Your texts are dark red, those of "Atheisme: the capital man" are in black.
This site rocks.
(Agnostic / December 30, 2005 - 05:29 am)
Fervently religious people are scary.
(Atheist / December 30, 2005 - 01:58 am)
I am not and atheist or agnostic. I am just a guy who is prepared to accept anything, BUT I INSIST ON PROOF!
(underdog / December 27, 2005 - 06:32 pm)
Is Science not a way to believe?
Is Science not based on theories and so forth?
Do you for instance have proof that man truly does have Ape Ancestors?
Is science not a religion?
(Believer / December 27, 2005 - 06:18 pm)
God is dead
(December 22, 2005 - 01:06 am)
I began to doubt very early, it was much later that I stated unequivocally that I am atheist.
(Atheist / December 19, 2005 - 05:00 am)
I enjoy this site.
As I said in the quotes section (I may have incorrectly addressed that section) I believe it is time to move beyond defending our beliefs.
I believe that we need to learn how to use our beliefs to the betterment of our (everyone's) condition, to show how belief systems, no matter which, can be used to create an inclusive world.
I believe that believers (true believers, whether it be a religion, race, nation, or anything) can be used against themselves by people who profess to believe and aim their followers as weapons toward their private goals. So long as we are willing to suspend our ability to think for ourselves, we open ourselves to manipulation.
I think that this site, the few pages I've read of it, for the most part educates rather than excludes.
Some labels, though humorous to me (maybe some things I say), may cause religious people to become defensive, and thus, close down their rational processes. Political correctness can, too, lull us into thoughtlessness, so risk.
I am searching for a site for thoughtful interaction, with all willing, on the subject. If I can't find a BLOG on the matter, I guess I'll have to learn how to create one.
(Nomaster / December 15, 2005 - 05:39 am)
Like your site. Good job!
(Atheist / December 15, 2005 - 06:42 pm)
Even the believers can't agree on who's god is the right one. Even so, if there is a god, he/she/it has one strange sense of humor.
(Atheist / December 14, 2005 - 05:49 am)
man only created god
(Atheist / December 13, 2005 - 05:50 pm)
Like the site.
(Christian / December 5, 2005 - 04:45 am)
You atheists are all dumb pieces of shit, what the hell do you people think happens when you die. You people are worse than satanists. Hah ATHEISM MY FRICKEN ASS!
(I'm a fricken christian / December 4, 2005 - 07:20 pm)
God does not exist. Besides, if he did, he would have showed up already.
(Atheist / December 1st, 2005 - 03:09 am)
I think agnosticism is just a need to justify unsecurity. no supernatural entities!
(SP / November 28, 2005 - 07:19 am)
Iím actually on this site because a character in a story Iím writing is a firm believer, however the majority of the world had forsaken god and religion (in my story). I wanted to hear some of the logic behind atheism, and perhaps the logic behind belief so that the arguments made rang true. This is a fine site, and I learned a lot from it.
To be honest, Iím not much for religion, nor do I give a damn what atheists think of those who believe in some kind of divinity. I really, really donít.
But reading these comments has --- I donít know --- *moved* me, I guess, to throw in my two cents for whatever that may be worth.
I recently had a ruptured appendix. Because I have no medical insurance, and had waited so long to visit the emergency room, the doctor had to operate immediately.
He told me, as they were wheeling me into the O.R. that my "contact enema" and a CAT scan had revealed that the toxins from the rupture were so close to my bladder that it was possible for me to go into toxic shock and die before he could clean it out. Those could have been my final moments of life and death was walking right beside me toward whatever fate had planned, or whatever events would transpire to save or end my existence.
Then I was asked what my religious affiliation was.
I had never thought of it before. I wasn't and I am still not a church-goer, but I never denied that any higher power was working beneath the surface of our lives. I donít bother trying to prove or disprove anything; such circularity of argument never goes anywhere. I just live my life as best as I can, and do what good I can simply because no one likes an a-hole.
But when I was asked that, rolling on a gurney perhaps on my way to die, I had to ask myself what I believed. In one hand there was God, paradise, angels, magic, heaven (or maybe hell). There was a chance to see old friends and family, maybe I could watch over my mother as she lived out her life, or guide my young niece in some way from the spirit world---
On the other hand there was nothing; absolutely nothing. I was just gone, and my soul didnít exist because there was no proof that it ever did. That was a sad thought, man. So I told the woman who asked that I was a Catholic and before I went under I spilled the beans to the priest who had come to hear my final confession. I was absolved and all of that. Iím still here, and I donít feel stupid for preferring one thing over the other--- quite to the contrary.
Itís good to be practical. Itís good to question, and say ďshow meĒ. But as Iím sure everybody has heard here, there are things too deep and mysterious for us to wrap our brains around. We like to think weíre so smart, but we have no clue about so many things.
Iíd rather tell myself that there is a God. It comforts me. Iím not afraid of dying one way or another, itís just that my point of view is more exciting than an atheists. Who wants to go nowhere? Who wants to become nothing after we die, whether thatís what happens or not. Thatís a bleak outlook. Iím leaving this site now. I have better things to do than worry about ďthe truthĒ.
