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Name 3 words to describe an atheist

  1. seanorjohn profile image81
    seanorjohnposted 5 years ago

    They don't have to start with the same letter but  maybe give it a try.
    Logical lugubrious lost.

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Analytical, individualistic, logical.
      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/9061827_f248.jpg

      1. AnnaDanishek profile image61
        AnnaDanishekposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        hahaha it soo modest

      2. Castlepaloma profile image29
        Castlepalomaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Not bad

        1. Trichakra profile image61
          Trichakraposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Agree with you. Its not bad.

    2. sibtain bukhari profile image62
      sibtain bukhariposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Atheism is deception,Atheist is the man of magical world,

      1. jonnycomelately profile image85
        jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Theism is deception, Theism is the man-made magical world.

        The god of imagination, that no one can see, no one can touch, no one can prove exists --- governs all who exist, all you can hurt, all you can command, all you can frighten into submission.  IMHO

        1. sibtain bukhari profile image62
          sibtain bukhariposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          When we close our eyes from the great and wonderful inner and external worlds believing the creation and working of the same by self,by chance ,then we are presuming a magical world by deceiving ourselves like atheists,therefore,I stated that atheism is no more a deception.Atheism is an'' intellectual''attempt to avoid one ''unseen'' God by replacing through impossible imaginary and magical universe.

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            A world operating on the natural laws of the universe is a "magical" one?  We have very, very different definitions of magic. 

            To most people, "magic" denotes events or actions that violate natural laws, not follow them.  Things like wine spontaneously turning to water, dust turning into people, and stars/solar systems forming in hours instead millions of years.  These would be "magic", not animals slowly evolving to fit better in an ever changing environment.

            1. sibtain bukhari profile image62
              sibtain bukhariposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Wilderness,,it is correct that a world working under natural laws is not magical but a world evolved'' by self'' and working'' by chance'' under the natural laws as presupposed by the atheists is not more than a magical world.This'' by chanced'' and ''self evolved'' world is magical not the world working under natural laws.

          2. psycheskinner profile image81
            psycheskinnerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            We live in a world where your perspective is now more conservative than the Pope's.  I call that progress.

            1. sibtain bukhari profile image62
              sibtain bukhariposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              psycheskinner,Progress is not confinement of the reason,it is application of the reason,for example, when atheists say they can never believe a God who can never be'' touched ''or ''seen'',they just express their ''confinement of reason'' and not the'' application of the reason'',therefore,atheism is the religion or deception of confinement of reason.

          3. jonnycomelately profile image85
            jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            That Journey to the Inner World is my path, consistently, and it connects with the Outward World of which  my  body is a part.

            Atheism is very honest.  And courageous.   It is willing to confront the nonsense put out by those who would demand control of our lives by invoking a ficticious god.

            1. sibtain bukhari profile image62
              sibtain bukhariposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Atheism may be courageous in the sense it over throws ''gods'' but it is extremism or nonsense when it denies ''God'',it may be helpful in understanding the ''fictitious gods'' but it is ridicule when it rejects God.

              1. Castlepaloma profile image29
                Castlepalomaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

                Both are a dilemma.
                One can not prove God or the other can not disprove God.

                If one prepares their whole life to Meet this God in his imaginary invisable world. Then lives in fear of God and keeps repeating ancient texts from the dark ages, often changed or wrongly translated.

                Then stays over obedient in order to win his/her lottery ticket to heaven. Then break your own rules more then any other group of people.

                You just might be, insane.

    3. poppyr profile image93
      poppyrposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Logical, critical thinker.

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    Emile Rposted 5 years ago

    I'd post, but it has been my experience that atheists do not have a well developed sense of humor.

    1. seanorjohn profile image81
      seanorjohnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ok I will help with the letter H
      Human Heterogenous Holy  ( sorry last word was meant for believers - no it was just a typo.)

    2. A Troubled Man profile image61
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      And yet, it is the atheists who seem to be doing much of the laughing around here. lol

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        Emile Rposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        lol

    3. Paul Wingert profile image80
      Paul Wingertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @Emile R Of course athiest have a sense of humor. People like Penn and Teller, Bill Maher, Woody Allen are a laugh a minute.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image29
        Castlepalomaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Who is 100% Atheist? Be honest, and if so, prove it. Just consider the World and Universe is 99% unknown to each and every one of us.

        If anyone has doubts - go to - About.com’s Agnosticism / Atheism site.

        1. Zelkiiro profile image87
          Zelkiiroposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          You're right. I'm not 100% sure about my atheism.

          Sometimes I just feel that, somewhere out there, Odin is ridding the earth of another frost giant to ensure my continued safety...

