Friday, December 5, 2014

10 Questions For Every Atheist

It turns out Today Christian published an article of 10 Questions For Every Atheist... Well I'm an atheist, so lets answer away!
Some Questions Atheist Cannot Truly and Honestly REALLY Answer! Which leads to some interesting conclusions…
Wait... So before they ask the questions they insinuate that I won't be able to honestly answer them? I guess we'll see about that...

1. How Did You Become an Atheist?

Like many atheists, it was a mix of things along a slow road of transition. Part of it was learning science and history. And another aspect was looking into my faith more, and reading the Bible in order to defend my Christian beliefs. In short, the more I learned, the less I found myself believing.

2. What happens when we die?

The honest answer is that no one really knows. Many religions think they do, but they contradict one another. At present, all the data and evidence that we have suggests that nothing happens after we die. No Heaven, no Hell... Just death.

3. What if you’re wrong? And there is a Heaven? And there is a HELL!

And what if Christianity is wrong and all the Christians find themselves in the underworld of some competing religion? You see, this threat only works if you already believe in the theology of the questioner. A Christian certainly isn't concerned with Muslim hell, so why should Christian hell concern me? Also, why assume I would want to go to Christian Heaven anyway? Because if Heaven is anything like it's advertised, I'd gladly accept slipping into non-existence any day.

4. Without God, where do you get your morality from?

The same place we all actually do. Religions like to claim morality as their own, but none is needed for morality to arise. We have empathy, we've evolved as social creatures. Morality is very achievable naturally. And when it comes to morality, I think it's great that we aren't relying on the Bible... a book that commands genocide and condones slavery.

5. If there is no God, can we do what we want? Are we free to murder and rape? While good deeds are unrewarded?

For the same reasons I just mentioned. We have empathy. We have morals. These things are still wrong without a god. They harm others. And why bring up murder and rape? God is the most prolific murderer in the Bible, and commanded followers to murder. He also punishes rape victims for being raped, and commends a man for offering his daughters up for gang rape. As for good deeds going unrewarded... This is the same God that says that works will not get you into Heaven, but only belief. So who's not rewarding good deeds now? In fact, God will punish these do-gooders for all eternity! Plus, if the only reason a believer doesn't kill is because of their god, then I can easily claim moral superiority.

6. If there is no god, how does your life have any meaning?

Life has all the meaning that we give it. The things I do, my hobbies and interests, the people I love, those that care for me, my dreams... They all give meaning and purpose to my life. I don't need someone else telling me what to find meaningful when I'm already surrounded by things that fill my life with wonder and beauty.

7. Where did the universe come from?

We don't know 100% where everything came from. But all the evidence does tell us that this universe was born from the Big Bang. What came before (if anything) and if we are but part of a multiverse are both open questions. But as for this universe, the evidence is pretty clear.

8. What about miracles? What all the people who claim to have a connection with Jesus? What about those who claim to have seen saints or angels?

Really? Personal testimony? I suppose this is supposed to be persuasive, but it's not. Why should I believe the testimony of a Christian if they ignore the testimony of a Hindu? The simple fact is that there is no proof of miracles, that these people actually saw what they claim, or that the feeling they claim to be feeling is anything other than a trick of the mind or confirmation bias.

9. What’s your view of Dawkins, Hitchens and Harris?

In what regard?  When it comes to their atheistic works, I greatly respect and admire them. They certainly aren't perfect though. Some don't like the way they can sometimes come across, and I certainly don't agree with them on everything. Hitchens supported the war in Iraq (I think it was a huge mistake), and held some other opinions I don't agree with. Dawkins has been no stranger to causing drama on twitter. They aren't perfect, but as far as their atheism works go, they are/where full of brilliant thoughts, information and ideas.
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10. If there is no God, then why does every society have a religion?

