The issue is, Atheists have absolutely nothing positive going on in their Minds. There is no protective mentality that can keep an atheist from completely flipping. They only have this one Principal, for pure atheists, There is no God. It is a complete negative view. There is no Hope, therefore, except in human good, or money, or the Beauty of a Meat Eating Nature, or sex, or men, or T.V., or Theater, or sex with men in theater on T.V.. Soooo for an Atheist to abandon their Atheist beliefs is not so baffeling, Is It?
what do you mean there is nothing positive going on in our minds? just because i dont believe in god, doesnt mean i cant believe other things, hope other things, value other things, etc. does that mean i am not a pure atheist, and if not, is there anyone out there that you are actually describing? what is a pure atheist?
is there anything wrong with a belief or hope in human good, or a love of sex or food, or a desire for the good life? why is everything other than things you hope for completely negative?
Good morning reidh,
You're right in a way. Atheism is not a system of rules or morality. It's an answer to a question: do you believe in gods? And that answer is no.
But that's the thing; people (even "pure atheists") derive their morals from other places. For example: empathy. And theists do the same thing! There is a wide variety of morality among Christians, despite many claiming to get their morals from the same Bible. Is slavery moral and sanctioned by god, or immoral and prohibited? Christians at different times have used the same text to get different answers. Why do some believe that homosexuality is a sin, while others claim that it's rape and lust that are sinful, not sexual orientation? Because Christians make up their minds first, and then bolster their views through a lens of biblical morality to justify them after.
I've always thought of theism as a fantastic Rorschach Test. A person who hates minorities will look at the Bible and see justification in keep foreigners out and not mixing races. A person who likes minorities will look at the Bible and see commands to love their neighbors and follow Jesus's treatment of others. The words of the Bible don't change: the readers' interpret the meaning of the words based on their own morality.
So if your morality is not from the Bible and neither is mine it seems we're in pretty much the same place, no? You should be just as baffled :)
 March 3, 2015 at 9:32pm
The NSA knows where they are and who they are, but they’re after law abiding, possibly, gun owning Americans.
 March 3, 2015 at 9:25pm
“His stance created widespread confusion, prompting some judges to refuse to issue the licenses and others to shut down their operations for all couples, gay and straight, until they could get a clear answer.”
****** confusion, the ban is on GAY marriage. what liberals in alabama have gotten to be judges.
 March 3, 2015 at 9:19pm
February 25, 2015 at 12:21pm
@ Ripe for Parody, agreed. Those wishing to screw it up are calling the bill that would do so, the opposite of what it is. Its not “net Neutrality” its “Decision to remove net neutrality”
February 17, 2015 at 8:39pm
Also, in addition to my previous comment, George Washington must have been Gay, Dumb as a mud post, drunk, or all three, to have appointed and then okayed Alexander Hamilton’s Money schemes.
February 17, 2015 at 8:34pm
This is how Hamilton, presently CEO and on 10 dollar bill, came to be shot to death by Aaron Burr, friend, confidant, and the third Vice President of President Thomas Jefferson’s first term. Not a very pretty picture of what Jefferson was willing to do, to right the course. Blood of Patriots to water Tree of Liberty.
 February 17, 2015 at 8:05pm
You can worship God anywhere He wants. But if you are doing it for yourself, you are certainly decieved.
February 17, 2015 at 6:32am
It is of no avail to list what God didn’t, or doesn’t say. Just do your job, tell your congregation of presumed believers what God does say and is saying in his word.
9/11? psalms 76:10 , why do bad things happen to good people? Romans 9:18 – 21. For instance
 February 15, 2015 at 4:37pm
Could you possibly pay with a bogus check?
February 12, 2015 at 4:54pm
why does the Blaze kiss up to these Blowhole A-holes?
February 12, 2015 at 4:41pm
Dana, you look marvelous, and also a little like Danica. But you are a fiercely beautiful commentator-(ess)? As well as very intelligent. And great speaking voice. clear, and well paced.
November 6, 2013 at 11:41pm
Teacher, knowing full well that child is JW and noticing before that he doesn’t put hand over heart. Decided to opt for unlimited paid vacation time to pursue online porn and college degree, instead of putting up with little scumbags.
November 6, 2013 at 11:38pm
Not until they explain why they Must be offshore in the water on a barge? Oh yeah, to be towed out beyond 12 mile limit after construction is finished, and operate there after beyond the scope of the Laws of the Continental United States.
November 6, 2013 at 11:34pm
Although I would champion a movement of the People of the People’s Republic of China to strike down the Communists, China Unbound and Capitalistic and friendly, would and could take over the entire world economy.
November 6, 2013 at 11:22pm
I’m surprised, isn’t that illegal? I couldn’t cancel a purchase 24 hours after making it. And I wouldn’t want to try it.
November 6, 2013 at 11:20pm
The latest is don’t run from police, they may interpret that, by law, as a physical threat to their person and shoot you dead.
November 6, 2013 at 11:16pm
I believe Beck, because Why the meeting excluding Tea-Party reps for the Republicans in congress?