• What do you think happens in the afterlife?

    I can only tell you that meaning is what events "mean" to you. Riding a roller coaster is going to have a different meaning depending on whether you like roller coaster rides or not.
    I can only tell you that meaning is what events "mean" to you. Riding a roller coaster is going to have a different meaning depending on whether you like roller coaster rides or not.
    20 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Is there hope of salvation for a narcissist, or sociopath? Can they become born again and enjoy life serving God?

    I have come to believe that salvation is not from God but from ourselves. There is no serving God, there is only serving our notions of God, which includes using man made holy books as a guide. While we are all in our physical bodies, we will all be delusional about the reality of it all. Our biochemistry basically intoxicates us from a clear mind... show more
    I have come to believe that salvation is not from God but from ourselves. There is no serving God, there is only serving our notions of God, which includes using man made holy books as a guide. While we are all in our physical bodies, we will all be delusional about the reality of it all. Our biochemistry basically intoxicates us from a clear mind where there are exaggerated cases in narcissists and sociopaths.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Why do so many atheists here call me and other fundamentalist Christians names instead of addressing the actual arguments?

    I believe both occur. The problem is that most christians are a joke and atheists sometimes respond to the expectation of irrationality from christians rather than fully hearing the individual out. I agree that christians do offer their evidence and reasoning for their conclusion. The problem is in the "reasoning" of the evidence by... show more
    I believe both occur. The problem is that most christians are a joke and atheists sometimes respond to the expectation of irrationality from christians rather than fully hearing the individual out. I agree that christians do offer their evidence and reasoning for their conclusion. The problem is in the "reasoning" of the evidence by christians. Christians attempt to build a case for a historical Jesus by using a list of people who were all born "after" the supposed death of Jesus. Based on the events described in the bible at the time of the supposed crucifixion, the event could have occurred no later than 33 a.d. where the earliest writer Josephus was not even born until 37 a.d. meaning everyone who wrote after the fact were writing about the legend of Jesus rather than a historical Jesus. There were actual historians who lived in the vicinity of where Jesus supposedly walked who say nothing about him. Then there is the NT itself, where the writers did not actually know a historical Jesus but instead use other written sources to create their stories. Paul/Saul who is the earliest writer claims to have met the spirit of Jesus, but Paul never provides us with any of the sayings of Jesus, even in spiritual form. Paul also walked the same supposed region as Jesus but never bothers to ask the locals about the historical Jesus or do the locals he is preaching to ever bother to mention a Jesus who supposedly had already walked among them. When christians ignore this, it gives the appearance of deceit, willful ignorance or just plain irrationality. On the larger scope of God in general, we have both intelligent creations and natural formations. Christians like to ignore the natural formations and just assert "everything" is created despite the excellent case that it is not. There is also a natural order to existence, which is from simple to complex over time that would make it impossible to "begin" with the finished product of a complex, magical super Being as any kind of real starting point. Christians will never be able to argue a good case for any God much less that the christian God is that God. Atheists understand the reality that these atheists vs. christian debates are not an intellectual debate, they are impossible debates of rational vs. irrational, where intellectual argument have no weight with christians. It becomes an irrational game of christians believing they are intellectually examining their beliefs, when the reality says otherwise.
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses and I am not celebrating Christmas. Is this okay?

    There is no law demanding you celebrate anything. Most people just like marking special occasions with a celebration. Celebrations tend to break up our monotonous routines and add spice to our lives. While I understand that JW's attempt to follow a strict, literal interpretation of the Bible, there is a verse in the Bible that does claim there... show more
    There is no law demanding you celebrate anything. Most people just like marking special occasions with a celebration. Celebrations tend to break up our monotonous routines and add spice to our lives. While I understand that JW's attempt to follow a strict, literal interpretation of the Bible, there is a verse in the Bible that does claim there is too much knowledge to be contained in the Bible alone. I cannot remember the exact verse, but it implies you have to think for yourself beyond the Bible, that the Bible is just a foundation to build on. Because of limited space, I suspect celebrations were not included in the Bible even though people celebrated during biblical times. The last supper was sort of a celebratory feast.
    34 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Would you say this is good logic for a theist to believe in God ?

