About atheism really. I’ve been doing my own research, but I want to hear it from an atheist that I can ask my questions to.
I’ll take this quiz!
I’ve figured out a few things…
- Atheism is NOT a religion.
2. Since Atheism isn’t a religion, it can coexist with science (religion & science cannot coexist because science is involved with everything that is natural, & religion is involved with everything that is supernatural).
It’s true that atheism can “co-exist” with science, but I think a lot of religious people have found justifications for their religion co-existing with science too. Doesn’t mean they’re right, but they believe they’re right so it co-exists in that they’ve justified opposing systems of understanding.
3. That being said, the only proof that atheists have is what is natural, & if they were to try to disprove God (or gods depending on your religion) they would be going into the supernatural, thus ripping them of their ability to involve science in the debate.
Ah, but see, the flaw here is the suggestion that atheists are “trying to disprove god.” There is no “disprove.” You can’t prove a negative. You have to prove the assertion. The assertion is ‘god exists,’ the atheist just denies the validity of that claim.
Things I understand:We have a hundred year old book telling us that God sent His only Son to die on the cross for us.
Yes, several of the many religions of the world feature that story, although the book is more like 2,000 years old.
- We have no proof of where the Bible came from.
We actually have a bunch of evidence about the history of the Bible and its composition, it’s fascinating stuff to learn about if you ever get the time.
- In the Old Testament, it says many things that do not agree with the way we live today, & that would actually be disturbing compared to how we live today.
- It is impossible to believe in the New Testament without the Old Testament.
Not impossible, just contradictory. A lot of people make up their own justification and that’s fine, but wrong. I mean, they’re religion is wrong from the outset, so any justification on it is just like a child describing the texture of an invisible dragon’s scales.
Things I don’t understand about Christians/those who believe in a god:
- Why we use the Bible (what Atheists don’t believe in/follow) to justify everything.
That’s a good question.
- Why we, as I would call it, “attack” atheists, even though we know they aren’t going to listen to us, BECAUSE THEY DON’T BELIEVE.
I’m listening, I just haven’t heard anything that makes sense yet.
Things I don’t understand about Atheists:
- I read somewhere a quote that said something along the lines of “You’re an atheist too, I just believe in one god less than you.” meaning “you don’t believe in any of the other ‘gods’ that people worship, but you believe in this one, so technically that would make you an atheist too”. Frankly, He wouldn’t be God if he had to depend on other gods. So why use that as an example?
No, what you’re saying here doesn’t make sense because you don’t understand that “one less” quip. That comment is meant to express to Christians how atheists view your religion. We see it pretty much the way you see ancient Egyptian or Gozer Worship or something. It’s not about the nature of the god, it’s about the nature of your belief. My dismissal of Christianity is the same as your dismissal of Scientology.
- How could it be possible to Atheists to ‘disprove’ God, when they can’t even dive into the supernatural since their basis is science.
There is no supernatural and there’s no justification to claim that there is. See, it’s a paradox. You say the supernatural is not observable through natural or scientific methods, but every way we are able to observe a thing is through natural and scientific methods. What you’re describing is completely indistinguishable from superstition and I refuse to give in to fear.
Really & truly, I’m curious. And the obvious question: WHY don’t you believe in God?
Why should I? Why should I believe in a bigfoot or a Loch Ness Monster or Mermaid? People who believe in god and search to justify that belief are working backwards. You don’t start with the conclusion and search for the evidence. You gather your evidence and you form a conclusion.
And when I did research I noticed my pet peeve: answering a question with a question. So please give me facts, not analogies.
Please & thank you.
P.S. I’m not looking for a debate, i’m looking for answers.