Everyone born atheist

We are all born atheist’s only the gullible would be stupid enough to believe otherwise, I read your hate mail, well as much as I could stand, both you and they have my simpathy , you for having to read such rediculous excuses for there stupidity/insanity, and them for thier supidity/insanity.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

my prayers will always be for a planet free from religion

I don’t like to use words like “gullible” and “stupid”, but I agree that we are all born atheists in the sense that a baby has no belief in any deity because it lacks the capacity for such belief. But in this sense plants are also atheists, so I don’t know how useful the statement is.

Good luck with those prayers!

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 8:15 am by ideclare · Permalink
In: About atheism

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  1. Written by nontheist
    on July 25, 2008 at 12:03 pm
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    While I agree not to use the term stupid, as it only buoys up resentment and lessens the possibility of coming to agreement, I believe used cautiously and not pejoratively can be used effectively, and is somewhat better than “credulity” as that is not as well understood. Of course in written material where it is amazingly simple to look up words (though so few seem to!) it should not be necessary to do much more than assure your correspondent that you are not merely calling him names, but are attempting to elevate the conversation.
    (did that come off as arrogant? Just trying to be clear!)

  2. Written by Hugo
    on July 31, 2008 at 5:39 am
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    I just recently heard something on a podcast that made me think, it really is no surprise that belief is so prevalent.
    The person said that when he was young he tried believing “like everyone around him did”.
    I must say that even I as a 2nd generation atheist in a country that is really not that religious also at some point in my life tried belief thing, not much and it certainly didn’t stick but my mind was open to it.
    Now any company would love the chance to get 100% of the population to try their product, by chance alone a significant portion of the population will buy (into) it, add peer pressure/power/influence/indoctrination/reward/fear and imho it’s no wonder that the majority believe in god.

    Just a thought.

  3. Written by Anon
    on August 14, 2008 at 9:13 am
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    It helps to know how to spell. Ad hominem arguments are a very common strategy amongst religious zealots.

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