          1. Castlepaloma profile image29
            Castlepalomaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Don't go too far to the other end of ther scale like with OT Creationist fundies

            Be Honest, like when Woody Allen or Phil Mayer said."don't know"

            1. jonnycomelately profile image85
              jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              With you there CP. Those two words have shaped the human mind and opened it up to endless possibilities.  When we close the mind we cloak every possibility in a straight jacket.

              1. Castlepaloma profile image29
                Castlepalomaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                I know nobody has taken a spaceship to the Universe and checked out or looked under every rock for God.

                Saying, I don't know, gives us freedom and a better chance to get a closer understanding. So far, it's the greatest BS story I've ever heard, still trying to understand better, for all of us are in the same boat.
                Maybe most of the BS will just float away into space in time.

                1. gmwilliams profile image83
                  gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

                  unconventional questioning visionary

  3. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago

    Evolved, thinking individual.

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      +1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 !

      1. jonnycomelately profile image85
        jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I stopped counting those zeros but think it's 10↑27.   No laughing matter.  lol

  4. A Troubled Man profile image61
    A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago

    Honest Open Thinking

  5. pennyofheaven profile image80
    pennyofheavenposted 5 years ago

    Skeptic, Critical, Analytical.

    1. seanorjohn profile image81
      seanorjohnposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well done , penny . I think you have summarised atheists well. Hopefully, most people will agree that this is an honest appraisal.

      1. pennyofheaven profile image80
        pennyofheavenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you.

    2. profile image69
      paarsurreyposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Always in doubt.
      Please
      Regards

      1. jonnycomelately profile image85
        jonnycomelatelyposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Much More Honest

        1. profile image69
          paarsurreyposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          How? Please
          Regards

  6. Shadesbreath profile image86
    Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago

    Faith in Nothing.

  7. peeples profile image88
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    loving, logical, lovers

    1. christin53 profile image81
      christin53posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Brainy, Bright, Brilliant

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    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    all human beings

    1. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Beautifully said as usual, Motown2Chitown. If ALL posters be like Motown2Chitown, the forums will be GRAND indeed!   Motown2Chitown, I shall give you a mark for your eloquent statement.........
      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/9061820_f248.jpg

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        Motown2Chitownposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, GM. smile

  9. Sed-me profile image82
    Sed-meposted 3 years ago

    Wouldn't it depend on the Atheist?

  10. Zelkiiro profile image87
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    Dry clean only.

    1. profile image0
      Emile Rposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That can usually be summed up with one word. Dirty.

      1. Zelkiiro profile image87
        Zelkiiroposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Only as dirty as you want me to be. ;D

  11. oceansnsunsets profile image88
    oceansnsunsetsposted 3 years ago

    Tenacious
    Faith
    (in)
    Skepticism

    1. jonnycomelately profile image85
      jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      smile

  12. Cat333 profile image79
    Cat333posted 3 years ago

    Three words to describe an atheist - not yet theist

    "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.' So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God." Romans 14:11-12

    1. jonnycomelately profile image85
      jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Atheist = Theist Grown Up.

      1. Cat333 profile image79
        Cat333posted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Funny, some start out as atheists and become theists - do they begin grown and become children then?

        Perhaps we do become "children". Call me a child if you'd like, I just may be; but hopefully I do "grow" in the Lord and in his grace and become more and more spiritually mature.

        1. jonnycomelately profile image85
          jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I accept that is for you, fine for you.  Please do not assume that my disbelief is in any way inferior to yours.  That is all.

          If theism is true for you, fine.   
          If atheism is true for me, fine.

          Any presumption that theism is superior to atheism simply brings in competition.  Such presumption can cause breakup of families, social antagonism, skirmishes, wars, even capital punishment for those who "waver."  Why can't you just let people choose for themselves, instead of presuming that we all need to be converted?  It does not matter what we believe, as long as we learn to live and let live.

          1. Cat333 profile image79
            Cat333posted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I can appreciate that what you say would make perfect sense and would be a great way to think IF God were not real and true, and IF truth really was merely subjective. But since God is real and true and he himself is in fact truth, it doesn't benefit us to perceive of ultimate, absolute truth as any subjective thing. To just each believe whatever we want is harmful in many situations that require action: If we have cancer, but wish we did not and so we choose to believe we do not, then we will not get needed treatment and live; If our house is about to explode, but we wish it were not so we choose to believe it is not, then we will not get out of the house and live.

