Your texts are dark red, those of "Atheisme: the capital man" are in black.
I have once lived as a Atheist and I couldn't live with who I was or the way how I felt about myself. My comment is and question is how can someone live without God or some sort of belief in there lives ?? How does someone have some sort of hope at the end of the day ?? Why would anyone want to live in believing they only have 80 yrs on earth then thats it?? So far I haven't found evolution evidence to proove there is no God, and science itself says it can not be that we are here by science, SCIENCE FAILS. Someday I'd like to sit down with someone who has studied God and came to the conclusion their is no God, and shows me their search to that conclusion... I'd want to compare evidence with that person and compare what we both believe and come to a conclusion. I have studied and so far I can't come up with a conclusion that their is no God. That's all I have to share. Thank You.
(December 30, 2004 - 06:22 am)
Historically, Religion is a way to control the masses and keep them from thinking for themselves. Doesnt take much research to prove that.
I am an Agnostic. I feel that there is something out there of greater intelligence than I/We, but dont yet know what it is. I dont think its possible to know more about whatever it is until we evolve (much) further.
I also do not and can-NOT believe that "God" can be found in the bible. One word alone should prove that: "Job".
Even if Christ (as a man) existed, he might have been a great guy, but his followers scare the hell outta me.
"God" as we know it is a purely human invention.
Christianity, the "newest" religion is still over 2000 years old. Since then, we have discovered that the world is NOT flat, the Earth is NOT the center of the Universe and there ARE things smaller than our eyes can see. Its time to start using your brain and try thinking for yourself.
"I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means."
(Clarence Darrow / 1857-1938)
"If we go back to the beginnings of things, we shall always find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that imagination, rapture and deception embellished them; that weakness worships them; that custom spares them; and that tyranny favors them in order to profit from the blindness of men."
(Paul-Henri, baron d'Holbach / 1723-1789 / System of Nature / 1770)
"All religions are ancient monuments to superstition, ignorance, ferocity; and modern religions are only ancient follies."
(Paul-Henri, baron d'Holbach / 1723-1789)
(Using my own Brain / December 28, 2004 - 11:58 am)
Mother - says she's Christian, but practices nothing and attends nothing.
(agnostic, December 28, 2004 - 11:10 am)
(December 27, 2004 - 10:01 am)
I stumbled upon this site and have prayed that God might give me the words that might speak to even just one person reading. There is no way to "make" you believe and that was never God's intention. He gives us the free will to choose... I pray for you to come to know the peace that lives within a believer. And not because belief gives us "something to hold on to" or because belief is "good for people" but because God our Father is alive and real. Jesus was His precious gift to us but no gift is complete until the receiver accepts it. Like I said, I can't (nor would I want to) force any of you to believe but know that I am praying because Jesus will continue to stand at the door of your heart and knock and if you listen, you'll hear Him. You are God's and He wants you, His child, to come back to Him so badly. There will come a day when it is too late and if I could type an entire page I would share with anyone who would listen the story of my sweet grandfather who, until 12 days before he passed away, would fly into a rage at the mere mention of God or Christ. The day he turned his life over to Jesus was the most beautiful and transforming day of his life and mine. I saw the change and peace that occurred that day for my grandfather and I will pray with my whole heart for that same experience for you. In Christ's Holy name......
(Anonymous / December 19, 2004 - 07:48 pm)
TO SONS OF LOVED ONE.
You are my spirit, you are my being, you are mi unity.
All of thy body, thy soul and thy spirit are filled with my creation, because thou art the great work of art from my hands.
Join then thy hands with mine and in a prayer of silence and you will feel the presence of thy father in the love with Beni Elohim (children of God).
You will know that there is only one creator that is both father and mother because he has engendered and conceived you.
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I give thee my blessing saying to thee and I have covered long and short roads to come to see you, although I have always been with you, but now that I am among you, my heart beats in unison with thine and when you read these good news, thy heart will feel that it has born again. So I have written and this is my saying. Love to the Beni Elohim.
Elohim Hadonai Gebor Yeshua el Gebor
(ELOHIM DIEU TOUT PUISSANT / December 19, 2004 - 01:35 am)
Nice to see that there are atheists in a (sorta) catholic country, too!
