Also– I know this questionaire is for Atheists but who are they gonna err..what are they gonna do? Call God on me and condemn me?
The Atheist Thirteen
If you’d like to take part, copy these questions, and answer them in your own words on your own blog.
Q1. How would you define “atheism”? Lack of faith. A belief system that lacks beliefs, ironic huh?
Q2. Was your upbringing religious? If so, what tradition? Christianity, but not devout or strict or Sundays every week. My parents believe in God. I had moments of not believing in GOD but that was in the 8th grade.
Q3. How would you describe “Intelligent Design”, using only one word?
Q4. What scientific endeavour really excites you?
Q5. If you could change one thing about the “atheist community”, what would it be and why?
Hrm, doesn’t really matter on changing things. I’m not into the community nor have experience on what the communities goals are.
Q6. If your child came up to you and said “I’m joining the clergy”, what would be your first response?
Good Luck. If my kids want to dedicate their lives to the/a church who am I to say no.
Q7. What’s your favourite theistic argument, and how do you usually refute it?
Arguing with someone on religion or an atheist based on scientific fact mixed with their own passions is pointless, has anyone ever “won” an argument like that?
Q8. What’s your most “controversial” (as far as general attitudes amongst other atheists goes) viewpoint?
I think the idea of being an atheist stems from a flash point in ones lives where God fucked them over or enough times that they lost their faith in a “GOD” or Religion. That, and it’s a fashionable trend to be anti-religion as it makes them “cool” and “alternative” because GOD forbid you have a belief system that the underlying theme is there is something greater than you. Even if it’s science.
Q9. Of the “Four Horsemen” (Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens and Harris) who is your favourite, and why?
I had to Google this. No clue.
Q10. If you could convince just one theistic person to abandon their beliefs, who would it be?
Editors Note : My views on religion being a conformist sheep control tool….well I agree that it is/was/are/am. I differ in that I think, and maybe I’m giving humans too much credit but one can decide for themselves what they believe in. I don’t believe in forced religion, I do believe all sides should be taught in school and church, give the options. It’s hard for me to understand those who are faithless how they live from day to day as it would be a lonely life if you think your the only one out there and when you die that’s IT. What do you say when your having an orgasm? Do you scream “OOOHH ME!!!! OOOHHH MEEE!!!!!!” I think** it’s a mixed bag of both religion and science. I readily admit I don’t have tons of reading experience when it comes to evolution, I.D., the mentioned Horsemen or have read much about atheist in general. Why can’t a GOD have created everything BUT the bible? Is it easier to not have a GOD or Higher Authority so you can’t be held responsible for your actions (down the road)? I HAVE read what Religion has done to the masses in the past especially with my background of Native American. I HAVE knowledge on the hypocrisy of organized religion and see for what is has been and is. Anyways, thanks for the long read. Now…what do I do about my Atheist Reverend?