            If a doctor tells you that you have cancer, they are not evil for it; If someone tells you your house is about to explode, they are not evil for it. In fact it is the one who knows you have cancer or knows your house is going to explode, yet says nothing, who is actually acting in an evil manner. Likewise, those who tell you your spiritual action is required - receipt of the free gift of eternal life is necessary to make it go into effect for you - are the ones who are trying to benefit you and who truly care about you. Even if you do not agree, and you think it leads to conflicts (which it does), can you at least see that to truly believe and care means the believer will attempt to alert you to what they see as a dangerous situation and attempt to show you how to escape and live?

            Unlike absolute truth, there is truth that is subjective by God's design and we are free to find our own truth in these areas. So truth for one may be that classical music is beautiful, while truth for another is that hard rock is excellent, and truth for yet another is that both are glorious. God has so wonderfully made us to each be who we are and to appreciate differing things, which are all valuable because of their value to one or another person.

            1. jonnycomelately profile image85
              jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              If while wrting all that irrelevant rhetoric, CAT333, you still cannot understand that your perception of god is subjective and can in no way be proven as "real," then there is no further need for discussion with you.

              1. Cat333 profile image79
                Cat333posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Certainly the truth will be "proven" in due course of time, but not by me. 

                A lot of hostility is coming through your recent posts to me, jonnycomelately.

                You want me to "see" the way you see, yet I would have to put on blinders and "un-see" the Lord. It doesn't work that way.

                You're free to avoid discussion with me if you prefer.

                1. jonnycomelately profile image85
                  jonnycomelatelyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  I am hostile to your presumptions in the way you declare your beliefs as if they are final, undeniable and applicable to everyone.   I have often declared your right to hold those for yourself and continue to do so.   But please be aware that when you preach your fanaticism to others you are NOT preaching truth, only your personal beliefs.  Just make sure they know that.  Don't deceive them.

                  1. Cat333 profile image79
                    Cat333posted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 2:12-14) Those with the indwelling Holy Spirit and those whose hearts are being softened by the Holy Spirit will recognize the truth.

  13. Live to Learn profile image80
    Live to Learnposted 17 months ago

    boring, uptight and unimaginative

    1. Castlepaloma profile image29
      Castlepalomaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      They can be uptight and pessimistic. The other two not so much.

      1. Live to Learn profile image80
        Live to Learnposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Well, when someone goes out of their way to tell me they are an atheist, in real life, they tend to be that way. You guys on the internet seem pretty interesting. Although most do still seem to be unimaginative. As an artist, I wouldn't think that applied to you.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image29
          Castlepalomaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          I'm not Religious or atheist, I find both are extreme poles of 99% unknown.

          Atheist have a lot to do with science, biologist and Evolution.

          It takes imagination since mid 1800s to double our life expectancy, discover many bio organism and inventions.

          At one time I thought atheist did lacked imagination, not now.

          1. Live to Learn profile image80
            Live to Learnposted 17 months agoin reply to this

            I suppose that everything is never in black and white. So, you are right. In some respects an atheist can be imaginative. However, atheism didn't give us all of the benefits you are attributing to it. It was a group effort to get us where we are scientifically. That assumption is one mistake the laymen who advocates atheism  makes.

            I do still believe that, even if an atheist were responsible for a great scientific achievement, that does not make them imaginative. It would make them imaginative in some respect. By denying the possibility of a greater force in the universe one does limit one's thought processes on that front. So, when the question of imagination is posed in a religion and philosophy forum it is not unreasonable to label atheism as an unimaginative philosophy.

    2. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Not at all, those words apply to fundamentalist religionists.  Atheists are FAR FROM those words.
      http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/12994504.jpg

      1. Live to Learn profile image80
        Live to Learnposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        It was probably a religious person who came up with that schtick. Like, George Carlin came up with Dogma.  Usually, when we laugh at ourselves we create the most humor. I don't know that I've ever met an atheist who was good at laughing at themselves.

        I think the problem is, when you go out of your way to label yourself, you lose some of the ability to be more than your chosen label.

    3. jonnycomelately profile image85
      jonnycomelatelyposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Exploring, upright, imaginative.

      1. gmwilliams profile image83
        gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        exciting, inquisitive, progressive

      2. Live to Learn profile image80
        Live to Learnposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        I was going to counter with another three words but I don't want anyone thinking I have a problem with atheists. There is nothing wrong with each of us being true to ourselves. We may not mesh on every level but that isn't a bad thing at all.

        1. jonnycomelately profile image85
          jonnycomelatelyposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          I was replying to your previous post, Live to Learn.  And trying to inject a little sarcastic humour.

          1. Live to Learn profile image80
            Live to Learnposted 17 months agoin reply to this

            I know. That is what I was referring to.

            1. jonnycomelately profile image85
              jonnycomelatelyposted 17 months agoin reply to this

              That's fine.  With you.  smile

              1. Live to Learn profile image80
                Live to Learnposted 17 months agoin reply to this

                I suppose that means not fine with you?

