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How does one go from atheism to religion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alhaji kashim Mohammed Sep 1, 2014. 33 Replies

Here is a story on CNN today, "…Continue

Tags: religion, Catholicism, Christianity, Atheism

How stupid is this??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michel Mar 15, 2012. 12 Replies

 Obviously, you are not a happy person if you are an atheist and have to write about it on a cardboard box stuck in the back of your car. For the sake of anything you love, why don't you buy a Darwin…Continue

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WHAT DID HITCH MEAN FOR YOU?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adriana Jan 16, 2012. 54 Replies

What Christopher Hitchens meant to me cannot really be described in words. He was such an amazing human being and I cannot believe he is really gone. Over the past few months he had even exchanged…Continue

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Why are there fewer women atheist than men?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adriana Dec 11, 2011. 54 Replies

This is not simply from personal observation but from statistical studies that women are far less likely than men to be atheist. I wonder why this is and wanted some of your opinions??I don't mean to…Continue

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"Humans seem compelled to project our own nature onto nature. Man in his arrogance thinks himself a great work worthy of the interposition of a deity." -Charles Darwin

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Stephen left a comment for Sassan K.
"Happy Birthday Sassan. Have a great day,"
May 9
Alhaji kashim Mohammed replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"Lack of logic and critical thinking.for example if a person ask how did tribes come to existence ,for him to go for research to get the information then he wil be reluctant and the opposition wil get point and say God created them.if his convince…"
Sep 1, 2014
Tom Sarbeck replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"If she was an atheist, she was a mighty soft one."
Aug 29, 2014
Drew JW replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"In my experience, a lot of adult converts to religion will say they were atheist. However, they were really just ignorant of religion and gave it no thought one way or the other, until some crisis or effective evangelical "opened their…"
Aug 28, 2014
Stephen replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"Thanks Hope that was very helpful. The BBC when talking about that politician or this leader will often explain what tribe they come from."
Aug 19, 2014
Hope replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"No, it's not a tribal issue.. It'a an issue of sectarianism.. Iraqis are divided into sects, religions and ethnic groups. I am of Iraqi origins by the way.. In Iraq, you can find one Arab tribe divided into 2 sects…"
Aug 19, 2014
Stephen replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"But aren't people in that part of the world more tribal than nationalistic  "
Aug 18, 2014
Hope replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"Makes perfect sense, yeah!"
Aug 18, 2014
Jimmy replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"That would be a good thing in the meantime."
Aug 18, 2014
Chris replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"Probably eventually the boarders of countries that were set during, or prior to WWI will be changed. That would be a good think, in the mean time there will be wars before boarder lines are redrawn."
Aug 18, 2014
Chris replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"That's probably true. Some of the gay friends I have are struggling with their religious past - ie. getting kicked out of the church, or drawn back into it after being banished."
Aug 18, 2014
Hope replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"Islam "the caliphate" is showing its ugly face to the world."
Aug 18, 2014
Chris replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"What's going on with the Yazidi's in Iraq is terrible. What's going on within the middle east as a whole is tragic. "
Aug 15, 2014
Hope replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"That's true.."
Aug 15, 2014
Leo De Vries replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"Gay atheists may be more closeted."
Aug 14, 2014
Leo De Vries replied to Sassan K.'s discussion How does one go from atheism to religion?
"Perhaps they don't know enough about religion or atheism because they haven't looked into it enough."
Aug 14, 2014

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Current Religion
Atheist
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What brought you to Atheist Universe?
I was always a rationalist as I questioned the existence of god since my pre-teens and even before then, I used to always ask my father questions of "how did" or "what" such as "where did the stars come from" and "how far are they" when I would look up at the night sky - and when I was 15, I was I think 90-95% atheist but I would hold in the back of my mind "the 5-10% that god might exist" - I think the reason for this was due to the fact that I feared death and I did not want to lose my parents and my own life one day as I would be "nothing". But when I was 16 I visited Iran for a significant period of time (I am Iranian) and I stayed there for 1.5-2 months. Being in Iran at that age was unlike anything that I had ever experienced before - I had a chance to taste the true nature of religious rule and religious oppression. Everywhere in the streets would be the images of these fanatical Mullahs and the people did not support it but feared to say a word due to the religious theocracy and fear instilled by the regime in which people were tortured and executed for speaking out. I remember I was at my grandmother's house one night and it was the call to prayer - and you can hear this on the loud speakers glared from the mosque - and I remember vividly looking up lying in the bed while resting and said to myself "this is all bullshit - there is not even the slightest chance of god existing - religion from its very foundation has been to control societies and instill fear upon the masses" and from that moment on (although before then I was pretty much an atheist) I knew that the slightest chance could not exist for a higher power and that it was all bullshit and that it was selfish of me to hold the slightest chance due to my fear of death. That is my short bio on my atheism..

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Gallup: For the first time, a majority of Americans say they’d vote for an atheist for president

Posted on June 23, 2012 at 7:16am 3 Comments

Gallup: For the first time, a majority of Americans say they’d vote for an atheist for president

FULL DATA: http://www.gallup.com/file/poll/155282/Willingness_Vote_Other_Key_Groups%20.pdf

I’ve blogged a bunch of these Gallup polls over the years and my demographic has always been at…

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Wow! I didn't know Miley was a smarty!

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 7:31pm 3 Comments

'The pop singer tweeted a photo of theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, along with the word “beautiful.” On the photo is one of his quotes that reads, “You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, all things that matter for evolution) weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in stars. So forget Jesus. Stars…
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At 10:51am on May 9, 2017, Stephen said…

Happy Birthday Sassan. Have a great day,

At 3:08pm on May 8, 2014, Davy said…

Happy Birthday Sassan. Have a great day, enjoy it!

At 12:01pm on May 8, 2013, Davy said…

Happy Birthday Sassan. Have a great day,enjoy it!

At 7:22am on May 09, 2012, Adriana gave Sassan K. a gift
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Happy Birthday, Sassan!
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At 7:10pm on December 25, 2011, Nadine Gary said…

Hi dear Sassan, please check my new group "Atheist, Intelligent Design".  I look forward to your comment.

Peace and Respect,

Nadine

At 8:50pm on December 6, 2011, Adriana said…

Thanks so much for the wishes and the compliment, Sassan!

At 5:40pm on December 01, 2011, Jean Marie gave Sassan K. a gift
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Just stopping by with a hello!  
At 7:18am on July 18, 2011, Sydni Moser said…
Hi Sassan, a belated welcome to A/U.  I hope you are enjoying this site and getting to know our freethinker members.  Enjoying getting to know you.
 
 
 

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