Lately I have been bombarded with the "Oh, you don't go to church" and "You don't believe in anything?!" sentiments. I have also been a little overloaded with information like atheists are the most hated minority (and largest minority in fact), atheists have no morals, they need to shut up and realize they are a minority, I am damning my children, and sending myself to hell.
So my question is, as an atheists, what defines you personally? What positive characteristics do you have that are emphasized by atheism? Or those that have nothing to do with your atheism.
This isn't really meant to be a debate. More uplifting conversations.
Answer by jcsscfam5 at 12:07 AM on May. 18, 2009
Answer by Freela at 12:09 AM on May. 18, 2009
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Answer by Freela at 1:09 AM on May. 18, 2009
Answer by Freela at 1:23 AM on May. 18, 2009
Wasn't really directed at me, but... "Where do you as an atheist find your moral code?"
I'm not exactly "atheist" either, but my moral code is based on common sense. It doesn't take a genius to understand that if you wouldn't want someone to do it to you, you shouldn't do it to someone else.
That's not to say I'm a doormat. I am the type to "let stuff go" most of the time, but when pushed far enough, I will push back. It's like that old saying "Don't start nothin... won't be nothin" :-)
Answer by Laura1229 at 2:43 AM on May. 18, 2009
Answer by jcsscfam5 at 3:03 AM on May. 18, 2009
Answer by mandaday at 6:35 AM on May. 18, 2009