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Why don't you believe in God?
Posted 5/18/11
To subtract from the shitstorm which has transpired in the topic "Why do you believe in God?" I have decided to make this thread for the sake of infidels everywhere.
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Posted 5/18/11
Because I'd rather sh*t happen randomly and chaotically than consider myself important enough to merit personal attention from an omniscient being out to get me. Also, most rules that monotheistic religions go by are too restrictive and contextually specific to earth to have any origins with the divine.
Posted 5/18/11

hsbuffenbarger wrote:

Because I'd rather sh*t happen randomly and chaotically than consider myself important enough to merit personal attention from an omniscient being out to get me. Also, most rules that monotheistic religions go by are too restrictive and contextually specific to earth to have any origins with the divine.


The beliefs within monotheism are highly against human nature, for one. Not all people have the same nature, but our basic construction is very much the same. I relegate some occurrences to happenstance, rather than having been caused by a divine presence.
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Posted 5/18/11
well the track record for religions that hold God to be their deity aren't really good with crusades, religious persecutions, abuse of religious power, the utter suppression of scientific advancement (i am unsure on which did or didn't just saying)

but personally i prefer a more agnostic point of view. i do think there the possibility that something started the universe be it big bang or something equal to a god and whatever can't be explained, but we just dont know or we will never know. which leads to the topic i don't believe in God because i just don't agree with most of the teachings that are taught by those religions
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Posted 5/18/11
I study Geology at University. By looking at ancient rocks, it's obvious that 1: The first chapter of Genesis is garbage. 2: Noah's flood is such utter, total, illogical, immoral nonsense that it throws the whole Bible out the window.

Now the Bible is a double edged sword, meaning either all of it is true, or none of it is. Many Christians will agree, since it supposedly has 'not a single error'. But through logic and science we can utterly disprove the very first book...
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Posted 5/19/11
Science.
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Posted 5/19/11

I study Geology at University. By looking at ancient rocks, it's obvious that 1: The first chapter of Genesis is garbage. 2: Noah's flood is such utter, total, illogical, immoral nonsense that it throws the whole Bible out the window.

I like it; I don't believe in God...because rocks exist. Yes.
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Posted 5/19/11
Because there is absolutely no evidence to support the existence of any god.
I find as much reason to believe in god, as i do believing in the giant from Jack and the beanstalk.

We have a fuckton of religions, all claiming their particular invisible friend to be the one true imaginary skyperson.


But aside from the fact that i am atheist. Which is, btw, the default position for newborns. There is no such things as a "Christian child." or "Muslim child." All children are born in the default position of not believing. Parents just instill the fact that there is a santa, tooth fairy and god. They just usually have the decency to reveal the truth about 2 out of their 3 fantasy beings.

I would not take a hard stance on religion, had it not been for the effect it has in some places on earth. Had you chosen to believe, go to church, mosque, meditate, sing songs etc etc. As a private belief thing. I wouldn't have any problem at all.
But that is not how it works. Separating religion and politics seems impossible for some people. Which leads to their ancient superstitions affecting the lives of non-believers in negative ways.
The theocratic ways of the places in the middle east aside.
The view of large parts of religious people in the US is despicable. And their political influence should be a point of embarrassment for the entire country. But this group seems to have pride in ignorance. And i feel bad for American atheists, having to try to deal with the "stigma" of non-belief. Despite the fact that it should be viewed as a natural position to take.

Anyway, i went of track here.


I don't believe in god, because it's silly and illogical.

I hate religion because, large parts of the gods' fan clubs are like emotional, societal and political soccer hooligans. Ruining the experience for normal people, who don't root for their team.
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Posted 5/19/11
200 years or so ago there were no apparent proof that god never existed today, We have a lot of facts that do indeed prove that he never existed.

If you can give me any proof that he actually do exist, Then sure i change my mind. But then again i never heard of such a thing as proof that god exist.
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Posted 5/19/11

uhohimdead wrote:

well the track record for religions that hold God to be their deity aren't really good with crusades, religious persecutions, abuse of religious power, the utter suppression of scientific advancement (i am unsure on which did or didn't just saying)

but personally i prefer a more agnostic point of view. i do think there the possibility that something started the universe be it big bang or something equal to a god and whatever can't be explained, but we just dont know or we will never know. which leads to the topic i don't believe in God because i just don't agree with most of the teachings that are taught by those religions

Religon has hampered scientic advancement.

In teh olden days, people were killed for questioning the church as such it wasn't until much later that some theories came to light.

