No Pearly Gates For Them! Celebrities Who Are Atheists

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June 26, 2013 ‐ By Ashley Page

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Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson is a British actress and she’s very outspoken about her beliefs, much like Kathy Griffin. As she once said in an interview, “I’m an atheist; I suppose you can call me a sort of libertarian anarchist. I regard religion with fear and suspicion. It’s not enough to say that I don’t believe in God. I actually regard the system as distressing: I am offended by some of the things said in the Bible and the Quran, and I refute them.”

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  • http://www.usmessageboard.com/media/355802-megyn-kelly-gives-dinesh-d-souza-the-friendliest-of-post-guilty-plea-interviews.html MarcATL

    The fear of God is the beginning of all wisdom.

  • DA FRANKLIN

    If Hefner is in god’s likeness then I would like to be like Hef with all those bunnies!

  • Butt Hurt

    This was pretty refreshing to read after that “celebrities who are Muslim” article

  • Abnaxus

    Top 20 Evil Bible Stories

    1. God drowns the whole earth.

    In Genesis 7:21-23, God drowns the entire population of the earth: men,
    women, children, fetuses, and perhaps unicorns. Only a single family
    survives. In Matthew 24:37-42, gentle Jesus approves of this genocide
    and plans to repeat it when he returns.

    2. God kills half a million people.

    In 2 Chronicles 13:15-18, God helps the men of Judah kill 500,000 of their fellow Israelites.

    3. God slaughters all Egyptian firstborn.

    In Exodus 12:29, God the baby-killer slaughters all Egyptian firstborn children and cattle because their king was stubborn.

    4. God kills 14,000 people for complaining that God keeps killing them.

    In Numbers 16:41-49, the Israelites complain that God is killing too
    many of them. So, God sends a plague that kills 14,000 more of them.

    5. Genocide after genocide after genocide.

    In Joshua 6:20-21, God helps the Israelites destroy Jericho, killing
    “men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.” In
    Deuteronomy 2:32-35, God has the Israelites kill everyone in Heshbon,
    including children. In Deuteronomy 3:3-7, God has the Israelites do the
    same to the people of Bashan. In Numbers 31:7-18, the Israelites kill
    all the Midianites except for the virgins, whom they take as spoils of
    war. In 1 Samuel 15:1-9, God tells the Israelites to kill all the
    Amalekites – men, women, children, infants, and their cattle – for
    something the Amalekites’ ancestors had done 400 years earlier.

    6. God kills 50,000 people for curiosity.

    In 1 Samuel 6:19, God kills 50,000 men for peeking into the ark of the
    covenant. (Newer cosmetic translations count only 70 deaths, but their
    text notes admit that the best and earliest manuscripts put the number
    at 50,070.)

    7. 3,000 Israelites killed for inventing a god.

    In Exodus 32, Moses has climbed Mount Sinai to get the Ten
    Commandments. The Israelites are bored, so they invent a golden calf
    god. Moses comes back and God commands him: “Each man strap a sword to
    his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other,
    each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.” About 3,000 people
    died.

    8. The Amorites destroyed by sword and by God’s rocks.

    In Joshua 10:10-11, God helps the Israelites slaughter the Amorites by sword, then finishes them off with rocks from the sky.

    9. God burns two cities to death.

    In Genesis 19:24, God kills everyone in Sodom and Gomorrah with fire
    from the sky. Then God kills Lot’s wife for looking back at her burning
    home.

    10. God has 42 children mauled by bears.

    In 2 Kings 2:23-24, some kids tease the prophet Elisha, and God sends
    bears to dismember them. (Newer cosmetic translations say the bears
    “maul” the children, but the original Hebrew, baqa, means “to tear
    apart.”)

    11. A tribe slaughtered and their virgins raped for not showing up at roll call.

    In Judges 21:1-23, a tribe of Israelites misses roll call, so the other
    Israelites kill them all except for the virgins, which they take for
    themselves. Still not happy, they hide in vineyards and pounce on
    dancing women from Shiloh to take them for themselves.

    12. 3,000 crushed to death.

    In Judges 16:27-30, God gives Samson strength to bring down a building to crush 3,000 members of a rival tribe.

    13. A concubine raped and dismembered.

    In Judges 19:22-29, a mob demands to rape a godly master’s guest. The
    master offers his daughter and a concubine to them instead. They take
    the concubine and gang-rape her all night. The master finds her on his
    doorstep in the morning, cuts her into 12 pieces, and ships the pieces
    around the country.

    14. Child sacrifice.

    In Judges 11:30-39, Jephthah burns his daughter alive as a sacrificial offering for God’s favor in killing the Ammonites.

    15. God helps Samson kill 30 men because he lost a bet.

    In Judges 14:11-19, Samson loses a bet for 30 sets of clothes. The
    spirit of God comes upon him and he kills 30 men to steal their clothes
    and pay off the debt.

    16. God demands you kill your wife and children for worshiping other gods.

    In Deuteronomy 13:6-10, God commands that you must kill your wife, children, brother, and friend if they worship other gods.

    17. God incinerates 51 men to make a point.

    In 2 Kings 1:9-10, Elijah gets God to burn 51 men with fire from heaven to prove he is God.

    18. God kills a man for not impregnating his brother’s widow.

    In Genesis 38:9-10, God kills a man for refusing to impregnate his brother’s widow.

    19. God threatens forced cannibalism.

    In Leviticus 26:27-29 and Jeremiah 19:9, God threatens to punish the Israelites by making them eat their own children.

    20. The coming slaughter.

    According to Revelation 9:7-19, God’s got more evil coming. God will
    make horse-like locusts with human heads and scorpion tails, who torture
    people for 5 months. Then some angels will kill a third of the earth’s
    population. If he came today, that would be 2 billion people

    -someone needs some Mon – Fri Anger Management classes. I haven’t even seen these scenarios covered on Criminal Minds yet. What would that cute Dr. Reid think!?

    • Abnaxus

      Also, I needed to add that I found this posted in various spots without a credit to an author. I’d love to know. And before someone makes the ‘that-was-the-old-testament-god’ argument, stop it already! :-) Should that make it all peachy keen for ANYone??? Jesus, you sound like a cool dude, but your dad tho’!

  • Joespjh Cuoper

    Hollyweird is an atheistic community and I don’t believe atheists. People are down on what they are not up on having not read the Bible they have much to say and if they have read some of it they have never let the Bible read them.

    • LittleMissCantBeWrong

      A lot of atheists became that way BECAUSE they read the bible. Dwell on that for a moment.

  • Callie Ge

    I am surprised at those who say that atheists lack morals and ethics. Belief in a God or gods does not guarantee a life of perfect adherence to morals and ethics free of wrong doing. I am an atheist I have a very clear moral compass, I have excellent ethics, myself and my children live decent lives none of us use drugs, drink, break the law or are in any way badly behaved none of us have been in trouble with the police. I admire my children, they do the right thing not because of misplaced religious induced guilt, false fear of “divine retribution” but because they know right from wrong & choose to do right, No I do not worship the devil , I don’t worship anything & I don’t believe in the existence of a devil, Satan demons or any thing like that, I don’t believe in Heaven & Hell. What I believe in is myself.

  • burdenofproof

    I am distinctly apalled by the religious nature of this website. Religion needs to be banned.

  • Gary J. Maxion

    See, people like Kathy Griffin shouldn’t be taken seriously since all she wanted to do was cause controversy. Hating on Christians, God, and Jesus publicly is just plain stupid and ignorant. Hating on Atheists publicly is plain stupid and ignorant. Kathy Griffin had a chance to win that award and be classy about it, but she chose to be a c**t. Nice job. Why you’re even relevant is beyond me.

  • Kath

    Yeah, and 99% of em are Caucasian. What’d you expect? Anywho..

  • TheOutSider

    Emma, you use that word refute, I do not think it means what you think it means…

  • Nullifidian

    Isn’t if funny that so many never decide to pick upon, Lutherans, Baptists, Calvinists, or any of the other Protestant Denominations.

    Indeed, where have you ever heard a word said against the Westboro Baptist Church? Or Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Oral Roberts, Norman Vincent Peale, Aimee Semple McPherson, Billy Sunday, and any of the other canting demagogues of Protestantism?

    Have you bothered examining the real world recently?

    There are only two kinds of People in this World. Those that are Catholics and those that Wish they Were.

    That answers my last question with a resounding “no”.

    Yeah, I can’t tell how often I look on over a millennium and a half (not two millennia, because the idea that the RCC can trace its lineage back to Peter is a ridiculous delusion) of reactionary social policy, abuse, persecution, and violence and say to myself, “I want a piece of that!”

    And I have the same attitude about Protestantism, just substituting “half a millennium” in the above paragraph.

  • Al

    Agelina has whooped it on Brad so much he probably thinks she created him. LMAO.

  • Al

    Jody Foster doesn’t believe in anything except sitting on some women’s face.

  • BethReader

    I felt troubled as I read the comments – there is so much anger! And it also saddens me that so many people seem to think that Christians are responsible for all that has gone wrong in the last 2000 years. Most of the Christians I have known throughout my life have been kind, loving, funny, giving people. As with any group of people, there are always going to be those who call themselves Christians who say things or behave in ways that other Christians don’t agree with – I won’t make any judgements about their relationship with God (I am very far from perfect! and have said and done things I wish I hadn’t), but it is sad that non-Christians may start to believe we are all the same way. Unfortunately, the loudest and most outrageous people of any group tend to be the ones who are heard the most, and sometimes represent that group as a whole to others.
    The reason Jesus came to Earth was to save us because we are all sinners… we are deeply flawed. That includes all Christians too. I agree that terrible things have been done by people claiming that they were following God’s leading. I believe some of them were using God as an excuse to further their own greedy agendas, and some may have been horribly mislead. But how many tragedies have occurred in the name of love, money, land, or politics… I am not downplaying these events, I am just trying to say sadly it seems to be in human nature to fight one another.
    A theme mentioned often in the comments is that God condones the actions of the people in the Bible. I completely disagree with this. I am not a Biblical Scholar by any means, but I have always seen the Bible as a history of God and His people. I find inspiration in the fact that God uses deeply flawed people (people who are sometimes outcasts in their society) to do amazing things. If God can change the hearts and lives of adulterers, thieves and prostitutes and give them important work to do for His Kingdom, maybe there is hope for me.

    • Gwynplaine J. Kurr

      As a historian, I’m sorry to say that the Bible is not a terribly good source for history. Not the Old Testament, anyway. A good example is the bit about Jewish slaves in Egypt. Despite (literally) a few thousand years worth of searching, we’ve not found the first bit of evidence regarding Egypt using Jewish slaves to build the pyramids. Why would they? They were holy structures, for their Pharaohs. The average Egyptian saw it as his duty to help construct them.

      For a New Testament example, there’s no evidence Christians were fed to lions, either.

      The Bible works much better as a book of parables and general philosophy than as a history book, because honestly, it’s terrible as a history book.

  • UseYourBrain4Once

    Religion is real. The tooth fairy told me so along with St. NICK and the easter bunny. They all told me it’s real. Noahs ark is also true. 900 yr old Noah and his 100 yr old sons built a huge boat and gathered 3 million species all within a 5 mile radius and none of of the animals fought or tried to act natural like mother nature intended. They all held paws and sang happy tunes together. The boat stopped in mountains of turkey but no one has found any traces of it because it doesn’t want to be found yet. God flooded the world because he wanted to start over to rid all the evil in in the world making the world as we know it today as PERFECT. No crime or poverty to speak of. So god murdered babies and men and women to make the world pure again just like Hitler was going to do. It’s all real people. Oh yea. I’m on acid and love smoking cracked and methods mixed to together. Can I borrow a dollar?

  • Brenda Cibelli

    he suffers from delusions of gradeur

  • Rhiann

    Morgan Freeman is an atheist yet he is one of the very few actors to play God in movies, oh the irony! LOL

  • ChristopherErwinHogan

    After gays, Atheists will be the next civil rights movement. The fact that nobody expects to see an Atheist president in their lifetime should take away any doubt that this group is looked down upon. The funny thing is, how many Atheists are in prison? Almost NONE. And when you look at the rates of unwed pregnancies, STD’s, violence and crime in the world and even here in the U.S., there is a direct correlation between religiousity and these negative outcomes.

  • TheBigKing1

    I just can’t understand why some of these idiot celebrity athiest have to disrespect others beliefs. You can believe whatever you want to believe….or don’t believe..but stop trying to convince people that do believe to not believe…and STOP disrepecting other peoples belief.

    I never knew Kathy Griffin said all that crap. I loss a ton of respect for her regarding that. You can believe whatever the hell you want, but just being totally disrespectful like that, is plain wrong and disgusting.

    Now if you take the Jodie Foster approach, then I can respect that, and still respect her. I can even respect Rooney a little, because he was just ignorant, because he said he didn’t understand it.

    But just to let ya’ll know…believing in God and religion is 2 completely different things.

  • ch

    The lack of a belief is essentially nothing. So atheism is a word which means nothing. So this is an article about nothing and persons who have declared nothing. Next.

  • Janie Aulds Fontenot

    Many atrocities have occurred in the name of “religion.” Jesus said that “pure religion” is to help widows and orphans, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. If you want to know “God”, you need to read about Jesus. Don’t judge HIM until you read about HIM. The bible says that HE was more welcomed by the prostitutes, tax collectors, and other “sinners.” The “religious” leaders of His day hated HIM. HE is LOVE. Some of you who don’t know HIM will be VERY surprised about who HE really is.

  • AshleyBurt

    Seriously? *smh* Catholicism.. no thank you. God has taken care of me this far, no reason not to believe in him. Better than not having faith in anything!
    When atheists ask me why I believe in God. My answer that they can understand is ‘i’d rather believe in something good, than nothing at all, or have faith in humans that are just as clueless as the next guy.”

    • richard f.

      funny thing about all the hard core atheists I have ever known. all of them mentioned or mumbled God in their last dying breath. they perhaps realized at the last moment of life that there is a supreme being after all. remember this on your last breath.

      • JenniferR

        This guy is full of crap. I know him and go to school with him. REALLY LIKE WHO. SO YOU BASICALLY KNEW THEM AND YOU WERE THERE WHEN THEY TOOK THEIR LAST BREATH. DAMN PEOPLE JUST LIE OUT THEIR ASSES. STOP LYING DUDE AND STOP CALLINH MY SISTER SHE DIESNT LIKE YOU. YOU RAPED HER BEST FRIEND THEN EXPECT HER TO TALK TO YOU YEA RIGHT DUDE. GET A LIFE LOSER.

      • Stelios Onuris

        because you were there, right? *eyeroll*

      • abrdnck

        Really? How many atheists have you seen on their deathbed?

  • GLENN

    The thought of a Supreme Being should remind everyone that as a society we have been better off believing in a God! We should be reminded of the old saying that we should live as if there is a God only to die find out that there isn’t rather than find live our life as if there is no God only to die and find out there is!

  • Jan Snider

    Everyone in the USA is entitled to their beliefs by the Constitution. There are Devil worshipers, Christian Worshipers, Atheists and even people that worship trees. That being said, the world does not see it this way. Some religions want to invoke their beliefs on the unsuspecting fools of the world. If they offer you food, water and a clean, dry place to sleep you would follow that religion to the end of the earth. It could be construed that this is a subtle way of religion changing one’s life ( I am not thinking of Christianity at all ).
    Atheists are saying that they don’t believe in the big guy in the sky; the simple fact is nobody can prove God or Jesus exists. There are some “religions” that believe in pre-destiny; no free will; no choice at all. Or if it seems like it really is our choice, then “HE” knew it before “WE” thought of it. Oh my, so I don’t have a thought of my own?
    So, when I die, my life here on Earth will be judged by God or Jesus in Heaven or where ever this place may be. It will not be based on my works but by my faith in “HIM”. And, that I will be saved from Hell or the bad place, where ever that may be, by Jesus who died for my sins. I don’t need a Pope or any other man to come between Jesus and myself.
    Most of the world believes in some sort of organized religion, and I can not find the one that does not weigh myself down with man-made rules. My wife and I have tried many, many religions over the years. But, after a while we leave because a] they pester us for more money b] politics change in the church or c] we can’t stand the new preacher. So, I am a straight, Christian, Republican that loves Jesus or the spirit in the sky, earth and sea. So believe what you want, you just better be right. Besides what does it hurt to believe?

  • David

    Well, I didn’t know these celebrities were atheist until I read this article. This is quite surprising; it’s funny really – I recognize these celebrities. I don’t believe in heaven or hell, but I’m not an atheist. I believe in God and Jesus Christ…..

  • Pat

    Some day all of these atheists are going to be unpleasantly surprised. “How is it down there Mr. Rooney? Kind of hot?”

    • TheBigKing1

      Lol

  • lschlesi

    There is religion and then there is the short-comings of religious believers. These are two different things. What Jesus taught about loving God, our creator, above all things and then loving our neighbor as we love ourselves for the love of God is a high goal that, many
    times, is imperfectly realized by His followers without them fostering a close, lifetime relationship with God and advancing their knowledge of His will through the teachings of His Holy Church.

    Read the details of history, not just the headlines. Hopefully you can get your hands on
    true history and not the polluted, modern, revisionist versions written by those who hate all religion, especially the Catholic Church. Many of the abuses of the past, right up to today were committed by people who did not really understand their Catholic/Christian faith (or who personally chose to ignore it) and what it required of them. They fell short of the ideals they espoused. We call the deliberate turning away from God’s holy commandments ‘Sin’.

    Priest’s who defile children are huge sinners and those who try to hide their deeds, no
    matter how high their Church office, are serious sinners as well. That means they violated Church teachings and that the Church does not sanction what they did. The basic teachings of the faith are not called into question because of the failings of some of those charged to lead it.

    However the Church is always ready to offer God’s mercy and forgiveness, if there is true
    repentance. That willingness to forgive has often been portrayed, in our vengeance-laden, secular world, as sanctioning sin and therefore hypocrisy.

    Anyone with a sound mind and a willingness to look at Church teachings fairly and objectively can see that this is not so! Those who hate the Church, on the other hand, will ponce on such incidents as evidence that the Church and its teachings are false. From this they conclude that all religion is false and that there really is no God. That is quite a leap in logic and faith in itself!

    Christ knew he was dealing with the fallen nature of humanity. That fallen nature is why He
    came to save us. He even said that He was here for the sinners, not the saints. Of His own twelve close followers, the Apostles, one betrayed Him, one denied Him three times and the rest deserted Him in His hour of need.

    Yet He still founded His Church on the imperfect material that they represented and even made His denier its head, Peter, the first Pope! He promised them the Holy Spirit to guide them through time until He returned at the end. It is the Holy Spirit that keeps the Church on track in Faith and Morals, not its human leaders. That is why its teachings have not changed for over two thousand years.

    Many times the so called Church sanctioned religious persecutions mentioned here were the result of power hungry secular rulers and politicians, hiding behind pretended religious zealotry, to try to justify the elimination of their opposition. You see, they had big sinners back then as we have now.

    As for the Crusades, which are often invoked by the ignorant to attack the Church, they,
    for the most part, were military DEFENSIVE REACTIONS by European civil authorities (i.e. monarchs and rulers) to an already existing threat from a Muslim invasion of the Holy Land that was sweeping across the Middle-East and North Africa toward Europe (Islam has always desired to take over the world and put all opposition to the sword). It actually got as
    far as the middle of Spain before it was stopped.

    Although started for noble purposes, the Crusades of the Christian nations did sometime degenerated into plunder and pillage. This was decried by the Popes of those times, a fact seldom mentioned by the haters of Christianity.

    However, the Muslim opposition were not innocent bystanders either. Their hands were covered in innocent blood as well. Sound familiar? Check out today’s headlines. The blood is still being spilled and Christians are still being martyred for their faith in the Holy Land and Africa by Muslins. Maybe we should start calling the United States intervention in that land as the latest “Crusade”.

  • Lucifer

    i can’t understand why these people’s opinions would validate whether religion is truth or fiction, or anything else, for that matter. does their celebrity status give them the ability to see things the rest of us cannot? i may have questions regarding religion, but i think i’d rather ask someone with some knowledge on the subject. i’d wager most of these folks couldn’t tell you much, if anything about the subject. asking them is like asking my mechanic how to fix the ruptured disk in my back. think about it.

  • Robert Stowe

    Do let them kid you, all of these people worship a god. That god is self.

  • Janet Green

    I appreciate that they’re willing to share their views in what is a very religion oriented (and often judgmental) environment.

  • tomas Snowden

    Atheists can possibly offer the excuse that God never bestowed upon them the Grace to believing in Him. Those that know better or were raised in some form of the Christian Faith and then turn their backs on God , will be shocked when they pause before the Gates of Hell and read Dante’s Inscription that hangs overhead : ” Abandon all Hope , Ye Who Enter Here.” Best said by Charles Bickford ” in the ” Song of Bernadette.” For those that believe , no explanation is necessary. For those that do not , none is possible.”

  • Whitey_Bulging

    Pearly gates? Don’t exist… we’re all going to become worm food.