(Questionmark / November 30 - 10:31 pm)
I am a student of Phd in Iran. I'm interested in philosophy of religion, although I'm not a believer
(Atheist / November 27, 2005 - 11:24 pm)
Only IMF and WB exist for argentinians.
(Atheist / November 24, 2005 - 03:25 am)
I truly feel for those who do not communicate with our maker on a daily basis.
(Protestant / November 23, 2005 - 05:15 pm)
you are stupide
(Protestant / November 22, 2005 - 01:58 am)
Well what can I say, I simply classified the whole religion blabberunder "fairy tales", where it belongs. I think the ability to reason should serve to free us from superstition, not allow us to find pseudoarguments to reinforce them ...
(November 16, 2005 - 08:02 pm)
I live in Romania, and I believe in nature, in energy not in this man-made god of the christianism.
(November 16, 2005 - 06:48 pm)
I don't believe because there has been no proof put before me, therefore I am agnostic... borderline atheist.
(November 15, 2005 - 08:13 pm)
"Intelligent design" is for stupid people and "Stupid design" is for intelligent people.
(TROUTER from Belgium / November 14, 2005 - 03:13 pm)
Religion is pure exploitation of human incapacity.
(TROUTER from Belgium / November 14, 2005 - 03:11 pm)
Religion: what a waste of time, energy and human resources.
(TROUTER from Belgium / November 14, 2005 - 10:53 am)
Atheism is a belief also. The evolution of human intellect predicates belief. A person with no "religious" belief system of some kind or another is a person without the ability to think abstractly.
(Deist / November 14, 2005 - 07:34 am)
christianity is the only religion based on grace and true love. It consists of an omnicient God who created us in his own image, loved us so much that he sent his only son to die for us when we didn't even ask. Jesus really lived, it's pracitally proven. How did this man do the things the Bible says he did if he were not the Son of God? Christianity may have had their low points, ie the crusades, holocaust, etc., but you can't hate a religion because of the people that screwed it up; the same way you can't hate band becuase you think their fans suck. you love them for the music and their talent. same goes for God, you dont hate him or love him because you hate his followers, we are all awful human beings, not one of us is good in any way. you concentrate on Him, and the reality of what he did for His children, us. When you take a step closer and look at the real God, not his people, you see a God who in the end only wants a personal relationship with you and made the ultimate sacrifice to do so. if you truly seek the truth with an open mind, i truly believe in the end you will find truth, whether its that He does exist or not. that is what i do everyday.
(Christian / November 14, 2005 - 02:38 am)
Thank you for providing a sight that supports intelligent thought and reason. There are not enough of them.
(November 14, 2005 - 00:29 am)
Many thanks for the very good site. Keep up the good work!
(November 9, 2005 - 03:34 pm)
They say god has exhisted for billions of years before man was ever here, but a god can only exhist if a god is believed in. If no one believes in a god how can a god exhist. Conclusion: god is man made because if he wasn't he would not exhist, and as god is man made then he can not of created the world or us. PS great site!
(firstname.lastname@example.org / November 9, 2005 - 07:57 pm)
To those who think atheists hold science to as high a regard as religion, I say they do not understand the nature of scientific thinking. The 'proofs' generated by science are never absolute. Critical thinking accepts new, even contrary knowledge into its fold, so long as it proves its worth in nature. these observations are never to be taken as 'handed down truths' but as ways of objectively dealing with our environment. (many emerging quantum theories are disproving and trivializing physics today) Religions attempt to solidify 'truths' with no regard for new knowledge, as these truths must be absolute to sustain belief. Religious people then foolishly cry God as a blanket answer for all things. Science, contrarily can then be defined as the objective deconstruction of all those processes which could be left to 'God', actively seeking out their reasons and processes. Although science may make detours along the way, it is a far more constructive way of fathoming the world around us then passively subduing and accepting it as absolute.
(Stev / November 9, 2005 - 09:56 am)
God is just pretend!
(Doesn't matter / November 7, 2005 - 09:23 pm)
I was raised Roman Catholic, but I couldn't believe in such a cruel god, so for many years I considered myself an Atheist. But now I am an eclectic Wiccan (Witch)& Ethical Culturist (Humanist). My inner spiritual experiences are my own and I do not force them upon anyone else. I gain insights from nature and through my daily interactions with other people of diverse beliefs and customs. I feel that the life force within all living things is god & goddess. These male & female archetypes exist deep within the human psyche. But I always exercise the power of reason to fully face the dilemmas of my life and to make my own decisions.
(November 4, 2005 - 07:25 pm)
I think a religious person is in the average iq or lower (few exceptions). Briliant people have mainly been atheists. (sorry for the spelling)
(November 4, 2005 - 05:42 pm)
I dont believe in any god or any worship. I agree in your thought of mind. A free mind is the best. I think you dont need to spend your life thinking about god and any religous crap. I dont have a problem with other people having their opinion but I just dont believe.
