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What made you become Atheist?

Posted by on Jul. 10, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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 I happen to believe in God. Why do you not believe?  Did something in life happen to you for you not to believe? I am just curious and trying to understand why everyone doesn't believe in God.

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Clairwil
by Gold Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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Quoting NC_Mom_06:

I happen to believe in God. Why do you not believe?

Which one?

Do you belive in Thor?  If not, why don't you belive in Thor?

Do you belive in Zeus?  If not, why don't you believe in Zeus?

Do you belive in Ra?  If not, why don't you believe in Ra?


I put it to you that there wasn't some incident in your life that made you decide not to believe in Zeus.  You never started believing in the first place, you've never seen any reason why you should start believing in Zeus.

NC_Mom_06
by on Jul. 10, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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 Why can't you answer this honestly and stop trying to cause drama?

Quoting Clairwil:

Quoting NC_Mom_06:

I happen to believe in God. Why do you not believe?

Which one?

Do you belive in Thor?  If not, why don't you belive in Thor?

Do you belive in Zeus?  If not, why don't you believe in Zeus?

Do you belive in Ra?  If not, why don't you believe in Ra?

 

 

4kidz916
by Gold Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 3:20 PM
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I believe in God but here's a bump for you.

NC_Mom_06
by on Jul. 10, 2013 at 3:21 PM

 

Quoting 4kidz916:

I believe in God but here's a bump for you.

 A bump for me???

4kidz916
by Gold Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 3:22 PM

A bump to keep the post visible so maybe you can get an answer.  :)

Quoting NC_Mom_06:

 

Quoting 4kidz916:

I believe in God but here's a bump for you.

 A bump for me???


NC_Mom_06
by on Jul. 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM

 

Quoting 4kidz916:

A bump to keep the post visible so maybe you can get an answer.  :)

Quoting NC_Mom_06:

 

Quoting 4kidz916:

I believe in God but here's a bump for you.

 A bump for me???


 Oh lol thanks :>)

laura_simss
by on Jul. 10, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I work with animals and am in veterinary school. I see evolution every single place I look in animals and there would be no real way to get the education I have without believing in evolution. I know some people feel god and evolution can go hand in hand but they really can't. Plus the bible has so many part that just would not be possible. The Noah's ark story, Jonah and the whale, etc. 

It just doesn't make sense to me. I have to see something to really believe it. 

Clairwil
by Gold Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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Quoting NC_Mom_06:

 Why can't you answer this honestly and stop trying to cause drama?

I am not trying to cause drama.

I am trying to give you what you asked for - understanding.

When you can state why you don't believe in the various Gods that other people believe in, then you will then be in a position to better understand why they don't believe in your God.

..MoonShine..
by Bronze Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 3:53 PM
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Why are her questions an attempt to stir drama, yet yours-the same question-is just you being curious?



Quoting NC_Mom_06:

 Why can't you answer this honestly and stop trying to cause drama?


Quoting Clairwil:


Quoting NC_Mom_06:


I happen to believe in God. Why do you not believe?


Which one?


Do you belive in Thor?  If not, why don't you belive in Thor?


Do you belive in Zeus?  If not, why don't you believe in Zeus?


Do you belive in Ra?  If not, why don't you believe in Ra?


 


 

Clairwil
by Gold Member on Jul. 10, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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Quoting NC_Mom_06:

 I happen to believe in God. Why do you not believe?  Did something in life happen to you for you not to believe? I am just curious and trying to understand why everyone doesn't believe in God.

Ok, let me try putting it a different way, see if that communicates better with you...

Did you support Mark Rutte in the 2012 Dutch general election?  Did something in life happen to you in order to cause you not to support him?

I'm guessing not.  I'm guessing that you never heard of the guy or, if you did hear of him in passing, you didn't hear anything that persuaded you to think "I like his policies, if I lived in the same country as him I'd vote for him."

Do you support the Mazuri brand of food for the farm animals called Alpacas?  It may well be that there are millions of people who think the Mazuri brand is best but THEY HAVE NEVER PRESENTED TO YOU ANY CONVICING EVIDENCE that you should spend your money on that particular brand.   Until you've seen evidence, why would you support it?

In all walks of life, the default attiude of people is to not believe until shown good evidence of why they should do so.  And that skepticism applies as much to the words of preachers as it does to the words of politicians or commercial sales people.

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