  • Sir Smoke alot

    Well, Morgan Freeman is God. I doubt God prays to himself.

  • Queensqn

    And we should care about this?? Not my problem – theirs

    • Sherry

      No we don’t have the problem, you do, it’s called delusion.

  • kenny

    FOOLS

  • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

    wonder if there’s a vip section in hell?

    • DJ

      Atheists don’t believe in Hell neither, FYI.

      • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

        oh wow thanks for that knowledge doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist either & it was a joke…FYI

        • Sherry

          Seriously you believe in a hell? lol

  • GlaciersofIce

    Ugh, do some freaking research Ashley! Someone who hates religion is an anti-theist, not an atheist. You can be one or the other or both. Also Keira’s statement, ”If only I wasn’t an atheist; I could get away with anything. You’d just ask for forgiveness, and then you’d be forgiven.” is more of a jab at how absurd it is to think that praying to some imaginary figure will wash away all the horrible crap you’ve done, not about her needing some forgiveness herself.

  • Lena

    RESPECT for these fine intelligent actors, now I love them even more.

  • Bill Smith

    Only children and the misinformed believe in a god.

  • HarvestMoon

    Like Andy Rooney knows now, the rest will find out when their time comes, as all non believers will, just who God is. Sorry for them. They will be too, but it’ll be too late then.

  • OlderWoman

    And I don’t believe in them.

  • gma1951

    Why am I not surprised that Kathy Griffin is an atheist. She is a total nut job!

  • gingerthree

    MEOW : Sister . . . I guess i am a BAAAAAAAAAD CREATURE !

    PHICK : NO ! . . SISTA ! . . . YOU ARE A GOOD CAT ! . . . YOU ARE COURTEOUS ! . . .YOU ARE A GREAT CAT SISTER ROLE MODEL! . . . NO- YOU BEEN UNDER A LOT OF CAT STRESS LATELY!

    MEOW : Well . . . What i mean -sister. . . Is that- AS A FOUR-LEGGED-CREATURE. . .I REALLY DON’T “BELIEVE” IN ANY OF THESE HUMAN CREATURES’ CHARACTERS. . . BECAUSE THEY “ACT” OR ” PLAY ” TOO MUCH !

  • Lalala

    Some of those folks non-belief didn’t surprise me. Look at the lives they lead. Hugh Hefner is a prime example there.

    • Sherry

      The truth is Christians are delusional and religion is a cancer on civilized society.

  • John

    There will be no “pearly gates” for anyone. God – and most certainly the narrowly defined God described in the Bible – does not exist.

    The same thing will happen to ALL of us when we die… we will go back the same condition as before when we were born, which is nothingness.

    So make the most of every moment of your life.

  • tymothymichel

    They’re already messed up and want to heap on more. poor poor misguided people.

  • hosschisom

    Interesting from the standpoint that as people and performers I have never been a fan of any of them, Freeman included and he is the best of the lot when looking at pure talent and taken trade. Next, I might compare this to other list they have about “saved” celebs I have not read, yet.

  • ginberry

    You forgot Hugh Laurie, Eddie Izzard, Ricky Gervais, Russell Brand, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, and every other British actor. I’m sure there are just as many Americans, but they’re mostly still afraid to come out.

  • ConanTheRepublican

    “Atheism” is such unmitigated crap. Being as the existence or non-existence of God cannot be conclusively proven nor disproven, the only intellectually-honest position to take if you’re going to shoot for rigorous objectivity would be AGNOSTICISM! Use your freaking HEAD. How can you categorically deny the existence of something you CAN’T disprove?? Doesn’t make logical sense.

    • starmom

      Agnosticism means believing it’s impossible to know whether or not God exists. It does not preclude personal lack of belief or belief. Until I see any credible evidence of God’s existence, I will assume it doesn’t exist. Therefore, i do not believe it exists – that is atheism.
      What is unmitigated crap and doesn’t make “logical sense” is believing in something as nonsensical as Christianity.

      • ConanTheRepublican

        you point. you ‘believe” God doesn’t exist. that is not atheism. it is still agnosticism. I didn’t say a word about believing in Christianity. I’m approaching belief purely from the scientific and logical perspective

  • ConanTheRepublican

    Why are so many of you buffoons using the SAME AVATAR, for Christ’s sake??

    • LittleMissCantBeWrong

      MN has a default avatar for people who don’t have Disqus avatars yet. It’s not done by everybody on purpose.

  • Chuck Stone

    You can’t say Andy Rooney “passed on”. That implies he went somewhere, and as per his wishes, it won’t be to an afterlife with our Supreme Being. After all it would take God to reanimate him or resurrect him. If any of him existed as energy after death without a containment system his energy would just dissipate.

  • Gaius Baltar

    I love how quick black people are to worship a dead white man, whether he’s nailed to a stick or printed on a piece of green paper. Christianity is just cultural leftovers used to brainwash slaves, the spiritual equivalent of pig feet and ox tails. That’s why there’s so much church on television – that cultural drainpipe is the perfect place for such sewage. You think it’s delicious because the master never gave you anything else.

    It’s not even a question of whether a god exists – who created the universe is actually none of our business. That is why bad things happen – not because God doesn’t exist. God doesn’t ‘let’ these things happen. They simply happen, and he has no reason to care. While you’re praying for more money to buy stuff, the same God you’re praying to is also hearing the prayers of a dying child and that child WILL die. It happens all day every day – people with worse problems than yours and more faith than you pray and pray and pray and his answer is always “no.” Why? Because it’s not his problem. If you die horribly, what possible difference can it make to him? If he doesn’t like it, he can snap his fingers and just make another copy of you with the same soul and everything. If God exists, YOU do not exist except as a thought in his head. Which makes a ‘relationship’ with him as meaningless as your fingernail thinking it can speak to your brain.

    Whoever it was that made the universe, it certainly wasn’t your desert carpenter who took a three day nap for your sins. I mean, seriously! When I was a kid it never even occurred to me that adults ACTUALLY believed in the Bible. I just thought it was something they told kids. When my mother finally explained to me that people really did believe in God and weren’t just saying it, I was sick to my stomach for days.

    • Abnaxus

      Lol@ delicious. The last paragraph describes my reactions as a child. I remember trying to question an adult about Abraham being told to kill his son.

      Didn’t seem very nice, considering you’re god and he already knows the results. As usual, it is explained away…god gets some sort of ‘out’ for criminal behaviors. I couldn’t command my favorite people to go kill a whole town of people, their children, their infants (babies, y’all), and their livestock.

      As I sat there, thinking about Abraham and Isaac, a thought occurred to me. What if this god gave orders for my death? When I realized what people believed, believed literally, grownups never got my full trust again. They could turn on me at any moment, no matter how good I’ve been. I felt sick to my stomach, too, Baltar. And I wasn’t interested in becoming one either. When grownups would teach about what was taken from our brown ancestors and relatives (equality, dignity, a feeling of safety, their very lives in sickening ways, etc), I couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t address that their religions were taken too. Why cling to it as the only truth?

      I was forced to go and listen to that stuff all time time, even in school. It was nice to grow up and get free of it. But when most people you know are still down in it, you don’t ever feel 100% free. It’s amazing how many can’t believe this type of thing, but can’t admit it….go along with it. I stumbled across nice forums for people who went through mental and spiritual abuse (shaming, guilt-ing, bullying, ostracizing, ex-communicating, lecturing, stalking, you name it). I had no idea there were so many. But times are changing and the younger generations can’t be assimilated as easily.

      Looking back, the bible god playing favorites with humans and commanding them to kill is no different from how many cults, gangs, and churches operate. It’s creepy being surrounded by zombies with that level of self-righteousness. I’m in no way referring to moderates who live and let live. It’s the ones who cross the line into extremism. That line is conversion. When a believer is compelled to change everyone else’s beliefs to match their own, it’s no longer harmless. Good intentions don’t matter. It means you believe your unprovables to be above everyone else’s unprovables. That’s ill logic. That’s insanity.

      But severely mentally/cognitively impaired people don’t know they’re impaired most of the time. So I just push my compassion and patience as far as possible when dealing with it all. I could have been them, but my brain can’t think that way. They were usually told these physics-defying stories over and over and over from infancy on. They’re given a Me vs the enemy mentality early on. Everyone outside of their belief is labeled a heathen, infidel, outsider, ‘worldly’, ‘blasphemer’, etc., who will burn forever. And if you ever think to respond “You’ll see! You’ll see when you are sent off with Satan”… well you’re one of the infected.

      Yes, this article is old. It still needs to be talked about.

  • Slidingintoit

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  • disqus_n1X3P4ToIg

    This was great!!! Didn’t realize so many of my fav celebs were so free.

  • JPal

    Bill Smith, give facts that support he didn’t exsist other than just proclaiming he didn’t. Anyone can proclaim anything without facts. Problem is you choose not to cuz it easier to to pop off proclaiming without facts, is like the boy who cried wolf. Whats words and heresay without facts…… Thing is your making statements without checking into it…..which is rather easy and or uneducated. History speaks for itself I.E. BC-AD and historians of the time and philosophers which were unbelievers during and after Jesus times speaks of him. HHHMMM Bet you didn’t know that either check facts and history than we can have a well educated debate. Challege you to A. Give facts and proof he didn’t exsist and B. Look up Historians and Philosophers PlinyTacitus and get back to me when you have facts. Thanks

    • Bill Smith

      Many stories were written long ago, and they were just that, stories. Prove there is a god, no one can and never will.

      • JPal

        You choose not to believe in God because that would mean you arent as significant as you would like to be. Like I said bring facts to the table and look into other than just thinking you have it all figured out which looks really really uneducated. There are plenty of facts and the fact is you are too prideful to even acknowledge them. How does that even add up other than just not even wanting to have your eyes opened. And you are right they are stories that were written but were inspired by God. If you want to continue this I will all day long with fact after fact after fact. Still wating for facts from you other than just saying there is no God PROVE IT!! Waiting with alot of eye opening facts here!!

  • Bill Smith

    Only children and the misinformed believe in a god.

    • mzungu

      God hasn’t given up on you. You may have given up on God and yourself but you are finite judging an infinite God. A child who turns to his mother and father and claims his parents don’t exist. So what if you are wrong? Every airplane pilot as he is flying is looking for alternate landing spots. What is your escape plane? What if you are wrong and suddenly die in a tragedy and find yourself standing in the presence of God and He asks you “Why should I let you into My Heaven?” What would you say?

    • mzungu

      God hasn’t given up on you. You may have given up on God and yourself but you are finite judging an infinite God. A child who turns to his mother and father and claims his parents don’t exist. So what if you are wrong? Every airplane pilot as he is flying is looking for alternate landing spots. What is your escape plane? What if you are wrong and suddenly die in a tragedy and find yourself standing in the presence of God and He asks you “Why should I let you into My Heaven?” What would you say?

      • Bill Smith

        I would say send me to hell with all of my friends!

  • JPal

    Is really interesting that someone dare I say God isn’t real changed history. And for someone that isn’t real that could do that shows that A. The human race was and is easily tricked meaning we are weak. or B. He is real cause the fact is he changed history. Meaning BC – AD thats the history we are in AD after death. Also in all the works and miracles Jesus performed never once was it discredited or a book wrote about an unbeliever saying that the miracles never took place never. In fact the unbelievers did give account that he healed the sick and did perform miracles but gave credit to beelzebub a made up God to unbelievers at the time because they just couldn’t give credit where credit was due and.

  • mzungu

    LittleMissCantBeWrong Lynne
    • 4 days ago

    “I am mixed and an atheist. There are FAR more atheist black people than you think. Many are in the closet since we’re so pressured to be religious.”

    I looked for your response noted in my email about confusion over religion versus relationship and could not find your original entry so I could reply. But here is what I would tell you. A religion is a system of rituals and beliefs and a relationship is 2 way communication with another person for better or for worse.

    The Bible says Man was created a little higher than the animals. The mechanics of prayer is not understood by anyone but you can find plenty of people who testify results. So here is a quote from Jesus Christ, translated from the original language- “Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Now does that sound like a religion to you or a relationship? An obelisk didn’t say that, a stone didn’t say that in Mecca, a statue didn’t say that and a bronze bull heated to red hot for roasting children didn’t say that.

    You don’t want to be religious you want a relationship, we all do. So contact me at person.of.nocolor@gmail.com if you want to know more about this Jesus and have questions. I can take ridicule but it won’t get you anywhere. But go ahead and ridicule me.

    • LittleMissCantBeWrong

      I’m American and like most Americans, I was raised to be Christian. So please spare me the “if you want to know Jesus” condescension. I am fully aware of Jesus, thank you. Unlike you, I don’t believe he was anything more than a cult leader. But you are certainly welcome to believe in his divinity if you so choose.

      • mzungu

        What would I have to say or what would I have to do to convince you that God and Jesus are real? What would it take, use your imagination.

        • LittleMissCantBeWrong

          I highly doubt that I’d be able to convince you that “god” is just a figment of human imagination. Science explains so much of what is attributed to “god” and yet many theists will say that nonbelivers have “faith in science”, haha. If you are serious about having a conversation with an atheist, you should have an open mind too. Realize that you don’t have all the answers. Accept that you might be wrong about some things. And please LISTEN to what we say, don’t treat the conversation as a conversion attempt.

  • rodney495

    To all non-believers out there:

    Regardless of your position on God –

    You are a child of God and He loves you as you are. THAT is something you cannot change.

    • Disqus_Queen

      How lovely and condescending of you.

  • rodney495

    That’s the nice thing about living in America. We have the freedom to choose what we believe and don’t believe. As a Christian, it doesn’t make me love an atheist or agnostic any less. I have several atheist or agnostic friends whom I don’t berate or pound over the head with my Bible. You can only be a believer if you choose to be. That’s why God gave us free will. He doesn’t want you to accept Him because you are forced to. He wants you, willingly. Obviously, considering they have made their decision to not believe, they have been informed about Jesus and who he is regarding Christianity. It is not the Christian’s responsibility to make them believe. They are responsible for their own Salvation and I can’t go to hell for not making them believe in God or Jesus. Their disbelief does not keep me out of Heaven. Most non-believers, if they live to be old enough, will experience something in their life that opens their eyes to God, leading them to a change of position. I have no doubt, Madeline Murray O’Hare had a change of heart before being cut up and burned in a 55 gallon drum. I’ll probably get to meet her when I get to Heaven. That’s the advantage to knowing God. No matter what you have believed or done in your life, you can be forgiven for every bit of it just for the asking. What at deal!

    • ForWhatItsWorth

      You, as a follower of Christ, are commanded to make Him known to all unbelievers, to reach as many as possible, before you stand before Him. To just mention Him once & let it go at that is not following what He wants you do to.
      Give that some serious thought.
      As for just thinking you can ask forgiveness & get it… ONLY w/a true repentant heart, does that forgiveness come. Only God knows the heart of any man. If you’re not truly sorry for what you’ve done, there is no forgiveness.
      Don’t make it sound like you have a free ticket to sin as you please & then get on your knees. He only tolerates that for so long.
      All non believers will hear the word of God before they die & have the free will to accept it or not. God does not force Himself upon anyone. All these ‘stars’ here on earth have heard His word & have chosen to disregard it. Their hearts are hardened to the truth. Only an open mind & heart can receive the truth.
      To state that most non believers

      will experience ‘something’ that will lead them to a change of position is ignorant.

      Better read up on what’s expected of you.

  • rodney495

    Does Jodie really believe her gayness was not know before now? Well, I
    have had not doubt for years. Great actress and director but very
    strange.

  • interpcurves

    God took Jennifer Anniston from Brad Pitt, HE knew she deserved better and Brad got the freak.

    • Disqus_Queen

      Yeah poor Brad – married to one of the most gorgeous women on the planet who is also a humanitarian, philanthropist and wonderful mother. God really wanted to punish him!

    • Disqus_Queen

      Yeah poor Brad – married to one of the most gorgeous women on the planet who is also a humanitarian, philanthropist and wonderful mother. God really wanted to punish him!

    • Disqus_Queen

      Yeah poor Brad – married to one of the most gorgeous women on the planet who is also a humanitarian, philanthropist and wonderful mother. God really wanted to punish him!

  • Jillian Galloway

    Actually, there’s no pearly gates for anybody. The whole things a fairy tale.

  • Lars

    Anytime I hear or see anyone talking about not believing in God, I think about what Bill Cosby said many many years ago….when the ground shakes, you’re gonna look up!!!

  • vadave

    I’m confused by Brad and Hugh! How can these mere mortal men believe that they have been blessed to have laid down with so many gorgeous women and not believe that a god wasn’t involved???

  • Dani

    How is this even a topic?!

  • ohsnap

    I’d rather believe in God and be wrong, than not believe in him and be wrong.

    • J.Dot

      That’s a cop out answer

    • Disqus_Queen

      Yes spend your time and money on something you have no idea if it is real or not. If your god is so loving and understanding – shouldn’t he forgive you for having doubts?

    • Disqus_Queen

      Yes spend your time and money on something you have no idea if it is real or not. If your god is so loving and understanding – shouldn’t he forgive you for having doubts?

    • LittleMissCantBeWrong

      So you don’t really believe in a god, you’re just worried about getting the wrong answer. Pascal’s Wager is not true conviction.

  • rjr

    No such thing as an atheist, ever. Ask yourself why you exist, why you are self aware, cognisant and then answer the question. Roll of “the dice”? Even “dice” or Randomness Must come from somewhere. Lastly, you can be a staunch “the world is flat” or the “Sun revolves around the earth” supporter and you can even put people to death believing it but it still doesn’t make it true. Truth is truth because something remains TRUE Regardless if we see it or acknowledge it which is where faith comes in and if desired leads to action. In short, they have all the same questions that everyone has at some point in their life and their stuck on certain questions they can’t answer. Bottom line is (as the sun will be there tomorrow), they will know for a surety when it’s their time to pass over.

  • Esynitna

    Wow people really have a lot of time on there hands, Don’t they? Why are you arguing over what other people believe. You believe in what you want to believe and leave people alone about what they believe. If more people where like that, the world would be a better place.

    • Disqus_Queen

      You’re one to talk. You’re flapping your trap about your beliefs and how there is no such thing as Atheists and then this. lol!

    • Disqus_Queen

      You’re one to talk. You’re flapping your trap about your beliefs and how there is no such thing as Atheists and then this. lol!

  • WTF

    I had no idea some of these people were considered celebrities.

  • mzungu

    Helen Mirren believes in fairies n’ stuff. I wonder if the fairies N’ stuff believe in God? Wouldn’t that be ironic if a mythical being was real and they too believed in God but did not tell their fan club.

  • Bonsall Billy

    Professing themselves to be wise, they became utter fools……..

  • budo

    Whatever. And he played God–ironic or hypocritic. Hope they are right. If not, they best wear fireproof clothes in the afterlife.

  • Josh Jenkins

    Always seemed like the obvious answer to me, although I don’t see why a celebrity opinion of this would be important than anyone elses.

  • Goober

    It really IS ok not to believe in something. It’s not OK to tell others that they can’t do something to show their beliefs.

  • JOHN Q PUBLIC

    If you think there will be pearly gates for anyone then I have a unicorn for sale.

    • interpcurves

      and who made that unicorn?

  • grammadee94

    They won’t be atheists when they stand before the Lord on Judgment Day.

  • truestory

    There are a lot of atheist and agnostic people in the world. You just don’t hear about it because they don’t constantly talk about their lack of religion the way that religious people can’t go 5 minutes without mentioning their god.

  • Childplease

    Morgan freeman just frustrated the hell out of me. He played God in several movies smh. It’s all about the money I guess

    • GreatGrizly3

      Of course it is.

    • Disqus_Queen

      He’s playing a fictional character for a movie role. It’s a job for him. Yeah it’s about money just like any other job. Besides, I would think playing the role of “god” for a movie would be more problematic for one who is Christian.

    • LittleMissCantBeWrong

      To the best of my knowledge (I’m no expert on the man), Morgan Freeman has also never been a chauffeur, a Moor, a high school principal, or a detective, but he’s played them in movies. It’s called “acting”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Leitner/1675664474 Steven Leitner

    Wasn’t John Lennon an athiest?

    • GreatGrizly3

      Maybe. For the most part, he was just a doped-up m0r0n and a bona fide communist. “Imagine” that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Leitner/1675664474 Steven Leitner

    Morgan Freeman doesn’t believe in God? HE PLAYED GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Savvy

      For crying out loud, I can’t believe how many posts are making this exact same comment. What kind of logic is this?? Were you under the impression that Morgan Freeman thought “Bruce Almighty” was a documentary?

      By your logic, you understand that Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t believe in God, but if you were to find out that he doesn’t believe in wizards or magic either, you’d be surprised?

      What if you found out that there are a lot of actors in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy who don’t believe in hobbits?

      Cheeech…

  • Kamaria

    This article is inaccurate. It seems as if most of these folks are agnostic.

    As for the comments below. I’m highly educated and far from brainwashed. Religion or lack there of, is not a free pass to insult and/or disrespect one another.