    Where you go wrong in your logic is that you assume one God verses countless number of Gods and Goddesses humans have invented and have contradicting ways of landing in hell. Second you poorly assume that an "Intelligent" Being cares about "belief", that is what religions sell you so you show up for church. Finally, what if the... show more
    Where you go wrong in your logic is that you assume one God verses countless number of Gods and Goddesses humans have invented and have contradicting ways of landing in hell. Second you poorly assume that an "Intelligent" Being cares about "belief", that is what religions sell you so you show up for church. Finally, what if the test of the real God was to leave no evidence to see who would use the brain He gave us to conclude there are no Gods instead of believing in a man made God on blind faith? In this case, God is seeking atheists and agnostics for heaven because of their ability to reason and leave theists behind to preach to each other how their man made Gods are the one true God. There is a multitude of ways to win or lose making Pascal's Wager useless because we could all win or we could all lose. With that being the case, it seems using the best possible reasoning has the best chance of success, meaning atheists and agnostics would win in this case and theists would lose for blindly picking.
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Why is atheism so evil and wrong?

    Because evil religions teach this.
    Because evil religions teach this.
    27 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • How would you feel emotionally speaking if you became an atheist and what would you do?

    You have that initial shock of Santa isn't real, then life goes on. Because Gods are tied to religions and religions many times promote fear and guilt, ex-theists often report feeling like a burden has been lifted from their shoulders after becoming atheists and life is better. For those who did not focus on the fear and guilt of religions, they... show more
    You have that initial shock of Santa isn't real, then life goes on. Because Gods are tied to religions and religions many times promote fear and guilt, ex-theists often report feeling like a burden has been lifted from their shoulders after becoming atheists and life is better. For those who did not focus on the fear and guilt of religions, they are more disappointed like that disappointment in learning the magical Santa is not real. Life goes on, but during certain occasions it's sad.
    7 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • Is there anyone out there that also hates Christmas music?

    For some reason I am not enjoying christmas music this year.
    For some reason I am not enjoying christmas music this year.
    6 answers · Christmas · 3 days ago
  • Is faith a virtue or is faith an excuse to believe nonsense is real?

    Faith can be both. Faith simply means to place your trust in someone or something. Scientists use faith to move forward in their research and while the faith can be misplaced, it motivates a path that will tell us what does and doesn't work for the sake of knowledge. Religious faith is quite different, it is placing trust that does motivate a... show more
    Faith can be both. Faith simply means to place your trust in someone or something. Scientists use faith to move forward in their research and while the faith can be misplaced, it motivates a path that will tell us what does and doesn't work for the sake of knowledge. Religious faith is quite different, it is placing trust that does motivate a path but unlike scientists theists refuse to admit when a path is a failure and often attempt to pass that failure off as knowledge of success.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Now that atheists have stomped christianity to the curb., Now what?

    Now we kick liberalism, socialism, communism and fascism to the curb.
    Now we kick liberalism, socialism, communism and fascism to the curb.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Atheists, why do you de y that America's a Christian nation even though we have "in God we trust" on our money?

    It does not say "in Jesus we trust" in order to preserve the secularism of our Constitution. Also God was not originally stamped on our money, demonstrating that Christians steal holidays and money.
    It does not say "in Jesus we trust" in order to preserve the secularism of our Constitution. Also God was not originally stamped on our money, demonstrating that Christians steal holidays and money.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • What is the different between array with looping and array without looping?

    An array is simply a table of data. With looping, the data can be read/written sequentially as it goes through either the whole table or just part of the table/array. Without looping, the individual cells of the array are read/written to randomly. If looping is possible, it condenses the lines of code considerably.
    An array is simply a table of data. With looping, the data can be read/written sequentially as it goes through either the whole table or just part of the table/array. Without looping, the individual cells of the array are read/written to randomly. If looping is possible, it condenses the lines of code considerably.
    3 answers · Programming & Design · 3 days ago
  • Atheists, why do you deny being a religion even though you worship Darwin and Dawkins?

    Can you list our rules/dogma? Neither theism nor atheism is a religion, both theists and atheists can join religions and both do have religions to join. But most theists do join religions whereas most atheists don't.
    Can you list our rules/dogma? Neither theism nor atheism is a religion, both theists and atheists can join religions and both do have religions to join. But most theists do join religions whereas most atheists don't.
    21 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Atheists do you work for the evil elites?

    No, I am not into politics.
    No, I am not into politics.
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • All atheists go to heaven?

    The "reasonable" odds are in their favor should a heaven actually exist.
    The "reasonable" odds are in their favor should a heaven actually exist.
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • What is the leap of faith? Must you reject objectivity to take the leap of faith?

