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They died for YOU. by AAtheist They died for YOU. by AAtheist
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:iconmuggle13:
muggle13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Genesis says that God created Adam out of the dust.
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ashkinmor2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
And creating God was who fault?
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014
Nobody's. God is eternal, meaning he exists outside of time, so to ask who created God is a meaningless question.
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AAtheist Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
True, and the stars is where I believe the dust came from. However if you start believing genesis as literal truth it precludes even the dust coming from the stars, and we have massive amounts of evidence saying that it does. As such it follows that genesis is not literal. 
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014
Amen, brother. 

John Polkingshore, a minister and quantum physicist, has written several books explaining how the apparent contradiction between science and religion exists only on the surface.

I believe that with science we have the how,but with religion we have the why.I myself am an aspie (one with Asperger's syndrome) whose "specialty subject" (as we like to call them) is science. All science. However, my love for God has produced a thirst for knowledge in the area of theology so great as to exceed the one for science, but the two live harmoniously in my head together. Most people have come to the conclusion "let there be light=big bang."
I have enough sense to believe that the universe wasn't created in just six days. When I hear or read "Let there be light" I imagine in my head God saying those words as "he" explodes the universe out from his being. All the galaxies and stars and nebulae... It's beautiful. I can't even listen to this song or it's album  (called "Ghosts upon the earth") without weeping! : www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NuVNN…  Last I checked, it had one of the few comment threads on youtube that isn't filled with absurdly horrible grammar and\or non-sequitur bigotry.

"In science we have been reading only the notes to a poem; in Christianity we find the poem itself."-- "Miracles," Ch. 14, by C.S. Lewis
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DarkSideDuck Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Stars died, so Earth, Mars, The Milky Way, the entire known cosmos could be here today.
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Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true!
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AgentA122 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What happened the Christians interpreted the Jesus Christ story the incorrect way? What if Jesus Christ is an allegorical representation about the stars giving up its life span to create humanity? Think about it.
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Lee Strobel, The former editor of The New York Times, deepley investigated int the historical records of Jesus and wrote a book called "The Case for Christ" which shows that Jesus did in fact exist.
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AgentA122 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Former editor of The New York Times", yeah like I'm going to take someone that used to write for big media as a legit source and seriously.
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sin-and-love Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
He was originally an atheist, but his wife came home one day saying she had become a christian. He went in to the investigation an atheist, but came out a believer.
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AAtheist Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
The stars didn't give up their life though. They came to the natural conclusion of their existence. No choice in the matter, celestial mechanics in action.
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ThatSketcher Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BEST THING I READ ALL DAY
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:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
One f my all time favourite quotes :)
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Tiz85 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Best, quotes, ever.

Helped me a lot in my journey towards atheism :)
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AAtheist Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Fantastic, Glad you like them :)
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Tiz85 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
There is always such a great help if you want to convert to some religion... I feel the other kind of travel is less "supported" if you catch my meaning. But those phrases helped me a lot.
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AAtheist Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I think there is a lot of support, its just a bit more difficult to figure out where to go for it. Its getting easier now with larger organisations being formed for just that purpose. If you ever want to speak to someone, or if you know anyone who might want to discuss something I am always willing to talk :)
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Tiz85 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
If it is not too much trouble, could you tell me some good books written by atheist, better yet with a generous dash of science in it? There are many, but it is kind of hard to choose one... ^^
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AAtheist Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
The first book I would suggest you read would be "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins, this doesn't actually have a great deal to do with atheism, but it has plenty of science and I guarantee it will change how you look at the world. A good follow up book would be "why Evolution Is True" by Jerry A. Coyne, and another book that would be fantastic would be "The God Delusion", also by Richard Dawkins. After that it does depend on what kind of stuff you like. I don't actually read much specifically on atheism, I tend to find that if you read books written on other subjects by atheists you will get a better understanding of WHY people are atheists, rather than the arguments that they SAY are the reason.

Personally I find it tends to be simply that god does not have any rational explanation when looked at with consideration to what we know about the universe we are in.
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Tiz85 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
It may seems stupid, but have you read "The Science of the Discworld?"
Sir Terry is amazing :)

"Why Evolution is true" seems a very good read! Many thanks :D
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AAtheist Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Terry Pratchet is a fantastic author. I love his whole discworld series in fact.
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DeathBeChocoloty Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
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This picture made me think of this.
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AAtheist Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Great song, I love it I really do :)
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johnettef Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
never!!!! i will NEVER and i say NEVER forget jesus and gods teachings
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AAtheist Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Well that is entirely up to you. If you would prefer to believe the words of illiterate goat herders over that of a theoretical physicist, then obviously I can't influence our choice with evidence.
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johnettef Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
jesus is NOT an ..........how do you put it ....oh yes an ILLITERATE GOAT HERDER its just so sad that you cannot see the light like us christians do so so sad
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AAtheist Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I'll have you know that I was a Christian for the majority of my life. I also did not call Jesus an illiterate goat herder, I called him a fictitious character dreamed up by illiterate goat herders. What do you know about the original writing of the bible?

Personally I find it so sad that you don't have the individuality to question what you have been told by other people.
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johnettef Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
he is not fictionus but i will respect your views
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AAtheist Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Do not respect my views just because I hold them, that's not logical. If you want to respect my views then have a decent debate and I will prove to you why my views are worth considering.

Nobody's opinion deserves respect just because they hold it, they should gain that respect by proving that it is a valid and respectable opinion.

Again, how much do you know about the writing of the bible?

Please allow me to emphasize that I have respect for the fact that you HAVE an opinion on the matter, I do not however respect the opinion itself. So far you have shown no reason for me to do so.
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :iconiloveitplz:
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but don't forget jesus' teachings! forget the churches teachings !
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Lerdavian Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Coolest thing I've heard today.
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AAtheist Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
:)
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MamaLucia Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:rofl: Love it! :love:
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AAtheist Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
:D
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:iconkcammy:
KCammy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
It's really, really, really beautiful. Not anything mentioned in the quote, although that is amazingly beautiful. What's really, really, really beautiful is that I understand this.
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AAtheist Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
LoL, thanks for that, you made me chuckle :)
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:iconkcammy:
KCammy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Eh...? I wasn't trying to be funny. :(
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:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
LoL it was just completely unexpected, caught me off guard :)
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:iconkcammy:
KCammy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Ooooookay? :D
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EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I want to eat moar stars!:shakefist:
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:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
:sun::star::star-half::star-empty::onfire:
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CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, what a great lecture this is! It's a shame Krauss isn't very well known outside of the scientific community.
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AAtheist Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Absolutely, although I think he's getting more recognition in the atheist community now.
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CorvusCorax92 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True.
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Kampy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I like that.
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spark10010 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Artist
This is why the ancient humans worshipped suns people. Come to think of it they where more smart than us modern people today. Frightening................. Love the poetic side of this well done.
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AAtheist Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Thank you, although its a direct quote of Lawrence Krauss, so I cannot claim any of the poetry involved :)
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spark10010 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Artist
Ah I see, never heard of this Lawrence Krauss will look him up sometime.
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