    Christians, our approach to Christianity (and religiosity in general) needs to change. This is 2013. Who can say that they have not heard about the Bible or God? Don’t waste time prodding people who don’t care. We are lights. How we feel about God in our hearts should be expressed in the love we show our fellow human beings. I have no need to condemn people (atheists or otherwise) for their sins or beliefs. Instead of admonishing folks, how about you live your life as a reflection of the God that you serve!

    People seek me out for spiritual counsel, not because I go to church every Sunday (I don’t) but because they know I’m positive, uplifted and happy. You don’t get praise points toward heaven for going to church or condemning others for their sins, all while treating people like crap. Christianity is personal and is about love. Let’s do better.

    • GreatGrizly3

      The FACT is, there is no such thing as an atheist. They’re all agnostic. In order for one to be an atheist, one must PROVE there is no god. In order to do that one must possess all the knowledge of the world, and not the one-percent we currently have.

      • Disqus_Queen

        By the same logic – there is no such thing as an A-toothfairyist either as you would have to prove that tooth fairies don’t exist. Also applies to unicorns, leprechauns, aliens, santa, easter bunny and so on. Atheists don’t have any responsibility to prove their claims – because they make no claims. They don’t believe. They only claims being made are by those who assert a magical man in the sky. Burden of proof is on those making the claim, not on those who simply say, “Sorry, but I don’t believe it.” And FYI the bible contains the claims, not the proof, so citing the bible as proving itself is pointless.

      • Disqus_Queen

        By the same logic – there is no such thing as an A-toothfairyist either as you would have to prove that tooth fairies don’t exist. Also applies to unicorns, leprechauns, aliens, santa, easter bunny and so on. Atheists don’t have any responsibility to prove their claims – because they make no claims. They don’t believe. They only claims being made are by those who assert a magical man in the sky. Burden of proof is on those making the claim, not on those who simply say, “Sorry, but I don’t believe it.” And FYI the bible contains the claims, not the proof, so citing the bible as proving itself is pointless.

    • mzungu

      Some people claiming to be Christian aren’t. Just another checkbox for them. Their father’s mother’s great-grandfather’s uncle was a really cool guy and he was a Christian when he came from Slovakia in 1805 so they think they are Christian. Like as if it was a genetic family code.

  • Just saying!!

    Looking at the comments, it’s quite evident that some of these stereotypes of brainwashed, hypocritical, and illogical religious people are being proven true. They came to this article just for the point of condemning the list, and everyone associated with it. I’m convinced many of these religious people think they are God (even though God is only relevant to them when brought up in a religious context). Someone doesn’t believe in what you believe and it’s the end of the damn world. If that isn’t brainwashed then I don’t know what is. Some of these people in the comments section seem to believe in God because they were told to or are scared not to. Now they are going to try to push that on other people and make it seem like non believers need to be saved. Give me a damn break. Religions have their positive purposes, controlling people and keepin them in check…but they’ve created soooo many more problems than they’ve fixed in my opinion. But I do think it is necessary for some people to have religion or God because it is their anti drug and believing that a higher power is helping them makes them persevere. (Note that I said– the belief does this)

    • GreatGrizly3

      Yes, you have your opinion – in a world of seven billion opinions. However, you’re lack of knowledge is quite amazing, especially about religion and those who believe.

  • Terrell

    I can’t believe Ricky Gervais wasn’t mentioned.

  • John

    It’s hard to serve God, when one has placed him or herself in that position. You are a fool if you believe that this world just happened without the hand of a supreme being. Go tour Microsoft and tell Bill Gates that his genius was totally unecessary; that eventually all those chips and plastic parts would have come together of their own volition at some point – maybe when the next big bang came along. EACH one of us already has an appointment set with our CREATOR -for some it will be today! Every knee will bow! Let go of your foolish pride and run to the only one who offers eternal life!

    • Terrell

      Just because we don’t know how we got here doesn’t mean that we should believe whatever story was pushed on us. It’s ironic that the religious say that we are the ones with the foolish pride. My knee will never bow.

  • Melissa Mullins Genes

    Funny, Morgan Freeman plays a GREAT God!

  • ThinkerOne

    Emma Thompson! I admire her acting, but in real life, she can’t even match her earrings!

  • ThinkerOne

    Morgan Freeman is being misinterpreted in this article. In the interview cited, in answer to the very next question, he replies, “So, if I believe in God, and I do, it’s because I think I’m God.” This position is VERY DIFFERENT from that of an atheist.

    • zina

      That doesn’t help your case…. So he only believes in himself is what he is basically saying. He looks at himself as the higher power. That’s blasphemous!

  • William

    yet he played God in 2 movies…

  • guavaman

    i was surprised at some of the people on your list !! But the biggest surprise was my favorite actor Morgan Freeman ????????????

  • Anon

    Morgan Freeman banged his step-granddaughter, so no pearly gates for him atheist or no-atheist….

  • Larry Major

    An atheist is person who ASSUMES THERE IS NO GOD!

  • gayle

    Jesus did have brothers whose mother was Mary, so what?There is evidence of the Red Sea parting

  • gayle

    I know for sure that God does not give a flip that she is offended by what is in the Bible. The rest of us will not miss any of these people in heaven especially the idiot Richard Dawkins. People who think they know more than God but on judgment day they have a BIG surprise coming

  • chris

    No adult with an IQ over 120 can possibly believe in fairy tales and if they say they do, it is merely to fit in.

    • Kamaria

      Why is it so unfathomable for intelligent people to believe in God. I’ve got a Master’s from Johns Hopkins. My boyfriend is a post-doc with a PhD from Cambridge and we are both Christians. Furthermore, I’m the only Christian in a Muslim family, so who exactly am I aiming to fit in with? Religion (or lack thereof) is personal. I’m not attacking your intelligence, please don’t attack mine.

    • mzungu

      Going to Hell doesn’t take any IQ at all. The only thing you have to do is nothing, live a long time then die.

  • Billy

    That really surprised me that Morgan Freeman is Atheist! Especially when he played God in Bruce Almighty! I guess the paycheck was right!

  • David

    You should have titled this article “Why Is Ani DeFranco On This List?” or “A Bunch of Famous People Who Don’t Believe In God…………..Ohh, Ani DeFranco Doesn’t Either”

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  • Friedrich

    Isn’t that great? You have the right to not believe in God!

    However, the existence of God and what He is like, does not depend on whether or not people believe in Him or what they might believe Him to be like.

    • Tara

      You think hes real- I think hes fake. Just because you think he is real doesnt make him real. Just the same way as just because I think hes fake doesnt necessairily make him fake. You can’t argue your statement without also admitting that the other side is equally as correct in assumptions as you are. Unless you have personally met and hung out with GOD then you have really no idea.

      • Friedrich

        You did not understand what I said. I stated that the existence of God has nothing to do with whether or not you believe in Him. There may or may not be a God but your opinion on His existence does not matter. You cannot create God by believing in Him or uncreate God by not believing in Him.

      • Friedrich

        Also, when you say, “I think He’s fake”, that implies that He or something is out there and that something is faking being God. It would be more correct for you to say, “I do not believe there is a God”. But again, your opinion has nothing to do with Truth. It’s just an opinion.

  • Liberius Lucanus

    Jodie: You were brilliant in contact and hoping that you would have done a sequel or a close Cosmos related type movie. I respectfully disagree with your assessment of a no GOD Universe for I look at it as behold what was made for us on this planet to gaze upon. You are a dazzling, intelligent and striking Lady, My hope is there still would be a Man someday who would sweep you from your feet after you reassess your desires.

    The best to your future……

  • Casey Brown-Myers

    That explains why most, if not all, of these people are radical liberals.

  • Steve A

    The God of the Bible is loving, caring, omniscient and is in total control of all things. OK, when Jesus was born, Herod was so paranoid that he had every little boy under age 2 murdered. And God was fine with that. Throughout history, there have been hundreds of incidents of mass murder of innocent people. God sat by. Holocaust? No intervention from the Almighty.
    Columbine? Nothing

    9/11? No response

    Sandy Hook? 20 little angels gunned down? I guess that was “God’s will”.

    Are you wearing diamonds? Well, it took millions of years of heat and pressure below the earth to make those.
    Did you drive a car today? Well, the oil that was used to produce the gasoline you used came from ancient forests from the Carboniferous period tens of millions of yrs. ago.
    Do you own any gold jewelry? Those heavy metals were only created billions of yrs ago because of huge amounts of heat and pressure to force the lighter elements to fuse together.

    I used to believe. I used to pray for help and pray for others. I just know better now. And I feel good about myself.

    • But a Bing but a boom

      It’s called free will. God allowed the Communist Party to set themselves up as gods in Russia and China in the 20th century and murder almost 100 million people. God allows dozens of drug dealers in Chicago and other American ghettos shoot each other along with many innocent bystanders every weekend. God allowed you and I to do the terrible things that we have done. It is our responsibility to go to him for forgiveness and freedom from our own sins. That is what we need to worry about – not all those other people.

      • Terrell

        Or maybe it’s just how things are. You don’t need the convenient “free will” excuse.

      • Tara

        His point is… God is not a loving caring kind God because he sits by as these horrors happen to innocent people. So what you are saying by way of your beliefs is that all those people who died at the hands of a handful of evil people should have just gone to him in prayer beforehand and he would have made sure they were ok? That makes no sense- just like believing in a God makes no sense. I dont believe in anything that I cannot see touch and hear for myself.

  • Mike Greene

    Al THE MOUTH SHRIMPTON & Jessie RACE CARD JACKLEson & all those RACE BAITING FONEY BLACK reverands that only have RACIST RANTS from the pulpit are all hell bound. Jesus was not a BLACK JEW. JESUS an olive skinned middle eastern Jew. The only BLACKS that have any brains are CONSERVATIVE BLACKS.

    • WillPwr

      Dude, you’re in the wrong forum. The Hate liberals and black people forum is two doors down on the left.

  • hughcapet

    You wanna bet before they take their last breath on this earth they will ask God to forgive them?

  • hughcapet

    You wanna bet before they take their last breath on this earth they will ask God to forgive them?

    • Tara

      no- they wont

  • OldEngr

    I doubt that most of these folks are atheists (are sure there is no God). Probably more are theists (think there is probably a god but not a personal god that actively interacts with folks), agnostics (can’t decide / lack of evidence), or simply don’t dwell on the issue.
    Atheists generally have a well thought-out philosophy-based position. I’m much more comfortable with that than with holier-than- though born-again radical Christians that reject science or with other off the wall ‘religious’ people such as science-ology folks. There are some really scary religious folks out there.

    • Matt

      The only thing you need to do to be an atheist is disbelieve in any gods. You can be both an atheist and an agnostic. Since one deals with belief and the other knowledge, they are not mutually exclusive.

  • denverboy1

    Hey since when did God leave the throne and put Man in charge..God will save thoes he saves and condem thoes he condems ..His way are not our ways his mind is Not the mind of Man..So In all fact ever single athiest could be saved and every single die hard beiliver could be condemmed if God so wills it.. It’s not mankinds call..at all
    STOP PLAYING GOD….We have no clue what God will do .He does not base his decisions upon mans idea of salvation..He has his own rules and he is not bound by our ideas of salvation…as a matter of act he’s not bound by anything we might think is right or wrong..Sorry Die hard Evangelicals and Baptist…You don get to make up Gods mind for him…Because we are not put on this earth as judges of salvation ..Not our job…

  • Fruitii Gum

    1 question i wanna ask an i always see this, why do atheists always say everybody that believes in God is “Brain washed” when their belief isn’t the most popular in the world.

    • WillPwr

      Human nature I guess. You see a lot of that in these forums.

  • FreeYourMind2

    They can believe or not believe whatever they want. BUT when they get to the “pearly gates” and are denied admission and are banished for ever – and all the believers are in there with God the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and all his glory, for all eternity – they have nothing to complain about. They already made their choice. They won’t be able to say “But it’s not fair! I was a good person!” Jesus said ” Not every one that says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, BUT he that DOES the will of my Father who is in heaven…I will say to you I never knew you, depart from me, you who work iniquity.” Mt. 7:21-23. Better get your rewards and enjoy them now, cause that’s all you’re going to get. 70 years and a hole in the ground, good luck.

    • Sammie Jo

      what are you going to do if you find out there are no pearly gates?
      Whine, oh, I wasted all that time praying………………………for nothing. lol

      • FreeYourMind2

        “I lived a good and decent life with hope and happiness, I did not waste any time, I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. And if I didn’t believe and it is true, I had everything to gain and nothing to lose.”

        • Sammie Jo

          I lived a good and decent life too, etc etc, I just didn’t waste my time talking to an imaginary friend, if I’m wrong, oh well, it’s on me.

        • LittleMissCantBeWrong

          Another person playing Pascal’s Wager. Having “faith” because you THINK there might be pearly gates waiting for you after you die is not true conviction.

  • randy brown

    KATHY AN ATHEIST? WOW I THOUGHT SHE WAS JUST A DUMB c***t WOW

  • randy brown

    KATHY AN ATHEIST? WOW I THOUGHT SHE WAS JUST A DUMB c***t WOW

  • Andrea Wittenhagen

    I would say you forgot Bill Maher but I think everyone already knows.

  • RickJWagner

    Interesting. How many divorces from the above group?

    • Sammie Jo

      What’s divorces have to do with it? Uber catholic Bill O’reilly got divorced.
      Wanted it annulled after having two children. lol

    • LittleMissCantBeWrong

      About half of them are divorced. Several of them have never been married. So, the rate of divorce in the above group is no different from the rate of divorce in an average group of Americans.

  • DehliaLopez

    Wow, Kathy and Morgan also? Well, Kathy is not a favorite, however, Morgan is talented. His success actually comes from the amount of people who go to see his movies. While his religion is his business. I find it TMI to even share that information, after all what does ones religion have to do with your movies? For the media to have this information on Madame Noir is obviously to influence our opinions. So I say thanks, movies are made to entertain. If I wanted to know that these actors and actresses were all Atheist I would have gone to Google! That i their information and really not open to share on a blog is it? I actually owe Daniel an apology. The way I see it, is that they do not know what they are missing, but from another aspect to not say one believes in God allows them to live their life anyway they see fit good or BAD. Morgan dropped a few pegs when he was caught in an a few compromising situations. In truth in a way its a sign of arrogance.And we all know what the Bible says about arrogance?

  • DehliaLopez

    Wow, really now? Well, well, well, I am sorry to hear that. Harry Potter and friends were my son’s favorite artists growing up as well as the Harry Potter Team he formed with 30 of his friends since age 7. Wait until they here this, that will be 30 less HP and its main actor fans. Keep that up Daniel, and you could loose a lot more fans. I threw out all of your DVDs, books and other paraphernalia my soon collected. All that celebrity dome and success and you think you did it all on your very own? God was now where, well enough said. We have banned HP from our home. That is ridiculous, your opinion, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

    • Sammie Jo

      so you choose your friends and movies etc based on a person’s religion or lack of?
      Bigot much?

      • DehliaLopez

        Wow, seriously? Hence my reason for not associating with such people. Look at you, calling the Kettle by a different color than its own. At my age you choose to associate with people who are real. If that truth hurts you I am sorry. You ought to read more Sammy Ho, That may have been your version of a rude comment, however, I have dealt with worse off than you. Try praying a little more to. I will pray for you. Honestly, life is so short today for such nonsense.

        • Sammie Jo

          you should pray for yourself, how Christian of you to call me Sammie Ho, is that what they teach you in buybull class? Dehlila Hopez?

          My comment wasn’t rude at all, I asked you a legitimate question, I guess I struck a nerve, take your prayers to your imaginary friend and stick them where the sun doesn’t shine, nobody needs prayers from the likes of you.

        • Just saying!!

          I really try to refrain from calling people idiots but you are making it so difficult. You said you banned HP because of his beliefs, exposing how shallow and unChristian you are (as God loves everyone). Then when someone called you out on your hypocritical bull, you didn’t know what to do with yourself so you got defensive. *disgusted*

          • Dani

            Does she even realize how many black churches have banned Harry Potter? *smh* But she read it anyway because she believed in the power of the story, not that witchcraft is the Devil, blah blah….yet here she goes judging Daniel Radcliffe for something that affects her personal life NOT AT ALL.

      • DehliaLopez

        Wow, seriously? Hence my reason for not associating with such people. Look at you, calling the Kettle by a different color than its own. At my age you choose to associate with people who are real. If that truth hurts you I am sorry. You ought to read more Sammy Ho, That may have been your version of a rude comment, however, I have dealt with worse off than you. Try praying a little more to. I will pray for you. Honestly, life is so short today for such nonsense.

    • Dani

      I’m pretty sure he doesn’t give a red damn about your intolerance, honey.

  • Tami

    Atheism is a religion. Their belief is they don`t believe in anything. But they will soon find out that God believes in them. Hopefully not too late.

    • Sammie Jo

      You should check your dictionary, Atheism is the lack of religion, believing in nothing is not a belief. lol

    • Dani

      You really don’t know how much of an insult that was to atheists, do you?

      “But they will soon find out that God believes in them.” Oh, the poor, misguided souls….*snorts* It’s this kind of mentality that turns people away from religion of any sort. Let someone live their live the best way they can, not the way YOU think they should live it. GEEZ.

  • socalscot

    Just a copy of the post I posted in response to Helen Willis……I also believe the desperation to confirm the evolution of man is based on the attempt/need to be in control of one’s life and after-life…everytime I hear 2 million or billion years for something to evolve is the excuse to say…”Well, even in that time span, anything can happen, so THIS did.” To me it is EXTREMELY bad science and it requires a suspension of common-sense. It becomes laughable…if one is truly open to it all, as you learn/investigate how intricate things are, with perfect synchronization, and the REQUIREMENT that they MUST synchronize in PERFECTION or life fails (and the FACT that there is so much similarity within the universe–ie. everything) SPEAKS to a GREAT Mastermind beyond our imaginings; maybe THAT is the problem??

  • socalscot

    Just a copy of the post I posted in response to Helen Willis……I also believe the desperation to confirm the evolution of man is based on the attempt/need to be in control of one’s life and after-life…everytime I hear 2 million or billion years for something to evolve is the excuse to say…”Well, even in that time span, anything can happen, so THIS did.” To me it is EXTREMELY bad science and it requires a suspension of common-sense. It becomes laughable…if one is truly open to it all, as you learn/investigate how intricate things are, with perfect synchronization, and the REQUIREMENT that they MUST synchronize in PERFECTION or life fails (and the FACT that there is so much similarity within the universe–ie. everything) SPEAKS to a GREAT Mastermind beyond our imaginings; maybe THAT is the problem??

  • socalscot

    Well…Andy Rooney certainly NOW knows whether there is a God or not…NOT a good time to find out if there is or not because if there is a God then that means according to God’s word, ie. Bible, he certainly ended up in that God’s hell…

  • mancavedude

    I’m too poor to be atheist ,these people can afford to be atheist, plus i don’t have enough faith to be atheist.

  • FromUR2UB

    I hate these discussions. They go round and round, only to end up where they begin.

    • gary best

      Agreed. I’m also an atheist, SO WHAT!

  • helen willis

    Saying something doesn’t exist because you personally don’t believe it is pretty pompous. Not that I want to convert anyone; I have other things to do, but scientists are currently working on the boson, the God particle. The world is packed with organisms we can’t see, touch, feel, or even think. Saying you don’t believe puts a sense of power in your own existence: After all, you exist,and God doesn’t. We must also ask that people believe in 2 powers, good and evil, and that is beyond beyond for atheists.

    • socalscot

      Good post…I also believe the desperation to confirm the evolution of man is based on the need to be in control of one’s life and after-life…everytime I hear 2 million or billion years for something to evolve is the excuse to say…”Well, even in that time span, anything can happen, so THIS did.” To me it is EXTREMELY bad science and it requires a suspension of common-sense. It becomes laughable…if one is truly open to it all, as you learn/investigate how intricate things are, with perfect synchronization, and the REQUIREMENT that they MUST synchronize in PERFECTION or life fails (and the FACT that there is so much similarity within the universe–ie. everything) SPEAKS to a GREAT Mastermind beyond our imaginings (maybe THAT is the problem??

      • jason vorhees

        One could also say that religion is based on fear of death and that there has to be something “greater” than things here on earth. Also the desire for life to not be meaningless.

        • socalscot

          Hi Jason…My faith isn’t based on fear of death, but on a respect and amazement of my Creator. What IS amazing, and you will hear this from other Evangelical Christians, is the peace of knowing there is a heaven and a Great God, which is given when one becomes “saved”. It is a “knowing”…a peace, that God is in control. Why is there so much hate, crime, and killing in the world? God said He has given “the world” ie. the people of this world, the time to see that THEIR way isn’t working, He WILL NOT force His way on people. But…He has given each of us the option of whether to accept Him and His “way”–true freedom. If He “forced us to love Him…it wouldn’t be true love, and this is what He wants (that’s the kind of love WE want from others…and we were created in His image…this “real love” is what He wants and it is so with us). A lot to think about…no intent to offend, but I will pray for you…

          • Sammie Jo

            you don’t KNOW anything, you have FAITH and you BELIEVE, but none of us KNOWS for sure.

