> Today is the first day I have been on NET NEWS, and what do I see, > ATHIESM. I believe
> Today is the first day I have been on NET NEWS, and what do I see,
> ATHIESM. I believe the ones who don't believe in God, don't believe in
> Love, Power, and obedience. If you don't believe in God, than what
> do you believe in?
Atheism is the belief in man as Individual, accountable, and thus
responsible, only to himself for his actions. 'God' is a fiction, a delusion
for the less strong, less inspired herd, the 'many-too-many', who require
the comforts of such delusions to survive in the harsh realm of the Now.
An atheist is not a monster, on the contrary. He is 'pure'. In
that he is honest with his conscience and true to his convictions, his
understanding that 'God', or gods, whether they exist or no, are
irrelevent and unnecessary, save perhaps as a coward's crutch.
To asume that because an individual does not deign to believe in
the ad-hoc doctrines of your, or any other, popular, populist 'Faith',
he cannot love, feel, and/or experience an equal gamut of emotions and
expressions as, say, yourself, is ridiculous. There is no monopoly on
Love, loyalty, morality, or compassion.
If it suits you and your supreme-being cultists to build temples
and grovel to some non-existant entity, fine, do so. You are certainly
within your rights. I would ask only that you re-examine the basis of the
collected fallacies you call 'religion', do some alternative, objective
reading, some actual research into the whys and wherefores of atheism,
re-evaluate your life and role this cancer, 'God''s, place in it, and
ask yourself: "Can I JUSTIFY God?". The only rational answer is, of
Remember that an atheist, by definition, is self-declared.
A convert AWAY from what lies you and your kind would preach. There is
no such thing as a 'born' atheist - there can't be. Usually (I can't
speak for all), the decision to renouce the vain trappings of
'Faith' involves a life-time of torturous self-evaluation; It's not
something done on a whim or impulse. Adherents to religion are
processed from conception to grave. Wheras, for us, atheists in general, the
decision to reject is a conscious one, for you and drones like you,
the 'decision' towards accepting religion (J.C. et. al.) was
sheet-stamped into you from birth.
I HAVE seen the light, my friend, and I know my path.
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