Why Do Atheist Tell Everybody They Dont Believe In God? Is Atheism Another Religion?

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Jordan Parshall Profile
Jordan Parshall answered
Because they are voicing their opinion. Atheism btw is believing in no religion.
Reilly Runnels Profile
Reilly Runnels answered
No not at all for something to be a religion you have to faith to believe it. It doesn't take faith to not believe in god like it doesn't take faith not to believe in santa. Some people might say they are atheists because they don't want anyone to ask them to go to church of something, I don't say " Hey every one I don' believe in god!" and I am an atheist.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
For the same reason I tell women that I have herpes. It's a part of who I am, and they deserve to know.
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Jordan Parshall
Jordan Parshall commented
Horrible answear not even funny to the slightest bit.
Brady
Brady commented
Locke is hilarious, those who say otherwise don't know how to laugh at herpes. Pfft... Herpes.
Gene wright
Gene wright commented
Millions/millions/millions of years are needed for rock layers to form,
why then, are there fossils in those layers?

I mean, when an animal dies, it will decay and turn to dust shortly,
or be eaten within days/weeks.

But can it lay there, not decaying or being eaten, waiting for the
millions upon millions of years until enough sediment and pressure
to cover it and form a fossil in the strata?

Even with different atmosphere than today, anything's going to
rot left long enough.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I can't speak for other atheists, but I don't go preaching around my neighborhood like a door to door salesman. I have no god to sell.

Why do we tell people we don't believe in god? Isn't "because we don't" enough of an answer? Are we supposed to pretend to believe in god in order to be true atheists, or what?
I wasn't aware having an opinion on something and not hiding it was the definition of a religion, but thanks for the info.
I deduct from your answers that you're a polytheist, then, worshipping at the altar of Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus and creamy blue carpets.
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
"the greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it". Good luck
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Oh, is it random quotation time? Here's mine: "A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five."
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
I'm still waiteing to ~hear you read to me (aloud)~~~> still ,voice of a heathen... Because you ( sound ) a little quite still if i might add...
Tara Camaroon Profile
Tara Camaroon answered
I think that atheism isn't a religion.  It is the state of not having a religion.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
No, it can't really be a "religion" since it means that the person doesn't believe in any religion.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Hmm~~~>polytechnic~~> of, or dealing-with many arts or sciences... sounds like your doing a good job young~blood, after all, knowledge is power... In my opinion i believe atheist tell everybody that they don't believe in god because they are angry lost soles and misery loves company... And they ~~~>the self proclaimed atheist, are verbally compelled to ( tell everybody ) in hopes to find ~~~> any company... Sad but true... hope this helps, and best wishes
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Stewart Pinkerton
Ten thumbs down so far, hardly surprising given the total lack of thought in your answer - no surprise. Unlike so-called 'born again' Christians, I feel no need to sell my goods to anyone.
Mike J
Mike J commented
Good answer.
Mike J
Mike J commented
I for one like your answer Summerwind, don't worry about those 12 thumbs downs, I would give you about 20 thumbs ups if I were allowed to. :)
Stewart Pinkerton Profile
Generally speaking, they don't in my experience have any need to tell everyone they are atheists. We're not trying to sell some mythical religion, unlike you guys.
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Yunkel Rosen
Yunkel Rosen commented
Gee, I never new Atheism was a religion. Seems you learn something new every day. I'm so happy I joined this site.
David Lill
David Lill commented
Isn't the belief in Luck " Mythical"? Besides, Didn't Issac Newton Say Life Cannot come from Non Life by Itself?It Takes Life For Life to Exist.This is called FACT. So,If All Life comes from Lower Life forms, Where Did the Lowest form come from? LIfeless Chemicals.Evolutionists that I Know have never answered this.I Am not against Science But I Do look At It Objectivly And Think For Myself
Taylor Brookes
Taylor Brookes commented
Ummm im pretty sure that just because Newton said something, that doesn't automatically make it a fact
John McCann Profile
John McCann answered

I don't tell anybody I " don't believe in god " as I tell them I have no belief in gods.

A subtle but real difference that puts the burden of proof where it belongs, on the religious claimant.

im not telling u  my year of birth  :) Profile
It's not really a religion, an atheist is someone who believes in evolution (like me)
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Samuli
Samuli commented
While it's true that most atheists accept evolution, that is not a requisite. You can be atheist and NOT believe in evolution.
Debbie Budnik Profile
Debbie Budnik answered
They don't believe in anything :) So they're just being honest lol. They just *shrug* don't believe in a God or...anything.
 
Which is fine. More power to them. It's a comfortable way of life for some people and other's should most definately respect that.
 
