General Discussions > Other

My name is Katia, and I'm an Atheist

(1/4) > >>

katia:
although many people believe that atheists believe in nothing (as evidenced by some answers on this board), most of us know that's not true. atheists simply don't believe in god(s). period. but we believe in something and god is certainly not everything. what do you believe in?

i believe more in atom-ism than anything. it is the idea that we're all made of atoms, which are indestructible, but modifiable. these eternal building blocks get changed and reused (like soda cans, bad analogy, but oh well) over time. so, i'm a collection of particles from the universe and once i die, i will slowly decay and become a part of it again. here on earth it means that i am made of the same stuff as the planet, the plants, animals, air, sky, the molten core. i am made of the same stuff as the dinosaurs, and as the first man. it's the idea that i am one with the universe, not removed from it in any way.

I still respect the regular customs though, as in even though i believe this, and the most efficient way to deal with death would be a sky burial, i'm not planning to go that route. i still say i'd rather go with cryogenics after i die, in the slim hope that i may be brought back, because in the end i like being me.

i also believe in genetics and evolution. the idea that everything that was before (sort of) is in me, and the idea that i am one in a long string of those that came before, and those that will come after.

as for other stuff, supernatural stuff, i'm not so pompous as to think i know everything. there's plenty out there that is yet to be understood, even on planet earth, and to think otherwise is just to be a pompous jerk. i do believe that there's a lot of people who want to deceive though, and that's a right shame.

so those are my views.

rhonda13000:
Of necessity, it's a 'belief system'.

Not a rational one, but a belief system nonetheless.

You're pretty cool, Katia.  :)

MeganRose:
Nihilism is a concept that I find to be intrinsically unsettling, and ultimately impossible.

I think that humanity tends to define itself by what it considers to have had a hand in its creation, whether it be through faith in an omniscient God, or acceptance of a pure science model of creation, or anything in between.

We all believe in something. And we are all human.

Megan

rhonda13000:

--- Quote from: MeganRose on May 27, 2007, 09:10:23 am ---Nihilism is a concept that I find to be intrinsically unsettling, and ultimately impossible.

I think that humanity tends to define itself by what it considers to have had a hand in its creation, whether it be through faith in an omniscient God, or acceptance of a pure science model of creation, or anything in between.

We all believe in something. And we are all human.

Megan


--- End quote ---

I still believe in Santa Claus. Does that count for anything?   :laugh: :laugh:

Renae.Lupini:
I too am an atheist (big shocker there) and believe that science outweighs religion in how how our world is constructed. I do not put down others for their religious beliefs as long as they keep them to themselves. I have a long in depth reasoning for my beliefs that would take up way too time to write out here. One thing i can say that is a benefit of being an atheist is that i don't have the self-consciousness of going hell or not. I live a good life and treat people with respect not because i want to go to heaven but because it is the humanitarian thing to do.

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

Go to full version