(December 14, 2004 - 02:31 pm)
quickly coming into the light
(December 11, 2004 - 05:33 am)
Hello. I came onto this sight while doing a research paper, and it made me cry. I noticed a quote that said that religious people are not accepting of newcomers or people who are lost. And i found it to be true. But, i just wanted to put this in here to tell you that i care. And most importantly God cares. To see even one misguided sheep from the flock is depressing, so if you feel alone and scared and you feel that there is a hole in your life and in your heart, maybe that hole is Jesus Christ and God. They are waiting for you to come back to them, they love you and they want you to be with them in heaven. I don't go to church, but i worship alone, i have an intimate relationship with God, and it filled my heart and it can yours too. God Bless you and Jesus Loves you so much, that he died for your sins.
(Christian / December 8, 2004 - 00h08)
i. love. this. site.
(December 3, 2004 - 09:28)
Religous sectarianism split my father from his family when he married a "prod". As a result we were not a practicising family but I got sent off to a Methodist Sunday School (so they got peace on Sunday mornings. Questions arose for me on a war memorial service when it occured to me that German religous also blessed their soldiers as they went off to cause slaughter. Never believed in lords or masters in this world or another since.
(December 2, 2004 - 07:56 am)
Religion always seemed to me to be an expression of moral cowardice. People too scared to live and die, who made a pact against commonsense that they would believe in a cosmic santa as long as he would save them from existence as they find it. i.e. a delusion, like a daydream people live their lives in!
(November 30, 2004 - 10:41 pm)
I find your endorsement of secularism disturbing. Properly, it ought to be part of your "false atheism" section. It is a political ideology with the explicit purpose of suppressing the expression of faith. Its adherents can be as rabid and dogmatic as any jihadist. To again use an example from your site, I feel the recent French ban on headscarves goes too far. Also, is not an absolute denial of god a form of arrogance in and of itself? If you genuinely believed in your so-called doctrine of ignorance, you would embrace agnosticism. Also, their is a failure to address the many positive - by any but the most psychotic of atheists definition - impact of many religious activities on society. Incidentally, this entire site could be seen as false atheism, a thinly veiled attempt to indoctrinate the gullible on the phony pretense of delivering the straight goods.
(willy canuck / November 30, 2004 - 01:05 am)
God is just a concept, a model, an idea. To question the existence of a idea or a concept is to question a property of a concept that is not a valid property.
Religions provides a stone age plan for life. It is time to develope a 21 centuary plan for life.
Life is the purpose of life.
(Anonyme / Novembre 27, 2004 - 07:17 pm)
I think the question should be what is god, not is there a god.
What is god leads to god is a concept, only a concept. There is a god for those that have that concept, and not for those who know it is only a concept. Since it is only a concept, it stops "existing" when the concept is droped. Existance is not a valid property of a concept.
There is value in beleif in god, for it acts as a control of behavior, as does rebirth in Buddhist, or reincarnation in Hindu.
When we accept that god is a concept, not real, it does not matter if he exists or not for the effect is the same.
No god, then no sin, no evil, no guilt.
No god, then no exterior control, for all there is is other people with bigger sticks.
(Novembre 27, 2004 - 07:06 pm)
A message from God.
(Novembre 24, 2004 - 08:33 pm)
Everyone should atleast once read the Koran.
(Novembre 24, 2004 - 01:44 pm)
I am and my father, my mother, also my grandfather were Jewish atheist. My grandfather was attending synagoge every so often as a man's club. I do accept, however, the concept implicit in Russian Б-о, a noun derived from verb б-ыть, translated into English as verb BE. So suffix -ог, which create noun out of verb, gives name Бог meaning of 'Being', that is the most atomic concept that does not allow for further questionning. In this sence, Russian is not only language, in which word God means 'being'. Buddha has the same derivation, and some authority in Hebrew translate YHWH as something like 'existence'.
Thus, if one shrugs of metaphysical gibberish and strip away layers after layers of what we call religion until its core meaning 'reconnection' is expose, than we might be very well at the starting point of really great awakening, when homo rational will evolve away of his cave age predecesors.
(Novembre 24, 2004 - 04:57 am)
:) Love the site!
