#1
I live in a super religious home, my parents both study the bible and are faithful etc. etc. They take the bible more serious than the bills they have to pay. They feel the bible itself explains everything and of course, everyone should live by it.

Now here is where i would like to get some input from you non-believers! It's one thing to call yourself an atheist, but it takes more to actually be one. I would like to know what fuels your disbelief in the bible and christianity entirely. I'm really curious.

Note: I am not here to argue with anyone, i am just extremely curious to here your explanations. From what i've heard from a friend, he has some very interesting points. I'd love to hear more.
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#3
Nothing fuels my lack of belief except a lack of evidence. Being an athiest isn't a choice, it's having a lack of belief in something (diety).
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#5
I simply do not believe in something that has no proof of existence.
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#12
I don't think anything fuels my disbelief, just nothing is strong enough to make me believe. If you want me to believe I need some testable proof and unfortunately there isn't any.
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Now here is where i would like to get some input from you non-believers! It's one thing to call yourself an atheist, but it takes more to actually be one. I would like to know what fuels your disbelief in the bible and christianity entirely. I'm really curious.


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What?
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#14
The fact people are supposed to believe in one all powerful being, lack of evidence(there is more proof of aliens an ghosts)
#15
it should be the other way round, there's no evidence at all for the existence of god, so why do you believe in it?
#17
I am Christian, but I disagree with a lot of what is stated in the Bible. You can't live by 5000 year old middle eastern values in a 21st century western society. Furthermore, a lot of what is written in there reflects upon society back then.

I'm partly agnostic though. I mean, you can't really know the real answer...
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#19
While the religion teaches good morals when taken directly from the Bible (I've read the Bible, the Qur'an, and a few parts of the Book of Mormon), and aren't interpreted by dumbasses (here's to you WBC), the belief in God part doesn't appeal to me. Even if there was a higher power, which is possible (maybe I'm more deist or agnostic...) I don't believe that it'd be the Christian "God." I don't believe there is one, but if it were, it would not be the Christian one is my general belief.
#20
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I am Christian, but I disagree with a lot of what is stated in the Bible. You can't live by 5000 year old middle eastern values in a 21st century western society. Furthermore, a lot of what is written in there reflects upon society back then.

Then how can you be Christian? I thought Christianity was all about the teachings of the Bible
#21
As stated, lack of evidence, and there are all sorts of contradictions. Example of Jesus' double-talk:

John 14:27--"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you."

Matthew 10:34--"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."

There are many other examples, if you look for them.
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#22
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Why does it take more to actually be an atheist, exactly?


Because Atheists take responsibility for their own actions and don't use God/Religion as a way to explain things away. Therefore, it's tougher to be an atheist because YOU are responsible for your own actions/life course, you can't just "F"-up and say it's part of "God's plan".
#23
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I would like to know what fuels your disbelief in the bible and christianity entirely.

The fact that absolutely nothing fuels my belief in the bible and christianity.
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#24
'lack of evidence'

and this

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I would like to know what fuels your disbelief in the bible and christianity entirely.
I'm actually a steam based atheist. I heard solar or wind wind powered disbelief is coming into vogue, but mainly I think atheists are powered by an overwhelming sense of sarcasm.

Also, I am a man of science. You can tell by my flowing lab coat and my Richard Dawkins book I keep in my breast pocket at all times.
#30
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As stated, lack of evidence, and there are all sorts of contradictions. Example of Jesus' double-talk:

John 14:27--"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you."

Matthew 10:34--"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword."

There are many other examples, if you look for them.


Niether of those guys are Jesus.
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