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    Am I alone in thinking that Atheism is now rampant in our country? Am I just in a particularly Godless part of the nation?

    I once saw a statistic that 85% of the country was Christian. Add in Jews and Muslims, etc., and one would think there must be very few Atheists.

    What do y'all think?
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    I can only hope so. I am an atheist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete311 View Post
    I can only hope so. I am an atheist.

    Personally, I have no problem with anyone who claims to be an atheist. But where I draw the line is when an Atheist try's to tell me I am wrong for having faith, or believing as I believe.

    IMO...The Secret to all of the Religion problems is....
    "Everyone mind your own business", and the problems go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbey View Post
    Am I alone in thinking that Atheism is now rampant in our country? Am I just in a particularly Godless part of the nation?

    I once saw a statistic that 85% of the country was Christian. Add in Jews and Muslims, etc., and one would think there must be very few Atheists.

    What do y'all think?
    I salt it the same way I do any other media sensantionalism/outright lie. You'd think blacks were more than 13% of the population too with all the attention and hype they get. Their numbers are media creations just as atheist numbers are.

    Atheists are dumbasses anyway. Their whole stance is in "not believing"; which, is of itself a belief.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    Atheists are dumbasses anyway. Their whole stance is in "not believing"; which, is of itself a belief.
    Atheists are not against beliefs. That is just ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete311 View Post
    Atheists are not against beliefs. That is just ridiculous.
    It is what it is and quite logical. Ridiculous would be the hypocrisy of believing in not believing.
    My quota of bullshit cop outs from closed minds is full today, Tomorrow's not looking good for you either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete311 View Post
    Atheists are not against beliefs. That is just ridiculous.

    Not true petey. If you want us to believe what you said here. Explain why you MUST be an Atheist to begin with...What are you claiming NOT to believe?

    If you want us to believe what you claim. Why does your claim sound so much like an OXYMORON?

    What is Atheism? | American Atheists
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    Atheism is not an affirmative belief that there is no god nor does it answer any other question about what a person believes. ... Atheism is too often defined incorrectly as a belief system. To be clear: Atheism is not a disbelief in gods or a denial of gods; it is a lack of belief in gods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete311 View Post
    Atheists are not against beliefs. That is just ridiculous.
    Dan Brown has devoted his latest book to trying to convince us all there is no God.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny View Post
    It is what it is and quite logical. Ridiculous would be the hypocrisy of believing in not believing.
    I consider myself atheist and I believe in no man made god. That is a belief. What is wrong logically with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aboutime View Post
    Atheism is not a disbelief in gods or a denial of gods; it is a lack of belief in gods.
    A lack of belief in god does not mean atheists don't believe in "beliefs". I am arguing gunny's claim. I have tons of beliefs. Just not in god.
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    Yep. Atheists have shit-tons of faith. Probably the most faithful people i know, frankly. In fact, I could never be an atheist because of the faith-without-evidence-type beliefs required - hell, atheism is faith in the FACE of evidence. Atheism is Nero and his fiddle. Atheism is Santa Claus for 6 year olds. Atheism is #screamhelplesslyintothesky. Atheism is illogical dogma. Yet we have millions who worship at the feet of the mystical chance-driven religion of atheism. Their lives would be so much better if they opened their eyes.
    “… the greatest detractor from high performance is fear: fear that you are not prepared, fear that you are in over your head, fear that you are not worthy, and ultimately, fear of failure. If you can eliminate that fear—not through arrogance or just wishing difficulties away, but through hard work and preparation—you will put yourself in an incredibly powerful position to take on the challenges you face" - Pete Carroll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darin View Post
    Yep. Atheists have shit-tons of faith. Probably the most faithful people i know, frankly. In fact, I could never be an atheist because of the faith-without-evidence-type beliefs required - hell, atheism is faith in the FACE of evidence. Atheism is Nero and his fiddle. Atheism is Santa Claus for 6 year olds. Atheism is #screamhelplesslyintothesky. Atheism is illogical dogma. Yet we have millions who worship at the feet of the mystical chance-driven religion of atheism. Their lives would be so much better if they opened their eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darin View Post
    Yep. Atheists have shit-tons of faith. Probably the most faithful people i know, frankly. In fact, I could never be an atheist because of the faith-without-evidence-type beliefs required - hell, atheism is faith in the FACE of evidence. Atheism is Nero and his fiddle. Atheism is Santa Claus for 6 year olds. Atheism is #screamhelplesslyintothesky. Atheism is illogical dogma. Yet we have millions who worship at the feet of the mystical chance-driven religion of atheism. Their lives would be so much better if they opened their eyes.
    I don't know what any of this blather means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete311 View Post
    I don't know what any of this blather means.
    Put down your fear. (shrug). Put on a logical mind. it's easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darin View Post
    Put down your fear. (shrug). Put on a logical mind. it's easy.
    What fear? What logic?

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