(Novembre 24, 2004 - 04:46 am)
I do not think that Thomas Edison would have said those things about Religion. I think that God had helped him in all his inventions, or he would no have made it that far.
(Novembre 23, 2004 - 01:29 am)
I am sorry to have ruined your day.
Human body is the result of a millions years long evolution. Man comes after a complex process with successes and failures. (Dinosaurs for example). Man could have no to been.
Atheist does not call God what he does not know. It is not necessary to create a new word; "ignorance" is sufficient. It is still less necessary to pray and worship our ignorance. Man has better to do on Earth.
Are earthquakes, hurricanes, inundation, forest fire, epidemics, snakebites, and child's death so beautiful? Nature is not beautiful nor ugly, not good nor evil. Nature is.
(atheisme.free.fr / November 24, 2004 10:23 pm)
I was so sad when i came across your website, it's ruined my day. and whats is worse is the fact that my day is ruined will make some of you happy. Those who want to destroy beleivers. Why? Why so much hate?
What i would like to say in repsonse to all this though: God does exist. I am a christian and i believe. All these arguments that you can't prove it.. Is the world we live in not proof enough? are we not living proof of Gods' power and greatness? How amazing is the human body for example? All of creation is too mind bogglingly cleverly made to be the mere consequence of chance..
If you look at the definition of Faith it will be 'something which is BELEIVED in'. So saying that you can only put faith in something (say God) if you can prove it exists, reverses the whole definition of faith. Where is the trust in God if you first have to ask him to do a demonstration for you... what an insult aswell to YOUR creator, to tell him: PROVE YOURSELF!
If none of this is enough, just think of the most beautiful natural thing you have ever seen. Mine is a clear night sky, full of stars, i find that so beautiful that every time i look up at it, i KNOW someone, whose ways are higher than mine, created it.
(annie-ya / November 21, 2004 - 06:48 pm)
Heaven help all of you and your souls.
(Novembre 16, 2004 - 05:35 pm)
I'm a ukrainian living in canada. Great website!
(November 12, 2004 - 10:22 pm)
I hope someday, with the Lord's help that you may find the way to true happiness, following in his word. Please, do not mock the cross, for the One who died on it gives you the ability to speak freely the way you do. I pray that you may find the way to true hapiness, and that some kind of a miracle from God happens unto you to allow you to believe. God Bless.
(November 10, 2004 - 04:41 am)
The fool has said in his heart, "there is no God."
(November 9, 2004 - 15:36)
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense."
"The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost their power of reasoning."
(Voltaire / 1694-1778 / Philosophical Dictionary, 1764)
(Artyom G. / November 12, 2004 - 04:21 a.m)
I fully agree with Simund Freuds quotes. I just stumbled onto them today on the web. I now love this sight, I dont feel as alonce being a "non-believer" with all of these weird Christians around me!
(October 29, 2004 - 08:39 pm / USA)
tell me, how could there be a god?
(atheisme.free.fr / October 26, 2004)
tell me, how could there not be a god?
(ray / October 25, 2004 - 11:00 pm)
The more I read about ancient history and anthropology, the more I found that all religions were merely an evolution and extrapolation of early belive systems.
(October 22, 2004 - 10:53 pm / Autralia)
Supernatural and natural cannot co-exist, because if the natural does not follow the natural laws, it is then supernatural itself. I think the natural exists, so I can't logically believe in anything supernatural.
(October 21, 2004 - 11:19 am / USA)
Religion will never bring peace to the world, only mankind can once free of the illusion of God.
(October 15, 2004 - 05:16 pm / UK)
Though i won't pretend to necessarily like what is said, i will say that you have given atheism a very good name with a humour and bluntness i have rarely seen from any athiest, you have dispelled of the arrogance and stubbornness i so commonly see in my life amongst many an athiest. You have given a very good account of yourself, and for that i thank God (sorry) for you. See you back!
(0ctober 8, 2004 - 00:47 pm / USA)
"Well, I tell you, if I have been wrong in my agnosticism, when I die I'll walk up to God in a manly way and say, Sir, I made an honest mistake."
H. L. Mencken
(October 4, 2004 - 09:54 am)