Users Online Now:
GLP Poker Rooms
GiveMeGossip.com - Gossip Forum
Donate To GLP
Back to Forum
Back to Thread
REPLY TO THREAD
I'm an Atheist. Why should I believe in a god? Which god? and why?
Ms Sans Serif
In accordance with industry accepted best practices we ask that users limit their copy / paste of copyrighted material to the relevant portions of the article you wish to discuss and no more than 50% of the source material, provide a link back to the original article and provide your original comments / criticism in your post with the article.
[quote:Anonymous Coward 7190830:MV8yMTE5ODU4XzM1Nzg0ODQyX0M0ODIzQg==] [quote:Don'tBeAfraid:MV8yMTE5ODU4XzM1Nzc5MjA3XzY5NkY3OTZB] [quote:Anonymous Coward 7190830:MV8yMTE5ODU4XzM1Nzc3MDYyX0FDMDQ4OTNF] [quote:Anonymous Coward 2898037:MV8yMTE5ODU4XzM1NzU2Nzg5XzYyNjY1RkI4] A genuine atheist should have no problem at all proving their convictions by committing suicide at a moments notice. A true atheist has no intrinsic value for life by definition. So are you truely denying a higher order or are you just an antagonist? Prove it by suicide. [/quote] you've got that backwards. atheists believe this is the only existence we get, so it makes life more valuable than to a religious person. if religious people believe they will go to a better place after death, it would make more sense for them to commit suicide to get there faster. [/quote] What you wrote is illogical and is also based upon stereotypes. It is illogical for you assume that a belief in God results in a devaluation of life, [b]which makes no sense since the primary action of God is to create Life[/b]. That's the basis for Christianity. Therefore this life is extremely precious and why so much effort is made by many Christians to preserve life. Example: anti-abortion activists use Holy Scripture, their belief, exegesis, their time/talent/treasure (the summation of their wealth) to oppose it. Example: many Christians are opposed to euthanasia. Example: many Christians are opposed to suicide. Example: many Christians are opposed to criminal execution. Example: many Christians spend their time/talent/treasure to build schools, orphanges, clinics, and hospitals to assist and take care of the poor. They know all too well the temporal needs of the human body and soul and do this to fulfill the Gospel commandment in numerous Biblical passages. You make sweeting generalization about Atheists and Christians, and yet provide no evidence of such. If you had said many atheists then I might agree, but honestly the atheists I have met have largely not been very life affirming. Example: [b]Suicide is most high among atheists[/b]. http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=177228 "CONCLUSIONS: Religious affiliation is associated with less suicidal behavior in depressed inpatients. After other factors were controlled, it was found that greater moral objections to suicide and lower aggression level in religiously affiliated subjects may function as protective factors against suicide attempts. Further study about the influence of religious affiliation on aggressive behavior and how moral objections can reduce the probability of acting on suicidal thoughts may offer new therapeutic strategies in suicide prevention." Example: "A comprehensive study by Harvard University professor Robert Putnam found that [b]religious people are more charitable than their irreligious counterparts[/b]. The study revealed that forty percent of worship service attending Americans volunteer regularly to help the poor and elderly as opposed to 15% of Americans who never attend services. Moreover, religious individuals are more likely than non-religious individuals to volunteer for school and youth programs (36% vs. 15%), a neighborhood or civic group (26% vs. 13%), and for health care (21% vs. 13%).[7" http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_and_charity Explain how you came to those conclusions. [b]What evidence do you have of your as yet subjective observations[/b]? One would conclude by your assertions that atheists would be at the forefront of life-affirming cultural behavior if they hold life as so precious. Explain precisely where you see that. [/quote] you missed my point. the previous poster was basically stating that if you don't believe in an afterlife, then whats the point of not killing yourself now and getting it over with. its retarded to think that you need a divine being to believe that life has any value. the religious believe in a better afterlife, so out of atheists and theists, they'd be less afraid of death and ready for a new beginning. im not saying atheists value life more than theists, just showing the last poster where his logic fails. suicide thoughts: atheist - end of existence theist - better place out of either, it would make more sense for the theist to kill themselves [/quote]
I'm an Atheist. Why should I believe in a god? Which god? and why?
I'm considering god, but need a rational reason to actually believe. I would never take blind faith, as you could end up in any religion just dependant on the influence around you.
Anyway, I'm searching, but need a rational way to decide.
Pictures (click to insert)
Big Round Smilies
Aliens and Space
Friendship & Love
Misc Small Smilies
View All Categories
Next Page >>
Medicare for all: Bernie Sanders calls for single-payer health system
For the first time ever, scientists spot an aurora outside our solar system
Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?
The Military Will Test a New Terrifyingly Loud Noise Directed Energy Gun
University of California offers six choices for 'gender identity'
Hackers Claim John McCain Knew ISIS Execution Videos Were Staged
Why Are They Hosting a Weird Occultic Dance Opera Inside CERN?
Seattle’s Nanny State is “Deputizing Trashmen as Secret Police” to Snoop Through Wastebins
Chattanooga Hoax? Victim Reported Dead Years Before Shooting
European Researchers Warn the World of the Dangers of Climate Engineering
New Legislation Would Place Breathalyzers in All New Cars
Transhumanist Candidate Wants “Brain Implants to Manage Violent Actions of Prisoners”… And Society
Are Salmon Dying from Hot Water in Northwestern Rivers, Or Could It Be Something Else?
New Online Petition Seeks to Make Traffic Fines Based on One’s Income
Edible Vaccines: What’s in your Banana?
Gold Manipulation: It’s Much Bigger Than You Think
ALEC Behind Recent Push For Mandatory Vaccination
American Town is Cell Phone and Wi-Fi "Quiet Zone", Sanctuary for EMF Sensitivity
DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHAT KIND OF MILK YOU`RE DRINKING AND WHAT THE NUMBERS ON THE PACKAGING MEAN
Talcum powder is Linked to Ovarian Cancer. Shocking Reasons to Stop Using It Immediately
Euthanasia Vans Could Deal With Old People In The UK
Video: Norway Builds First “Bee Highway”
Humans Are Not From Earth, Scientist Says Aliens Brought Us Here
Grown men and women in uniform are using social media to bully others, and the Army is now looking to catch them in the act.
Google Want To Record Your Entire Life And Make It Searchable
This Flag Represents The Principle, "Fight For What You Believe In."
This Is The Rebel Flag, "You're Either Free Or You're Not."
Disclaimer / Copyright Info
with questions or comments about this site.
"Godlike Productions" & "GLP" are registered trademarks of Zero Point Ltd. Godlike™
Website Design Copyright © 1999 - 2015 Godlikeproductions.com
Page generated in 0.004s (5 queries)