Calling all Atheists - Stop Wasting Your Time

This is what your clock looks like when you're in the forums.
This is what your clock looks like when you're in the forums.

Atheists!

Atheists assemble! I'll get straight to the point so as not to waste anymore of your time.

Every year, many atheists become victims of lost time, headaches, and despair for humanity; trying to convince devout religious that their beliefs are wrong.

They are caught in comments sections, question areas, and most of all in the Forums.

Not being exempt from this myself, it has occurred to me that nothing ever comes out of this exercise. Trying to convince people that what they've thought for a large or perhaps entire portion of their lives in a one-on-one situation is probably impossible. More importantly, it's just not even worth trying to do.

Atheists (including all non believers) are the only people in the world that have the home advantage. We do not need to convince people of what we know (or in our case, what we don't), we're born that way - born not believing in a god.

We shouldn't have to spend our time battling one on one, trying to convert people back into the realms of uncertainty. We should be free to do other things!

Note: Better expenditures of time include:

  • Fishing
  • Skiing
  • Watching paint dry

All that comes out of aggressive confrontations is negativity. Negative associations that will be forever labelled, having the terms 'religious zealot' and 'satan's worker' further ingrained into our opinions of others.

In all seriousness

I have seen many incredibly intelligent atheists in the forums trying to argue simple scientific principles like cellular life, evolution, and gravity.

It must have occurred to these great minds that people who have not been already educated in these things aren't likely to start at that point, with random strangers on the internet!

I myself have been caught into numerous amounts of such debates, and feel guilty and ashamed because of it. I feel that even this very hub has done more good than the hours I spent arguing in forums. Even just to make yourself feel better about yourself and your intelligence: it's not on.

It would be so much better for everyone if we were to just leave people alone, out of confrontational experiences, and channel that energy and more importantly: time, into something more useful. Writing hubs (education for the masses!), books, or spending time with our families and friends!

And for those religious people out there, it takes two to tango! What is there gained from engaging into conversations with strangers on the internet. There is just no quality assurance!

Please stop this madness and help an atheist today.

Thank you.

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TommyGun007 4 years ago from New Zealand

I'm a Christian. Haven't always been. I'm 31 now and became a Christian at age 27. The one thing that bothers me about SOME atheists is the presumption that just because some one believes in a power higher than themselves that automatically makes that person less intelligent, as if intelligence is a prerequisite for being an atheist. I am certainly more intelligent than a lot of atheists I know. This kind of sweeping generalization annoys me as much as it does when I hear fundamentalist Christians say that atheists are immoral. That clearly isn't true. There are many moral atheists just as there are many intelligent Christians. Don't let a small, yet unfortunately rather vocal minority, convince you otherwise. Having such a prejudice towards an entire group of people is pure bigotry.

The reason I believe in God is because the research that I've done in areas such as human consciousness, astronomy, cosmology and biology (to name a few), as well as many personal experiences in my life have brought me to that conclusion. If others come to a different conclusion then I really don't care. Believe in God; don't believe in God, it really makes no difference to me. Just stop criticizing others for their beliefs just because they differ. My family don't believe in God and they're fine with my religion and I'm fine with their non belief. Atheists need to stop writing books and articles saying that there is no God because, the truth is, no one on this planet really knows for sure.

All the best and God bless (sorry, couldn't resist :-))

Tom :-)


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Philanthropy2012 4 years ago from London Author

That's very relieving to hear Heather! Thank you for your post :) I'll keep it in mind next time I'm in the forum hah.


Heather 4 years ago

I know that it's frustrating talking with believers and you feel like you never get anywhere as an atheist, but I have to say, I am only now an atheist (I was a Christian before) because atheist's took the time to make their arguments against my religion. Granted, it took a long time but I'm here now, free from superstition, because of it. So I'd say, keep on! Be nice about it, don't get riled up and just present your view of things. Eventually, we might get through to more people :)


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Philanthropy2012 4 years ago from London Author

Thank you for sharing your experience Gabgirl and I agree with you. Fortunately, however, organised religion is declining in the USA as well as practically every other developed country (not Vatican City haha).

That fact gives me great hope for the future :)


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gabgirl12 4 years ago

I'm a skeptic. I was kicked out of church and called Jezabel. I'm not returning. When you suffer at the hands of religious leaders, there is no healing. God and I are one good terms. In other words the relationship is nonexistent. I can't feel God if I'm not a part of something that I thought He was doing.

I understand I made God to be a personal being. It became more than that because I became afraid. Spiritual leaders are elevated to a status that sometimes had led many to giving everything they own. Spiritual leaders never accept responsibility for their actions. I've never seen one truly be humble and show themselves as failures. The leaders who were in my ex-church wanted me to accept them as God's established authority. It was at that point I became skeptical.

I hope anyone who has been hurt steps forward. I hope they reason within themselves that if they are abused, they don't have to put up with it. And its ok to move forward even if you don't have definitive proof that God does exist, without a church. Just as they fight against an unseen opponent called 'satan', I'm fighting against them, all of them. They cannot continue to no be accountable before the world any longer.

Christianity should establish themselves as a country and follow suit with Judaism and Islam. This country is not big enough for religious people to be citizen of the US and 'heaven', its just BS. Especially in light of the fact that they continuously attempt to influence its laws.


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