    • socalscot

      Good post…I also believe the desperation to confirm the evolution of man is based on the need to be in control of one’s life and after-life…everytime I hear 2 million or billion years for something to evolve is the excuse to say…”Well, even in that time span, anything can happen, so THIS did.” To me it is EXTREMELY bad science and it requires a suspension of common-sense. It becomes laughable…if one is truly open to it all, as you learn/investigate how intricate things are, with perfect synchronization, and the REQUIREMENT that they MUST synchronize in PERFECTION or life fails (and the FACT that there is so much similarity within the universe–ie. everything) SPEAKS to a GREAT Mastermind beyond our imaginings (maybe THAT is the problem??

    • jason vorhees

      “Saying something doesn’t exist because you personally don’t believe it is pretty pompous.” If i tell you there is a 8 legged 100 ft tall green monster with 3 heads outside of my window and swear up and down that it exists but then you say you dont believe me. Should i consider your non belief pompous or simply the idea that you can look out the same window and see that there isnt. How are people who are “non-believers” or igtheists supposed to believe what you are stating is true based of your personal belief? You cant point to a god and say look there he is. Thats were people knock heads.

  • Tehani

    Religion is for those who don’t want to do any thinking for themselves.

    • socalscot

      Tehani…actually “Religion” is a lack of self-thought…but salvation, it does take thinking; a thinking of the mind and a thinking of the soul. It IS a simple act–why make it complicated(?)–then it would be only accessible to very intelligent people, and NOT to everyone.

    • socalscot

      Tehani…actually “Religion” is a lack of self-thought…but salvation, it does take thinking; a thinking of the mind and a thinking of the soul. It IS a simple act–why make it complicated(?)–then it would be only accessible to very intelligent people, and NOT to everyone.

  • ray

    To say that Moses didn’t exist because if a supposed lack of archaeological evidence is a logical fallacy….the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence

  • Diveta Cranford

    If you don’t believe then you just don’t…me personally I am just as outspoken about believing and loving God as these atheists are about not believing. Its your personal choice. Smdh…the world we live in.

    • Tehani

      Actually, Atheists are not as vocal as those who are religious.

      • Sammie Jo

        That’s for sure, we don’t go around telling everyone we see that , there is no god, otoh, most Christians can’t get through a sentence without invoking something out of the bible.

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    Hey that’s fine, you don’t have to believe. That’s your choice and your decision. But “as for me and mine, we will serve the Lord. . . “

    • michele

      LOL…yes

  • GeekMommaRants

    Religion is the most divisive organization on earth and here’s why:

    Christianity – Saved versus Damned
    Islam – Muslim versus Kafir
    Judaism – Jew versus Gentile
    Mormonism – Mormon versus Gentile
    Hinduism – The enlightened versus the blind

    How can anyone say religion is for Humanity when separation and hatred are the result?

    • AnnaRocketToTheMoon

      Separation has nothing to do with religion. Separation has been a result of differences in clans, color, nationality, ect. While ill admit, most religions harbor cruel fanatics, it also gives people something to believe in; that the sufferings of all our yesterdays are only temporary. Everyday I’m battling my Christian upbringing because of indescripancies with my religion. But there are some moments in life that cannot be evaluated with simple logic. Even realism has its limits. And where science ends, God begins.

      • GeekMommaRants

        I so agree with every word you wrote. I hate religion! not God. Thank you Anna. :)

      • Just saying!!

        Although I get what you’re saying, separation and religion go hand n hand. It separates the moral from the immoral, the good from the bad, etc. in fact it thrives off of this dichotomy.

  • Vandellish

    ‘God is Love, Church is a building and Religion is a racket’
    -Vandellish

  • Tiffiney Tarbox

    I dont push my beliefs on no one but I am truly shocked about a “few” people in this article.

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  • sabrina

    I knew I avoided this thread for a reason. Y’all know I’m an ambassador for anything Christ round these parts, but this is just not even worth it. Some people will simply never get it.

    • D Man

      When someones makes a claim: “Y’all know I’m an ambassador for anything Christ round these parts” like you just did, once you get to know them, they are the most sinful/hateful people you’ve ever met in your life. Generally, they are the type of people who give Christians a bad name.

      • sabrina

        I totally understand that because unfortunately, not everyone who claims to be Christian is truly living a born-again, Spirit-led, blameless lifestyle. In America, there’s only about 6% of truly consecrated Christians — despite Christianity being the most popular “religion” in the country. But D Man, I promise you I am not like that. I am one of those Christians that tries to show hey, not all Christians are the way you may think because we SHOULDN’t be that way. Love one another is the second greatest commandment that Jesus declared, and I strive to do just that. I gave up the partying/clubbing/drinking lifestyle a while ago because I knew I couldn’t be 100% for Jesus, but dropping it low every weekend. I don’t even bother with relationships, and the next one I’ll end up in, best believe we will be celibate until marriage. I truly do strive to be blameless, and if you really knew me offline, you would actually see that I am about that Jesus life…in all the right ways lol

        So D Man, I promise you, not all Christians are the way you described. There are some good ones out there! :)

      • Sammie Jo

        yup, and I REFUSE to do business with any business that advertises themselves as Christians, simply because I know they will jerk me around, been there, done that.

      • michele

        I agree, however you forget the “human factor” bottomline- they’re human. No matter how perfect Christians comes across as, they(we) all have short comings… with that said I look at the heart of a believer. So many are religious on the outside and have evil intentions in their hearts. They’re not hard to spot.

    • Sammie Jo

      and neither will you!

    • http://twitter.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

      So…you’re an ambassador to a mutha’****a that never existed? oh okay.

      • sabrina

        All religiousness aside, Jesus DID exist. He lived and walked the earth and there is historical evidence for that outside of the Bible. Even Jews and Muslims agree that he did in fact live. What’s disagreed on is whether He was the Son of God or just a prophet. But you can research for yourself and see that Jesus did exist.

        And you know what? I used to have a pretty atheist mindset before I got saved. I didn’t think there was a God, and I didn’t believe any of the stuff in the Bible — it was just some fantasy crap. I didn’t think Jesus was real either. But during a difficult time in my life, I just cried out to Jesus and asked Him to help me if He was indeed real! And He did. Girl, I was suddenly filled with this peace and sense of love. All my tears literally dried up, and all the horrible thoughts in my head disappeared. And because of Him, I made it through without shedding another tear. He is indeed true and available to all those who truly call out to Him. I pray that one day you can have an experience with him as well because then you’ll realize that He is indeed real and truly loves us. <3

  • TT

    Wow, my thing is I don’t like when atheist make spiritual/religious people simple/dis intelligent when some genius like Einstein and C.S. Lewis were openly Christian.

    • Joe

      Uhhhh…Einstein was of Jewish extraction- he left Germany because of Hitler’s rise- and never once professed belief in an intervening god.

      • michele

        Joe you are right

    • jason vorhees

      einstein was agnostic borderline atheist.

      • michele

        This is correct

    • http://twitter.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

      Sorry but Einstein wasn’t Christian.

      • TT

        I never said he was a christian I said C.S. Lewis was..Einstein believed there was a God and I also replied to some one else and said I didn’t mean to put Einstein

        • Dani

          Actually you did. Don’t try to retract it now.

          Oh, and C.S. Lewis was an atheist for years before converting.

  • Jessica2248

    never debate your faith or lack (thereof) with anyone, it’s not worth the stress.

    • michele

      Exactly…

  • Miss D

    People who do not believe in God or any other religion are still normal people…it doesnt make them evil, hateful, lawless or lacking a conscience, as so many misinformed people are led to believe. I, like many others, studied religion growing up, studied science, and found that science made more sense.

    The only difference between who I was as a Christian and who I am as a nonbeliever is that I no longer feel afraid or judged for who I am. I still treat people kindly. Still haven’t robbed any banks or committed any murders. Lol

    • KJ23

      I really like your comment. I am a Christian and I never think of non-Christians as lower or bad people. Sometimes it is a little intimidating telling a non-Christian that I am one, because I usually get the: “But you’re so smart” line thrown at me, as if believing in Christianity has caused my IQ to drop.

      People should really just treat people based off of their actions, not their beliefs.

      • Miss D

        I totally agree with the last line of your reply. Lots of people claim to be more intelligent or more moral based on their beliefs, when truth is, there are bad people everywhere. Glad you accept people for who they are. My friends respect my views on religion and I respect theirs as well.

      • Sammie Jo

        Your last sentence should be engraved in stone and placed on every street corner, and most especially outside of churches.

        • Guest

          Morgan Freeman is a racist, so it’s obvious he is a moron.

    • roo08

      And people who do believe in God and the bible are not fools, hateful or idiots.

      • Miss D

        You’re correct about that; I didn’t imply otherwise. Since most people identify with some sort of religion, nonbelievers are in the minority and often looked down upon. It’s assumed that religious people are “good” people, whereas many atheists, agnostics, etc don’t get the benefit of the doubt.

    • Sammie Jo

      oh don’t say that, you’ll blow the Christian bubble. lol

  • Malik Brooks

    religious blacks be ready to cut you when somebody says Jesus didn’t exist……..well he didn’t, yahshua did but jesus christ is made up of 7 pagan gods 2 being Horus and Hercules

  • Malik Brooks

    The bible is nothing more than moral allegories of fables……have black people ever questioned the hidden motives of Islam and Christianity…..i drifted away from European(christianity) beliefs when i asked myself what makes their beliefs better than my ancestors (Africans)

  • Prissy

    The DAY Black folks give up the white man religion…. I will thank white jesus himself….

  • Lisa

    This is a nice site but the advertising is just wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much! You can’t enjoy the site for the noise and how many times can a person listen to Roble? I spent more time muting ads than reading. It’s extremely annoying!

  • iHM

    Oh, I love this! I am not super familiar with all of these celebrities but I do know who most of them are and wasn’t totally aware they were all atheists. It’s good to see society advancing and moving past religion.

    • Ok

      Tell that to the 100+ million people who died at the hands of the atheistic communists in the 20th century alone. Oh wait…you can’t.

      • iHM

        No. You have to be specific as to what you’re talking about. And commenting about how atheists have killed people is only going to make people pull out the numbers of how many people are murdered in the name of religion. It’s a ridiculous argument. And the fact that you’re being rude about it is disgusting.

        • Ok

          Sorry, no rudeness intended, let alone at a “disgusting” level, and there is nothing ridiculous about my argument to anyone who has any knowledge of history.

          Atheism was/is a fundamental characteristic of the Soviet and Chinese communists. Many estimates put the death tolls of these regimes at 60 million for China and 40 million for the Soviets in the 20th century. People can pull out the numbers but estimates of the deaths attributed to religion pale in comparison.

          These are facts that contradict what so many people believe of the “progress” of religion dying out.

          • iHM

            It’s a ridiculous argument. State atheism did exist, and perhaps 50 million were killed at the hands of people who may or may not have been atheists. But atheism isn’t a collective belief system. People were murdered for being Christians, not because the murderers were atheist. It’s not a two way road. Besides. you can’t use that as an argument, because then people will bring up the millions who were killed by Christians. Soviet Russia and China are only two examples of Christian persecution, while Christians have dozens of examples. It’s just a silly argument to make in support of religion.

            • Ok

              Odd, I didn’t mention Christians at all. And I didn’t pose anything as an argument in support of religion. I posed it as an argument against the fallacy of the utopia of a world without religion.

              Fact: The communists were anti-religion.
              Fact: They were the most destructive regimes in human history.

              Logical conclusion: No religion =/= better world.

              Only if one doesn’t understand simple statements of fact and the process of logic might it be construed as a ridiculous argument.

      • Sammie Jo

        do you really want to go there? check your history books to find out how many wars were fought in the name of someone’s god. In case you haven’t noticed, the allah crowd is busy trying to kill all the infidels, that’s you bubba.

      • LittleMissCantBeWrong

        What about the 100+ million people residing in the Americas who died as a result of the European Christian invasion starting in the 1400s? Did you know that TEN PERCENT of so-called “Native Americans” survived the invasion in the land that we call the United States? So whose hands are really the bloodiest?

  • Dee

    Please note the skin tone of the majority of the ppl on this list….

    • Anogre

      We Black people have been brainwashed, that’s why.

      • Dee

        into? Just because someone believes something that (I’m assuming) you do not, doesn’t mean that they are brainwashed. I just find it interesting that the majority of the ppl on this list aren’t ppl of color. Goes to show our cultural differences.

    • jason vorhees

      Dont sleep…you can google black atheis groups all day. They are everywhere.

    • Dani

      There are more black atheists actors than you want to want to believe, honey. They just don’t promote it because they know that they’d lose 75% of their fan base. Never mind that acting isn’t a religious act at all…..

  • Gertruthful

    The only way you can enslave an entire people is to convince them that God wants it that way. Convince them that their reward is in another lifetime and not here and now. Convince them that what they were before you showed up (Africans with their own religion) is evil and only you have the right way. Also, throw in some crazy science and you got em. A woman created from a man’s rib. From two people, we became many so we are all the products of incest? Like someone said before, the whole Mary thing. Reality is she was probably raped by a Roman soldier and had her child. Now we have to believe that this child is not born of an actual man but of some force in the sky. What I commend the bible for is the way is manages to convince so many people of so much outrageousness. It is science fiction at its absolutest best. That along with white supremacy makes for a very successful religion. Oh and kill off some Native Americans while you are at it too and tell them their religions are evil while you steal their land and rape their women. Oh ok.

    • dee

      I think that too ,,, after Adam and Eve reproduced that should have been the end of man kind ,,, I do sometimes the bible was made to to try to keep ppl under control and keeps humans from getting to chaotic ,, and how can anyone on earth now about heaven and hell if they have never been ,, Brad is right you never know

    • http://www.facebook.com/courtney.banks.37 Courtney Banks

      There’s a reason why the saying “Religion keeps the poor from killing the rich”… exists..

      • Just saying!!

        Mmph!! (That’s my “Amen grunt” lol) Profound!!

    • Just saying!!

      Woooooooo you are PREACHING. Hold up now! Not everyone is ready for this!! Christianity, as much good as it has done to help some people, has been the biggest, most powerful tool used to enslave us!

  • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

    That’s crazy cause Morgan freeman was casted as God in Bruce Almighty & I think in Evan Almighty as well….

    • Live_in_LDN

      Yeah how crazy! Will Smith was cast as an officer of the intergalactic criminal federation and I don’t see him and his wife Jada go around arresting aliens! SMH

      • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

        Exactly.

  • Bree

    Its interesting that there’s only one African American on this list.

    • Gertruthful

      We African-Americans have been taught to not ask questions and just accept.

    • Dani

      But it’s not difficult to understand. Most black actors would be–pardon the pun–crucified by their black fans if they admitted such a thing.

      • LittleMissCantBeWrong

        This is so true. People like Morgan Freeman, Tyler the Creator, and Neil Degrasse Tyson have multiracial fanbases, and their admirers are either non-believers or sympathetic, even if they don’t agree with their non-belief. Go ahead and google “is Jay-Z an atheist” and witness the hysteria. People are *so pressed* to this day about that one line in New York State Of Mind. And the funny thing is, he falls into that “spiritual, not religious” category!

  • Hopscotch776

    I once had this friend who didn’t believe in God. We had to stop being friends because she didn’t have conscience at all. She had no one to be accountable to or worry about her terrible behavior may lead her to hell one day. Some people are just soulless. Stay away.

    • anaurazx

      I stay away from people like you who think that because they believe in some diety they are morally superior to those who choose logic. There are plenty of church going folk that I steer clear of because they do not hold themselves to the moral standard that I as an atheist hold myself and others to. An illogical belief in a diety does make one “better”.

      • Hopscotch776

        Why couldn’t you stay away from posting on my comment then? Do as you say and stay away from people like me. Adhere to your morals and stay away. Have a blessed day! Jesus loves you!

        • Stupid Theists

          You are some kind of stupid.

        • ComeCorrect

          Hopscotch776 you are some kind of wonderful, be blessed!!

        • DehliaLopez

          Hopscotch776, Please do not let the comments of Anaurazx bother you, or even affect you telling your opinion. The truth must has hurt, and they cannot understand why you chose the way you do.Please you do not owe any one an explanation. Great answer! Jesus does love everyone even the ones who cannot make up their minds. Living in bliss is no longer accepted Anaurazx. If your choice is to blog your unhealthy opinions be fair warned. Adhere to the morals you have, right or wrong you will still must pay for them. Its easier to do the right thing than the wrong ones.

          • Ajean72

            I know you don’t know me, but please go eff yourself.

        • DehliaLopez

          Hopscotch776, Please do not let the comments of Anaurazx bother you, or even affect you telling your opinion. The truth must has hurt, and they cannot understand why you chose the way you do.Please you do not owe any one an explanation. Great answer! Jesus does love everyone even the ones who cannot make up their minds. Living in bliss is no longer accepted Anaurazx. If your choice is to blog your unhealthy opinions be fair warned. Adhere to the morals you have, right or wrong you will still must pay for them. Its easier to do the right thing than the wrong ones.

    • Gertruthful

      So the priests who molest boys are superior morally or pastors who cheat?

      • ComeCorrect

        They are neither, those are corrupt souls who are they to take away the fruit of the spirit and to cause the great falling away. Christ warns us of these predators, but it is the church’s job to rid the body of Christ from these lustful people. We should not have molestation in the church. And it should not be condoned at all.

      • AnnaRocketToTheMoon

        That’s Catholic sweetheart. Contrary to popular belief, it’s NOT the same as Christianity.

        • Just saying!!

          First of all, Christianity stems from Catholicism so why are you dissing your own roots? Secondly, the Christian pastors have had a scandal or two boo!! (And of course I’m underestimating when I say one or two). You might want to rethink that statement…

    • Miss D

      Your ex friend just sounds like a bad person, religion or not.

    • http://www.facebook.com/courtney.banks.37 Courtney Banks

      If you need a book written by man to tell you not to rape,murder,steal,lie, etc… then you are the one with the problem… If you see a baby standing in the middle of the street, you don’t just stand there and contemplate how god feels about you saving it, you automatically spring into action, with no religion needed. People naturally do what’s good or bad.

    • DehliaLopez

      Hopscotch776,

      While it is often painful to loose a friend one without a conscience of right and wrong is a dangerous friend. Accountability and being transparent is all relevant in friendships and trusting them. Thanks for sharing, you made the right choice although a hard one. In a way one has to feel sort of sorry for them, ignorance is not bliss contrary to what is often said. Brad P is still a good person no matter what and I respect him for his character, being father and for how he loves his soon to be wife. People are jealous of that. Two selfless individual who are both beautiful inside and out.

    • LittleMissCantBeWrong

      So what is it that prevents you from punching a baby? If you don’t punch babies because you know that your actions will injure the child and potentially disable them for life, congratulations, you have morals whether or not you believe in a higher power. If you don’t punch babies because you’re afraid of getting in trouble with your god, you’re a sociopath. Morals have *nothing* to do with religion!

    • Just Another Human

      I see ‘God’ as simply our own insecurities projected outward and onward. Religion simply leverages upon the various personifications of these insecurities based on ethnicity, geographical region, etc. Without these insecurities constantly projected in order to ‘guide’ us, then we will become bad people. Specifically, thieving, boastful, murdering adulterers. We humans brainwash ourselves to believe this stuff pretty much as soon as we’re born. It makes some of us feel good.

      Take the first four of the 10 Commandments in the Christian and Catholic religion. They firmly establish the concept of said ‘God.’ None before me, don’t stray, don’t worship trinkets, etc. The bible itself is the book about a ‘Creator God’ of vengeance that will punish us if we behave like thieves, boasters, murderers or adulterers. Sometimes ‘He’ will perform magic, or ‘miracles.’ This ‘God’ also has a special kind of hate for those of us that don’t submit, or believe ‘He’ exists, so you better or else. ‘He’ wants to punish the unbelievers the most. Not right at this very moment exactly, but in an ‘afterlife.’ The discussion revolving around the book is called religion, and you’ll find similar themes in many other eastern and western flavors.

      I see religion as the coping mechanism for humans to overcome the ‘stinkin’ thinkin’ bad stuff like death, depression, etc. We don’t like the idea of being by ourselves, so we invent ‘Gods’ so we’ll never be lonely. We don’t like the idea of facing death, so we invented an afterlife to make ourselves feel better about it. Good, well behaved humans go to heaven when they die. Bad ones go to hell. Problem solved! This is called ‘faith.’ This ‘faith’ creates a purpose and without a purpose, what’s the point, right? If you suffer from depression, you can pray to feel better, etc. If you’re sick, ask ‘God’ to heal you. The list of stuff we don’t like to face is as huge as the number of religions on the planet.

      Inventing things to control other things is as natural to humans as the air we breathe.

  • Keema Crayola Farrow

    I love Brad Pitts answer best, you dont know…no need to worry about that, find out when you get there :)

  • TT

    Funny how MOST of the fools started out believers…as soon as they had a run of success…and get comfortable…”boom” they become atheists. Get rid of their money and status…they’ll be back in someones church asking to be received back into the fold. Morgan Freeman of all of them started out a Christian…especially from the bible belt of mississippi…now an atheist…whatever! Hollywood is good at brainwashing the weak!

