, turn to someone who has done something great and congratulate him. Still no problems. What an incredible thought...
8/28/2006 10:14:40 PM
I blame the invisible pink unicorn
8/28/2006 10:27:43 PM
You know Rubies, it must be great to have a scapegoat like Satan to fall back on. I beat my kids...but it's Satan's fault, he also led me to rob that bank, shoot three people and a duck. Of course I'm forgiven because of the eternal grace of God, what a crock of crap. P S athiests believe in Satan just as much as they do in God.
8/28/2006 10:28:04 PM
Atheists do not blame god. Atheists will blame fundy god worshippers for stupid, evil things that are done in the name of god, though.
8/28/2006 10:51:49 PM
Napoleon the Clown
Uh, no, I don't blame God. I look at it, and if I see someone that is a logical choice, I'll assume they're responsible unless further evidence proves otherwise.
Generally, I just blame humanity though. Or a pissed off Mother Nature. ;)
8/28/2006 11:02:32 PM
Errrrm - actually giving 'God' credit for things like the sun 'rising' is \"a Landslide Numbing Crash\" - whatever the fuck that's meant to mean.
8/29/2006 1:28:47 AM
\"But when man does evil, God is to blame\"
Beacause when men do evil, they say \"god told me to do it\"
8/29/2006 1:37:28 AM
If I wanted to blame a fictional character for all the world's evil, I'd blame Sauron!
8/29/2006 2:52:12 AM
When man does good things, I praise man. When man does evil, I blame men. There is no God anywhere in the equation.
8/29/2006 2:52:41 AM
Nekhbet: A duck?!? That'th dethpicable!
8/29/2006 2:55:01 AM
How is a landslide numbed by a crash?
How is a landslide numbed?
8/29/2006 3:31:19 AM
\"Landslide Numbing Crash\"
Ahhh, my old high school band.
Actually, a lot of blaming that I have comes from idiots who use the bible as an excuse to do evil. No sane person believes that god did the inquisitions, it was deluded, power and money hungry elitists who interpretted the words to justify their actions. Since I believe in neither god or devil, I can pretty safely say that the jack-ass that does wrong is reponsible for his/her own actions. As far as I'm concerned 'God told me to', 'the devil made me' or 'it's what jesus would've done' are not reasons but excuses. If you are simple enough to believe the voices in your head are of god or satan, it combines the failure of the individuals' mind with a failure of biblical teachings. When one is brainwashed into thinking even the most natural of sexual impulses is somehow 'unnatural' or even 'evil', it makes it hard to handle even the simplest of life's challenges for reality will collide with delusions creating a conflict. This conflict causes stress which can lead to physical problems including hallucanations. I wouldn't blame that on someone who doens't exist, I lay the blame on the organized religion and the individuals unwillingness to deal with a rational world, deciding instead to give up and accept an unproven fairy tale as the 'truth'.
8/29/2006 5:37:17 AM
Landslide Numbing Crash! Sounds like a poorly translated piece of Engrish from a Japanese videogame.
8/29/2006 6:51:46 AM
Am I missing something, or does Rubies' answer bear absolutly no relationship to the original question?
8/31/2006 8:18:13 PM
Why is it when man does good, the atheist stand up and applaud how wonderful! Never giving God any credit. But when man does evil, God is to blame.
COME ON!!! What's so hard to understand about the sentence \"An atheist is a person who does not believe in any gods??!\" No matter how many times you explain it, it just won't go through their head— whenever you say \"atheist,\" the Christian hears either \"maltheist\" or \"Christian who hates God.\" It's as if atheists don't exist in their little world, so they edit in the closest substitute.
Anyway, your post is largely nonsense. If God exists, Satan exists, and Satan hates God, then God obviously has a high self-esteem, and doesn't care whether or not Satan hates him. If Satan tricks humans into hating God, then God obviously doesn't give a shit about what humans think of him either— if Satan makes humans hate God and God doesn't like this, then:
1. God doesn't know about it.
2. God can't do anything about it.
3. God is a masochist.
(I might tentatively add a 4th possibility— God is a sadist who enjoys watching others get tortured, but who has a slight twinge of guilt over doing it; God lets Satan trick people into hating God because then God can rationalize \"well, they hate me anyway,\" and torture them without regret.)
Either way, Rubies, it doesn't matter. I have set up you the bomb. You have no chance to survive landslide numbing crash and all your base are belong to us. Ha ha ha.
9/11/2006 5:27:11 AM
Isaiah 45.7, bitch.
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