Can't convert someone to no belief. You will find, if you actually talk to an atheist, that they usually made up their own minds to abandon belief in a god or gods.
And we only bash theists when they bring it up first.
10/7/2008 8:09:31 PM
Groan... Your lack of imagination is showing.
10/7/2008 8:21:25 PM
A typical atheist believes what he does because there is no proof for any theistic belief.
As for "saving" anyone, I've never made the attempt.
I don't care what you believe as long as you keep it to yourself and don't try to interfere in my life by making your faith the law of the land.
10/7/2008 8:21:45 PM
"Atheism is a religion, since a typical atheist believes without proof."
Atheism is a lack of religious beliefs, there is no burden of proof upon atheists as there is upon theists.
10/7/2008 8:23:16 PM
10/7/2008 8:49:12 PM
Your error is saying atheists "believe". Actually, atheism is NOT believing. Atheists also do not try to save anybody. If God does not exist, what are they saving Christians from?
10/7/2008 8:50:18 PM
Neither of those things is a ritual.
10/7/2008 9:09:55 PM
In my spare time, I enjoy my hobby of not collecting stamps.
My hair color? why, bald.
10/7/2008 9:58:27 PM
Atheism is an idea, not a religion.
- No prophets or saints
- No rules or prohibitions
- No rituals or sacrifices
- No tithe
- No holy places
10/7/2008 10:01:14 PM
To be fair, deconversion is like conversion to Atheism, also atheists believe in nothingness after death with no proof, merely because afterlife is illogical.
10/7/2008 10:32:03 PM
10/7/2008 10:54:28 PM
You Odin-disbelievers are operating without proof too, ya know.
10/8/2008 12:45:25 AM
Doesn't this guys false assertion admit that religion is characterized by belief without proof?
10/8/2008 2:20:30 AM
A. Only fundies
B. I don't care what you believe as long as you leave me alone and stop whining about how I live my life.
10/8/2008 3:06:46 AM
Oh yes, the new fucktard thing. Everything they don't agree with is a religion.
10/8/2008 5:09:50 AM
I have never had an Atheist try to convert me... ever.
Am I the only one?!
10/8/2008 5:20:40 AM
since atheism is the opposite of religion, then you should say that "atheist disbelieves without proof"
10/8/2008 5:24:50 AM
Really? I have not tried to convince my agnostic neighbour and indeed my catholic neighbour to be like me. Everyone finds about it atheism at their own pace. I can only help if they ask.
We have just as rich as a logical base as your faith.
10/8/2008 10:04:04 AM
Atheism is a religion, since a typical atheist believes without proof.
I saw this written by someone else here on FSTDT ( I forget who, so sorry no credit. )
Atheism isn't a religion. It's a personal relationship with reality.
10/8/2008 10:49:08 AM
That's funny, I'm an atheist every day, and yet I don't feel religious. In fact, probably the most religious thing I've done in years was to go to a screening of Mommie Dearest where the audience called out "No... wire... hangers... EVER!" and "Because I am NOT one of your FANS!" in unison. Except it was fun.
10/8/2008 1:11:19 PM
I don't think that someone will be "saved" by becoming an Atheist. I think they will be able to live a less fearful (of hell) and enjoyable life as an Atheist.
7/28/2009 12:50:29 PM
For 97th time, atheism is defined as a religion mostly for legal reasons! It doesn't mean they've got a damned pope of their own, or whatever other warped fantasy you've cooked up.
7/28/2009 12:59:15 PM
Only those two?
And what about:
1) sacrificing babies and virgins to satan
2) dancing naked around the fire on fool moons
3) eating aborted babies
4) selling and enjoyin drugs, alcohol and fornication without consequences
5) persecuting Christians but hanging up with their source Muslims (whose sect they are)
I mean, that's what fundies usually think about them.
7/28/2009 1:05:22 PM
Erm, no, but thanks for playing.
It's the lack of proof that sets off an atheist. Most would be happy to believe in any deity, if there was any proof of its existence. And atheists just bash back, when being bashed for not believeing regardless of proof.
As long as people are happy in their belief system, and not trying to force it onto others, I think most atheists are willing to live and let live. You ought to try it sometimes, it can be rather liberating to not be bothered with other people's lives all the time.
7/28/2009 1:09:29 PM
'Theist' in this context is a pig-ignorant and obnoxious loudmouth with delusions of righteousness. Bashing such is entertainment, not ritual.
Otherwise, a theist is one who believes in a controlling supernatural entity.
Atheists choose to not believe without proof.
7/28/2009 1:18:32 PM