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A Case For Atheism

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I've been having doubts spiritually speaking lately. I'm sure you have had your own doubts too. For one, I am starting to lean towards atheism. Here's why: have you ever had a wish you wanted granted so strongly and have prayed for? Have you spent days, weeks, months, years, decades praying for something in particular that never seems to materialize? Well, so have I.

After all, how do we know that there is something greater than us out there? Do we really have any proof whatsoever? I've prayed a lot to receive some kind of sign or proof that there is a God and there is more to life than just this physical world. What have I been getting? Absolutely nothing. Maybe my prayers aren't being heard... or maybe, and this is the scarier option, maybe there is nothing out there that can actually hear my prayers?

I don't have a problem with religion or spirituality per se. I'm just having a little trouble on my own path because I'm not receiving any evidence of religion's validity. This may seem controversial to you but maybe it's a good idea for you to open your mind a little bit and consider the possibility that there might not be a God... there might be nothing more to this world than this physical reality.

I'm not saying I have never experienced anything non-physical. I have. But how do I know it was real and not just my mind playing tricks on me? Anything is possible. I believe that it is important to keep a critical mind in all things and especially when it comes to spirituality and religion.

One of the reasons I wrote this article is because I see a lot of people being suckered into spiritual cults because they are honestly just a little too naive... There are Christian cults too. I'm just worried about people that get pulled in all the wrong directions and I believe I should share my 2 cents with anyone undecided about religion.

Don't you find it odd how some people become so fascinated and borderline obsessed with the strangest of belief systems? It's crazy when you really think about it.

None of these religions make any sense in the end. I mean why would there be so many different religions with completely different and often opposing rules and guidelines? It just doesn't make sense...

This whole thing is very confusing. This article might offend some of you but I just want to remind you that all that I'm trying to do is persuade you to consider atheism like you would consider any other belief system you have bought into. It doesn't matter what your poison is, Christianity? Buddhism? etc... it doesn't matter really. I think none of these things make any real sense when you actually take the time to examine them under a metaphorical microscope...

In summary, consider atheism as your next belief system of choice before you buy into some crazy delusional religion.

As always, comments are welcomed and encouraged. Cheers!



Nov 18, 2011 10:42pm
The haters will all come out on this one, chief (not me, I don't believe the hype).

The most ordinarily rational person in the world will throw themselves down in a three-year-old's tantrum as soon as you say you don't believe in their god. I think most people believe (if they REALLY believe it and aren't just saying it to make themselves look better) because they are afraid NOT to believe ("What if there really IS a Yahweh?" My response is always, "What if there isn't?") The "ISN'T" is what scares most people -- Death and I are old buddies, so that doesn't frighten me. Most, however, have to believe in MORE after this place, because they couldn't cope otherwise.

I'll give you a "thumb" for bravery. Nice can o' worms you opened up there...Wait -- I see some villagers with torches and pitchforks heading this way now!! Ruunnnnn!!!
Nov 24, 2011 9:02pm
If no God, than where did everything around you (and you) come from exactly. Way scarier to be an athist than a believer. I'll stick to thinking I'm going to heaven. If I'm wrong, I've lost nothing, but if you are wrong you loose everything. I'll take my bet :)
May 2, 2012 8:00am
In Pascal's Wager, Pascal made the same bet: believing in a nonexistent God costs nothing, but not believing will get you damned. This assumes the only 2 options are atheism and Christianity. The Koran says if people believe God has a son, they'll go to hell...anyway, I'm all for evidence backing up supernatural claims.
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