As humans we have always sought answers. In our early days superstition reigned supreme. Big questions where presumed to be answered by all manner of deity. There is a long line of gods that were once believed in, and are now 'dead'. We see so many religions due to this hand-me-down belief. But how does there being so many religions help the Christian case? So many religions that contradict one another actually detracts from their claims, not add to them. They can't all be true.

Okay, so there where ten questions and ten easy answers... Your move, Christians!

-Brain Hulk

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  1. Did you enjoy your Free Speech (the right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint) to express your own opinions and thoughts? If you talk like that about a Hindu or a Muslim they will certainly get their USA Made Knifes Sharpen to remove your Tongue out of your Head or the Hindus and Muslims might just remove your Head or Burn you Alive like they always likes to do if you use Free Speech to criticize them like you have criticized the Christians here on this Blog of yours. Oh by the way Atheist, the Roman Catholic Church came 300 years after the Christians and was created by a Politician, that means that the Roman Catholic Church does not speak nor represents the Christians. Do not forget also that Christians does not Force you to become a Christian and will not Cut Off your Head if you choose to leave the Christian Church. On the other hand the Hindus will Burn your Family house and everyone inside Alive if you leave the Hindus. Also the Muslims either Cut Off your head and will Drive a Car by your House with your family inside and will Shoot 100 Bullets if you leave Islam. You are more Safer living and being sourrounded by Christians even if you do not agree with their views that you call Craps, because the Christians believe in the Law and in Moral Law. On the other hand You and your family Should Watch Your Backs living around the Hindus and Muslims because they are a "Time Bomb", they want to Burn something and Kill people as a sacrifice to their gods just for you being an Atheist. Do you have the Balls to Criticize Islam like you have Criticized the Christians? You know what Islam will do to you and your Family don't you? In fact even the United Nations that likes licking the soil arses of the Muslims will Punish you if you Criticize Islam like you have Criticize the Christians. Enjoy your Free Speech you Atheist and do not worry about watching behind your Back (unlike the Angry Hindus and Terrorist Islam) because no Christian will remove your Tongue from your pretty mouth for expressing your Rights to speak your Thoughts. Another thing, good keep being an Atheist because I will Eat your Pizza and French Fries when Jesus rules the Earth soon after War World III also called Armageddon War. Enjoy a Christian thought. Check Mate.

    1. Why does your reply seam so full of hate? If you are wondering why I focused my replies to the article specifically of Christianity, ten the answer should be pretty obvious... I was replying to an article from a Christian site! I have and do criticize other religions, I'll have you know.

      As for the rest of what you wrote, you paint with very broad strokes and apparently assume far too much. You make all Muslims and Hindus out to be terrible savages and completely ignore the reason I even brought up other faiths. This may be news to you, but not all Muslims are terrorists out to kill anyone who doesn't agree with what they believe. Millions of others are perfectly peaceful and would rather live and let live despite the picture you paint. You appear to be operating under the fox news definition of Islam... Big mistake.

      The demonizing of Hindus is odd to me since I'm oddly not dead from being murdered already. I have met plenty of Hindus and none of them ever killed me for not being a Hindu. In fact, they have typically been pretty nice. Obviously that's not necessarily representative of the whole, but your painting them all as ruthless savages is certainly false.

      Hove Muslims done terrible things to those that speak against Islam? Yes they have. But Islam is not historically more violent than Christianity has been. Sure, Christianity is more peaceful now, but that's because it has grown up, become less stringently literal, and evolved. Islam, by comparison is a lot like Christianity when it was young.

      But despite painting Christianity as angles like you do, Christians still kill people over their beliefs, send threats meant to terrorize the recipient, try to use religion to take people's rights away, etc. And in some countries Christians are still stuck back in time where burning 'witches' is a perfectly normal Christian thing to do.

      So yes I do enjoy my free speech. But tell me how your clouded, biased rant supposedly 'check mated' me... All you did was reveal your bias without actually responding to what this blog was about. So if you would like an actual conversation, give that a try. Otherwise you're only shouting your hate at me to no effect.