    • Gertruthful

      Isn’t funny as soon as people have access to education, scientific thought and knowledge they realize no woman can be created from the womb of a man? Isn’t it interesting the poorest people in the world force themselves to believe that great things will happen in another lifetime? I mean, it certainly is not happening for them here and now so the only way to deal with that harsh reality is to believe when you die, God will help you.

      • O_0

        Wha?

      • Nerdstradamas

        This is a bold assumption as to why these celebrities became Atheists. Just as a person becomes successful, and later denies god, a person can become destitute, and in turn deny god. A person can even maintain a comfortable, and average life and still deny the concept of God.

        There are a number of reasons why people become Atheists, and while I am not one, I think its erroneous to assume they are either wounded, proud, rebellious, weak or some other form of dysfunction.

        In reality, some become an Atheist or an Agnostic because religion is often times too fantastic and too illogical to believe. That’s one issue. Religion to Atheists and Agnostics defy their LOGIC. And as one obtains more knowledge, more information, and begins to open their mind and way of thinking, religion loses its control or hold over that individual. Faith, or blind faith becomes inadequate to an individual that upholds knowledge, logic, science, and information above belief. They also do not believe that the answers to life, creation, and the world around us is contained in one book – The Bible.

        And just remember, while you call these people weak for abandoning the concept of God, these people could very well call you weak for defending and remaining faithful to the concept of God and religion.

        Also, I’d like to add that there are many people in immediate need or were in immediate need and God did not intervene. Agnostics and Atheists understand and see this. So when they are down on their luck, they won’t necessarily feel the pang to call out to a higher being. They’ll accept their rough go and woes as simply a part of the human experience.

        We all believe differently for a variety of reasons.

        • Nerdstradamas

          Sorry GERTRUTHFUL! I was replying to TT!

        • DehliaLopez

          Nerstradamas,

          I never called them weak. God never said anything but have faith, Moses had faith and he finally showed himself to him. Believe in Him sight unseen. Believe in things you find illogical. People then chose their own paths. Based on our faith we become stronger, when we defy faith, pretend it is not logical or real we have made our choice. People we cannot believe that there is someone else more powerful screw themselves of the many blessings and gifts from God. As a believer, I agree God is so mysterious that all I can do is just continue to thank him for allowing me to see his power. Science and education confuse many into thinking that there is no real God when I know there is on. All he asked me for was to live my life in such a way that is pleasing to him. Be kind to all others, never to boast, use His name in vain, worship Him and pay back my 10%. I am a Christian, I make a few mistakes but I confess them for his forgiveness. How simple is that for anyone? Call anyone weak, never, but to follow God and his son is free reign and a choice. Anyone can or anyone cannot its is called a gift of choice. He did not force me to follow Him I did because of what He has done for me. Let us at least get that straight!

          • Just saying!!

            You just back pedaled so fast. Lmao

        • Just saying!!

          This is the TRUTH!!!! Amen (no pun intended lol) anyone who doesn’t understand non believers should look at this comment and think again about how they choose to judge!! The most poignant comment on this thread!

    • What?

      Thumbs up! That is soooo true. LOL

    • jason vorhees

      Did they tell you personally that they started out as believers or you have have some kind of inside information that no one else has? or…..did you simply type something you just plucked from the sky?

      • DehliaLopez

        Yes as so many do they want to be accepted, believed and followed. On a talk show it comes straight from the horses mouth. Media has a way of twisting the truth. Morgan has been on Oprah, remember her, a lot of times. Was he lying or telling the truth? My guess at the time, it was what he wanted us to believe then. More money, more films and all the other stories about his lifestyle, divorcing, people choose what is popular and they want to always be accepted as being cool and being in the now. I did not pick anything up out of the sky, I heard him on the Oprah talk show and others. Gees, do some research on your own, you might learn more than just reading the blogs! It is all out there is you just do your due diligence.

        • michele

          Don’t do his homework for him..The fact that he hasn’t read the Bible and is critical of it should you he is not a fact finder.. “Study to show thy self approve, a workman that needs not to be ashamed….”

        • LittleMissCantBeWrong

          Most Americans (and most of these celebrities are Americans) are indoctrinated into a religion as children. While most buy into the religion of their parents’ choosing hook, line, and sinker, some of us do not. Some of us (like me) never buy into the myths and leave the religion as soon as we feel we have a choice. Others try to believe, or truly do believe, but find that their religion does not answer their questions. You have no way of knowing the inner thoughts of any of these celebrities; you only know what they have chosen to reveal to the press. So don’t assume that they were or were not true believers at any point in their lives.

    • Miss D

      It could be argued that some people reject God and once they’re in need, then they turn to religion. That’s not any better.

    • Nerstradamas

      This is a bold assumption as to why these celebrities became Atheists. Just as a person becomes successful, and later denies god, a person can become destitute, and in turn deny god. A person can even maintain a comfortable, and average life and still deny the concept of God.

      There are a number of reasons why people become Atheists, and while I am not one, I think its erroneous to assume they are either wounded, proud, rebellious, weak or some other form of dysfunction.

      In reality, some become an Atheist or an Agnostic because religion is often times too fantastic and too illogical to believe. That’s one issue. Religion to Atheists and Agnostics defy their LOGIC. And as one obtains more knowledge, more information, and begins to open their mind and way of thinking, religion loses its control or hold over that individual. Faith, or blind faith becomes inadequate to an individual that upholds knowledge, logic, science, and information above belief. They also do not believe that the answers to life, creation, and the world around us is contained in one book – The Bible.

      And just remember, while you call these people weak for abandoning the concept of God, these people could very well call you weak for defending and remaining faithful to the concept of God and religion.

      Also, I’d like to add that there are many people in immediate need or were in immediate need and God did not intervene. Agnostics and Atheists understand and see this. So when they are down on their luck, they won’t necessarily feel the pang to call out to a higher being. They’ll accept their rough go and woes as simply a part of the human experience.

      We all believe differently for a variety of reasons.

    • ComeCorrect

      Yes it is.

    • DehliaLopez

      Isn’t that the truth. Hence his following because of who he was before. A little bit of money when God owns all of it. He knows that, as I continue to say, just a way to be able to do whatever they want and not feel . . . either in conscious or guilt. God knows and sees it all remember he planned all of our lives. Morgan especially shocked me, but no matter, as you said, in time when he does return all that money ill not be be worth a ticket into Heaven. I pray that by then they all see the light.Thanks for sharing. How soon they all forget.

    • michele

      Good Point

    • LittleMissCantBeWrong

      Strange, I am not, nor have I even been, world famous or a millionaire. And yet here I am, a non-believer for over 20 years.

    • Nullifidian

      I’ve been so poor at times that I could have gone on public assistance (and even got sent letters to that fact after I filed my taxes—the state being apparently so flush with money that it couldn’t wait to hand some over to me, which was an offer I declined), but I’ve never once been tempted to believe in god. I knew I was an atheist from a young age, but I got interested in atheism as a philosophical issue in high school, when I was eating $0.75 lunches consisting of one bag of Gardetto’s snack mix and a can of Coke. At what point was I supposed to start rushing into church?

      Being an atheist isn’t purely for the rich, famous, and well-connected. It’s just that Joe Blow of Scranton, PA who works at his blue-collar job and is a member of American Atheists doesn’t get sought out for interviews. Here again we see the effect of the intellectual bubble most Christians reside in: they think that the default position is Christian, so whenever they see someone who isn’t Christian, it’s because that person is in the news like this. Therefore, they make the association between fame and fortune and nontheism, not realizing that another atheist may be sitting or standing ten feet away at work.

      Given the attitude you’ve just demonstrated, it’s no surprise that the atheists who know you personally haven’t opened up to you about it.

  • DreaG

    I commend them. I think religion (Christianity in particular as that is how I was raised) requires that you have a suspended sense of reality. Mary was a virgin. Really, a virgin? Jesus is the son of God but not Joseph? This complex earth created in how many days? Less than two weeks? All those animals on the arc? Also, the idea that everything happens because God wants it. Well, why does God sit and watch famine, disease, children die etc to make a point? If he can stop anything, why doesn’t he intervene? Also, as far as black people are concerned, isn’t curious that we have been on this planet since its inception but the one religion we believe is true to us is one introduced with the whip? Is it any coincidence that truly advanced nations like Norway and Japan are less religious? They focus on science and thought, Christianity prepares you to be a servant.

    • Destinie Indy Starr

      Oh goodness.

    • dee

      My thoughts exactly why does he allow these things to happen ??

      • OliveValleydotnet

        It’s called free will.

        • bob

          Free will does not exist if you are a Christian. According to the Bible, God knew the outcome of this existence when He set his hand to creating it. If he does in fact know how it all turns out, where is the free will? All in all, Christianity is a philosophic nightmare…

        • Gaius Baltar

          Human beings’ free will cannot invent disease or cause natural disasters. Our free will isn’t the reason that most of the world is naturally uninhabitable.

      • DehliaLopez

        Why don’t you pray to him and ask him? God answers prayers. On free will, is God knowing what we are going to do does not mean that we can’t choose to do something else. It means that God simply knows what we have chosen to do ahead of time. Our freedom is not restricted by God’s foreknowledge; our freedom is simply realized ahead of time by God. Try making better Christ like choices and decisions.

        • Xzamilio

          How can God give free will and answer prayers? Answering prayers is the epitome of violating free will, so how can you say “God gives free will” and then say “God violates our free will by answering prayers”? This is why religion is illogical, because not even half of you understand what it is you assert.

    • DC’sFinest

      Well said. The bible is comprised of nothing but a bunch of jewish fairytales. Earlier pagan Europeans celebrated the sun appearing after suffering torrential winters so they gave gifts & decorated trees calling the celebration “winter solstice.” Early European christians denounced this practice until they became the minority. So what did the christians do? they decided to INFUSE that pagan practice and add in Jesus being born in late December. Now folks in this country decorate trees and end up in debt every year buying meaningless $h!t they don’t need and PLEEESE don’t get me started on Easter! Religion is nothing but a SCAM used to instill fear in folks and control them. It’s a shame our people haven’t evolved, all they have to do is a little research.

      • Malik Brooks

        Santa Clause died for our sins so we could get gifts……i always wondered what did a bunny have to do with the resurrection of Jesus my cousin said he came back reincarnated as a bunny

        • DehliaLopez

          Societ turned the birth of Jesus into a holiday to celebrate and call Christmas. It is not the real meaning behind Christmas. Read the word and maynbe you won’t look or sound ignorant or stupid. I mean seriously? A man created holiday to exchange gifts. That is not Christmas and that is not why some celebrate it. It was the day Gods son was born of a virgin and sent to save the world. Yes he was given gifts by three wise men,Gees, it would be so easy to just read the King James Bible.

      • DehliaLopez

        Yet another lost soul who has not idea about anything. When you do not read or study you make up your own fairy tales my friend. Whatever society wants to do is the lifestyle they will choose. Don’t blame others for your ignorance.

        • LittleMissCantBeWrong

          What did DC’s Finest say that was wrong? If Jesus was truly the reason for the season, Christmas would be in March, not December. Face it, Christmas is an appropriated holiday and has more to do with Paganism than Christianity.

      • sgray86

        It isn’t a bunch of Jewish Fairytales.. mainly because it states in the Bible that Christ came and preached, healed and died for us. Then he came back to see his apostles. Jews do not believe that when Christ walked the earth that he was Christ. They believe he was a prophet, no more.

    • ComeCorrect

      It is man’s free will that causes these things to happen. Man wanted free will therefore the Lord gave it to him. For example, in the last election (2012) many politicians were up for re-election. Now take a look at their proposed agenda or what is going on now in Congress, they have agenda’s to severely slash food stamps, raising taxes on middle class, cutting or gutting educational programs. Yet if you take a look the end result is famine, lack, heavy burden. However people voted these people back into office. You cannot blame God for an action man (people) did. If you know that someone tried to cut your paycheck in half, raise the price on where you live would you allow them back in control of your life? Man himself is doing this to himself. That is a lame excuse the devil uses to get the focus off of oneself. If I told you to not have sex tonight because something may happen to you, would you believe me? Wouldn’t you tell me to mind my business, I’m a grown up I can do what I want, this, that, and the third???? Well that is you exercising your free will, thus whatever result of that exercise you shall have, period.

      • LittleMissCantBeWrong

        Does “man’s free will” also cause the natural disasters that ruin thousands of people’s lives?

      • jaydeejj

        “You cannot blame God for an action man”

        Except you can considering the fact that the bible says he is omnipotent. HE knows what you’re going to do before you do it and yet he still allows people to rape, murder, and steal.

    • m00ndog

      Quite right. I was dubious learning about Noah and the parting of the waters in Sunday School but it was Jonah and the whale that did it for me. I was about ten when I heard that story. I was flabbergasted that grown people were believing these silly stories that were no more plausible than Santa Claus. I never went back because I didn’t have time for such nonsense.

      But hey, if Jesus helps you be a better person, it’s fine with me as long as you keep it to yourself.

      Oh, and kudos to the celebrities noted here. They are all great actors. Glad to hear they haven’t been duped.

      • Joyce A. Price

        But they have they’re all Obama supporters.

        • m00ndog

          Of course they support Obama. That’s what happens when you’re rational.

          • sgray86

            haha.. that’s a good one! Oh wait.. you’re serious?

            • m00ndog

              Yup, serious. Rational means “consistent with or based on reason; logical.” Religious belief is based on faith, not reason or logic. Folks who use reason and logic in rejecting religion quite naturally use it in politics, too. And, by the same measure, it can be no surprise that people who reject reason and logic in a major component of their belief system (religion) have that carry over to other beliefs. This explains why so many “Obama haters” are unable to use reason and logic in attacking him. They simply “know in their hearts” that he is bad. They don’t let troublesome facts (e.g., the booming economy and record high stock prices) get in the way of their hate.

    • http://twitter.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

      Co-sign 100%!!!

    • Patty Fogarasy Ladwig

      It would tale forever to set you straight! The Old Testament is a book of the mind and laws! The New Testament is a book of heart! Creationism is real, even Darwin changed his mind and became a believer!

  • Dee

    I find it funny that a man that has played God does not believe in him.

    • Whitty Huton Wuld Toor AKA DD

      That’s what I said smh.

      • Xzamilio

        You give me millions of Dollars to play Vishnu or even The DC Sniper on TV or in the movies, I’ll do it. It’s a paycheck, not an endorsement of a philophy or a person.

    • Gertruthful

      Right and Lawrence Fishburne doesn’t really beat women either and Christopher Reeves can’t really fly. It’s called acting.

      • Just saying!!

        Lmaoooo thank you!! Realest comment on here!!

  • Na Na

    The title of this article cracked me up. No Pearly Gates fro Them! lol!

  • jason vorhees

    Interesting list but there is 1 and only 1 question i have with people who call themselves atheist. How do you deny or say you dont believe in something you feel doesnt exist? By denying or saying it doesnt exist you are creating a possibility . Atheists should look into the terms “secular humanist” or “igtheist”. The will probably find that the terms better suit what it is they are trying to convey.

    • DreaG

      Why do people who are religious are convinced that there is a heaven and hell when they have not been there? Why do they believe Mary was a virgin when they never checked? How can a virgin get medically pregnant?

      • TT

        You can’t see the wind but you know it’s there because you feel it, you can’t see oxygen but you believe it’s there because you can breathe, you can watch the news and believe the weather man even after predictions are false, you can’t see your brain (unless you have surgery and even during surgery you wouldnt be able to see it) but you know it’s in your head…

        • Giosue

          All the things u mention are proven through direct observation and /or science. God can’t be proven . Neither thejudeo christian god nor any god.

          • Lynne

            They are proven by the consequences they produce & are measurable (including when ‘weightless’) God is proven beyond that & more even life must come from life (Theory of Abiogenesis). So basically, ‘atheist’ are just depraved lost folk on a tantrum of denying their Creator because He does not seek their council & bend to their will…lets keep it real?

            • Just saying!!

              …and it is incredibly hypocritical, illogical, brainwashed people like you that create more atheists in the world.

            • splatt

              You want to keep it real?

              That was one of the most insane, ignorant and childish tirades I have ever read.

              You need help. No, seriously.

            • Goober

              I have to take issue with this. We only know these things happened because it was Man that experienced them And we do not know the character of the “men” who did “experience” the miracles. There is no proof and any miracle ever taking place. I mean solid , scientific or physical proof.

              • rebel1865

                A group of scientist/archeologists have recently produced undersea photos, claiming that they have found Pharoah’s chariots at the bottom of the Red Sea, along with “skeletal remains”.

                Why don’t you idiots argue with THAT?????

      • Nope

        The bible references Mary having other children/Jesus having other (older) brothers and sisters.

        I also wonder if people realize there’s ZERO historical or archaeological evidence that Moses ever existed, or the Exodus ever happened. And people have been looking for both for a very, very long time. Even though he is arguably the second most central person in the bible and that event allegedly occurred over 40 years, so it should have left a trail.

        • OliveValleydotnet

          If people could find definitive “proof” in terms we understand, wouldn’t that completely evade the purpose of faith?

          • Nope

            I’m just saying, you’d think a figure such as that and an event such as that would be verifiable. Not to mention Egyptians were great historians. I’m just saying.

            • sgray86

              Archaeologists are constantly uncovering things from the past that weren’t thought to exist. Some people would argue with and and say that the Bible is proof of Christs existence. You have the agency to believe what you want, but just because you decide you don’t believe,doesn’t make it so.

            • rebel1865

              Look up! – See my previous post to Goober.

          • Lynne

            Actually it takes more ‘faith’ to be an ‘atheist’ & attept to believe in a impossibility than to believe in Creation. All place ‘faith’ somewhere even if only in themselves..and to their own peril.

            • Just saying!!

              You are reaching big time. I understand you want to flip it in order to favor your side of things, but believing that unproven spirit is guiding your life and talking to you takes a little more faith then guiding yourself. Sorry…

        • Malik Brooks

          Moses is based on Pharaoh Ahkenaten and his older brother priest Djhutmose

        • wendy

          Jesus didn’t have an older brother. Where did you get THAT info?

    • tysandsnyc

      That’s why I’m borderline agnostic. We don’t practice any religions, but we don’t say with certainty that God doesn’t exist either.

      • overman1

        hi!
        i am agnostic too
        epicurean agnostic to be exact…

        • tysandsnyc

          What’s that?

    • iHM

      …??? How do you deny or say you don’t believe in something you feel doesn’t exist?
      How do say you don’t believe in something that you feel doesn’t exist? I don’t get it.
      You can make anything up and not believe it’s real. Like Zeus and the Greek Mythology. People know it was a thing, but most people deny that Zeus exists. The same way Christians don’t believe in Allah but are aware other people do. That doesn’t create a possibility. Saying “The purple footed living coca-cola bottle of Norway loves you” doesn’t create a possibility for it to exist. But you don’t believe the purple footed coca-cola bottle of Norway exists. No possibility has been created.

      • jason vorhees

        The possibility is created with giving it charateristics. I dont believe in santa. easy! we all know that no fat white man in a red suit lives in the north pole that delivers toys to kids. same with zues, apollo etc. The christian god if im not mistaken is to have none of those things “never been seen”. So what exactly are you denying? Ignostics state “i cannot deny or accept because no evidence has been given to prove or disprove” or they ask “what is god”. Now i could be completely off because i have no concept of what a god is and im always open to descriptions

        • iHM

          Denying that it exists. Not believing in something doesn’t mean you believe in it. Allah has never been seen by Christians, he has characteristics. But Christians don’t believe in Allah. And when they say they don’t believe in him, it doesn’t matter if you can see him or not. It’s not up to us to manipulate people’s words into acting like they believe in god when they clearly say they don’t. Agnosticism and atheism are kind of different anyway.

        • brklynusa

          “The christian god if im not mistaken is to have none of those things “never been seen”.” You are mistaken, ever heard of a book called the bible?

          • jason vorhees

            Yes i have heard of the bible. But why does the christian bible make a god any more real than the koran? How is a christian god any more real than the gods that africans, south and native americans once worshipped and still do? How is a christian god any more real than the gods that pagans worshipped or the gods of greek mythology?

            • DehliaLopez

              Wow, Jas, never read the Bible? Then my friend can you really comment on something you know nothing about? People all have a right to their own opinion, but don’t quote what you do not know as if you do. Greek Mythology is nothing like the times of Christ. Seriously? How is a Christian God any more real that the gods that pagan worshipers follow. Case in point, at age 10 I came down with an incurable disease called Lupus. At 10 and half, my mother was told that the doctors could do no more, my father was contacted and flown back home on a military tour.

              At that time they expected me to die. My mother and family prayed for me and the next day everything doctors had said reversed itself. Three months later I was released and sent home.That was nothing science did or the medical professionals and at the time six doctors came up with the same diagnosis. I was the first reported and followed case with my illness; it was documented and today people still when I end up in the hospital want to test and study how I am still alive and not dead?

