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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyongytyuk View Post
    If you know this is your only life and you don't "respawn", what is the point in not enjoying your life?
    Aaaaand life has a meaning, it's called a child.
    Atheists don’t believe in anything but themselves. It’s a trite saying, but it hits you when you least expect it. It comes from that nice lady sitting you on the airplane who happens to want to convert you, or that demagogue on TV. And although the saying comes from a sinister attempt to misportray atheists as selfish, narcissistic people who lack a coherent life philosophy, it is effective in bringing up the follow-up question. If it isn’t true, then what DO atheists believe in?

    The short answer is that atheists believe in things that are real. We believe in the scientific method because it has always always always, without one exception, trumped all religious or superstitious methods of knowing. We believe in the power of wonder, curiosity, and inspiration. We believe in kindness and love because we can experience it, and help others experience its benefits. We cherish the human intelligence and revere our naturally endowed capability to reason. And many of us dedicate our lives to thinking freely, often against people who would rather we shut off the lamps of our mind.

    The overwhelming majority of atheists also believe in an objective morality, one grounded not in the relativism of what religion you happen to be born into, but from real and substantial measures of human flourishing and well-being.

    But what always stumps me about the question is, yes, atheists do believe in themselves, and very much so. In trying times, we don’t delude ourselves for comfort. We don’t spin a magic wheel or utter incantations to the midnight sky. We recognize that we may be in this situation alone.

    Our inner strength comes not from one of many deities, but from an intricate relationship with objective truth. We breath and touch every moment as close as possible to what is real, endlessly looking for new things that we, ourselves, can accomplish. Our power is limited, and that’s what makes us strong.

    Indeed, our situation is dire. We live on a dying planet next to a star that will explode–all in the suburb of an unimpressive galaxy that will crash into a neighboring one. And our individual time here always appears too short. In the face of this seemingly insurmountable situation, dare we turn to man-made illusions about how all of this was designed for just for us? What kind of hope, what kind of faith would that be?

    Atheists believe in themselves, in the realization that if there is any salvation, it is only through looking through a clear, objective lens that they can find or invent something to achieve it. And atheists believe in so so much more. Carl Sagan said it best.

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    its not that complicated

    atheists i've known believe in everything everyone around them believes

    do all the same things, conform, obey society, everything

    except they dont go to church

    thats seriously it

    most christians are nearly atheists too, they have no idea what they believe, just what their parents and grandparents believed
    church is a social event in america, they have football games and food
    prayer is not a part of their lives

    some dont even go to church, dont pray, never read the bible, and still call themselves christian

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    Atheist, thiest, everyone has purpose in life. Some get it outwards (religion) and some get it inwards. Either way, I dont give a flying firetruck. As a theist myself, I understand if I was an atheist, I would still enjoy life while I had it.
    You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon'.
    -- Chris Rock

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    I don't know what's going to happen when I die, NO ONE does. The thing that most anti-theists and agnostic-theists and etc. can agree on is that it's definitely NOT what's in the bible that's for sure.

    The reason people try to enjoy their lives in the here and now is because we don't know what's going to happen, but we do know what we can do in life. So why not try to enjoy the ride while you're here and make great memories and etc. to at least enjoy in your life. And if you get to keep them in the afterlife then hey, great! And if not then oh well, but we can't be sure so why not have fun?








     





















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    there are more succesful atheists than christians XD

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    Doubt people even bothered reading it, especially since you're banned but ok.
    Hey beautifuls

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