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To accept that we are cosmically minuscule, to accept the nature of the universe (without the constraints of short-sighted religion), should empower us to live, should empower us to seek understanding. The reality that we occupy is incomprehensibly vast and wonderful; we can move on from the opinions of 6,000 year old story tellers.

There is no afterlife, this is all you get. There is no all powerful father figure that loves you and everyone. You and every other living thing on this planet are equally special. The universe does not care what your whole life amounts to.

In a scientific point of view, you owe it to everyone of the zillions of possible DNA combinations that will never become humans to enjoy your time in the sun. Go forth and explore and understand the world. The infinite complexity of the universe, that we are lucky enough to occur in, deserves to be discovered through the lens of reason and critical thinking.

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The mission of this group is to support scientific education, critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world in the quest to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and human suffering.
Assume nothing. Question everything. Challenge the opposition. And start thinking. It's ok to be an atheist, and we want the world to know.
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Atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist. Atheism is contrasted with theism, which in its most general form is the belief that at least one deity exists.

The term atheism originated from the Greek ἄθεος (atheos), meaning "without god", which was applied with a negative connotation to those thought to reject the gods worshipped by the larger society. With the spread of freethought, skeptical inquiry, and subsequent increase in criticism of religion, application of the term narrowed in scope. The first individuals to identify themselves as "atheist" appeared in the 18th century.

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:icontor-hershman:
Greetings, fellow Atheists, I am Tor Hershman The Universal Toilet Cleaner.
You may enjoy some of my comedic videos @ YouTube.
www.youtube.com/user/TOR1Hersh…
For the serious minded I'll suggest "The Origin of Jesus Christ" and to cut-to-the-chase...Ovid created the character we know as Jesus.
"Jesus Christ AntiChrist" or "Crispy Krishna" are good for a satanless and godless chuckle.

Stay on groovin' safari,
Tor
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:iconopinionsprofile:
You should look into getting a co-founder.
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Draycen Feb 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I personally believe God stimulated evolution over time to create the creatures we see today. But that's just me. To each their own!
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:iconmasterbdsm:
What do you base your premise on? The claim that a particular god somehow "stimulated" evolution is an extraordinary one and as such, it requires extraordinary evidence. Also, I wonder if you are familiar with the principle of Occam's razor.
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Draycen Feb 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Woah, woah! Just my personal theory. I have a religios belief, and I wanted to connect it to science. I don't have evidence, but I'm not trying to start an argument with anyone.

I'm not familiar with Occam's Razor.
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:iconmasterbdsm:
Let's make a distinction, here. There are "matters of taste" and "matters of truth" and one's own opinion is what determines matters of taste. For instance, If I am of the opinion that broccoli tastes good and you are not, we can both be right. It can taste good to one of us and not to the other. However, in matters of truth, the criterion is not our personal tastes, preferences or desires.

It's not "just" a matter of opinion. Someone is not the Queen of England, just because she thinks she is. We put most people who think that way in mental hospitals. They need some serious help. Of course, the Queen of England also happens to think she's the Queen of England, but it's not her opinion that makes this true. She actually is the Queen of England. There are methods other than determining what one's opinion is by which we are able to determine whose opinion is right and whose is wrong.

Maybe you should keep your "personal" religious beliefs to yourself and not share them in an atheist forum, if you do not wish people to comment on them and you're not open to conversation (using arguments). That's just my personal opinion. Oh and I also think that theistic evolution is nothing more than a superfluous attempt to smuggle God in by the back door. That's my "theory".

"Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily."
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I submitted something to this group and it expired.  What I submitted: opinionsprofile.deviantart.com…
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:iconmasterbdsm:
I've accepted it and it now in the 'featured' category. Thanks for your contribution!
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