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Why I am no longer
much of an atheist

American Thinker, by David Lawrence

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Posted By:magnante, 12/29/2013 12:05:31 PM

I used to be an agnostic-atheist. Now atheists make me want to be religious. I hate their disrespect for others´ beliefs. It makes me want to embrace the Lord. But I don´t. Because it´s not in my genetics. At the same time, hating religion is not in my DNA, either. But hating the disrespectful is instinctual for me. That´s why I hate atheists who want to do away with Christmas. And I´m not even Christian. Atheists are doing themselves a disservice. They are alienating their own breed. I am moving out of the stable of doubt. I am embracing religions that I

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 12/29/2013 12:17:34 PM     (No. 9671762)

Might as well hedge your bets and accept Christ as your Lord and Savior. Try to be sincere about it, though. God´ll know if you´re faking.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: aasilver, 12/29/2013 12:35:04 PM     (No. 9671778)

The thoughts of the author mirror my thoughts on the subject of Religion.

Well stated.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: catfur27, 12/29/2013 12:35:43 PM     (No. 9671780)

Good article...I am "non-religious"...which I am always quick to point out is NOT the same as "anti-religious"...if others want to believe, who is to say they are wrong?

(However do not get me started on islam)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 12/29/2013 12:48:16 PM     (No. 9671786)

The founding doctrine of the United States is the belief in rights bestowed by God, therefore not subject to the caprice of government. Since atheist do not believe there is a god they believe their rights are given by government thus subject to confiscation. That is why they want to drive god from our society.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Leshno, 12/29/2013 12:56:16 PM     (No. 9671795)

I read and then reread this article to see what I was missing. Second time around it seemed to be even more of NOTHING about absolutely NOTHING. I completely failed to grasp the intent.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: supersid, 12/29/2013 2:05:03 PM     (No. 9671845)

Unti very recently Religious folks used to kill atheists with impunity. In many parts of the wild they still do - try being an atheist in a Muslim nation ! Even in USA try getting elected as an atheist. That will teach you about your ´respect´. As bugs would say aha a maroon...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: devnull, 12/29/2013 2:25:22 PM     (No. 9671874)

He expresses an honest belief, honestly arrived at. Really Sid? Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot were all atheists. They killed Jews, Catholics, Russian Orthodox, and Buddhists. How many abortions are committed by atheists? How many have died at the hands of atheists? One hundred million? More?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: billp, 12/29/2013 2:35:56 PM     (No. 9671886)

It occurs to me, after reading this story and one on the WSJ about Camille Paglia´s take on things, that it may be possible that some of the true liberals are beginning to see that today´s ´liberals´ really aren´t. I´m starting to think there may be a real crack developing between these folks and today´s Democrat fascists.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: WAN2, 12/29/2013 3:03:25 PM     (No. 9671909)

Beware true believers of ANY slant for all debate has ended.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: skywarrior, 12/29/2013 3:21:12 PM     (No. 9671919)

I´m not sure what you meant by your post #9. I consider myself a "True Believer" in Jesus Christ. I don´t think I´m a dangerous person, though. At least not until you threaten me or my family, or my way of life. Debate all you want, but leave me and mine alone.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/29/2013 6:05:28 PM     (No. 9672066)

Even as a child I felt that the threat of ´eternal damnation´ was a cruel type of extortion. If this ´loving God´ is going to require that we either buy into a long list of contradictory superstitions or burn in hell then I will proudly burn.

Buddhists, BTW, are atheists.

Check it out.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 12/29/2013 6:44:51 PM     (No. 9672102)

I understand exactly the point he is making. Brought up in a fundamentalist Baptist church, and having made sincere profession of faith--I have even served as a lay preacher, I was asked once to become the pastor of a small rural church. Now, tho, I find myself having intellectually-based doubts about the whole thing. The one thing that can quickly bring me "back to the faith" is to listen to a militant atheist trying to convince someone that God does not exist.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: WAN2, 12/29/2013 8:04:53 PM     (No. 9672151)

#10. True believers are notoriously/historically dangerous to those who do not agree.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jlw509, 12/29/2013 8:59:05 PM     (No. 9672206)

Actually, Blue-Z-Anna, a couple of years ago Pope Benedict XVI was roundly criticizedby Buddhist leaders who read that he had said that Buddhism was atheistic. He courteously apologized and concluded that it was a translation problem: he had said "non-theistic" and it was translated "atheistic."

Shintoists are Buddhists; some Buddhists are atheists; some are agnostics

Some are even pantheists. I heard of a Buddhist who went over to a hotdog vendor and said, "Make me one with everything..."

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jlw509, 12/29/2013 9:03:58 PM     (No. 9672210)

"Some" Shintoists are Buddhists.

That´s what happens when you hit "Submit" too soon.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/29/2013 9:59:37 PM     (No. 9672241)

Apologetics Press (.org) has many good articles, by scientists and other writers knowledgeable in science and the Bible, that answer questions and provoke thought.

Sometimes what we think we know can cause us to not believe in something or someone.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NYbob, 12/29/2013 10:38:48 PM     (No. 9672270)

Well #6 you could run for office and simply say, ´my religious beliefs are my own business. Judge my morality by my actions.´ IF you had merit and could run a political campaign, you would win or lose office on that and it would have NOTHING to do with the Bible belt or Muslims.

I´m in awe of the universe. My faith is the fact that I may be intelligent for a human, but I really don´t know as much as I think I do, therefore faith in something MUCH greater than a mirror. Atheist tend to be the most vain, vicious, mettlesome people I´ve ever met. Their heads are the center and extent of their universe. Besides, humans really, really, need rules that benefit everyone.

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