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What Fuels Atheism in America?

I called in but was a bit too late. : (

I first wanted to respond to that caller that said she thought atheist believed in something. The ironic thing is that so many Christians say they believe in god but don't really live their lives as if they believe. I cannot speak for other atheists but, I can assure her, I do not live my life as if there exist a god, a devil, a heaven or a hell. Neither do I live as though there were fairies or ghosts etc. And I, for one, do not believe in a spirit or a soul. There is no evidence of their existence either. I am not drawn to find meaning, enlightenment or transcendence. I live as a human animal and I only hope to leave this world a better place than when I found it.

Another thing I wanted to mention a few of the reactions I've received to my atheism. One woman said, "To hell with you." Another said, "That is why you are having so many problems right now." A man said, "You're so nice I thought for sure you were a Christian." He should have met the other two women. The funny thing is when a Christian behaves badly, other Christians are quick to say, "Well, they must not have been a TRUE Christian." If this is the case then there are not many TRUE Christians out there.

I became an atheist after reading the bible. I read the bible because I saw Sam Harris speaking on Sunday morning TV and he got me curious. I believe, as Asimov did, that 'Properly read, the bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.' And I must say that I'm glad Christians aren't really practicing the religion prescribed in the bible.

Matthew 15 - "Jesus said, Anyone who does not honor their mother and father must be put to death."

April 12, 2011 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )