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Atheism

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Atheism is the disbelief in or denial of the existence of God or gods.
Don't have positions/views on any thing except the concept of God.
If someone is trying to force the Bible upon you, gently remind them that, no matter what the Bible itself says, today's culture allows us the freedom of religion, and it is not their prerogative to infringe that right. .In my case, if a believer wants to, or feels the need that he or she must...
Atheism is the lack of belief in gods and only that, any views on money and career as the same as other peoples.
The God Delusion is a book by Richard Dawkins detailing his beliefs on the plausibility of a deity. He offers arguments against theism in his book.
......mosquitoes, rats, ticks, fleas, cockroaches and pathogens. And the appendix - it serves no anatomical purpose, but can still make you ill, i.e. appendicitis.
In a religious state it is neither male or female.
Sacrilege is the violation or injurious treatment of a sacred object. From a theist point of view it is possible for an atheist to be sacrilegious however, atheist's do not believe in "sacred" objects and would therefore say no.
You shouldn't, let them choose. But give evidence to your beliefs. I too am an atheist, but I'd respect people's religious choices.
God loves everyone even if you don't follow him. He created everyone and everything so He will also have a place for everyone and everything in the end. There are only two places after the end of the world on earth takes place. Everyone will either end up in Heaven or Hell. Or the electrical...
The same way anyone else thinks. We love our families, we teach ourchildren to think rationally, learn self-reliance, have respect foreach other, and instill strong moral values. The families of atheists can be as normal or as dysfunctional asany other. There is no set of standards set up by the...
Opinion Absolutely. Everyone has a soul/spirit. Not everyone takes care ofthem, but they are still there. Opinion The soul would be regarded by many as something which is evidenceof us as being somewhat 'higher' beings than the animals. The factthat we can choose to be either Christians or...
Christians are called to love Atheists just as they are to love everyone else. They are supposed to show them about Jesus (and Christianity) by leading a good, happy and joyful life to show them what being a Christian truly means and what it can bring to them. .Today in many countries atheists are...
Not necessarily; the humanist philosophy places primary importance with humanity, but that is not incompatible with a belief in god (or gods); for example, a deist - who believes in a creator god, but not a god that takes a day to day interest in the activities of the world may well be a humanist as...
Answer .\nAlmost no one. The state religion is the Church of Sweden or Lutheran. 93 percent of the population is Christian.
There are many; in the UK one the main parties is led by an atheist. Doubtless there have been others - Winston Churchill was not religious and described himself as agnostic. Across the world there must be many - even some who find it convenient to seem to belong to a religion. There is debate...
Well, atheists don't have a book telling them what to do at those times, and don't all do the same thing, I can only tell you they don't beg and whine at a percieved holy creator.
OpinionNon religious people come in as many varieties as religious people do, so naturally there are many different answers to your questions. Personally I believe that evil is a concept which is based on the good of a population. For example: killing a person reduces the chances that that person...
The Old Testament book of Daniel is of a nihilistic nature.
I guess, if you're willing to put religion aside. The fact is religion is not that important a question in finding a potential mate or lover. Most couples have wildly different views on many topics. In the long run if the relationship becomes permanent most topics which seem important at the onset...
Depends on the tribe; depends on the slave.
Atheists don't have a religion. People who say. "Atheists Have a religion because they have a belief" Need to get a dictionary and look up the meaning of Atheist. The meaning generally given is a lack of a belief in a higher cosmic power. [thats a general definition] Just because someone believes...
I suggest that you think a bit about what you would accept as evidence not only for God but for something like memory (the ability to recall past events in detail) and freedom (or joy, or any abstract concept). That being said, I will agree that I cannot provide 30 kilograms of God that you can...
Opinion Don't try to; you shouldn't attempt to push your beliefs on someone else. Although you can't change someones mind about a religion you can talk to them and explain what you feel should be right and why. Opinion Your atheist friend may recognize the spiritual tugging at his being...
Answer: It would appear that simple tests for mental illness do not point towards atheism. Consider: .People with mental illnesses often have hallucinations (visions) and invisible friends who talk to them. Nobody else can see these beings but the sufferer believes in them nevertheless. ....
No. Discrimination based on what you believeis unconstitutional. Atheism is the choice not to exercise your right to a religion; forcing someone to make this choice is just as illegal as making it for them.
