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So, I'm feeling a bit masochistic this evening, and I see a lot of these "Ask a __" threads all the time, but never really an "Ask an Atheist" thread. So I figured I'd make one, basically just because I can.

So yeah, anything you ever wanted to know about Atheists and were afraid to ask....here's your chance.

But I will be out of town for a few days, so don't flip out if I don't answer you for a while.
Have you considered that you might not be feeling so masochistic when you return and find these questions in your notice box?
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Have you considered that you might not be feeling so masochistic when you return and find these questions in your notice box?
Oh yes, but I'm hoping by then I'll just feel like a total d**k and bash everyones heads in.
Atheists are not the same. I fail to understand why I should ask you anything, when someone else could be completely different (in why they are Atheist and what they believe in).

To me, Atheists are wolves. Religions main purpose is to gather them under one belief structure (hence theists have the "Sheep and Shepard" relationship). I'm not saying either is good or bad... it doesn't exactly matter in this situation either.

I'm really just saying that "Ask an Atheist" doesn't exactly make any sense, now does it Mr. Wolf? The only thing you may have in common with other Atheists is the fact that you don't believe in any type of Deity officially.
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Have you considered that you might not be feeling so masochistic when you return and find these questions in your notice box?
Oh yes, but I'm hoping by then I'll just feel like a total d**k and bash everyones heads in.
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I don't mean to be rude, but the "Ask a _____" threads are usually made to situate an opportunity of gaining knowledge in-depth, personally, which may otherwise be scarce.

But Atheism is very common on the internet. So the opportunism that those threads serve best with isn't there.
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Atheists are not the same. I fail to understand why I should ask you anything, when someone else could be completely different (in why they are Atheist and what they believe in).

To me, Atheists are wolves. Religions main purpose is to gather them under one belief structure (hence theists have the "Sheep and Shepard" relationship). I'm not saying either is good or bad... it doesn't exactly matter in this situation either.

I'm really just saying that "Ask an Atheist" doesn't exactly make any sense, now does it Mr. Wolf? The only thing you may have in common with other Atheists is the fact that you don't believe in any type of Deity officially.

Clearly what we need is a panel of atheists. What criteria should there be for the panel?
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Atheists are not the same. I fail to understand why I should ask you anything, when someone else could be completely different (in why they are Atheist and what they believe in).

To me, Atheists are wolves. Religions main purpose is to gather them under one belief structure (hence theists have the "Sheep and Shepard" relationship). I'm not saying either is good or bad... it doesn't exactly matter in this situation either.

I'm really just saying that "Ask an Atheist" doesn't exactly make any sense, now does it Mr. Wolf? The only thing you may have in common with other Atheists is the fact that you don't believe in any type of Deity officially.

Clearly what we need is a panel of atheists. What criteria should there be for the panel?


I'm not exactly sure, I'm not atheist. I'm not familiar with the whole "I don't like religion", because there are some religions that are quite nice. Not all.

I hear that Amazing Atheists guy is a good start though. Lots of people seem to like him. Maybe the criteria should begin with: "Do you agree with the Amazing Atheist"? Then following with: Are you Buddhist?
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TANRailgun
So, I'm feeling a bit masochistic this evening, and I see a lot of these "Ask a __" threads all the time, but never really an "Ask an Atheist" thread. So I figured I'd make one, basically just because I can.

So yeah, anything you ever wanted to know about Atheists and were afraid to ask....here's your chance.

But I will be out of town for a few days, so don't flip out if I don't answer you for a while.


What would you do if you found out there is a higher power then yourself?
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I am following up on Henry The Hobo's question and going off of the notion that his writings are accurate.


Ahem...


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TANRailgun
So, I'm feeling a bit masochistic this evening, and I see a lot of these "Ask a __" threads all the time, but never really an "Ask an Atheist" thread. So I figured I'd make one, basically just because I can.

So yeah, anything you ever wanted to know about Atheists and were afraid to ask....here's your chance.

But I will be out of town for a few days, so don't flip out if I don't answer you for a while.


What would you do if you found out there is a higher power then yourself?


Atheists may beleive in powers higher than themselves - just not gods.
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I thought an Atheist meant someone who studies religions. Hopefully, also has respect for religions and the people with belief(s). Or am I reading to much into it?
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What is the purpose of life? smile

My question reminds me of existentialism. Do all Atheists have that view?
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