                OK.

  14. Oztinato profile image82
    Oztinatoposted 17 months ago

    An unopened flower

  15. Oztinato profile image82
    Oztinatoposted 17 months ago

    Unrequited spiritual lover.

    1. jonnycomelately profile image85
      jonnycomelatelyposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      "Name 3 words to describe a theist"

      Would that be "requited spiritual lover?"

  16. Oztinato profile image82
    Oztinatoposted 17 months ago

    Blinkered impaired intellectuals

    1. Castlepaloma profile image29
      Castlepalomaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Are you talking about the religious?

  17. Oztinato profile image82
    Oztinatoposted 17 months ago

    Confused nutty professor.

    1. jonnycomelately profile image85
      jonnycomelatelyposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Genuine trustworthy mentor

  18. realtalk247 profile image71
    realtalk247posted 17 months ago

    Accountable to none

  19. Oztinato profile image82
    Oztinatoposted 17 months ago

    Abominabley mistaken person.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image29
      Castlepalomaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      THINK, for I AM.

  20. aware profile image67
    awareposted 17 months ago

    Closed minded  mice

  21. aware profile image67
    awareposted 17 months ago

    Religiously insistent preachers

  22. JG Hemlock profile image83
    JG Hemlockposted 17 months ago

    Angry - Blind - Narcissistic

    1. Castlepaloma profile image29
      Castlepalomaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Is this for people when can"t see the end of time on earth?

      Yet, you can.

      1. gmwilliams profile image83
        gmwilliamsposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Scientific, futuristic, edgy

        1. Castlepaloma profile image29
          Castlepalomaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          Lo

  23. Stella Kaye profile image87
    Stella Kayeposted 17 months ago

    Since atheists are just as confident in their 'sure and certain' disbelief as Christians are in their 'sure and certain hope,' I would say that three appropriate words to describe an atheist would be:

    unexpectant, unindoctrinated, unconvinced

    In much the same way, to describe believers you could just remove the 'uns'!

    1. Castlepaloma profile image29
      Castlepalomaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Sure and certain hope?

      Like when you know most people on earth are going to hell and you are sure and certain you are going to heaven.

      Can you show me what dictionary you are using to explain this ?

      1. Stella Kaye profile image87
        Stella Kayeposted 17 months agoin reply to this

        I wasn't using a dictionary. 

        Whereas Christians have every confidence in their 'sure and certain hope' of a resurrection as stated in The Bible, by the same reckoning atheists would have every confidence in their 'sure and certain' disbelief.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image29
          Castlepalomaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          Sure and certain resurrection is not even in the Bible. Don't know what the other Gods feel about that, even if it could be tizzed.

          Just more made up words pulled out of another Christain backside.

          1. Stella Kaye profile image87
            Stella Kayeposted 17 months agoin reply to this

            You are quite right; the actual passage :'in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life' occurs in the Book of Common Prayer,' not The Bible so I stand corrected. Nevertheless believers are just as certain of their beliefs as atheists are of their disbelief.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image29
              Castlepalomaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

              Since both of polar opposites claim knowing the 99% yet unknowledgeable world. Somewhere in the middle is deeper truth.

            2. jonnycomelately profile image85
              jonnycomelatelyposted 17 months agoin reply to this

              Stella, with respect, "beliefs" do not really come into the atheistic mind-set. 

              I, with atheist understandings, dwell on observable facts.  When a fact is encountered, the need for "belief" disappears.
              "Belief" here describes something that cannot be proven.  It depends on several mental tendencies:

              A desire that something is so, without knowing for sure that it is so.
              A sort of pigeon hole, where any unknown is put pending further evidence for or against
              A need to show some kind of superiority over other opinions

              I do not put my refusal to accept the premise of an over-lording "god" as a belief.  Belief does not come into it.   What I see, hear, feel, taste, smell, plus a bit of imagination searching for more clues....this is adequate for me in my everyday life.   

              Acknowledging that others have different mental needs is part of my compassion as a human being.

              Can't stop now, have an appointment....helping a young person to learn mathematics.

  24. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
    Kathryn L Hillposted 17 months ago

    logical
    concrete
    flat

    1. Castlepaloma profile image29
      Castlepalomaposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Flat like most European thought the world was for 1500 years.

    2. jonnycomelately profile image85
      jonnycomelatelyposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Meaningful
      Soft
      Bubbly

      wink

  25. AshtonFirefly profile image80
    AshtonFireflyposted 17 months ago

    MIsnamed, human, individual

  26. Paul Wingert profile image80
    Paul Wingertposted 11 months ago

    Smarter than creationists.

 
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