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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 1 decade ago

Question about atheism?

Are atheists just people who acknowledge seeing all the trees but swear there is no forest?

Update:

So if atheists are logical positivists (nothing exists unless they first understand it), how do you explain using electricicty when no one has ever seen an electron and no one has ever precisely located an electron?

Update 2:

Sarah is irritable today.. ;0 (no fight was intended- just an interesting question)

Update 3:

Jack- most Christians believe in evolution...I think you're referring to fundamentalists

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Atheists are people that see the trees and want to know what species they are... How they evolved... Why this species grows so well HERE... What animals live in its branches... What kind of bacteria live off the rotting leaves on the ground...

    We see the Forrest as the wonder of nature that it is and jump at the chance to learn WHY it does what it does...

    Theists on the other hand see a tree and say "God did a good job" then turn and walk away, never knowing how much more there is to it...

    It isn't that "Something doesn't exist until we understand it" because no one can understand everything...

    I believe that Radio Waves exist because when I turn my radio on, I hear the voice of the guy on WLSAM.

    I can't SEE the radio waves... But there is enough evidence for the invisible waves that I believe they exist and do what the broadcasters say they will do...

    You are grossly oversimplifying the Atheist's Perspective.

    WE NEVER STOP LEARNING... WE NEVER STOP AND SAY "God did it and that is good enough for me!"...

    If we did that, our species would have never figured out that Bacteria and Virus cause sickness... We would still be stuck with the idea that "Demons and Vapors" cause illness and that taking a bath more than once every 3 months makes you sick...

    If we stuck with "Demons Make People Ill" and that when you sneeze, it is a demon trying to get out we would never have advanced an inch...

    "God makes some people live and others die of demon poisoning" is NOT a way to build a society!

    Theism = Stagnation

    Why investigate the "Why" when it all comes back to "Cuz god wants it like that!"?

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  • 1 decade ago

    No we see the forest but think of a logical reason for it being there not make up an invisible guy in the sky to create it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah. I think a lot of us have a more logical approach. I beleive the majority of us believes in evolution, just like what sciences in school teachers. It makes so much more sense the adam and eve...

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  • I love it when Atheist accuse Christian of copy pasting when they do it more than anyone else..

    Sqeezle who said anything about Y/A violation??

    BTW yes they are!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There is a line of trees along my street, but that doesn't make it a forest.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    why is it that you people always want to pick up a fight it gets really annoying after a while why do you care.

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