Of course they do: Common sense and conscience. If you are a normal human being you don't need to be told not to hurt people or not to kill. The Bible wasn't the first book to outline the sentiments in the ten commandments. People followed those rules long before. Atheists see more then one side...
Religion is often seen as antithetical to science; but just because one does not believe in the existence of a God has no bearing on whether or not they subscribe to a scientific theory: the Creation vs. Evolution conflict is non existent for them because they don't believe in God. If they want an...
I guess any belief can do this simply by not being attractive as a subject to one side of that friendship. Believing that Bon Jovi were a great band could do exactly the same if the other person in the friendship actually believes they were crap. However if a friendship is real it should be able...
We haven't lived in it yet. That's why our world is such a horribleplace.
He is an atheist because Seth McFarlane is an atheist. To address the second point, if he is an atheist, then, by definition, he cannot be Catholic. . Answer Brian Griffin is a fictional dog, by definition he cannot be anything as he isn't real.
No. In and of itself atheism is simply the absence of any belief in gods. It is a benign intellectual choice. Some people with strong religious beliefs may find that offensive but atheism itself is not the offender. Also, there may be some people who are atheists who are offensive but that is true...
Another answer from our community: You need to do some careful analysis and long term thinkingregarding your relationship with your wife (or husband). She doesnot respect your right to choose. There is nothing that can makeher stop pressuring you to become a believer. She knew you were anatheist...
Atheists do not all think with the same mind. Your question is impossible to answer.
atheists.Answer: .Since atheists and Christians are distributed randomly through the population with Christians in a relative majority and since occupations which require killing (soldiers, police, hit men, etc.) do not have a winnowing process to eliminate one group or the other, it is likely...
Yes. David Sedaris is brilliant, so he doesn't believe in imaginary friends.
There is a large difference between an atheist and and antichrist.An atheist is one who lacks belief in Any supernatural beings,state of personal being, and essentially asserts that life has nopurpose, we are merely here as a product of the evolutionaryprocess. An antichrist can have variances in...
To a large extent, yes. H. G. Wells was brought up a strict Christian, but gradually began to reject the Christian God in favour of a 'personal' God. He would later repudiate God entirely , declaring himself "an honest atheist". Yet his biographer concluded that Wells' youthful religious beliefs...
The line that forms the apparent boundary between earth and sky.
Historians traditionally take the approach that a person attested to by an ancient author probably did exist, unless there is reason to believe otherwise. The following is a quick list of some who challenge this view of Jesus, which could be extended with some research. I have not read most of the...
There are several: Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and China seemto be the most tolerant of secularism.
People fear change. For 2000 years we have been taught and evenforced to believe a certain way. When Galileo in the 1600's showedthe Church that the earth was not the center of the universe, theybanished him for such heresey. Copernicus put the sun as the centerof the universe almost a century...
Five famous atheists: .Richard Dawkins .Brian Griffin .Christopher Hitchens .Douglas Adams .Noel and Liam Gallagher Five fictional atheists: .The Doctor (from Doctor Who ) .Constantine Levin (from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy) - he's agnostic, so I don't know if he counts. .Carl Carlson...
The most common symbol for atheists it the A. The a comes from theworth atheism. Logic.
The American Religious Identification Survey was carried out during February-November 2008 and collected answers from 54,461 respondents who were questioned in English or Spanish. One of the findings of the survey was that 76% of American adults identified as Christians in 2008, compared to 86%...
Mostly it is for the same reason that people do not believe in anygods. There is simply no proof of their existence. Holy books suchas Tanakh, Midrash, Bible, Qu'ran, Book of Mormon,etc, are onlyclaims of supernatural beings. They are not proof and cannot beproven; just like they cannot be disproven...
Only if they exist. Christians and Muslims believe that both heaven and hell exist, but belief is not proof.
Two studies carried out by Encyclopedia Britannica indicate that between 2.4 and 3.8% of the worlds population may be atheist, but it is difficult to make an accurate count as people interpret the meaning of the word in many different ways. There are also unknown numbers of people who are unsure on...
She was first married John Henry Roths from 1941 until they divorced in 1946 and was then married to Richard O'Hair from 1965 until he predeceased her in 1978. She never subsequently remarried.
