How is it possible that the Bible which says Adam was made 6,000 years, can differ so much from scientists which put humans for more than 100,000 years?

How is it possible that the Bible which says Adam was made 6,000 years, can differ so much from scientists which put humans for more than 100,000 years?It depends how you

Why don't some people want to believe in gods?

Great statements from Perez below, those 3 should be enough, to answer the question, however I will refuse to answer a question was done incorrectly instead I will answer why people believe in God, because thats the right question...N.

As an atheist, if you had to, what sort of religion would you create?

L. Ron Hubbard seems to have had the right idea. Create a religion that promises a happy life and solutions to personal problems, and which involves an investment of time and money. Add a pseudoscientific mythology with increasing levels of "special" knowledge as one

How many philosophers today believe in God (in %) and how many philosophers believed in God 50-100 years ago?

Note that a philosopher solves his problems by thinking about them while sitting in his favorite chair and coming up with arguments that seem to make sense. The physicist takes his solution outside, takes a hammer to it, and if it survives he lets his buddies knock it about with a sledge hammer. When it has survived that

Why does proving god's existence matter?

One religion says that the God is awareness. Another religion says that God is all pervading cosmic energy. Another religion says that God is light and another religion says that God is fire etc. Like this, different created items of this universe were taken

Which gods don't atheists believe in?

You have versions? Just out of curiosity, which version of god are you running now, the GOD2.5 or the older 2.0 version? Perhaps what your problem is, is that those versions are much like earlier Windows versions, which would then make GOD2.5 buggy and not very user friendly. Can't really see the appeal there, atheist or not.Perhaps in

Is atheism growing in the United States?

Not really.As some have pointed out

Can you be a skeptic and still believe in God?

Yes. But you would have to be a "not a very good" type of skeptic.You'd have to be the sort of skeptic who asked "Where did the universe come from?" and be satisfied by a children's story about a magician who came from nowhere.You'd might ask the question "Why does not God stop a tsunami killing children in Asia"? 

What do atheists think of extraterrestrial life?

This atheist is utterly agnostic about the possibility of extraterrestrial life existing.Thus our problem is identified. Atheism is about my not believing in gods. It says nothing ( |0| ) about:My beliefs about leprechauns, pink unicorns, or Santa.My moral code. (Which often directly parallels codes that theists use even though mine aren't founded

Are the aliens the gods? What is atheism?

At most aliens would be equivalent to angels but they are not God. Belief systems that imply humans can evolve into Gods, have eternal families, etc. are generally deeply fraudulent.Atheism is a belief system that requires the rejection of an independent creator from a person's belief system..

If an atheist ever met God, or a god, how might the conversation start?

If I died and found myself before god this is how I imagine it would play out.I die in a tragic manner, at least I consider it tragic, and find myself before pearly gates, bright clouds and a huge mountain.God: "You

What are atheist people?

What is AtheismThe antithesis ( direct opposite) of Tauhid is atheism and polytheism. Atheism is a belief that God does not exist. There are many people in the world who believe without any solid knowledge that sun, stars, planets, earth, humans, animals, plants and billions and trillions of other marvelous things, have come into existence by accident i.e. by

Let's say we agree that God exist, how come he/she can judge us?

Well, there is a sense I think that all people can know that there are principles that they can live by.The Bible specifically speaks to this in Romans:15 They  show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts,  their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes  accusing them and

If god exists, are we better than god?

If God exists then he is (at least by my definition) an omniscient, omnipotent, eternal and benevolent being. He is by definition perfectly moral and therefore, no, we are not better than God.But, without definition, we still would not be better than God.

Is the real reason atheists don't believe in God the fact that the idea of God seems ridiculous to them? If it were something more credible, but unproven, would atheists be as strict with evidence?

Well, would it work for you, the OP? If somehow some part of, say, the ancient Greek religion was changed to make it `more credible, but unproven', would you suddenly start to believe in it? Or would you remain an atheist with regard to Zeus? (For example, if we

Atheists: What is the one thing you wish theists understood (about atheists or religion in general)?

Question as worded when answered: Atheists: What is the one thing you wish theists understood (about atheists or religion in general)? Right now, for me it's that every single argument or justification believers in one faith use to explain why theirs is

Why do people blame everything on atheism?

Why do people blame everything on atheism?Not all theists blame everything on atheism, but I think that most theists blame a good deal on atheists.Because we atheists represent a real threat to the congregation in that we might tempt some away, bold-faced

How to stop believing in God

It is God's fault. Not yours.If God is ignoring or abandoning you like orphan, Jesus+God are liars. He must take responsibility to you.The matter is : God IS BLESSING YOU OR NOT?If not, you should change the

What do people really know about atheism?

What do people really know about atheism?Until quite recently, not much. As a child exploring my own lack of belief in god(s) in the 1940s, I was pretty much on my own. No Internet. Not much in the library, and almost no one to ask. I had to figure it

Are the aliens the gods? What is atheism?

At most aliens would be equivalent to angels but they are not God. Belief systems that imply humans can evolve into Gods, have eternal families, etc. are generally deeply fraudulent.Atheism is a belief system that requires the rejection of an independent creator from a person's belief system..

Has anyone ever believed in every religion?

I think the underlying premise behind your question is that all religions are the same or similar. The problem with that is that, despite the popular opinion that all religions are fundamentally similar but superficially different, all religions (with a few exceptions) Are only superficially similar and fundamentally different.For instance, I'm a Christian. The foundation of

What do people get wrong about atheism?

