Turn on thread page Beta

Why do atheists not believe in God? watch

    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by CAPTAINSHAZAM)
    There is no observable empirical evidence for a change of kind nor can we observe it, And why is we can never find fossil records for the creatures in between the evolution like a hybrid of the transformation. Evolution isnt observable so it cant be tested so its unfalsifiable and cant be proven.
    Before you go off about there being no fossil records of transitions between one specie and another, look the following up:
    Archaeopteryx, Australopithecus afarensis
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Tahira__)
    Just want people serious answers I am just curious
    Why do atheists not believe in God? What do they then believe in?
    Because it can't be proven, and with or without "God" life doesn't change, it doesn't affect my actions or beliefs, we believe in the same morals, theists believe god gave them morals where I believe we have evolved them. An atheists doesn't need to believe in anything like a God, why don't you believe in Zeus ?
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    and yet another trip down memory lane

    well, we members of the atheist club did make some sterling posts on this thread, after all (myself - quite immodestly - included)

    best
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    ah yes, a classic. especially love it when the op abandons the post because of illogical arguments.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    It doesn't make sense to believe in things that cannot be observed.
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by Onde)
    It doesn't make sense to believe in things that cannot be observed.
    You're thinking from a human perspective. You musn't think from a human perspective or way of thinking about things in order to believe in Him and God doesn't expect you to understand. The senses of taste, feel, hear, smell and sight are what you're depending on. And you said that it "doesn't make sense" you are very correct as it doesn't at all and it's not supposed to. I being Christian, do not rely on these senses to be able to believe in a spirit God, or on my conscience, affection, imagination, reasoning and memory. I just believe.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by BefuddledPenguin)
    Because reality appears to have a strong atheist bias.

    How people become atheists differs from person to person. Some people are never presented with religion as children, and as adults have the critical thinking skills to simply reject it the same way they rejected Santa when they were six. Others were raised religious but as their scientific literacy improved they spotted the contradictions between reality and religious misinterpretations of reality.

    Personally I was raised a christian, I quickly learned that god's (or gods') spokesmen on earth were untrustworthy scumbags who sought power and influence over others, and found that religion offered an easy shortcut to gain this power. This wasn't enough to remove my faith, just my reverence of religious preachers. Then I realised that I'm a bisexual man, I'm capable of falling in love with members of either gender and there's nothing I can do about that. This left me with a great deal of cognitive dissonance, after all god is meant to be love right? But if god made me non-straight, and homosexuality is a sin...does that mean god made me purely so he has someone to hate?

    I quickly realised this didn't make sense so I became a theist; someone who rejects religions but still believes in a god who cares what people get up to, this allowed me to push past the entire Christian dogma but retain faith.

    Whilst at university I decided to read through the bible in full (I was an English Language and Literature student, English literature borrows a lot from the bible) and what I found was that not only does the book come across as less realistic than Harry Potter, but that god, as a concept, is fundamentally totalitarian. To believe in god is to believe that we are being watched and judged every second of every minute of every day. Not just for our actions, but for our thoughts and beliefs. This is literal thoughtcrime, having read 1984 just prior to reading the bible I found too many parallels between god and Big Brother. Except at least Big Brother wouldn't drag you to Room 101 just for having the wrong emotions, but envy is such a harsh sin it's even mentioned in the commandments. It's not some silly little rule like not eating shellfish or wearing two fabrics of clothes or the evil of decorating a tree. (That's right, christmas trees are sinful Jeremiah 10:1-5)

    So not only am I an atheist now, but an antitheist, someone who is actively offended by the very concept of god and glad that every religious text is incorrect in their initial assumption, namely the existence of a theistic deity (or deities) excluding the texts of Buddhism and Scientology of course, which are wrong for different reasons. The assumption that theistic dieties exist is not only patently false but would be completely undesirable if true. If christianity was true, I'd ally with Satan in order to dethrone god, as such a throne cannot exist alongside freedom and morality.
    An excellent story for how religious people should look at religion and see the flawed existance of it.
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ecojerri)
    You're thinking from a human perspective. You musn't think from a human perspective or way of thinking about things in order to believe in Him and God doesn't expect you to understand. The senses of taste, feel, hear, smell and sight are what you're depending on. And you said that it "doesn't make sense" you are very correct as it doesn't at all and it's not supposed to. I being Christian, do not rely on these senses to be able to believe in a spirit God, or on my conscience, affection, imagination, reasoning and memory. I just believe.
    It doesn't matter what perspective I look from...it doesn't make sense to believe in things that cannot be observed.

    The thing with your attitude is that it can be used as an argument to believe in contradictory things. You are essentially saying there is no reason not to believe in anything, and that we should believe in everything.
    Online

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ecojerri)
    You're thinking from a human perspective. You musn't think from a human perspective or way of thinking about things in order to believe in Him and God doesn't expect you to understand. The senses of taste, feel, hear, smell and sight are what you're depending on. And you said that it "doesn't make sense" you are very correct as it doesn't at all and it's not supposed to. I being Christian, do not rely on these senses to be able to believe in a spirit God, or on my conscience, affection, imagination, reasoning and memory. I just believe.
    I know exactly what you mean. From a purely human perspective, and using only my senses, conscience, imagination, reasoning and memory, I can perceive only £39.40 in my bank account and know nothing of what lies beyond the boundaries of the observable universe. Luckily, from my perspective as a molecule of hydrogen gas, I know with certainty that I am a billionaire and that what lies beyond is a mixture of jealous rainbows and the dark dreams of ants. I don't expect you to understand. I just believe.
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Study Helper
    (Original post by ShantelleLuis)
    You're thinking from a human perspective. You musn't think from a human perspective or way of thinking about things in order to believe in Him and God doesn't expect you to understand. The senses of taste, feel, hear, smell and sight are what you're depending on. And you said that it "doesn't make sense" you are very correct as it doesn't at all and it's not supposed to. I being Christian, do not rely on these senses to be able to believe in a spirit God, or on my conscience, affection, imagination, reasoning and memory. I just believe.
    So you are a human and both know and think from the perspective of a God? Take a step back and just listen to yourself. SMH LMAO
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by uberteknik)
    So you are a human and both know and think from the perspective of a God? Take a step back and just listen to yourself. SMH LMAO
    I'm taking 5 steps forward thanks. If you read what I said at all you'd know the main point I was getting at was to just believe
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Study Helper
    (Original post by ShantelleLuis)
    I'm taking 5 steps forward thanks. If you read what I said at all you'd know the main point I was getting at was to just believe
    Hmmmm. OK then I believe there is no God.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: June 24, 2018
Poll
Who is most responsible for your success at university
Useful resources

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.