No, we do not. We believe that after we die that is it. We do notbelieve there is an after life as living is its own reward. Ourpurpose in life is to be the best human possible, and to helphumanity in the best of our capabilities, no matter how large orsmall our contribution.
Atheism isn't a club and therefore does not have members. There are no global statistics for people who are atheist.
Atheism can have advantages and drawbacks, just like religion. Some good things: 1. Freedom from religious practices. Atheists don't have to go to church, or pray daily, or participate in religious holidays. 2. Knowledge: Religions have prohibited the progress of science several times, such as when...
Tradition, insecurity, faith, and may even be geneticallyimprinted, though I hope not. People come together as a communityand to strengthen their ties with one another they worship somesort of deity or other, because, I think gives them strength andcomfort to function individually, and as a whole.
There is no hell, or heaven. Earth is where we live, where our ancestors lived.
In Japanese female means ' Josei-no ' or ' Mesu-no ' also ' Fujin', 'mesu ' and also ' shisei ' ( Relating to a female, Composed of females, Intended for women, Feminine, Fruit-bearing, Pistillate, Designed to receive an inserted part ) & for some more women means ' Nyonin ' or ' Josei ...
Some no doubt feel their faith threatened if people they respect do not hold the same beliefs as they do. Others may believe that evangelising wins favour in heaven, and for that purpose is preferable to doing charitable work or donating to causes such as the Haitian earthquake funds. In some cases,...
In Judaism there is the Bar Mitvah for young men and the BatMitzvah for young ladies. As for atheist's initiations; there arenone. If one is a non-Christian, then there's no need for rituals.
Sikhism is made up of beliefs and ideals from Buddhism, Hinduism , Jainism and Islam. Because Sikhism has a heavy focus on practicality and non-idolism as well as equality, only some ideas and beliefs are used in Sikhism from these religions. Interestingly Jainism also contributes to ancient texts...
His father was a king and he was a prince but he walked away from that position as a young man. He assumed no secular leadership role (king or emperor) in his later life.
Atheism started because some people examined the beliefs of religion and thought that science explained facts better. Atheists believe that science has provided more evidence towards our existence than the bible and that the events in the bible are easily discredited by science. Atheist beliefs...
This is difficult to ascertain, as the word 'atheist' still carries a social stigma in the USA, and many people don't feel comfortable using it, even when it accurately describes their point of view. An ARIS study was conducted to find how people self-identified their religious beliefs. Amongst...
Many folks thing atheists sit in their dank and smelly caves glowering at the Bible and thinking black thoughts at it. Dramatic as that may seem, it is not very accurate. First off there is no atheists' organization so we don't have a unified point of view, or an instruction manual on how to think...
Someone who doesn't know whether god exists is called agnostic. Someone who needs evidence to prove it is an atheist. People who are not sure if there is a god are called agnostics. An agnostic doesn't necessarily believe there is a God but doesn't rule out the possibility. An atheist believes...
Somehow, I doubt it. Religion is far too well established for atheism to become the norm. Depending on the stats you use, atheists either make up a tiny percentage of the world's population (if you only count people who are openly atheist), or they are a significant minority (if you include people...
Let's hope so. Religion has come under the spotlight in recent decades as science has progressed and we have leaned more and more about our universe, and even ourselves. Recently discoveries have been made linking religious experience to certain brain functions and debates as to whether religious...
Answer: There is nothing wrong with not believing in a god. If you are able to appreciate the beauty of the universe, without the need to attribute that beauty to a god, then that is your choice and you shouldn't let people tell you you are wrong or evil or immoral for doing so. Many, many...
A vigil is a "staying awake." Its antonym would be a sleep-over.
The only leader in atheism is your self. No. Atheism is simply the lack of belief in gods. It's not a movement, or an organisation. Having a leader would be a bit like people who don't watch sports having a leader. It's simply something they do not do, and so it would be impossible to have a leader...
Atheism was not started, since it is merely a lack of belief. The more interesting question, I think, is how religions started. There have always been atheists, because there have always been people who said: "wait.. that god you're talking about.. this seems a bit odd and doesn't really make...
See the link below for a list of arguments against a recent creation.
Being a pagan is believing in some god other than theJudeo-Christian God. Examples of pagan religions are Wicca,Animism, Asatru/ Odinism, etc. An atheist is someone who denies ordisbelieves in any type of god or other supernatural beings.