Diversity is a beautiful thing.
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Samuli
Samuli commented
Atheism is not nihilism. It doesn't mean we don't believe in ANYTHING. We simply don't believe in any gods, and that's it.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I think that there is no such thing as a true atheist. What I find to be interesting though is the top two things on a supposed atheist's list are 1) there is no god. 2) I hate him. You can't hate someone or something you don't think exists.  
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Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Then how can you explain all the events that have come to pass? Was the person who wrote the Bible a seer?
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
How can you explain all the events that have come to pass? Was the person who wrote the Bible a seer?
Taylor Brookes
Taylor Brookes commented
...what events? The bible hasn't (as far as I know) predicted any events that have happened...
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jennifer carter answered
Because thats there belief if you don't believe in god tell the people who may persuade you to go to church or read the bible its like being burned alive for us. The athiest does not believe in no god theres no super monster in space looking down on us its only us. I laugh at everyone you believes in it. Theres no reason the believe in something that doesn't exsist he doesn't exsist
can you touch him taste him feel him see him if you can't its not real
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Gene wright
Gene wright commented
Doesn't leave room for all evidences that you atheist need to EXAMINE on this post.
If you wanta see more, email [email protected] and i will send you more.
If rock layers take millions or 60million, or 99million yrs to form, WHY are there fossils?
Think before answering.
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Can you taste or touch air? How do you know it is there?
Sapphire Mclean
Sapphire Mclean commented
Ok thanks for the perspective. Now I have a more clearer view of Atheism
Taylor Brookes Profile
Taylor Brookes answered

Atheists say that they don't believe in God because atheism means someone who doesn't believe in God. They're not just saying it; that's their belief!

Gene wright Profile
Gene wright answered
Atheist-ism is a religion. (with no evidence of NO GOD).
They can't prove it. Just as evolution can't be proved.
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Brady
Brady commented
Evolution is proven, you should look at these funny things called "facts" they often keep you from making poorly constructed arguments. Also what do you think evolution is? (Most of the Christian fundamentalist population gets this wrong.)
Also until you can provide evidence of a god we have nothing to disprove as one cannot prove a lack of something only the flaw in the evidence of the existence.
Anonymous
Anonymous commented
Where did we come from? How did we get here? If you can prove that we were "evolved" from something, then I''ll believe in evolution, but not until then.
trht uuiyuii
trht uuiyuii commented
So you have a religion for not believing bigfoot?
Karen F. Profile
Karen F. answered
Usually, religion (either what flavour, or lack of religion) doesn't come up that often when I'm just chatting with friends. About the only time I talk about being an atheist is when some obnoxiously smug Christian comes along and tries to tell me what I need in my life. Or what my child should be allowed to learn, or watch, or play, or say, or think.

That's when I start to get nasty.
David Lill Profile
David Lill answered
It's an Anti-Religon Religon.It's Akin to What Stalin and Hitler did trying to get people to worship the State!
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trht uuiyuii
trht uuiyuii commented
Hitler wasn't an atheist
David Lill
David Lill commented
No,He wasn't a Christian Either.He was an Occultist.Stalin,Mao,Gingas Kahn,Caligula,And many others WERE Athiests.It is a Historical Fact that they Brutally Murdered Anyone that Didn't worship the State, ( Them).Hitler and the Nazis Did believe In Evolution.Where did you think they got the Idea of " Master Race"?Hitler destroyed Churches That refused to worship him and Murdered Christians that refused to worship him.He may not have been An Athiest,But how are his actions Diffrenent than Stalin.
Brady
Brady commented
I'm sorry, but what bearing does this hold on the validity of the theory or evolution or atheism? In the second world war the United States used Nuclear reactions to flatten two cities and vaporize every living inhabitant. This fact may be sad but it does not invalidate the existence of nuclear reactions.
Scott Ritter Profile
Scott Ritter answered
Why do religious fanatics tell everyone theyre religious? Not every atheist is like that, not every religious person is like that. Some people just like to argue, and that doesnt depend on which religion you are.
Perry Donaldson Profile
Perry Donaldson answered
Atheists are those who try to convince themselves there is no God
only to pronounce they are fools.In psalms it says: The fool has said in his heart
there is no God
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Daniel Godbout
Daniel Godbout commented
Well actually, atheists try to convince everyone that religion is lying in hopes to make the world a better place where we think and evaluate things scientifically so that we don't believe the earth is flat and that the world is 3000 years old or that the universe turns around the earth without any proof.
Brady
Brady commented
Yes like the "fool" who discovered quantum physics. Or maybe psalms was referencing the "fool" who gave us general relativity and the matter to energy equation used in almost every major modern physics experiment.
Karen F.
Karen F. commented
@ Indecision:

Psst: Didn't you read this part of that Bible-thing "But whoever says, You fool! Shall be in danger of hell fire" (Matthew 5:22)

It's not us honest atheists who are in danger, methinks. Better go ask for forgiveness, quick. (Though why God should be able to forgive you for something mean you did to *us* isn't exactly clear to me. LOL! Shouldn't it be our pardon you're asking for?"

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