              In 1998 my kidneys stopped performing. By 2003 doctors said, your kidneys are no longer working and we cannot reverse it or stop it from happening? April of 2004, I came in to see the doctor and was placed on dialysis. It was the scariest thing and hardest thing to do and live with. You see Jason, the disease I had at 10 damaged my kidneys and they stopped working, not one kidney, both kidneys. I was on dialysis from April of 2003 through March of 2010. I prayed to God all of that time, 24/7. On the evening of April 16 walking out of my college campus after a final, I felt something, no energy, it hurt to pull one leg in front of another. My kidney’s were failing. I had no energy and “I knew” I was near or rather if you want Jason, felt I was loosing the fight on dialysis.

              The medical (scienceprofession never said it but I knew. I asked the Lord if you could just give me a sign that you have a bigger plan for my life I need a sign now. My cell phone rang right then and there Jason and it was the call of a lifetime. A kidney for a transplant had been found. I could not believe it.

              I will not go into the miraculous details that proved to me that while individuals do get transplanted, I was having a hard time because my antigens were not matching many due once again to my disease Lupus. Over the years I am not in my early 50’s eery friend I had that had this incurable disease has died, none were blessed with children. I suffered from the disease all of my life. I was told I would never have children, my son will be 26 next year. Science failed me a few times, but I do not hold that against science. Lupus is or can be hereditary; my son does not have the disease two miracles in one. Healthy, no lupus and I have a son Jason. Long story short transplant individuals get the kidneys of cadavers who donate organs before they die. Science preserves those organs and finds matches with people who need them. Miracle number three Jason, I did not get the kidney of a cadaver. I got a kidney from a “live” donor adding 20+ to my life now. Her antigens matched me to a T Jason, she could have been my twin. I am African American, American Indian and Chinese. A coincidence Jason? Science Jason? No, sir, God.

              • jason vorhees

                Thats why i dont assume i ask questions based on things that ive heard.

                • kiki j

                  The Christian God and Muslim God are the same just different names. The main separation between Muslim and Christianity is not God but the belief I’d who Jesus Christ is. Just to clear up a little bit.

            • michele

              The Bible has some interesting stories not to mention funny. You should read it sometimes

            • Just saying!!

              You better PREACH!!

        • mzungu

          Hey ya’ll I got this one. Jason have you ever heard of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle? Roughly stated it means that in the act of measuring the position and momentum of a sub-atomic particle you change those properties. So just because you cannot directly measure the location of a particle inside of a box does not mean the particle does not exist.

          So an agnostic, rather than freeing himself is actually restricting his life’s religio-experience. I would hope that an agnostic would run into a former prisoner and be asked two very important questions from EE Prison Ministries and those are “Suppose you were to die today do you think you would go to Heaven?” and the other “Suppose you died and you went to Heaven and God asked you why He should let into His Heaven what would you say?”

          • Nullifidian

            Actually, that’s not what the uncertainty relation is about. You can measure the location or the momentum as much as you want, but you can’t measure them both together to an arbitrary degree of accuracy because the variables are canonically conjugate. And momentum and position aren’t the only canonically conjugate variables; they’re just the easiest to illustrate. Sometimes even macroscopic phenomena can be subject to the same uncertainty relation, e.g. the relation between Doppler and range.

            This doesn’t appear to have anything to do, on the face of it, with “life’s religio-experience”.

            And I don’t claim to be an agnostic, because I find it either trivial or interesting and self-contradictory as a proposition, but as an atheist I’ll happily answer your two questions: 1) If I died today, I don’t believe I’d go to heaven, but I don’t believe anybody else has ever gone to heaven, so the fact that I won’t be doesn’t trouble me and 2) I’m not particularly interested in going to heaven—the place doesn’t have much emotional pull on me as I don’t believe it exists.

      • OldEngr

        You ask- ” How do you deny or say you don’t believe in something you feel doesn’t exist?”
        Answer: You look at the evidence for and against and come to a rational conclusion.
        BTW Christians do believe in Allah/God.

        • iHM

          I didn’t ask that question, someone else wrote that (the person I was replying to) and I copied and pasted it. I forgot to put it in quotes. I thought it was a nonsensical question.

      • kiki j

        God and Allah are the same God just different names and beliefs behind the name

        • iHM

          I agree in a way, since I’m agnostic, however, the holy books don’t. That’s just an over-rationalization.

    • brklynusa

      “How do you deny or say you dont believe in something you feel doesnt exist?”
      My friend, do you believe ghosts or fairies exist? There’s your answer.

    • Mikael Bloomqvist

      Your comment makes no sense. If I call you gay and you say you aren’t gay, then can I say that you MUST be gay since you are denying it and creating the possibility of you being gay? No. An atheist doesn’t believe in god. It’s not a person who says “I hate god because I want to be evil!” or anything like that. It’s the same as you not being a Voodoo practitioner or you not believing in Zeus.

      We are talking about people who simply say “I have not been shown anything in the way of evidence, so I do not believe this thing.” And that’s true. All people who claim to have talked to god directly have turned out to be insane and dangerous. Look at the Vatican…

      • jason vorhees

        If i say to you “i dont believe in or there is no such thing as santa claus” what am i stating? Im stating i dont believe in a fat man in a red suit that goes from house to house sliding down chimneys giving out toys. If i say to you “i dont believe or there is no such thing as a unicorn” what am i stating? Im stating there is no such thing as a horse like creature with a rainbow colored horn with magical powers sticking out of its head. So what is being said when a person states “i dont believe in or there is no such thing as a god”? How does someone deny something they cant even describe? Again i ask….what is a god?

    • Darnell

      Why do atheists have to convey anything . What they are conveying is they are less caught up in the lemming parade of believers .

      • jason vorhees

        by saying they dont believe in something they are trying to convey a disbelief.

    • LittleMissCantBeWrong

      When people ask me why I am an atheist, I tell them that I do not see any proof that a “god” or higher power exists. Please note how I phrase that. It’s really that simple.

    • Nullifidian

      How do you deny or say you dont believe in something you feel doesnt exist?

      Uh, because it doesn’t exist. Do you want me to do believe in things that don’t exist? (Silly of me: of course you do.)

      By denying or saying it doesnt exist you are creating a possibility

      So if I say that square-circles can’t exist in Euclidean geometry, I’m creating the possibility that Euclidean square-circles exist? If I say 1+1 doesn’t equal 3, I’m creating the conditions where it possibly could? I think you need to revisit your conception of what “possibility” means.

  • IllyPhilly

    Post something more important like which celebs are rumored to or have openly spread STD’s amongst each other and fans.

    • Bits

      lmao!!!

    • Kenedy

      We can start our own list right here..Rihanna

      • cryssi

        That’s soooo wrong, but so funny lol

      • Prissy

        CHILE!!! I seen someone PURCHASING her MAC makeup… I was sooo sad for them. LOL

    • Prissy

      LOL. TRUTH!!!

    • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

      Ooooohhhh…. tell em!

    • Realityh03$Anonymous….ohwait

      Ooooohhhh…. tell em!

  • Hanny

    Wow this was eye opening. I had no idea

    • Prissy

      You are NOT that slow.. There are PLENTY of Agnostic and Atheist people in the world. ESPECIALLY us Blacks.

      • dre

        I think he just meanr he had no idea these celebrities were atheist. Way to jump the gun

      • tubaman

        good!!!! There won’t be any of you in heaven then,thank God!! You’ve pretty much screwed up everything in our country!!!

        • michele

          AMEN

        • Jim

          Religion is the reason our country is screwed up. Not the actors.
          Let me go further by saying religion is the reason the world is screwed up

          • nick

            Really? Religion is the reason? Are you sure? Not fanatics or politicians or greed or murderers and psychopaths, but religion? Ok, if you say so..

            • truestory

              Religion = fanatics (ever heard of the Crusades? or a hundred other instances of religion being the motivating reason to slaughter other people?), politicians (trying to legislate morality instead of worrying about important things like our financial future as a country), greed (ever heard of the Catholic church?), murderers and psychopaths (how many people can we name who murdered for their religion? does the comments section allow that much text?) Why don’t you read a book besides the bible.

              • mzungu

                Have you ever stolen anything?

              • Lalala

                Ever hear of Communism? They push atheism and held revolutions that shed a lot of blood too. It was an anti-religious climate which fueld the French Revolution! Why do some of you atheists think you’re above the human condition? You’re not.

              • OlderWoman

                That was the Roman Catholic church that was violent. The Inquisition, the Crusades, the persecution, torture and murder of Protestants, Huguenots, Waldenses and anyone who would not accept Roman Catholicism as their belief.

                • tomas Snowden

                  How about passing around that jug so a few of us can have a snort.

                  • AshleyBurt

                    Snort a jug? You sure it’s not your “jug”?

                    • JenniferRoland

                      Snort is slang for taking a drink. Knowing you Ashley you think it means snorting a line of coke off some guys herpe cocknizzle. I remember you taking in all the football players at school. Your such a hoe Ashley. You and Richard are made for each other. Richard rapes girls and Ashley likes to pretend to get raped she doesn’t have have a relationship with the guy.

              • Dody Adkins

                You don’t have to be part of organized religion to have a relationship with God. For most agnostics and atheists it’s just a cop out, as it’s much easier to be a sinner than it is to be a Christian. Hollywood actors wouldn’t stand much of a chance of landing a role if they didn’t sin or approve of others doing so. . . it’s their job. Like I said, much harder life being a Christian than it is a sinner but, the rewards are and will be limitless.

                • Nullifidian

                  Hollywood actors wouldn’t stand much of a chance of landing a role if they didn’t sin or approve of others doing so. . . it’s their job.

                  Nice to see that the Victorian view of actors’ morals hasn’t entirely died out in this the 21st century.

                  For most agnostics and atheists it’s just a cop out, as it’s much easier to be a sinner than it is to be a Christian.

                  Actually, it’s not possible to be a sinner. Being a sinner requires that there be a god whose edicts one is flouting, but if there isn’t… The idea that atheists are atheists because of the “conviction of sin” is an absurd lie that the faithheads tell themselves to rationalize why other people aren’t buying what they’re selling. Like the myths about deathbed conversions, it comforts them with the thought that atheists really do believe deep down, but they’re outwardly in denial. Sorry, but the reality is otherwise.

                  • Dody Adkins

                    Victorian view? God doesn’t change. The Bible still reads the same and His laws are still the laws, regardless of how much time passes. Everyone is born into sin. It’s up to you to overcome that by accepting Jesus Christ and modeling yourself after Him. If not, well, sorry for you and anyone else that doesn’t seek and know Him.

                    • Nullifidian

                      Victorian view? God doesn’t change. The Bible still reads the same and His laws are still the laws, regardless of how much time passes.

                      So you’re saying that it’s the Bible tells you that all actors are immoral sleazebags willing to commit any enormity just for professional advancement? Granted, it’s been several years since I last read it, but I don’t recall that passage.

                      Everyone is born into sin.

                      How do you know?

                      It’s up to you to overcome that by accepting Jesus Christ and modeling yourself after Him.

                      So your religion makes up the problem and then sells me the solution, just like Listerine’s campaign against “chronic persistent halitosis”.

                      I know this will be a stretch for you, but try to think of what it would mean for a person if there were no problem to be solved by your religion. When you tell me that everybody is born into sin, that’s as meaningful to me as me telling you that everybody is born in fnagnarbl, and that the way to overcome it is by accepting Froozil Bandersnatch and modeling yourself after him. You actually have to show that sin has some reality to it before you can expect people to abruptly change their lives because of it, and since “sin” is defined as the violation of a god’s edicts, you have to show that your god exists first. If it doesn’t, then everything else collapses.

                      And if you get past this first hurdle, you have to explain why god created the entirety of errant humanity knowing full well that this group would violate his edicts unless god actually wants it this way. Which either means that god delights in sin or that he created sinning humanity purely for the pleasure in chastising them, which makes god sadistic and therefore unlikely to spare anyone, however faithful and Christlike they’ve been. That’s the thing about gambling with Pascal’s Wager: you must understand the rules of the game first.

                • OCRazor

                  I agree it is much harder to be religious than non-religious. You have to put reason and logic aside to believe in Gods and angels and demons and demi-gods and miracles and mythology.

                  I prefer to think.

            • Mike

              A man is never more happy in murdering someone than when he does it in the name of religion.

              If i i were to tell you to kill bob you would say “no, that’s wrong.” If i told you bob is not of the same faith and god orders it, well can’t go against god, can you?

              • AshleyBurt

                You are seriously twisted.

                • Mike

                  History will prove my statement correct, currently Islam is proving me correct every day in two ways: A) it proves my current statement correct, and B) it proves how correct my desire to see all religion, or at least Islam, being wiped off the map.

            • ChristopherErwinHogan

              Religion tends to foster fanatacism, while reason fosters compassion. A religious person can say, “I have my morals.” And a non-religious person can say the same. The difference is, the non-religious person’s morals are based on what is good for society and individual wellness, while the religious person’s morals are based on, “’cause MY GOD SAYS SO!” Unfortunately, this “god” doesn’t appear to confirm it, so we are left to take the religious person’s word for it, and cannot evolve, because after all, “God is perfect and doesn’t need to change.” Yet we have decided to condemn slavery and killing others for the crime of worshipping another god, even though the god of the Bible has no problem with these and many other disgusting things. The vast majority of people are more moral than the god of the Bible.

            • silksoul

              Religion IS the reason things are screwed up. However, religion and GOD are two different things entirely. Religion is a man made structure meant to control people while using GOD as its device. Believing in GOD is believing in GOD. I love The Lord, but I hate religion. Jesus even spoke against people being traditional and religious. It was the reason the pharisees sought to kill HIM. Matthew 17 and 23 speaks on this emphatically. Most people who don’t believe in GOD do so because of the poor representatives aka religious leaders. Never really knowing GOD for themselves.

              • Sara

                It’s great that you have a relationship with god. But Christianity, whether you like it or not, is a religion as it’s a system of worshiping a deity.

          • mzungu

            OH boy that took so much original thought that I bet you had to get up and get a Gatorade.

          • ConanTheRepublican

            No, no, my hairy friend. ISLAM is the reason the world is screwed up, and nothing else. Oh, except liberalism, socialism, communism and atheism. Dig? Good. Sit.

            • AshleyBurt

              Again, blaming the world’s chaos on something you have no clue caused it is just dumb. I’m not muslim, but I don’t think it caused all the screwiness. Nor did a combination of any of that other crap.

              • AngryNi66erCvnt

                Ashley Cant Understand Normal Thinking.

          • AshleyBurt

            Oh if on knew.. Religion didnt screw the country up. Placing blame on 1 thing is unrealistic. True Christians keep to themselves. It’s the wackjobs that make everyone think religion is the root of chaos. It’s far from it.

          • AngryNi66erCvnt

            How’s that bedwetting problem, Jim?

          • mzungu

            This is simply amazing that at this time you have had 77 people vote ‘up’ on your statement. Because your statement is one of the most intellectually shallow, un-provable ones anyone can make. Similar to this one “Rain is the reason our country is dry. Not the clouds. Let me go further by saying rain is the reason the world is a desert.”

            This is very similar to dorks like you say that guns kill people and then try to ban guns.

        • Just saying!!

          You do realize that there are far more people in this country that commit crime and are associated with a religion than those that are not….

          • truestory

            Religious people – particularly christians – just pick and choose what truths about their religion they want to acknowledge, the same way they pick and choose what parts of the bible are factual and what parts they can just ignore because they don’t feel like it applies to modern society.

            • Goober

              No . I have to disagree.Muslims do the same thing. All religions have the same cause and effect. I have this theory about organized religion. A very,very long time ago, someone learned that if a person could explain the unexplainable to the poor and less educated and make them fearful of it, they could control those people. When no one could explain anything, a leader of some sort would put fear into people using a symbol, i.e., God to explain it and then could control them. Seems to work.

          • mzungu

            You are getting so much positive support for your statement that I have to clarify something. Christianity is not a religion it is a relationship. There are people who are very religious even in their own way Atheists are religious. In fact Christ came for the criminal and you.

            • LittleMissCantBeWrong

              Why are some Christians so hellbent on insisting that Christianity isn’t a religion? If it’s not a religion, then I think it’s time the US government starts taxing your non-profit houses of philosophy.

              • AshleyBurt

                Why does it matter. All that matters to me in Christianity is it’s a huge part of me. As far as I remember, they do tax them unless they do things like provide public service, etc.

            • Mike

              SO Christianity which views Christ as the son of GOD, has a ton of rituals, and is considered a religion by practically everyone is not a religion?

              Is this some sort of nonsense that comes from the faithful when their faith is clearly proven to be responsible for lots of war crimes/genocides?

              Idk about you, but as an Atheist I am not religious at all. Keep your nonsense to yourself. First you sat Christianity is not a religion, then u say us atheists are religious? Boy you are a special kind of slow, aren’t ya?

              • Loo

                Actually Mike, Atheism is recognized as a religion now.

                • nunfyurbizness

                  By who? Morons?

                • Cole Martin

                  And bald is a hair color.

                • Sammie Jo

                  By whom? I’d like to see a link to that info.

                • Tony

                  I don’t believe in god, and I am NOT religious.

                  • AshleyBurt

                    Congrats, you commented. WTG.

              • AshleyBurt

                You think entirely too hard on this subject to be non religious. Why do you care to comment here?

            • Sammie Jo

              You have no clue what Atheism is about, we don’t even think about religion until someone else brings it up.
              Do you think we walk around all day muttering to ourselves, there is no god? lol
              If Christianity is not a religion, you better tell someone to take it off the list of world religions. lol

              • AshleyBurt

                In the exact same way the people like Westboro Baptist Church and the FLDS make Christians look like psychos, the official Atheist organization in this country’s website makes Atheists look 10x more ridiculous. Those people LOOK for confrontations.

                • Sammie Jo

                  Because there are extremists in every group and they are the ones who get the press. Nobody is going to write an article about Atheists who don’t care who or what you believe in.

                  • DerpyDerp

                    I have heard atheist use hate speech against those who are religious

                • Nullifidian

                  the official Atheist organization in this country’s website makes Atheists look 10x more ridiculous.

                  Aside from the fact that we have no “official” organization any more than there’s an “official” organization of book lovers or any other group united by interest, you evidently don’t even know what this supposedly “official” organization is if you can’t name it.

                  Those people LOOK for confrontations.

                  You mean they fight back against unconstitutional encroachments on the Establishment Clause?

                  I just sit here read my bible, pray in the privacy of my own home, fellowship with friends and family, and read comments about this stuff because it’s entertaining :)

                  So people who criticize can’t also be reading and replying because they find it entertaining? They have to be members of some “official” atheist group?

                  Tell me, while you’re sitting and reading the bible and praying in the privacy of your own home, how many times have your devotions been interrupted by atheists going door-to-door spreading the news of no-god? How many times have you been presented with atheist tracts or harangued by atheist soapboxers in the park?

                  I’d be willing to guess that the round figure here would be zero. But we’re the confrontational ones?

              • DerpyDerp

                Lol That’s a huge lie! Laughable comment though

            • adam

              really? christianity is not a religion? great! no more tax breaks for churches and all the accumulated wealth because of said tax breaks must be refunded to the american government! oooh and let’s not forget that since christianity is not a religion, it is not protected by the first amendment and just as state governments pass laws concerning the relationships between gay people they can pass laws concerning your relationship with god.

            • Nullifidian

              Christianity is not a religion it is a relationship.

              In that case, I expect that each Christian who whines that rules against violations of church-state separation or equal access for gays is an infringement of their right to free exercise of religion to shut up starting now. After all, if it’s not a religion, it shouldn’t be able to claim religion’s constitutional protection.

              Atheists are religious.

              Atheism isn’t a religion; it’s a deeply personal relationship with reality.

          • ConanTheRepublican

            Completely and utterly false. Most people “claim” a religion, but have NOTHING to do with it. Even a murderer on death row will tell you he’s a “Christian”. Means NOTHING.

            • AshleyBurt

              Who are you to judge? No one can read another persons mind. Just like I have a hunch you could be close minded, but that doesn’t mean I KNOW it.

          • Sammie Jo

            What about all those people who kill because they claim god told them to? Obviously they’re religious.

          • AshleyBurt

            Data please.

        • BoxingCannabyte Epicurus

          Lol, sure, we’ve screwed up everything in this country. Over 98% of congress and all politicians claim to be Christian but it’s our fault.

          How weak does that make you guys, though. IF this is true? If such a small percentage of us evil-doing atheists can cause so many problems, what does that say about your ability to, y’know, do a damn thing about it?

          Lmao…idiot.

        • Jillian Galloway

          There won’t be any atheists in heaven? lol ..what does that even mean? The fact is there won’t be anybody in heaven because heaven is imaginary.

        • mzungu

          Um I think you need to tone down your frustration. God said “Vengence is mine I will repay.” Our nation is in trouble but so was Israel, they went into Babylonian captivity and came out of it to be strong again. We need a spiritually awakening and that begins with us.

          • Sammie Jo

            You need to tone down your hysteria.