    A leap of faith is when you place trust in someone or something when you have no good reasons to do so. Such as trusting a stranger who picks you up if you broke down on the side of the road. You know bad things could happen but you hope the odds are in your favor that they don't. Chance are good that it will work out. However if you are drunk... show more
    A leap of faith is when you place trust in someone or something when you have no good reasons to do so. Such as trusting a stranger who picks you up if you broke down on the side of the road. You know bad things could happen but you hope the odds are in your favor that they don't. Chance are good that it will work out. However if you are drunk and place trust that you can fly from the top of a building, your chances are not good that flying will work out.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 days ago
  • What's the chance that trump will start a war somewhere? to take the heat off himself,,if there was ever a moron trump is it?

    What heat? The only heat is on the Liberals/Democrats and the Rhino Republicans. In terms of starting a war, other countries are too scared to oblige Trump.
    What heat? The only heat is on the Liberals/Democrats and the Rhino Republicans. In terms of starting a war, other countries are too scared to oblige Trump.
    14 answers · Politics · 4 days ago
  • Does this prove that atheism is decline?

    The projection is that nonreligious will continue to grow but not as fast as the religious, meaning the percentage to the overall population will be less nonreligious even though both are projected to increase. This is probably based on the current trend of religious people having far more children than nonreligious people. Atheism is growing and... show more
    The projection is that nonreligious will continue to grow but not as fast as the religious, meaning the percentage to the overall population will be less nonreligious even though both are projected to increase. This is probably based on the current trend of religious people having far more children than nonreligious people. Atheism is growing and will continue to grow but the primary headwind to atheism is irrationality, where individuals are smart enough to know better but choose religious belief for other reasons. What the pew research probably does not consider is that ignorance and irrationality is what paves the way for religions and when countries move up from third world countries and people begin to learn how to think, those countries will lose religion like leading countries did when they went through that stage of development. Another thing that cannot be predicted is that people die of stupidity where the religious certainly die off faster due to this, whether it be religious wars or not seeking medical attention waiting for their God. All of this makes it very hard to predict long term trends. Atheism could potentially go extinct if atheist stop having children.
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 days ago
  • Agnostic people ----- will you tell us why atheists are so stupid?

    I think if there were stupidity to be found, it would be in claiming to know something when you don't. That said, most theists claim to "know" that their God exists and nothing good to back that claimed knowledge, where as the few who claim to be gnostic atheists actually can make a "reasonable" case for their knowledge. If... show more
    I think if there were stupidity to be found, it would be in claiming to know something when you don't. That said, most theists claim to "know" that their God exists and nothing good to back that claimed knowledge, where as the few who claim to be gnostic atheists actually can make a "reasonable" case for their knowledge. If good reasoning was the objective, theism would have died out ages ago. The problem is irrationality where even otherwise intelligent theists choose to form a belief for irrational reasons. The only question that crosses my mind is can irrationality sometimes be the wiser position, especially in the case where it lifts your spirits and motivates you to take on life head on with the confidence that you can do it. Humans certainly depend on an emotional component to carry them through life and sometimes deluding ourselves can be what is actually needed to clear a hurdle.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 days ago
  • Agnosticism and atheism are mutually exclusive (even though you idiots here say they are not). Therefore agnostic atheists don't exist.?

    A couple of problems with your reasoning. First you can believe something to be true but not "know" with complete certainty that it is in fact true. Second, there cannot reasonably be a purely agnostic position unless a "real" possibility can be demonstrated or reasoned so atheists who also use the label "agnostic" do... show more
    A couple of problems with your reasoning. First you can believe something to be true but not "know" with complete certainty that it is in fact true. Second, there cannot reasonably be a purely agnostic position unless a "real" possibility can be demonstrated or reasoned so atheists who also use the label "agnostic" do so because they can "imagine" being wrong, which is the better stance than the ignorance of Agnosticism where by their reasoning everyone should be agnostic of all magical beings/creatures because we can "imagine" the possibility. Life on this planet grants the "real" possibility of other life in our universe to be purely agnostic of. That would be rational Agnosticism. Agnosticism of magical super Beings is actually worse than theism because most agnostics agree with atheists that there is not a case for the claims of theists. Otherwise agnostics would be theists and not agnostics, but they irrationally grant the "imagined" possibility as opposed to the more rational agnostic atheist position that addresses that there is no case for the "claim" and the only way to grant a possibility is our "imagination".
    21 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 days ago