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I do not believe in the existence of atheists. No, this is not a play on words or a trick statement. Atheists don’t exist. By “atheist” I am referring to the ideal person who does not believe in the existence of God, not the person who labels themselves as an atheist. Clear as mud? All people who label themselves as “atheist” are not, by definition, atheists, because they all believe in the existence of God.

Dante Tremaine, Christian Theology 114 Comments [1/31/2011 4:49:31 AM]
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freako104

Um....There ARE people who don't believe in god you dumbass. If they label themselves as atheist they don't believe. If they DO believe they are not atheist

1/31/2011 7:14:41 AM

nutbunny

No

1/31/2011 7:21:46 AM

WWWWolf

> All people who label themselves as “atheist” are not, by definition, atheists, because they all believe in the existence of God.

And in the related news, I am wearing shoes. This is because while I do not currently actually wear any shoes, the concept of "shoes" is not unknown to me.

I also propose that mental gymnastics should replace the gymnastics education in schools, because a lot more people get seriously hurt in mental gymnastics than in physical gymnastics. A lot of people only think they're clever. That has consequences.

1/31/2011 7:24:50 AM

Justanotheratheist

I do not believe in the existence of (any) god, therefore I am an atheist. So are many others. If you don't like it - go play in the traffic.


1/31/2011 7:26:57 AM

aaa

You really are one dumb motherfucker. Just because you believe in something doesn't mean that it's real.

1/31/2011 7:31:21 AM

emau99

OK, Dante. I have a question for you.

Do you believe in Voltron, the Defender of the Universe?

Choose your answer carefully.

1/31/2011 7:34:00 AM

Berny

God does not exist. I do not believe in the existence of God. Period.
I'm guessing you're too fucking stupid to understand English?

1/31/2011 7:43:20 AM

bluejaysfan

Dante, no they don't!!!

1/31/2011 7:43:26 AM

farpadokly

The whole article is worth reading for a master class in faulty reasoning and arrogance.

1/31/2011 7:50:07 AM

misshani

"Christians fear atheism. They're terrified of losing their faith. So they deny atheism exists at all. But, deep down, they know it's the truth."

Even if that statement is just as ridiculous as Dante's, at least I'm in a better position to say it, since I've actually been both a Christian and an atheist.

Gotta love these theists who refuse to do anything but look into atheism from the outside, but still think they know our point of view better than we do.

1/31/2011 7:57:07 AM

JohnTheAtheist

Except that we don't, dipstick.

1/31/2011 7:57:52 AM

SpukiKitty

WHAAAAA???!!!!

READ A DICTIONARY YOU DINGLEBERRY! I'VE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING SO STUPID IN MY LIFE!

Thank you.

1/31/2011 8:04:28 AM

Canadia

Everyone really agrees with me, they just won't admit it. Haha, silly atheists.

Edit: I like the little bit about God=Unicorns he has over there, failing to see that he, in fact, stated the general opinion of atheists on their bullshit to begin with. That is to say we don't care and don't give it any legitimacy, we just mock it in exactly the same fashion we mock him.

1/31/2011 8:15:34 AM

Anon-e-moose

"I do not believe in the existence of atheists"

Belief is an irrelevant concept. Only acknowledgement and acceptance of facts. I exist. As do the good peeps of FSTDT. As do the other 6 million + people in the world. Even you exist (unfortunately). Your so-called 'God' doesn't. Next question.

"No, this is not a play on words or a trick statement"

...but it is.

"Atheists don’t exist"

I exist. As do the millions like me. Deal with it.

"By “atheist” I am referring to the ideal person who does not believe in the existence of God, not the person who labels themselves as an atheist"

So basically, six of one, half-a-dozen of the other. Be seeing you. [/The Prisoner]

"Clear as mud?"

You said it. I didn't, pal.

All people who label themselves as “atheist” are not, by definition, atheists, because they all believe in the existence of God"

Are you a follower of Allah? No? Well you are. As any Professor of Theology (and thus, by definition, know infinitely more about your beliefs than you do) will tell you, 'Elohim' (as Jews refer to him), Allah, and your Judeo-Christian 'God' are all one and the same.

Do you beleve in the existence of - and worship - Rama/Vishnu (or all his myriad forms)? The Earth Goddess? L. Ron Hubbard? The Invisible Pink Unicorn? JR 'Bob' Dobbs? The Flying Spaghetti Monster? Haruhi Suzumiya? No? Well then, that therefore makes you an Atheist. After all...:

We Atheists merely believe in one less God than you.

1/31/2011 8:16:37 AM

Rat of Steel

Anon-e-moose, might I please have one of your used condoms? I want to use the genetic material therein to create a woman who is, in all ways save the lack of Y chromosome, identical to you. She and I would proceed to beget many, many children together, which would be used to re-populate the planet following the implementation of my overall plan.

*wicked laughter*

1/31/2011 8:32:24 AM

Mister Spak

I'd respond to this, but Table Rock already said it.

1/31/2011 8:36:41 AM

katherine Lorraine

I don't get it...

1/31/2011 8:38:35 AM

Thrutch

I was forced to reply, the stupid is strong in this one.

1/31/2011 9:01:55 AM

PAnz

Easily the dumbest post of the month

1/31/2011 9:08:19 AM

Sisyphus

Wow. You are SO clever. You've certainly got us there. Your rapier wit and irrefutable logic have won me over. /sarcasm

1/31/2011 9:28:38 AM

GodotIsWaiting4U

I do not believe in the existence of any god.

If this is what not existing is like, meh. Unimpressive.

1/31/2011 9:30:14 AM

Lucilius

So ... if people claim they don't believe in something, it must exist?

Let's use Dante's New Logic for a moment. By his lights, that principle should be reversible: If we believe in something ridiculous, it therefore cannot exist.

Hey, Dante: I believe in you!

*poof* Dante vanishes! Problem solved.

1/31/2011 9:40:03 AM

Skyknight

Tremaine's key phrase here is probably "believe in the existence of". It's the old conceit of the law of God (implying knowledge of his existence) being written in the hearts of all humanity. Notice that he just says that atheists believe in God's existence; no mention here of fealty. In other words, he thinks atheists are really dystheists (and probably to the extent of being maltheists).

Should be interesting to see what happens when the Rapture retinue starts absorbing "dystheism" and "maltheism" into their active vocabulary.

1/31/2011 9:57:23 AM

Anon-e-moose

@Skyknight

"It's the old conceit of the law of God (implying knowledge of his existence) being written in the hearts of all humanity."

So, as Dante claims, we 'believe' a 'God' exists because we know him? Does he realise the full implications of what he's saying? Re. 'know' as in the Biblical sense...?!

Well, there you have it. Proof that God is the ultimate slut. Dante has admitted as much. Certainly by his own logic.

>:D

1/31/2011 10:40:13 AM

AnonymousOctopus

I seriously think when religious people say they don't think atheists exist they are trolling us with the tried and true "I'm rubber and you're glue" method.

1/31/2011 10:50:50 AM
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