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7 years ago  ::  Oct 14, 2007 - 11:58AM #1
Jcarlinbn
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If your God(s) are no longer working for you, and you would like to find answers to the important issues of living in a reality based society that do not depend on faith, Welcome! Please ask any questions or post any concerns you may have here.

Atheism is neither a faith nor a belief system. The atheist forums here at beliefnet are where atheists who are working on those issues can share their thinking and develop strategies for dealing with the faith based communities that many of us must deal with on a daily basis.

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7 years ago  ::  Oct 20, 2007 - 10:45AM #2
golfdad9
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I'm glad to see "Atheism" is again a forum on B'Net. Last I checked, it seemed to be absent from the previous site, and I missed it.  It certainly seems reasonable to me that all us theists and atheists do well to get together socially from time to time -- just to dispel illusions and stereotypes about one another, if for no other reason. 

Welcome to us all.
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6 years ago  ::  Oct 24, 2007 - 9:38PM #3
Jcarlinbn
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golfdad9 wrote:

I'm glad to see "Atheism" is again a forum on B'Net...Welcome to us all.

It was there, but not as prominently displayed. I like the new forums as being more inclusive in all the discussion groups.

So yes,

Welcome to us all!

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6 years ago  ::  Nov 20, 2007 - 9:33PM #4
magilum
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Atheist from Los Angeles, saying 'Hi.'

Hi.

Back to lurking.
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6 years ago  ::  Nov 21, 2007 - 12:26PM #5
Jcarlinbn
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magilum wrote:

Atheist from Los Angeles, saying 'Hi.'
Hi.
Back to lurking.

Beliefnet now counts lurkers, it is really good to know who some of you are.  Thanks for saying "Hi" 

Welcome, I hope you will find something to encourage you to "come out" again.  Your input would be most welcome.

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6 years ago  ::  Dec 25, 2007 - 11:55AM #6
oddjoe
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I like rationalism but am agnostic.  Hi.
Nonself-defensive competition against others (fighting against others) is the root of human evil.
Let's try to overcome humanity's drive to reproduce on this finite planet.
Anarchism + perfect understanding and compassion within the citizenry = utopian socialism.
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6 years ago  ::  Dec 25, 2007 - 12:16PM #7
AintKatie
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Are we all checking in? Just to be counted? Sounds good to me.
Hello from NC. Atheist and agnostic, that's me. And member of a Unitarian Universalist congregation.

I just did the Christmas morning opening presents thing, watched a niece play with her new toy out on the grass, listened to a nephew make terrible noise on his new guitar, and then hurried home for relief before the second stage..the cooking and everybody gathering again for a feast part of the day.

This is my grand nephew's first Christmas and I do believe he had fun. He's 9 months old and it's so wonderful to see his eyes and his excitement. He can boogie while holding onto a coffee table, and he's going to take off walking any day now. I love being with my family and I don't care what the excuse is for us all to get together..bring it on!

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 15, 2008 - 7:41PM #8
foxfell
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Atheism?  Count me in.  skeptic griggsy's post resonates with me.  How can we rationally assess the existence of something that appears to be both logically impossible and empirically unverifiable?

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6 years ago  ::  Jan 17, 2008 - 12:15AM #9
GreenHart14
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Greetings, atheists!

Although I'm not an atheist myself, I thorougly enjoy the atheism discussions on this site. In my opinion, you seem to be the real thinkers here. And since I'm more of a philosopher than a religious person, I am drawn more toward rational, thought-provoking discourse than supernatural wonderings.

Ok, see you all at work in the morning.

btw, fox: existence is irrelevant to this theist:)
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6 years ago  ::  Jan 17, 2008 - 6:58AM #10
foxfell
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[QUOTE=GreenHart14;219440]Greetings, atheists!
fox: existence is irrelevant to this theist:)[/QUOTE]

I have found just the opposite to be true.  Specific theists (Christians, Muslims, Hindus, etc..) expend considerable energy trying to convince each other that their god does in fact exist, while the gods of other faiths don't.

And as an atheist, I am routinely required to consider the evidence and proofs, such as they are, of my believer friends, family members, and colleagues, who are appalled that I don't believe that at least THEIR god exists.

The question of god's existence seems to me to be THE salient feature of most discussions and debates between atheists and the enormous variety of believers in the world.  And I think that the fear of the possibility of non-existence is the catalyst of many impassioned discussions between believers of competing faiths, and between believers and atheists.

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