That we spend oh-so-much of our time and effort arguing against gods/theism.Right. Funny thing about that: It takes little effort or time at all to say,

Do atheists truly exist?

Yes, but the definition is less than accurate.Currently, I believe it is something like this:Those who do not believe in a deity of any kind.When it SHOULD READ:Those who CHOOSE not to believe in a deity of any kind.With the corrected definition, you'll

Why do people follow atheism?

That question can only be asked by someone who is both theist and most likely monotheistic.The absence of a belief is not a belief in and of itself, and while some atheists/antitheists manage to make of it an irrational dogma unto it's own, that is still not

How is being delusional different from believing in God?

Many atheists will claim they don't believe in God because they don't believe in miracles, and many theists will claim they believe in God because they don't believe in atheistic miracles. Moreover, many sceptics claim they don't believe it's possible for ghosts to exist or a mind to survive the physical death of their body.

What do atheists think of celibate religious people?

I'll answer by bringing up a comparison maybe theists can understand. In the bible, there is this passage - And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall

Is atheism growing in the United States?

Not really.As some have pointed out

If an atheist ever met God, or a god, how might the conversation start?

If I died and found myself before god this is how I imagine it would play out.I die in a tragic manner, at least I consider it tragic, and find myself before pearly gates, bright clouds and a huge mountain.God: "You

If God is said to not exist because we have no evidence of his existence, then by the same reasoning and with the same certainty, wouldn't we say that extraterrestrial life does not exist?

Here is my best argument for the existence of God.How do we prove the existence of electricity or gravity that can't be seen? Scientists can only study the effects caused by electricity or gravity because there is a scientific Principle of Cause and

When a god-believer deconverts and becomes an atheist (someone with an absence of belief in gods), do they tend to lose any other beliefs as well?

I found that I lost the ability to take the existence of spirits, or ghosts, seriously, as well as the spiritual. I think that happened, because I realized that I aught to only believe things that are backed by convincing evidence

Atheists: Which religion is the most believable to you?

I was a deist before I was an atheist, mainly because of not understanding what atheism was and because after having the concept of a god literally beat into you your whole life, it's hard to get away from it. I maintain it

Why do people question what atheists do?

Apologetics courses and books often conflate atheism with nihilism, extreme libertarianism, and even satanism.Their strawman version of an atheist cares about nothing and nobody except maybe himself. They picture atheists as being devoid of love, compassion, happiness, or hope. Some

Some theists appear to challenge atheists' lack of belief in god(s). But why do they even care?

I don't ever challenge atheists' lack of belief. My dad is an atheist. I have lots of atheist friends. We all get along just fine. I respect their beliefs (or lack thereof) and they give every appearance of respecting my beliefs. Occasionally they ask me about faith related matters. I answer them, always being

I know that atheists say that they don't believe in God, but does God believe in atheists?

As I see it, belief is necessary where there is no experience. For example, do you believe you love your mom or your child? Or do you know you love them? Belief isn't always relevant. Believing that I love my mom just sounds odd to me. :)Since God likely has a direct connection and experience

Do atheists believe in rebirth?

Atheists are people who lack belief in any gods. Why are you asking atheists? This question has absolutely nothing to do with atheism. Even a little bit. You should be asking skeptics or scientists. See this Atheism FAQ.Entirely separately, there is no evidence of reincarnation. Not even a little bit, no matter

If God is said to not exist because we have no evidence of his existence, then by the same reasoning and with the same certainty, wouldn't we say that extraterrestrial life does not exist?

Here is my best argument for the existence of God.How do we prove the existence of electricity or gravity that can't be seen? Scientists can only study the effects caused by electricity or gravity because there is a scientific Principle of Cause and

If you were handcuffed to a Satanist or an atheist for 24 hours, what would you do?

I'd be annoyed about being handcuffed to another person. I'd probably be scared about being handcuffed, if I didn't know that it was just for some psychology experiment that I'd volunteered for or something like that. (Fun fact: Most people don't like being handcuffed at all.) Assuming I wasn't too frightened by the situation to speak, I'd

Do Atheists get sick of people asking them about Atheism?

I don't get sick of people asking me about atheism because most of the people I know or am in regular contact with don't know that I'm an atheist. Most of my family members don't know. The subject of religion simply doesn't come up; we have far better and more interesting things of mutual interest to talk about.This does

What god do atheists believe in?

Oh, didn't you know? We actually have NO god! Yes, really. We simply don't believe that people 2,000 years ago made/saw

Can an atheist believe in god but not in religion?

I think You confuse the word irreligion with atheist. By definition of atheist they can have religion but no god. People belief in god but have no religion is called deist, Some is agnosticistThese vocab is a set and sometimes overlapped. You could write

What kinds of faith do atheists have?

Original question: What kinds of faith do atheists have? Please be specific.The only belief that atheists - as a group - share is that there are no gods. There are no beings that are responsible for creation. Nothing is watching over us with a plan.There are atheist organizations who hold different forms of faith:American

Am I still atheist if I believe in reincarnation?

You can be an atheist and believe in reincarnation. You can believe in faeries and elves too. You can also believe that aliens are abducting people to create a new hybrid species, combining their dna with our own. Atheists don't think there's a god. That's it.I don't know any atheists who believe in reincarnation. Most atheists I know

If you could send the world one message about atheism, what would you say?

If you would expect me to send the world a message that atheism is so undoubtedly true that everyone should immediately drop their Bibles or Korans and become atheists, count me out. Most atheists are actually quite content for others to believe in their God or gods. We would scarcely enter into a debate except that so