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@Landon Re: "Then where did everything come from?"
This has been covered in other threads already, but apparently you missed it. Everything comes from Carl. He's a ginormous invisible blue universe-pooping Cosmic Bunny. He hangs out in my basement sometimes.
Why do you assume everything came from anything?
Re: "You are deceived."
Poor Sapporo. The mean ol' nasty Devil done gone and pulled the wool over your eyes. Hold on a sec. I'll take care of this for you...
*splashing Holy Water all over the place*.... BE GONE, SATAN!!! LEAVE BE the soul of our dear Sapporo so that he may once AGAIN see the loving light of TRUTH! Taketh thy trickery and befuddlery AWAY, and hitteth the road, you dirty ol' So-n-So!!!...
There. Feel better now, Sapporo?
If you know your stuff, you would know that more recently, there have been more copies of scripture found throughout,
Throughout what? If you mean the Nag Hammadi Library, much of its content was declared heretic and anathema in the 5th Century. Which is why it was hidden. If you are referring to the Codex Sinaiticus then there are multiple differences between that and the next most ancient Codex...thousands of differences. Look it up.
Next your fatuous claim about the gospels. Fact. The synoptic gospels are anonymous, we have no idea who wrote them or when. Scholarly consensus is that Matthew and Luke were copied from Mark and altered to meet the expectations of the different audiences.
The earliest know fragment of any 'gospel' is of "john" dated at the very earliest to approx 125CE.
Acts , because of its content we know was not written until even later, probably during the latter half of the second century. Its description of Paul, as we all know (or should) bears little resemblance to the man (also unknown) who wrote the first three Epistles.
Paul is anonymous, we do know that Titus and 2 Corinthians are written by someone much later and in a different style , and all the other epistles are either forgeries or compilations of other letters from other sources.
which took place not even a half a century after Jesus's death
Are you serious? Even if this was true (which it is not, in my opinion) 50 years afterwards? Almost two generations? That's like asking my neighbours grandchild to write down what I did during 1956...when I died in 1957. And nobody is alive to ask ......sheesh.
Talk about irrational claims. I am tired of saying this to random theists..but here goes, it might stick this time... There is not a jot or tittle of contemporary evidence for the existence of your Jesus as described in the gospels. Nothing.Nada. Zilch
I said more recently, dumb nut, not fifth century.
You were arguing against a horrible god earlier. Do you believe you were created in god's image? Does this explain your insulting behavior?
If you have studied the Bible, you would know that we believe all are sinners, except Jesus, who was God in the flesh. We were created in his image, we don't have his knowledge or wisdom. And I apologize for my rude behavior. I started to get frustrated.
If genocide and torture are wrong, wouldn't that make Jesus the most immoral person to have ever lived according to Christian dogma?
Do learn to read a whole sentence.
Dumb nut???.... Dumb nut?.... *giggle*.... Hey, that's kinda cute.... *giggle-giggle*....
"You would also know that the writer of the books of the Gospel also wrote the book of Acts, in first person, which took place not even a half a century after Jesus's death."
Talking snakes? Really?
I could waste my time by listing insanely stupid fantasy creatures from the bible, but who in their sound mind can believe a snake can talk?
If you were walking down the street and I approached you, and told you that a snake just told me something, you would definitely think me mad.
If you were walking down the street, and a man approached you and said nothing became everything, you would think that man is mad.
Why do you believe the accounts in Genesis then?
That's not what I said. You are being VERY evasive on questions you have no easy answers for. Let us get back to the talking snake.
You can attempt to change the subject, but I understand your dishonest and evasive tactics.
For the same reason I don't believe in the Easter bunny, Santa Claus, Odin, Apollo or any other crap.
But those were all proved to be myths. However, if I ask where you came from, how can you answer that?
That's because all god are myths.
I came from my parents and I trust you are too.
Go farther than that. You can't, because you don't actually know.
Why do you assume we have an origin?
Demonstrate a causal link then you retard.
@Landon: But those were all proved to be myths.
How? And by whom?
"But those were all proved to be myths."
Prove Odin to be a myth.
Landon, you wrote, “But those were all proved to be myths.“
By what method were they proved to be myths?
You're the atheist. If you don't believe it is myth, than you would believe in a god. Also, if this is the case, then by what method is God proved to be a myth?
WTF, how does this reply come any where near answering the question?
You said they were proved to be myths. HOW was that done? By whom?
He must have on some Wonder Woman bracelets. But instead of deflecting bullets, they deflect questions. Very curious, though, as to what would happen if we wrapped his "Lasso of Truth" around him. No, wait. Scratch that. It's probably more of a "Lasso of Delusion".
Well, my metal friend, I don’t think he deflects the questions, I think he scurries from them like a cock roach from the light.
He's hardly unique in that. From now on when a theist asks me why I am an atheist I'm going to state the simple truth, I was born that way, and never saw any rational reason or evidence to change.
@Cyber Re: "I think he scurries from them like a cock roach from the light."
Oh, in that case he would be using the mystical Cloak of Avoidability. Of course, many people sometimes get that confused with the Winged Shoes of Retreat. Natural mistake, though.