I Think I Am

I think that i am an atheist. I mean, I do not go to church, and i do not know......................... can you be an atheist but still believe in god?

vampfreak23 vampfreak23
18-21, F
11 Responses Feb 18, 2010

ATHEISM IS PRIME BRAINWASHING BS LAXATIVE<br />
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http://www.google.com/search?q=define%3Aendtime+Bible+prophecies+are+soon+to+be+fulfilled%3F+Zechariah+12%3A2-8,+Ezekiel+38-39,+Matt+24%3A30-42&sourceid=ie8-activity&hl=en<br />
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MANY top scientists, from microbiology to astronomy, see SO much evidence of Intelligent Design that they reject atheist brainwashing & worship the Almighty Creator<br />
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http://www.DissentFromDarwin.org<br />
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http://www.IntelligentDesign.org<br />
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http://www.creation.com

The definition of an athesit is someone who does not believe God exists. If you do believe he exists, you are a theist. Being a thesit, you don't have to have religion neccesarily.

Yes Vamp, You can be a Hindu, You can follow the religion of the ancient greeks. The beauty in those are that they pre-date Christianity and I like the older religions because the farther back in the history of religion you go, the better ideas you get into the genesis of religion in human history. Keep searching.<br />
You have chosen a path away from Christianity, you can always go back if you want too, but in the meantime, explore these other new trails that have opened up to you. You don't have to make any commitments, Continue your expedition for as long as possible before you plant your flag.<br />
Enjoy the walk.

It is widly held that René Descartes said "I think therefore I am" But in truth, the more accurate translation is " I doubt therefore I am"<br />
Don't be afraid to doubt any gods, they are truly useless.

ok. thanx you guys!!! ;0

Atheist definition - Thou shall not believe

It seems you can join a well-attended alternative belief system based on the Greek deities here:-<br />
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http://hellenismos.us<br />
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But beware - their deities are much easier to debunk, and like me you may come to regard them as a tad .. umm, "impatient" is possibly a good word to use here!

ok............so, i am a theist? i believe in god, but not all of the bull that is christianity. i like the jews but would never be one.. can i be like suiken and be a hindu but not the aetheist part? i do believe in a god. I KNOW!!! can i be the religion that the acient greeks were? i like the ancient roman and greeks gods and godesses. can i be whatever religion they were?

ok............so, i am a theist? i believe in god, but not all of the bull that is christianity. i like the jews but would never be one.. can i be like suiken and be a hindu but not the aetheist part? i do believe in a god. I KNOW!!! can i be the religion that the acient greeks were? i like the ancient roman and greeks gods and godesses. can i be whatever religion they were?

Atheist means lack of belief in deities.<br />
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If you beleive in a deity you are a Theist, whatever that deity may be.<br />
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Explore what you think you mean by "god". It's the first step. Then explore the religions out there. What fits you the most?

Suiken, that was the perfect answer. Now, as is my talent, allow me to dumb it down.<br />
Vampfreak, to answer your question, NO, you cant be an atheist and believe in gods. This is not due to any rules or dogma, it is just not in the definition of atheist to hold such a belief.<br />
Atheist means no god:In early Ancient Greek, the adjective atheos (from privative a- + theos "god") meant "without God, godforsaken, abandoned by the gods". The word acquired an additional meaning in the 5th century BC, expressing total lack of relations with the gods, that is, "denying the gods, godless, ungodly", with more actively atheistic connotations than asebēs "impious". Modern translations of classical texts sometimes translate atheos as "atheistic". As an abstract noun, there was also atheotēs "atheism". Cicero transcribed atheos into Latin. The discussion of atheoi was pronounced in the debate between early Christians and pagans, who each attributed atheism to the other. <br />
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In English, the term atheism is the result of the adoption of the French athéisme around 1587. The French word is derived from athée "godless, atheist", which in turn is from Greek atheos. The words deist and theist entered English after atheism, being first attested in 1621 and 1662, respectively, followed by theism and deism in 1678 and 1682, respectively. Due to the influence of atheism, deism and theism exchanged meanings around 1700. Deism was originally used with a meaning comparable to today's theism, and vice-versa.