The teaching of evolution was banned in America until the russiians put a man in space and the American government decided that it would be wise to overhaul the American education system especially in science and reinstated evolution on the curriculm back in the 1950's-60's.

Even todays, some schools around the world in all countries of the world, still teach science in an unacceptable manner, using completely false informtion, misunderstandings or don't teach anything that goes against religious beliefs.

Millions of children are being subjected to child abuse at school from the poor quality of teaching they are recieving.
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Posted 5/19/11

Crille wrote:

200 years or so ago there were no apparent proof that god never existed today, We have a lot of facts that do indeed prove that he never existed.

If you can give me any proof that he actually do exist, Then sure i change my mind. But then again i never heard of such a thing as proof that god exist.


You cannot prove God doesn't exist, it is impossible, how can you prove something that doesn't exist when you have nothign to work with. Saying that there are millions of things that don't exist, that can't be proven to not exist, for example; You prove to me there is not a regular sized coffee mug in orbit around Alpha Centuri with the words worlds greatest loser on the side of the mug. You can't disrove it, it's impossible, but it doesn't mean it exists.

What sciences provides massive amounts of evidence for, is that the entire universe and everything in it can exist without the need of a divine being (i.e. A God). A God is not need to explain all the wonders of the universe. Science indeed does not know all the answers yet, and probably never will, but the unexplained is not simply passed off as "can only be explained by God", which is what the religious think (What can't be explained can only be achieved by God).

If the universe can be created without God, life can evolve without a God, Humans with our intelligence and our behaviour can all be explained without a God, then what is the point in God? Where does God's role fit in with the grand scheme of the universe? It doesn't and it is as simple as that.

Some people say there is no meaning in life without a God, as I have sad before, do you think of your self so little? It just makes me so sad that perople can't see the beauty in life without the presence of God.

I am not arguing against you, but you need to realise you can't prove God doesn't exist, in the same way you can't prove fairies don't exist or anything else supernatural. The other thing you need to remember is that it is not down to those who think he is made up to prove he doesn't exist, it is down to the believers to prove he exists.

Posted 5/19/11
I believe that we live in a world that is full of nonsense, though we always try to make sense of it, to seek out the purpose, to be happy when we find that purpose and see that we have a reason to be here. God, the word, what we make of the word, is just a word, to me at least, about a being that is oh so powerful for that is what people build that image up to be. It's hard to explain for me, sorry, if it confusing you. I may be wrong, I may be kind of right, who knows, because there will always be someone to prove me wrong otherwise and there is a lack of "proof" to prove this statement valid, just like how we lack any information to prove that God or rather a God exists. I find it that "God" is just like any other superficial being that was made up...(no offense to those that believe in a God!) The human mind is a powerful thing, and if we tend to believe in something hard enough we, humans, can make it seem to come true, even if it's just an illusion or part of our imagination. I also find it very weird and strange that we are said to be oh so important and are oblivious to all the other planets and possible lifeforms on there, I don't think the universe was made for only one single planet to have lifeforms on it. This is just my opinion/perspective and if I offend anyone than sorry,but this is just my take on it and I still respect people who do think there is someone out there.
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Posted 5/19/11
Ok here is my reason, think about it like this: Imagine, you are a bearded old wise ossan on a cloud, and suddenly someone calls for your help. You go down and help him. Ok. So he spreads the news and everyone starts calling you from the cloud. Suddenly people start singing some really boring rythmless churchsongs which are supposed to be a tribute to you while you prefer rock or blues or something in that aim. Then people will scream: " Lord bless our food" all over the world. If that would be me i would go nuts, go down to a national tv station, take over all channels and scream: JUST LEAVE ME ALONE!!! I ain't gonna come down here every millisecond to bless all of your frekin food, just eat the dang stuff already! And change those awfull songs, go live your lives, you guys are only bothering me. Everytime i try to go take a dump someone has to call out for my help. Everytime i try to work out because my doctor says i need exercise, someone disturbs me with some awfull songs. That's it dangit! If anyone ever sings those awfull songs again I'm gonna come down there and slap you.

... So yeah who would want all those people to sing weird songs for him/her? Would you appreciate it if they called for your help when you try to take a dump? I don't think so. If there was a god he would erase the minds of everyone who know he exists to not be busy all the time.
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Posted 5/19/11
Because it's a ridiculous idea.
Invisible guy in the sky... Right...
We live on after death... As what? Lunchmeat?
There's some kind of punishment... Huh??? Life is bad enough...
There's some kind of reward... Reward for what? Not being a jerk?

Religion is a never ending list of WTF...
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Posted 5/19/11
Because I choose to live by my own rules of right and wrong and follow my own path to the end
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