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Why do Xstians insist on saying that Atheists 'believe in nothing'? We believe in ourselves but they are the ones that believe in nothing.

Surfpirate 8 June 27

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I have been known to say : - I certainly do believe in something, I BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE ENTIRELY WRONG IN YOUR BELIEF IN GOD!

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A preacher with all his tricks...

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But logically believing in nothing is believing something but you al no is jack diddly do dah. Isn’t it great being is to varying degrees that we s free to ponder (fill in the blanks)

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What it is is, Atheists subordinate themselves to no one.

Varn Level 8 June 27, 2018
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I usually respond,

No. I actually believe in things that are real. You know things that can be demonstrated. Things that are based on facts. I'll grant you I don't believe in things that can not be demonstrated, you know, the imaginary asserted as facts because, unlike the theist, I recognize facts must be demonstrated. To assert Faith (belief without evidence) claims are a method to discover "Truth" (supported by facts that can be demonstrated) is dishonest. So because I value truth and honesty, I do not assert as truth things that can not be demonstrated to be true.

This usually gets them really annoyed and we wind up going back and forth a few times. They almost always see the light and leave with much less arrogance.

To answer your question: think they are taught this to support the necessary out-group homogeneity fallacy so they can maintain their superior self perception as the wise diverse group and if you are not like me, you are not as good etc.

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Panic fear apprehension vs Kindness logic and proof. Point is the religious always need to place blame.

azzow2 Level 9 June 27, 2018
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I am an agnostic and I believe in many things: morality, empathy, kindness, charity, consideration, manners, thoughtfulness...just to name a few.

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We believe in many of the things they do with exception of the existence of a god/gods

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Does it really matter what they say? Their lack of knowledge about Atheism is so deep that whatever they opine is meaningless.

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useful and true

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and i don't believe in god but i believe in carma and the universe and things i see not some imaginary being

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