(November 3, 2005 - 02:26 pm)
Let me ask all those who believe there is a god:
Where is he when babies and litlle children are dying from cancer? Where was he in Auschwitz, Dachau and Mauthausen? Still waiting for an answer!!!!
(TROUTER from Belgium / November 3, 2005 - 08:45 pm)
"KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
(Atheist / November 3, 2005 - 08:23 pm)
I agree in your beliefs, they are so true!!!!!!!!
(email@example.com / November 3, 2005 - 02:15 pm)
I dont believe in any god are any worship I agree in your thought of mind a free mind is the best I think you dont need to spend your life thinking about god and any religous crap, I dont have a problem with other people having their opinion but I just dont believe.
(Atheist / November 3, 2005 - 02:22 pm)
I know one thing for certain
"Religion is like smoking,
it's unhealthy and kills people".
(TROUTER from Belgium / November 2, 2005 - 06:30 pm)
It's amazing how many of us today don't believe in God. It is also sad. God is real, God is true and it's only a matter of time for everyone to know it. Don't wait for judgement day, do it now. He's waiting for you. It's NOT a coincidence you're reading this now. Go on, i dare you to seek him hearnestly, withont bias. Just pick up a bible.
God Bless You,
(Valeria / October 30, 2005 - 06:44 am)
I have no doubt that God is real. I am pentecostal. I believe in the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. Prayer works, if you mean in and YOU ARE PATIENT. God is never late. It may seem he is taking a long time, years even, however he is always RIGHT ON TIME. A day will come when all will confess that God exist and he is Lord. I pray it is not too late for you. Just because I am a christian does not mean I am going to heaven. I make mistakes, but I know that I can be forgiven. God Bless You,
Valeria P.S. if you can walk, talk, think, eat , breath, smile, laugh,jump , run, skip, joke, sleep, or anything on the sort, then you've already been blessed. He loves you, look for him hernestly and you will find him.
(Christian / October 30, 2005 - 06:38 am)
Since I was a child "and not allowed to not believe", I have seen the lack of logic and use of a god to control people - not to the good of anyone.
(Atheist / October 27, 2005 - 00:45 pm)
Atheism is the height of arrogance for it says: "If I cannot fathom God, then God does not exist." You seem to glibly dismiss the fact that you live in a world wholly limited by your five senses, or by your brains limited capacity to develop instruments to reach a little beyond your senses, and thus are as unaware of what the total sum of reality may be as one who. limited by eyesight, only sees visible light and thus categorically denies that a whole range from infrared to ultraviolet light does not--indeed CANNOT exist--because you cannot sense it. In fact, you mock that which you do not understand for no other reason than you cannot understand it.
You realize that you do worship a god: the god of science. But if you believe that science has all the answers and anything that connt be explained without the scientific method (in short, I do this and this happens therefore there is a connection) than you are just as great a bunch of fools as you think those who look beyond our limited powers of understanding seem to you. I can fill your webiste with quote after quote of scientific "proofs" that were once taking as truth and now have been completely debunked. We do not even understand the very basics of life beyond the whats and the hows. Science never answers the whys... because it can't. And neither can you. But that does not stop you from mocking those who believe that, as odd as this may sound, we humans (of whom you are so fond of pointing out are insignificant specks of carbon in an infinite universe) may not have all the answers. And to mock 95% of the people on the globe who sense - not without reason - that a higher power than themselves may be at work in theat same universe to me is the height of foolishness... and arrogance.
(Shafe / October 25, 2005 - 02:42 am)
What a load of sad sick quotes. Shame you have lost a life.
(October 23, 2005 - 10:29 pm)
Just looking around...
(Protestant / October 23, 2005 - 00:39 am)
I am a Daoist
(October 22, 2005 - 00:03 pm)
very strong atheist. very very very very strong atheist.
(Atheist / October 21, 2005 - 04:06 am)
I admire this site for what it may one day be, but an unbiased and honest website it is not. Please be true to yourself and delve past the misconceptions that you have of Christ and the essence of the human person: www.peterkreeft.com
(Catholic / October 18, 2005 - 00:24 am)
I think an atheist is the person that dont have faith..
as a human being, we are created by GOD.. so we must believe in Him..
And one more thing, I thought that an atheist is any person who cannot receive the God's glory..
(Christian / October 17, 2005 - 07:53 am)
Human is just a mere better fortune species of animal, cause we are animal who has better brain than lions, dogs, monkeys etc. please see how we fuck and making love definetely similar with our other animals brothers, human not created but evoluted. I believe without religion people can live much safer and better in this world, the most ugliest religion is the one who teach the followers that the other religion is not valid and allowed to killed them, even honored by heaven if get killed during the sacred war (they said)
for me I dont't believe there is hell or heaven
(Atheist / October 11, 2005 - 10:05am)
Most people are confused about spirituality and religion adds to that confusion. a strong spirit means not giving up and nothing more.
(Deist / October 9, 2005 - 03:42 am)
The Irish Christian brothers only succeded in beating the fear of god OUT of me.
(Mark / October 8, 2005 - 00:45)
(no one knows where's god) updated bible
(human i swear / October 1st, 2005 - 01:14 am)