The natural feeling of repulsion that accompanies witnessing violence, deceit, and dishonesty. .if by morality you mean knowing right from wrong then i was taught this as a child by my parents and teachers. religion is not tied to morality. there are many moral atheists and there are many...
It's is wrong to cause other living things to needlessly suffer. This is common sense, if you cannot figure this out with the help of arcane literature (or if said literature encourages it), I suggest you seek professional help. (I asked for an answer with some form of proof or logic behind it....
There are millions of atheists; it is very unlikely they have a consistent view of friendship.
NTYF stands for the Nordonia Twinsburg Youth Football League.
The only thing in common among atheists is they do not believe in any gods. Atheists are not all the same , may have various political beliefs or none at all, we are from all walks of life, of every age and ethnic group, with a vast range of interests. Atheists are NOT 'organized' and do not...
Answer It is hard to cite many examples, because most atheists in public life choose not to discuss their lack of religious beliefs. One famous atheist sportsperson is Jonathan Edwards, triple jumper (Olympic gold medallist, world champion and world record holder), who is quoted as saying, "When...
Patrick Jane, a character on television's The Mentalist, accordingto his bio, Patrick Jane professes no religion. The character isplayed by the actor Simon Baker, an Australian born actor, alsolists no religion in his bio. As for the fictional characterPatrick Jane we cannot claim definitively that...
To give advice in a certain subject.
This is a variation of Cecilia, a name meaning Blind.
Neo-Spirituality was created by Hiroyoshi Kuwahara as a combination of Japanese and British spirituality..Adherents say that neo-spirituality is about getting "closer to God" rather than being a religion. This may seem a fine distinction, but it is probably part of the rejection of organised...
An Inextricable Tale was written by Paul Allgood.
if everything never die like in tuck everlasting we will all want to die like the main character Wouldn't it be a burden to never die like the greek gods our earth wouldn't take it
No, evolution is not only accepted by atheists. Scientific theoriesare not forms of "belief". And I do know a few Christians whobelieve in evolution. It is no longer a religious issue, but moreof an individual evaluation of facts. Few, if any, believing Jews, Christians, or Muslims believe...
In Australia Not many people particularly care what religion you are or for that mater if you have a religion at all. politicians put on a bit of a show that they have a religion but this is more to attract a few votes then anything else. government and public service appointments are never made as...
You can join any piligrim group and make it one week covering few temples. There are many travel agencies to guide you. If you are not religious, but follow customs attached while visiting religious places.
It is a Latin word meaning everyone or everything. The first examples of public transport were called "omnibus vehicles" because they carried everyone. Eventually that got shortened to "omnibus" and finally to "bus".
These are descriptions usually given by religionists to try todescribe our atheism. We do not wear labels well. Atheists may havedifferent philosophical directions, but no name tag is needed.
There is no process for becoming an atheist. This flows from thefact that there is no organization of atheists, no atheistguidebook or instruction manual, no atheist meeting hall, noadmission procedure, no membership card and no secret handshake.What happens is, just like figuring out that there is...
4/10 atheists have a college degree (Exact Amount: 43%) comparedwith the general population (29%). The exact percentage ofreligious people is unknown.
You weren't. Just like anything before it was constructed. The concept of "you" is simply shorthand for "this present arrangement of material we call you". After you are dead you will once more become just random matter.
It depends on if you have one or not. You either have a religionsuch as Christianity, Judaism, or you do not believe in any god orgods. My suggestion would be to extensively research all religions,and if you don't believe any of those, then you are an Atheist, butyou may also be an Agnostic, which...
At the 2007 national census, 18.7 per cent said they had no religion, compared to 63.9 per cent Christians. Another 12 per cent declined to answer the question. At the 2011 national census, 22.3 per cent said they had no religion, compared to 61.1 per cent Christians.
Between 4, 779, 120 and 4, 978, 250 (24%-25% of total population) atheists live in Australia as of 2005.
Here are twelve Logical, Scientific, and real proofs out of thousand proofs explained by Qur'an. A Muslim Scholar explains those in a story form. Here "God" is Allah (Arabic Al-ilah which means The God) because it is Absolute One, Has no son, father or mother. He is the only One. (Not Jesus, or...