*What's Good About Being An Atheist?*

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    1. This will indeed be a short thread.
    2. If you are an atheist, will you be brave enough to post what the benefits are for being an atheist?
    3. Are there any benefits?
    4. Will this thread end before it begins?
    5. Will you be able to turn this into a *Attack Thread On CWN*?
    6. Is the only benefit about being an atheist, is you get to skate on *all* moral issues?
    7. This may be the first and last post in this thread, so, *CHECKMATE*!
    8. What keeps an atheist alive, and how does their lack of belief benefit themselves or anyone within their circle of life?
    9. Do you feel like a mind numb robot?
    10. Do you ask questions out loud why you don't get God?
    11. No link provided: Go!


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    I'm not an atheists but I can think of a few benefits to that POV:

    It frees up your Sunday mornings for golf.

    You don't have to be embarrassed by the excesses of fellow believers.

    You don't get to dismiss confusing issues with " God works in mysterious ways" so you're more likely to keep trying to figure out what's really going on.
     
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    10% less taxes :D

    and I am my own man.
     
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    1.) Nice childish start to the thread, status quo for you
    2.) Well I don't have to waste my Sundays that's a nice thing, especially during the NFL season. But it's not about the benefits, it's about having a fact or faith mindset. I have a fact mindset, if it's not a fact than I'm not going to treat it as one.
    3.) You just asked that in #2
    4.) :cuckoo:
    5.) Would I be able to? Yes. Will I? No
    6.) No, I don't need a book or a person in a collar to tell me not to kill people.
    7.) :cuckoo:
    8.) Oxygen, water, food, the sun, etc, same stuff that keeps you alive.
    9.) A robot is programmed to know a finite amount of things, this isn't the case with people who take fact or faith and science over religion. It's the exact opposite.
    10.) There's nothing to get, hence being an atheist.
    11.) There's no link that says the Bible is true. STOP!
     
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    Refusing to believe fiction is reality is good for the rational mind.

    Refusing to live in fear of retribution of a petty and capricious god is liberating.


    Tell me which is the better man; The man who does good works out of fear of hell or for an eternal reward or the man who knows there in no eternal reward yet consciously chooses to live a good life simply for the sake of living a good life?

    the answer is obvious to me.
     
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    Sleeping in on Sundays.

    Reading books other than The Big Book of Myths and Fables.

    No guilt or shame when having "impure" thoughts about the girls in the office.
     
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    1. Would you atheists claim that you have faith in the belief of nothing?
    2. I would think thats not an easy pill to swallow.
    3. Seems you have faith in the fact that you will be some day screwed in death, and will just cease to exist in a coffin, or be cremated and have your ashes flushed down a toilet, or thrown into the ocean, you get the picture.
    4. How bout fed to pigs in pig grub?
    5. It doesn't really matter to you does it, seeing your dead and gone, and theres no reason your remains are respected in any way right?
    6. Why not just have them flung into an old out house shitter?
    7. I just wonder how you atheists look at these options, it will some day be a reality for you, you know, what shall you choose?
    8. Maybe you shouldn't allow others to prepare you for death, maybe you should just disappear, take a long walk off a short Pier or something?
    9. If its not important to you, why go through th death process?
    10. Why make it difficult for others, when you're about to reach the end?
    11. I'm just curious how atheists look at death, and the end of life implications, this isn't meant to flame you folks, at all.:doubt:


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    People should worry about their own beliefs and stay out of the beliefs of other people
     
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    1. Would you atheists claim that you have faith in the belief of nothing?


    You fail to understand that we just do not believe in a supreme being watching over all of us and for me I do not believe in an afterlife. Not the same thing as you are saying.
    Except that I do believe that after I die I will not exist in any fashion as an entity. So yes in that respect I believe in nothingness.


    I have never seen any proof of god or an afterlife, therefore I do not believe in either.
    And I do KNOW that religion is messed up as a can of worms and wrong in so many ways.
     
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    Religion cheapens the only certain life we have.

    Why fear death?
    We all will die.

    Most of the christians I know fear death far more than I do and will hand on far beyond what I consider to be a reasonable life.
    Why do they do this? They do not believe their own rhetoric about heaven and such?
     
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