        • russellmeans

          Now how have they done that ? That is about as dumb statement as a person can make. You know nothing about any of them. They have there reasons for what they believe. I fact I would go so far to say just the opposite. I think this religion and Bible thumping is much more responsible for the problems of the whole world and have been for the last 5000 years. Prove me wrong.

        • Scarlett0045

          tubaman; that is not the attitude a Christian should have.. We pray for those who do not believe that their eyes and ears are open to the word of God… Jesus died on the cross not just for us Christians but also the lost. I can assure you I have always believed in The Father and The Son but at one time was just as lost. You are never too far down for God to reach His hand and wrapped you in His loving arms. Salvation is for all who will… I pray for those who do not believe and love them..

        • Gail

          You won’t be in your heaven either because it’s make believe.

        • ellen72

          No, religion and religious people have been the reason this country, and world have been so screwed up!!

        • IsGodaMurderer

          Religious people like this make me not want to believe. Your so of the most judgemental and hypocritical people i know. Snobby if you ask me. So you believe in 1 god out of hundreds of God’s. Organized religion is just a way to keep people separated and fighting over some invisible thing that nobody has ever proved or had ANY shred of evidence in. Believing religion just helps people cope with death better or they don’t believe in themselves enough. If God is everything and everywhere then how come the world is so evil if supposedly he flooded the world to rid the evil and start fresh . You would figure if he knows everything then why murder women men and BABIES to rid evil knowing that evil will still exist to this very day. So did God just drown everyone for fun? Doesn’t make sense and IT’S WRONG to push this on people. I think it’s wrong to lie about stuff like this and scare people. Thankfully the liars and idiots that wrote the bible are dead now.

      • Lynne

        ‘ESPECIALLY us Blacks’ lol yeah speak for yourself loon…

        • LittleMissCantBeWrong

          I am mixed and an atheist. There are FAR more atheist black people than you think. Many are in the closet since we’re so pressured to be religious.

          • rodney495

            LittleMissDefinitelyCanBeWrong – You have no facts or evidence to back up what you proclaim.

            • Mike

              other than that the amount of atheists in America is growing? We were always there, instead now when you tell us to be silent, we loudly roar NO!

              Times are changing, faith is crumbling.

              • rodney495

                Hey Mike – With all due respect, I have never advocated atheists being
                silent. That’s not what being a Christian or an American is all about.
                We just have different beliefs. The growth of the atheist mindset does
                not affect the faith or beliefs of a true Christian. You are still a
                child of God, just like you are the son of your parents, a fact which,
                regardless of what you choose to believe, cannot be changed. This is
                nothing personal. I am very good friends to several atheists and we
                don’t let personal beliefs keep us from having a friendship.

                • Sammie Jo

                  I am not a child of an imaginary god, I am a child of my parents, regardless of what you choose to believe, this cannot be changed.

                • AshleyBurt

                  Thank you. I have an atheist friend, but SOMEHOW we never argue. SHOCKER! Maybe because I’m not psycho like all these wacko “churches” have made Christians look. And atheist organizations make them look. Not that I agree, but you don’t have to be a close minded jerk about religion and say it ruined the flippin country. Big deal. Cry a river. All that matters is believe what you want to believe. Doesn’t stop me from praying for people but I let God do what he’s going to do, an don’t feel the need to picket.

              • Lalala

                Faith isn’t crumbling. Arrogance and presumption and hypersensitivity is merely growing. Some atheists are just as fanatical in their non-belief as religious in their extreme belief. There are people who have religious belief who do not go out and try to shove it down the throats of others. You’d never know they were religious.

            • Stelios Onuris

              Hi. I’m black, an atheist and I’m out. There are more of us than you think. And isn’t it a little ironic that you, as a person who believes in an invisible man who lives in the sky, would ask us for evidence? Even when no one has seen our god or evidence thereof?

              C’mon son.

              • AshleyBurt

                The main thing with Atheists that I have an issue with is when they try to PUSH their non belief on us Christians. Sound familiar?

                • Stelios Onuris

                  Ashley, that is completely untrue. Atheists don’t push their beliefs on anyone. They simply disagree with Christians and Christians immediately go on the offensive while claiming to be attacked.

                  Kind of like what you’re doing right now.

                  Questioning your beliefs is not the same as pushing ours upon you. We don’t tell you that you have to adhere to an ideology under pain of punishment, damnation and all that stuff. We simply tell you that your god isn’t real and you can’t prove they are.

                  • Dody Adkins

                    How can you be offended by something you believe doesn’t exist?

                    • Stelios Onuris

                      I am not offended by a force that I don’t believe in. I am offended by the followers of this force that attempt to control the lives of other people through trying to dictate laws by their faith, thus oppressing others. I.E. Christians rallying against gay people who just want the right to marry just like anyone else.

                    • Nullifidian

                      Remind me, Dody, when did Stelios Onuris claim to be offended by god?

                      Forget the theistic propaganda for a moment. If you can’t accept that atheists don’t “hate god” or whatever cracked stereotype you have of them, then everything you say to them will always fail to be meaningful.

                      Try reading something like A. C. Grayling’s The God Argument or any of the numerous atheist blogs out there (I like “Camels with Hammers” for one example) or watch the videos of Scott Clifton, a.k.a. theoreticalBS, on Youtube (the actual name is more explicit than “BS”) for a clue about how atheists actually think.

                      In fact, you don’t even have to go through the trouble of buying Grayling’s book: you could read Chapman Cohen’s Theism or Atheism: The Great Alternative on Project Gutenberg. The people whose arguments he responds to are mostly forgotten, but the arguments and issues are the same (design, cosmological, ontological, moral, etc.).

                      It’s never been easier to learn about what atheists think from atheists themselves. There’s no excuse for writing all your responses to the straw man that lives nowhere outside of theistic fancy.

                • Nullifidian

                  The main thing with Atheists that I have an issue with is when they try to PUSH their non belief on us Christians. Sound familiar?

                  I do sympathize. The slew of Sunday morning atheist programming, the constant references to the non-existence of god made by politicians, the incessant atheist speeches before Congressional sessions or city hall meetings or high school graduations, the atheist soapboxers in the parks, the atheist gathering places that are on every block, the organizations that pass out atheist tracts and books outside of high schools, presidents constantly meeting with atheist philosophers, etc. etc. must get a little wearying at times.

                  The point I’m making should be obvious: you’ve lived all your life in a little intellectual bubble of Christian privilege, and now that there’s a growth among the “nones”, you experience it as nontheists being “pushy” because you’ve owned the entirety of the public square until now. You lack the empathy to turn it around and see that atheist “pushiness” is exactly how those of us who are atheists experience a majority Christian country every day of our lives.

                  • Nick

                    So true. Religion is like masturbation, it is purely a self gratifying practice that should be done in private.

            • LittleMissCantBeWrong

              The only people who have ever told me I was going to hell for being an atheist were black. I know I’m not the only black atheist who’s had this experience. So how many black people are really going to be open about being atheist/agnostic/non-believers? While things are getting better slowly, it’s still easier to pretend to be a believer, especially when you are black. Also, unlike Christians who can’t seem to STFU about god and Jesus, atheists generally don’t discuss their beliefs unless asked directly. And I find that most people are not really willing to engage with me, they’re only interested in converting me if they want to discuss my beliefs.

              So yes, I *do* have proof of what I said (and it seems that Mike and Stelios can back up my claim).

              • Sammie Jo

                I’m white, straight and Republican, I get told all the time by the non-judgmental, tolerant Christians that I’m going to burn in hell for all eternity. You’re right about Christians trying to convert everyone, that’s part of their job as Christians.
                I never bring up religion or Atheism unless someone else does first, and living in the bible belt, you can bet it gets brought up constantly. I usually just roll my eyes and walk away.
                I really hate it when some arrogant Christian, after finding out I’m an Atheist, tells me they’re going to pray for me. STFU! I just told you I don’t believe in god, but you’re going to push your stupid prayers on me anyway!

      • kl

        There are so many things that point to God. And when you experience His power, there’s no question. Thanks to God, in our family, all cancer attacks have been healed in Jesus’ name. Heart disease no more. Amazing financial miracles…all by using the principles of faith in the Bible. Too late to try to convince me that there’s no God or that the Bible isn’t true. And I’m smart enough to know that you don’t gamble with eternity. WHAT IF YOU FIND THERE REALLY IS A GOD, HEAVEN, HELL WHEN YOUR BODY DIES & YOUR SPIRIT LIVES ON…and the Bible really is true? Then, you’ve blown it BIG time.

        • Just saying!!

          I would disagree big time. I’m glad that you’ve experienced these “miracles”, but people who don’t believe in God simply believe they are in charge of their own destiny. They aren’t necessarily evil–and even if God does exist it would be silly for him to put someone in hell or punish them because they didnt believe in him even though they led lives better than many Christians, Muslims, etc

          • truestory

            I’m a good person, without any need to believe in a boogeyman in the sky. I do good things because it makes me feel like a worthwhile human being – to be helping other human beings. If there is some god who wants to punish me in the afterlife because I never prayed or ate crackers and called it his flesh or worked on a Sunday instead of going to church or failed to observe a hundred other stupid traditions – then so be it. If there were a god, I want nothing to do with such a petty, ignorant being.

            • Goober

              Why must you refer to God as a “boogeyman in the sky”? Can’t you just refer as a unknown spirit or unknown entity? Why must you have to be crass? If someone doesn;t believe that is fine but don’t assail those who do. They have as much right as you do to believe or not to.

              • Mike

                because he is a boogeyman? DO X Y Z or else…

                • DerpyDerp

                  “Christians forces their views down others throat”? . I’ve tried to have win-wins with atheist that we all have a right to believe what we want. You choose not to, it’s fine. Go on with life, and live in peace with your decision. But then you are supposed to be free-thinking and ‘logic’ minds yet very immature and butthurt. And you call God imaginary but your human decency and maturity is imaginary as well :33

              • Sammie Jo

                How about Magic Sky Daddy?

                • AshleyBurt

                  I like that, but …weird. Sounds like something i’d tell my son about my husband.

                  • Sammie Jo

                    Really? You’d tell your son your husband was a magic sky daddy?
                    Talk about weird. lol

            • rodney495

              truestory – None of those things you quoted that gets Christians into Heaven are prerequisites to get us there. What you quoted is called ‘legalism’. We get into Heaven by accepting Jesus as our Savior and asking forgiveness of our sins (all of’em, past, present and future). Non-believers really need to do their homework before deciding what Christians believe. Better yet, get yourself a couple Christian friends and find out that they really aren’t what you think they are. After all, I have many non-believer friends who I never try to convert. That’s not my job. They know I believe in God and Jesus but they don’t persecute me for it and I don’t persecute them. We DO have discussions about it from time to time but not for the purpose of trying to force the other to believe one way or the other.

            • AshleyBurt

              I really don’t mean to thump here, but good works mean squat without faith. You can help your friend carry her stuff to the car but be cussing her the whole time in your head. Not a great example but it’s the only one I can think of that non believers will grasp.

          • wendy

            Nobody says they’re evil. They won’t go to hell for being evil. Even the most righteous man cannot get to heaven on his own. Because our ‘righteousness ‘ is but filthy rags before God’s sight. That’s why we have to have Jesus. God looks thru Him, the perfect sacrifice we accepted, and therefore WE are accepted, thru Him.

            • LittleMissCantBeWrong

              Interesting how you are so sure that Jesus is the way. I have no idea who you are or where you come from, but if you’re reading this site, it’s likely that you’re American and were born into a Christian family. If that’s the case, the reason you are so convinced is because of the circumstances of your birth. If you were born in Pakistan to a Muslim family, you’d *know* that Islam was the way. If you were born in Israel to a Jewish family, you’d *know* that Judaism was the way. Seems to me that no one religion really has the answer.

              • mzungu

                Then why , if we are immutably programmed to believe a certain way, are people around the world changing their minds when the facts are presented to them? We are not robots. We are feeling, thinking, reasoning beings and when the violence of Islam is presented next to the gentle, quiet voice of Christianity it is, as it were, a no brainer.

                • Mike

                  You are born an atheist, a child has no concept of faith. It is through child abuse (aka indoctrination) that you accept it. Atheists are simply those who broke free of said abuse.

                  • ConanTheRepublican

                    You are NOT “born an atheist”. You’d like to THINK that, but its not true. You are not born a believer or not a believer. Belief or the lack of it is shaped by environment, pure and simple.

                    • Sammie Jo

                      Atheism is a lack of belief, a person is born with a lack of beliefs.

                    • DerpyDerp

                      Atheism is chosen, babies cannot choose. Atheist CHOOSE not to believe. You’re just as programmed as everyone else so swerve.

                  • AshleyBurt

                    Reading that was about as fun as eating straight mayonnaise.

                  • DerpyDerp

                    Then that mean people can’t be born gay as well, since we wouldn’t have any concept of sexuality. You actually don’t know how babies think. and you can’t even remember anything to when you were baby to even speak for them. You still follow a group. That is human nature, don’t pretend as if you’re free. Actually you’ve just moved yourself into another classification

                • Sammie Jo

                  “gentle, quiet voice”? Are you kidding me?
                  BELIEVE OR YOU’LL BURN FOR ETERNITY!

                  • DerpyDerp

                    You’re speaking of extremest which is apart of every group. Even atheist. Atheist think that they’re more special than anyone else because they don’t believe they follow a group.

              • ConanTheRepublican

                Exactly correct. Astute observation…

              • Sammie Jo

                And each of them thinks THEIR god is the ONLY god!

              • AshleyBurt

                Wait and see, if you are wrong, I win. If I am wrong, you don’t really win anything but being happy you won.

                • LittleMissCantBeWrong

                  So you’re playing Pascal’s Wager. That doesn’t sound like true conviction to me, it sounds like you’re scared of possibly going to hell.

              • DerpyDerp

                But still in every religion the belief of God is existent. Maybe not the name as Christians call him/her.

            • Mike

              SO a greedy christians who asks for forgiveness before he dies will go to heaven instead of a righteous and kind atheists….well if i am bound to hell then god better get ready, I will teach lucifer how to wage a proper war.

              • ConanTheRepublican

                Christians have the entire Bible completely upside down and inside out. It’s just straight-up TRAGIC! What kind of God condemns people to hell when they didn’t even CHOOSE to be born to BEGIN with?? It’s ridiculous! Hell is simply relative closeness or distance from God. References to “fire” in the Bible are METAPHORS for truth. In Revelation, btw, my Christian friends, you will find that “death AND hell were thrown into the lake of fire” (Rev. 20:14). Hmmm….mulch on THAT a while. There’s something even BIGGER than death and hell itself! The Lake of Fire is the truth at the Second Coming, where all falsehood and anti-God ideology is burned away by absolute truth–NOT a literal burning place where our loving God will throw His CHILDREN into forever! THINK! That’s idiotic Taliban thinking, and THAT’S why people don’t take Christians seriously.

                • AshleyBurt

                  You read 1 verse and you’re suddenly a guru. Everyone has a choice, eventually. Just because you don’t think someone did, you don’t know every second or thought in their life. And just because you haven’t, you haven’t lived your whole life yet.

              • AshleyBurt

                Yeppers, why would God let someone into Heaven that DOESNT EVEN BELIEVE IN HIM. You may not understand religion, but I know you have a grasp of logic in some way, shape or form.

            • Sammie Jo

              ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

              • DerpyDerp

                More immature atheist who considers themselves to be logical? Yet I find your maturing and reasoning imaginary as you find God. GTFO off the net please if you cannot have a debate without retorting to reductionist bs.

            • AshleyBurt

              Faith without works is dead. Good deeds are nothing without faith.

          • rodney495

            Just saying –

            I never cease to be amazed at the arrogance of people who believe they are so ‘in charge of their own destiny’. Just because you believe it, doesn’t make it true, considering you have nothing to confirm it. Do you really believe you are that all powerful?

            • Mike

              I can make a cure for aids or create the next super virus
              I can find immortality and/or create a new sentient specie
              I can build a new car with an engine that gets 100 mpg
              I can lead a nation to either war or peace
              I can decide to save the poor or condemn them to death
              I can start a holocaust if I so desire

              So yes, I do indeed control my own destiny and I can chose any one of those paths in my life. No God needed, just my own capabilities.

              • rodney495

                Mike – Sorry to bust your bubble. You CAN do all those things. However, in order to accomplish them you would, first, have to use the brain God gave you to design the plans and the raw materials God made to build any engine that gets 100mpg. I know I really would like to see you build that 100mpg engine as well as all the other things you list, with the exception of condemn anyone to death and that holocaust thing. Killing out of power is the one thing I do consider to be evil and probably even most other atheists as well. Other than that, GO FOR IT!!!

                • Mike

                  The brain I have is the product of evolution. You think intelligent design is real? then why did female hip bones get smaller –> narrower birth canals, why do we breath and eat through the same hole? How about the fact that we have an entertainment complex build into a sewer system?

                  How about our bipedal nature? the why our body has evolved gives us back pain, something no other animal has. Put simply, God is man made. We had totems and spirits before we had Zeus, and we had Zeus before we had Christ, or Moses, or Mohammed, etc…

                  Scams, all of it is a scam.

                  • AshleyBurt

                    If you think that thousands of biochemical pathways, several endocrine systems, your blood vessel system so microscopic that scientists don’t even know how it completely works yet, the Earth is situated just so we don’t all fry or freeze is the product of millions of years of random point mutations, in an environment of cells designed to destroy cells with genetic mistakes, BUT we all look very surprisingly similar, and the human race survived all of that?

                    You seriously think it just HAPPENED like that. My goodness. You have problems if you think that’s even possible. You think it’s all scams? Well add Chaz Darwin to the list.

                    • Nullifidian

                      So the cumulative effects of inheritance, variation, drift, and selection — things which we know operate in this world — are completely implausible but the unevidenced omnipotent magic man waving his hand and creating it all for us by fiat isn’t? I think you need to reset your metric for what is implausible in this world.

                  • DerpyDerp

                    Evolution is too. Evolution says we were monkies yet they’re still monkies. Still monkies from the same environment we supposedly came from. Explain it or didn’t happen.

                • Sammie Jo

                  speaking of the holocaust, how come god didn’t stop that?

                  • AshleyBurt

                    Leviticus 26:16 Nothing is perfect while we are on this Earth.

                    • Sammie Jo

                      wow, what a great answer, not.
                      Someone asks a question and you toss back bible verses. lol
                      You guys crack me up.

                    • DerpyDerp

                      Ask God. Why are you asking humans to explain God plans. More reductionist ‘im better than you’ talking from you.

                    • DerpyDerp

                      I can keep an open mind and look at your point of view any day. I dare you to pray to God.

                    • Nullifidian

                      Leviticus 26:16 Nothing is perfect while we are on this Earth.

                      Actually Leviticus 26:16 reads: “I in turn will do this to you: I will bring terror on you; consumption and fever that waste the eyes and cause life to pine away. You shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it” (NRSV).

                      It’s god in one of its do-as-I-say-or-else moods.

                      The only thing funnier than spitting back Bible verses at people as if they were relevant to the discussion is spitting back Bible verses that you just made up.

                  • DerpyDerp

                    I don’t think the Jewish would want you using their tragic history and your atheist views together. Why don’t you ask God? :)

              • OlderWoman

                Your comment is interesting. You never listed your assets or liabilities. You’ll fail yourself in the long run.

              • DerpyDerp

                And some of those people have done it who were Christians and people to other religions. Go sit down please.

            • Sammie Jo

              I never cease to be amazed at the arrogance of people who believe a magic sky daddy is in charge of their destiny and try to convince non-believers that they are wrong for not believing.
              Just because you believe doesn’t make it true either, you also have nothing to confirm it. Just some stories written by old men eons ago.

              • DerpyDerp

                Yet in every comment you’ve posted exuded arrogance. Oh dear you’re projecting your ego.

          • rodney495

            Just saying!! – Maybe I missed something in all these posts. I don’t recall reading any where anyone said an atheist is ‘evil’ person. I really am annoyed when someone tries to put words in someone’s mouth when they disagree. The only difference between and atheist and a Believer is, one believes there is a God and a Heaven after death, and, the other doesn’t. We are all human beings with feelings who bleed red blood. I won’t judge your destiny because that is not my responsibility. My only responsibility as a Christian is to be sure anyone who doesn’t know God & Christ learn about him and to pray for that person. The rest is up to them. I have done what is required of me. What they do with the information is up to them. I will not deny Christ just to appease anyone’s atheistic beliefs.I’m sure you are a very good person.

            • Mike

              Oh, maybe you do not think so, but soo many christians always tell me of my imminent doom, or just listen to the far right loonies. All atheists are evil commies who want to sink america ( I mean, asking that you follow your constitution about separation of church and state is SOO bad). But i am sure you are a good person as well.

              I just need evidence before I believe something.

              • AshleyBurt

                Its’ like Alcohol. You dont’ know what it’s like till you have a buzz. God is similar. You don’t know till you feel him, and that’s all it takes.
                May sound crazy, but that’s up to you.

            • AshleyBurt

              I’m like you, I’m tired of Atheists and non Christians trying to shove stuff down our throats. They say we thump bibles, well they thump a lot of invisible books too.

              • Stelios Onuris

                Those books just so happen to be filled with proven facts.

          • Sammie Jo

            The pope said just this week, that Atheists will still be allowed in heaven. If I believed in heaven, that means I get a free pass and don’t have to go around doing all that religious stuff. lol

            • AshleyBurt

              The Pope isn’t God, he isn’t our Father. God said to call no man Father. Catholicism is something that doesn’t line up with the bible. Just because the Pope told you to jump off a bridge, you gonna do that too?

              • Sammie Jo

                I believe my point went right over your head.
                I wouldn’t jump off a bridge no matter who told me to do it.

                • DerpyDerp

                  Due to media programming and society programming you probably would or if you had a mental illness.

            • DerpyDerp

              Their are 265 branches of Christianity, which one are you talking about? All have 265 beliefs of Heaven, and God.

        • pg

          So let me get clarify a point you made kl – you’re thanking god for all of the healed “cancer attacks” (good choice of words btw), yet you don’t question why god brought these people cancer in the first place?? Do you not see how illogical your reasoning is?? I find it laughable that you feel people should hedge their bets & believe in god – just in case there is a god/heaven ….. would your god favor those who take this “just in case” attitude? WHERE IS THE PROOF?? Btw, just because you claim to be smart, does not make it so!

          • unl1uml

            Because when God heals, He proves His existence. If nothing happened; kl would not have known God.

            • Sighhhh

              Why does God want kl to know God? An all-knowing, truly good God wouldn’t be so self-centered to trick people into “knowing” him, but would just be happy that he has created good people, and would be working on ensuring that everyone can become better. If you’re a good person without “knowing” God or Jesus, why does God care except to bloat his own ego (a sin)?

              • rodney495

                Sighhh- It is evident that it would be futile to get into a debate with you. The first thing necessary for a debate is to have someone with an I.Q. of at least 70 to debate with. And, you ain’t that person. Well, God still loves you. For the life of me, I don’t understand why he shorted you on brains. Gonna have to ask him when I see him and you can do the same because he’s a Gracious and Merciful God.

                • Mike

                  so man from dust–> woman from man–> two sons-> wives out of nowhere. Followed by the flood with only noah and his homies surviving, unicorns, god not being able to best a nation that had iron chariots (mighty..not), and you believe in this.

                  Funny how hateful you sound, it is always the “loving” christians that are so mean. I never see satanists being angry at me if i do not believe in Satan.

                  • AshleyBurt

                    Did you even read the other guy bashing us too? So we can get bashed but can’t say anything back huh? The homies thing was funny lol
                    We’re not mean, we just wish that you would cut the prejudgment and be open minded for 5 seconds. Satanists I’ve run into weren’t that nice lol

                • Stelios Onuris

                  I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that you would resort to calling “Sigh” stupid simply because they do not agree with you. You are attempting to defend and entity that is unseeable, untouchable and undetectable. “God” as you call it, has no physical form that can be seen by humankind. Therefore, if it cannot be seen, touched, felt or detected, how are we to believe it actually exists?

                  The burden of proof lies with you to prove your god exists.

                  As far as destiny goes, if god is truly the orchestrator of all things and nothing happens without his permission, that means every man, woman and child who has ever been raped, abused and killed has been because god allowed it.

                  And you’re convinced this being loves us?

                  That’s absolute madness.

                  • AshleyBurt

                    He didn’t call Sign stupid, he said he had a low IQ. It was because his little rant was not constructive at all. It was a rant. So before he get into it, he should have an actual statement that is going somewhere instead of restating what he’s already said about needing proof. It’s all circular and repetitious.
                    If no one ever got raped, abused, killed, sick, depressed, sad, angry or mad.. we wouldn’t need God. But they do, so we do.

                    • Stelios Onuris

                      God doesn’t PREVENT these things from happening in the first place. So why would you worship a god who does nothing?

                      So, if he doesn’t prevent, even though he has the power to, he’s a malevolent god that doesn’t love you.

                      If he doesn’t have the power to prevent tragedy, then he’s not all powerful.

                      So, either your god is apathetic and cruel, powerless, or nonexistent.

              • AshleyBurt

                Is that a question or a rant? Sounds like a circular rant to me.

            • Mike

              Tell you what, let me break your legs okay? And you will not go to a doctor at all, just let em heal. Odds are that they won’t heal properly at all.

              But hey, God heals. Of those “miracle” healing things, it is the immune system working. The human body is very resilient.

              • AshleyBurt

                Deuteronomy 6:16 – Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted [him] in Massah.

                Matthew 4:5-7: “Then the devil took Him to the holy city and had Him stand on the highest point of the temple. ‘If you are the Son of God,’ he said, ‘throw yourself down.’ For it is written: ‘He will command His angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’ Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

                • Mike

                  So you are quoting biblical texts that were translated who knows how many times, lost half their original message, and most of the believers do not even follow all the rules set in the bible.

                  Effectiveness level: Zero

          • laughnow

            Goes back to Creation. If you believe that something came from nothing, show other incidents where this happened before. You cant. If something came from Someone, that Something being Creation, and you/me, and Someone being God, youre accountable for your actions in life according to His Word.
            The proof of God is all around you. The earth exactly the distance from the sun to support life. The exact tilt of the earth to support life. An oxygen atmosphere to support life. The water cycle that supports life. The human eye that could have never evolved, and still survived. The DNA molecule.

            If youre foolish enough to believe these things happened by themselves, you deserve your ultimate fate.

            • LittleMissCantBeWrong

              Thinking that someone or something created the universe just for your mere existence is a pretty self-centered way of thinking.

              And if you think evolution isn’t real… you’re going to change your mind real quick when you get eaten by a pizzly bear. Evolution has always happened and is happening RIGHT NOW. And yes, the human eye has evolved, please do your research.

              • mzungu

                What if I, as Creator, were lonely? Have you ever been lonely?
                You are bringing up excellent questions.
                That grizzly bear exists whether created or not. I personally believe it takes more faith to believe in evolution than to believe that God created the grizzly bear so that we would be in awe of its magnificence. Have you ever made anything with your hands that people praised you for?

                • Mike

                  If i was god I would make dragons, dragons are far more magnificent than bears. And to discredit evolution is seriously a sign of a slow mind. So all the evidence, fossil evidence, around you means nothing? How thick are you?

                  But you are religious, reason is the enemy of faith. P.S: If you want to see what faith does when it enters government, look at the middle east…not pretty.

                • ConanTheRepublican

                  The answer is simple: The Universal Prime Force (“God”, or whatever you may call It) created DNA, and directly influenced the evolutionary process. No problem. Christians can settle down, and the evolutionists can loosen their ties. Can we get along over here? BTW, the singular thing that convinced the most famous atheist in the WORLD, Antony Flew, to at last entertain the idea of an Intelligent Creator in the universe was DNA itself. He said that it is entirely too complex and wonderful to have just happened by chance. It HAD to have a Designer. Until you can DISPROVE the existence of a Universal Prime Force, you CANNOT say conclusively that “God” doesn’t exist. You must, therefore, in the name of objectivity say: “I just don’t know for sure”. THEN, and ONLY then, will you have one SHRED of credibility. Atheists, you may sit, now. You’ve been schooled. I said: “SIT!”

                  • AshleyBurt

                    “Getting along” is what I do with Coworkers that want to shove evolution down my throat because they’re “agnostic scientists” and badger me about forgetting what I believe. Why they spend so much energy on this I don’t know. But your “Compromise” is just what I do to get them to leave me alone. At home, I would never put up with that nonsense.

                  • Nullifidian

                    …the most famous atheist in the WORLD, Antony Flew….

                    One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn’t belong.

                    Anthony Flew was never the most famous atheist in the world, not even when he was doing his best work in philosophy. By the time he died, he was an old man suffering from dementia who couldn’t even remember friends of a quarter century’s standing. He was hounded into a vague sort of deism by a smarmy vulture named Roy Abraham Varghese, who then wrote a book claiming to be an account of Flew’s changed views, but which Flew himself hadn’t read. So take everything you’ve heard from this source with a grain of salt.

                    But even if Flew had become a deist by virtue of the design argument, despite decades of cogently arguing against it when he still had all his marbles, so what? He wasn’t an expert on DNA! So what does his opinion count on the subject any more than a clerk at the checkout counter?

                    Until you can DISPROVE the existence of a Universal Prime Force, you CANNOT say conclusively that “God” doesn’t exist. You must, therefore, in the name of objectivity say: “I just don’t know for sure”.

                    Actually, I can come to that conclusion based on the fact that “universal prime force” is a term without any meaning. Just because you can string gibberish together (and you are admittedly very good at it) doesn’t mean that this gibberish attains any special status and that it is the obligation of doubters to rebut it.

                    Here’s how I say god doesn’t exist: the same way I conclude anything else doesn’t exist. Namely, the lack of good evidence where evidence would be expected, and the lack of any theoretical reason for the thing’s existence. If there’s no evidence that something ever existed and no reason why it should have, then there’s no problem with provisionally coming to the conclusion that it never did. Carving out special status for the idea of god and treating it like an idea that’s just too, too important to treat according to this standard way is just playing the theist’s game for them. I refuse.

                    So you go sit. You’re the lapdog, not me.

                • AshleyBurt

                  Believe in God is easy, believing Atheism and evolution takes mind bending and extreme contemplation to wrap your head around and believe something that is so farfetched it’s unreal. Billions of point mutations in billions of years? Get real. Point mutations happen rarely, even more rarely do they get past the immune system and propogate, and even more rarely do they actually cause a change in protein folding to cause a biological change. It takes exponentially many more to get a structural change in the body of a human or animal. Evolution is a wash. A paper napkin theory.

                  • Nullifidian

                    Point mutations happen rarely

                    There are approximately 140 new mutations in each human generation. We know this from a variety of methods, including direct counting. If your coworkers are “badgering” you, perhaps it’s just because you don’t actually understand the science.

                    even more rarely do they get past the immune system and propogate,

                    Immune system?!?! You really don’t understand the science. What do you do where you have scientist coworkers? I hope you’re in reception or something like that.

                    and even more rarely do they actually cause a change in protein folding to cause a biological change.

                    At last, you’ve said something accurate. Yes, most mutations are neutral. But it’s irrelevant, since evolution doesn’t require every or even most mutations to be adaptive. In fact, it’s a fundamental fact of modern evolutionary biology that mutations occur independently of fitness, something that’s been established ever since Luria and Delbrück’s fluctuation tests in the 1940s and Lederberg’s replica plating experiments in the 1950s. So you’re taking a basic fact that biologists understand about evolution and using it to argue against… evolution!

                    You’re wasting your time whenever you argue against evolution without having a grasp of the science. You need to study it first, and not through creationist propagandists, before you can possibly craft relevant, believable objections to it.

                    It takes exponentially many more to get a structural change in the body of a human or animal.

                    Please show your work.

                    One of the most common assumptions by non-experts is that changes in phenotype map 1:1 onto genotype—that small changes in DNA should cause equally minute changes in the phenotype. But decades of research in evolutionary developmental biology show us that this isn’t necessarily true. So unless you actually have some evidence for this intuition of yours, nobody’s going to feel particularly obliged to believe you.

                    Evolution is a wash. A paper napkin theory.

                    I eagerly await your forthcoming paper in Nature telling us so.

              • AshleyBurt

                What does getting eaten by a bear prove that God doesn’t exist? We eat cows, chickens, and deer, etc.. what’s the difference. Maybe YOU are the one that needs to do a little more research.

                • LittleMissCantBeWrong

                  You’re not understanding my point. There are people who do not believe evolution is a thing that exists because of their belief in a higher power or “god”. They truly believe that evolution is not currently happening as we speak. Hence my mention of the pizzly bear. No, that is not a typo, it’s an actual animal that exists thanks to evolution.

                  Polar bears are being driven from their natural habitats thanks to global warming, and some of them are mating with grizzly bears. The offspring (the pizzly bear) grows to the size of a grizzly bear, can live in climates where grizzly bears or polar bears are found, *and* has the hunting instincts of a polar bear. Fun fact: polar bears hunt humans. Grizzly bears are typically not dangerous to humans, but polar bears are VERY dangerous to humans. Which means that, thanks to the evolution that some want to deny is happening, some people are going to get eaten by a bear.

                  If you believe in a higher power, you’d better hope and pray that he or she keeps the pizzly bears far away from you!

            • LittleMissCantBeWrong

              Thinking that someone or something created the universe just for your mere existence is a pretty self-centered way of thinking.

              And if you think evolution isn’t real… you’re going to change your mind real quick when you get eaten by a pizzly bear. Evolution has always happened and is happening RIGHT NOW. And yes, the human eye has evolved, please do your research.

            • Mike

              SO you believe that God (who magically appeared) made man out of dust, then a woman from a man’s rib (nice bit of misogyny there), etc.. etc..

              And we are the ones with problems….can not wait for the day we get to trample over you people. Then you will see what God is, God is whoever is in power in the government.

              • DerpyDerp

                And scientist cannot even explain have the crap that happened on the planet yet knows how the universe started. God was always there, and we’re not changing what we believe simply because you’re butthurt, part of 0.12% people who are rigid materialist

            • AshleyBurt

              I’ve studied biological sciences for 8 years. The more I learn, the more I realize the world knows less than they think they do, and the stronger my faith becomes.

              • Nullifidian

                I’ve studied biological sciences for 8 years.

                And yet you think the immune system has a role in correcting germ line mutations. You’ve wasted those eight years.

            • LittleMissCantBeWrong

              So if everything has to come from something, where did your god come from?

            • Nullifidian

              If you believe that something came from nothing, show other incidents where this happened before. You cant.

              Actually, one can do that very easily with the creation of virtual particles, which affects many basic facts about the world including radiation and fusion (virtual particle creation lowers the Coloumb Barrier permitting the escape of alpha particles from the nucleus—repeat the process approximately in reverse for nuclear fusion).

              If something came from Someone, that Something being Creation, and you/me, and Someone being God, youre accountable for your actions in life according to His Word.

              That makes several large leaps of logic.

              First, saying that all of something came from something else is not reasoning, but is rather a heck of a way of restating Russell’s Paradox.

              You’re also assuming that this something has properties that should identify it with our idea of god, which presumes that this god is a personal being, that it still exists, and that we should have a good idea of what its properties are. Why should we be so privileged? Even if there is a god, there’s no reason to believe that we access to it, let alone privileged access thanks to a book… which brings me to my final objection.

              The proof of God is all around you. The earth exactly the distance from the sun to support life. The exact tilt of the earth to support life. An oxygen atmosphere to support life. The water cycle that supports life.

              This puts the cart before the horse. Life evolved on earth, therefore it’s obviously going to be adapted to the environment it evolved in.

              Saying that we have to reach for god as an explanation for why god isn’t needed isn’t an argument so much as a bluff that too many people fall for. If life weren’t adapted to conditions on earth, if it took a constant suspension of natural law for us to continue existing, then that would be evidence of god. But you want to have your cake and eat it too. No interventions are also evidence of god! Every possible condition is evidence of god! QED, and now you can sit back and rest on your laurels. The fact that you’ve just engaged in egregious special pleading doesn’t need to bother you.

              The human eye that could have never evolved, and still survived.

              But not only could it have evolved, it did evolve, and eyes evolved independently at least 40-50 times in the history of life on earth. We can see all the stages of a camera-type eye in living organisms today, which is a point even Darwin made after that passage that creationists love to quote-mine. Darwin was setting up the statement of the problem, then knocking the objection out of the park. Creationists, naturally, concentrate on the statement of the problem and not on the solution, because admitting that evolutionary biology does have solutions to offer is anathema to their pseudoscience.

              The DNA molecule.

              Which is a deoxygenated version of the RNA molecule. So if RNA isn’t your prime evidence for god but DNA is, then what’s the argument? Only god can possibly remove an oxygen atom from the ribose ring? In fact, I’d be willing to bet you don’t really know anything about DNA besides the letters and some vague idea that it’s involved in heredity. So what is your appeal to DNA as evidence of god worth? You might as well believe a Scientologist when they say that mental disorders are evidence of “engrams”.

              If youre foolish enough to believe these things happened by themselves, you deserve your ultimate fate.

              And no discussion of religion would be complete without the believer trying to intimidate the rest of us with appeals to imaginary realms of pain and torture, kind of like a fictitious Abu Gharib.

          • rodney495

            pg – your statements about God giving people cancer, proves you have never even opened a Bible or made an effort to learn what it says. Its real easy to speak from ignorance rather than education. Why are non-believer so afraid to read something before criticizing it. Could it be a fear you might find that you have been wrong all along? I DO believe that is the case.

            • Mike

              I read it, still an atheist. If you read the bible and think god is love, then hitler should get a noble peace prize.

          • AshleyBurt

            How would God prove he’s there without doing something to make something better. If these people never got cancer, never got sick, robbed, broken bone, depressed, lost family, whatever.. or never died, then you would be perfect and wouldn’t need Him.
            Just because you claim that religion is illogical doesn’t mean that it is.

        • The Mick

          Really? Sky daddy cured cancer and gave ‘amazing financial miracles’? So, those who had cancer saw no doctors at all, had no medical treatments at all but were miraculously healed of their cancer? Those who had a sudden monetary gain, that again was through no action other than belief and faith? So, these people didn’t work, didn’t gamble, didn’t receive a settlement, they just received money for no reason other than because they believe? I call complete bull on everything you’ve said.

        • Stelios Onuris

          Yeah…science cured cancer. Not god. Did the people in your family go see a doctor when they had cancer? The doctor took care of that through knowledge of scientific medicine. Not faith healing.

        • Sammie Jo

          All that was going to happen anyway, regardless of whether you prayed or not.
          How about the times when your prayers aren’t answered, then what?
          Oh, I know, “it wasn’t god’s will” lol
          Well, if god is going to do what he wants anyway, why are you wasting your time with all that praying?
          So you’re a believer based on “what if’s”? Holy smokes! lol

        • AshleyBurt

          Like I’ve said before, I’d rather believe in something good than nothing at all. The people that spend so much effort trying to convince me other wise amazes me. It benefits them in no way, but they feel the urge to persuade me.

        • Nullifidian

          Thanks to God, in our family, all cancer attacks have been healed in Jesus’ name. Heart disease no more. Amazing financial miracles…all by using the principles of faith in the Bible.

          The corollary to this is that anyone who lacks good health and financial security must be weak in their faith. This is the same thinking that drives pernicious things like the “prosperity gospel”: rich people are rich because god favors them; the poor have to pick themselves up by their spiritual bootstraps. So forgive me if I’m less than impressed by this testimonial.

      • laughnow

        Its not surprising that youre black AND an atheist. Stupidity knows no bounds.

        • Nullifidian

          So what contributes most to her boundless stupidity? Being an atheist or being black?

          Apparently racism and religious bigotry also know no bounds.

      • rodney495

        Prissy, if what you say is true, why is it that I have not met a black person who is an atheist, or none of my many black friends are atheist. Also, why would you capitalize the words atheist and agnostic? Neither are proper nouns nor do they deserve capitalization.

      • tomas Snowden

        WE Blacks. First off. The difference between the make-up of skin Pigment between an Albino and the ” blackest of Men ” is so infinitesimal as to be almost invisible to the eye under the lens of a Microscope. And if you lined up 100 Negro Men from say, North America, you’d be lucky to find 3 that were really black. Get a color chart from your nearest Paint Store and hold it up to a picture of Obama or say, Sidney Poitier . And tell me what color they are . When I was a kid , if you called Billy York Black, you had better be able to fight like Hell or run that fast. Because , Mrs. York , our Neighbor would have given you a bat alongside your head. She wanted to be referred to as, ” Colored.” And wanted Billy to be called the same. When he and I went out to play , I heard her say it many times to anyone that brought it up. And if the Non-Minister with a Wh**re in every hotel , Sharpten or Jackson turned up by her house, they’d never make it to the Front Porch. She could spot a Parasite a mile away. She had enough trouble trying to raise 6 kids on her own , without keeping the likes of those 3 , as well. These people that Hollywood love to rouse aren’t real Negros . They want to make the Nation think that they are all Denzels or Sidneys. No more possible than we Caucasians are all Redfords or Eastwoods. ( As if any want to be ) Ya know , what will happen when someone comes along to tell the people that being called Black is Racist? Will we all race to appease them , again ? I’d love to be called the ” King of Siam.” But I’ll bet you the Farm that when I go outside later, that not one neighbor will come up to me and say : ” Good Morning , Your Majesty, did you get a Good Night’s Sleep.”

      • AngryNi66erCvnt

        Yes, you are godless. Congratulations.

    • kl

      yeah, Calling Hefner’s life heavenly is a joke. How many divorces? and is it really fun to have younger women pretend to love you? would they be there without the money? some of these people better hope there’s no God or that the Bible isn’t true. Believe me, God will have the last word in this. And Brad, if you had a personal relationship with God via Jesus, there would be no question that He exists.

      • LittleMissCantBeWrong

        There’s no such thing as a god and the bible isn’t true, so I guess Hugh Hefner will do okay once he’s gone.