Reason 1: DNA
Whilst agreeing that random patterns occur naturally by chance, DNA however, consists of code, which requires a designer.
Well according to the bible, we are all product of incest. Yes if we are descendants from Adam and Eve that means that we are all somehow related to each other and well, down the road lots of incest had to have happened in order for the world to be populated. It’s not like God could just magically pop people into existence? Oh wait, he did!
Reason 2: Paranormal phenomena
How do you explain the paranormal, such as people witnessing positive or negative sightings, likeghosts or angels? I saw a ghost with a friend of mine I am not a liar, an attention seeker. Neither was I overtired when this happened.
We are steadily learning about our universe and the fact that time travel is possible opens new windows for science wide open. We are steadily learning new things but to make shit up like your angel story is just ridiculous and attention seeking. Yes, we don’t know what happens to us when we die but it doesn’t mean fantastic story! I mean for fucks sake man, if you don’t know you don’t know. Why is that so hard to say!!!
Reason 3: Prayer
Try praying. What good is it when a mind is set to coincidence & disbelief regarding the positive outcome?
Pray doesn’t work. Pray does nothing. You’re just talking to yourself. Next!
Reason 4: First cause
The law of cause & effect - in order to have an effect, there has to be a cause. Everything is caused by something.
Yes I agree but that doesn’t mean fantastic story! We all know the world wasn’t created in six days and no god spoke it into existence like a wizard.
Reason 5: Complexity
Mindless nothing cannot be responsible for complex something.
Man wasn’t formed from dirt and women didn’t form from bones. I’m sorry but evolution makes much more sense than the bible.
Reason 7: Evolution is only a theory
Evolution has never been proved, which is why we call it the 'theory of evolution'. It's a fairy tale for grown ups!
Evolution simply means change over time. It is not a theory, it has been scientifically proven. What do you call the bible? I mean there are loads of fairy tales in that book, each one more ridiculous than the next.
Reason 8: Atheism is based on faith
Atheism is a faith which has not been proved. The disbelievers have not witnessed anything to not believe in, whereas the believers believe because they have witnessed. There is no 'good news' to preach in atheism.
Atheism is not a faith. It’s actually the lack of belief in a god or deity. The arguments used to suggest a god doesn’t exist seem to be far more compelling than the arguments for a god. Well, most atheists aren’t actually out there screaming from rooftops about a mythical person like your religion does. Secondly, atheists just want to live their lives peacefully and aren’t trying to convert other people. It’s just a group of people who think for themselves. That’s such a cult-y thing to do right? Also, radical claims require radical proof. Appeal by popularity isn’t one of them.
Reason 9: Atheists are angry with God
How much of the atheist's faith relies on anger with God as opposed to genuine disbelief in God?
I know no atheists that are angry with god; to be angry with god requires a certain belief in a god. Thus why we call ourselves atheists, we lack the belief in a god. We aren’t angry with him/her we just don’t believe he/she exists. What’s so hard to grasp about that!
Reason 10: Atheists need to get a life
Why do many atheists shake their fists & spend so much time ranting & raving about something they don't believe in? If they are no more than a fizzled out battery at the end of the day, then why don't they spend their lives partying, or getting a hobby?! Why don't they leave this 'God nonsense' alone?
I’m a bad example of this because I love talking about how ridiculous religion really is. But it’s unfair because not all atheists are like me. There are atheists out there that actually do live their lives and don’t bother people. But to say that all atheists should just get a life is really rude. How about some of you Christians get a life? I see more religious people trying to convert people into their religion if anything. Shouldn’t they get a life?
Reason 11: Chicken-and-egg paradox
What created God? What came first, the chicken or the egg? I am not going to deny the existence of the chicken or the egg, merely because I don't understand or know what came first. I don't care - they both exist!
Prior to the first true chicken, there were non-chickens. The DNA changes came about in cells housed in the egg. So the egg came first. In July 2010, British scientists, using a supercomputer, claimed to have come up with the final and definitive answer. (Of course you don’t care. You look at the bible blindly and follow a supernatural figure you don’t even know if it exists or not.)
Secondly, what created god? That’s a valid question. God couldn’t have created himself and if he thinks nothing created him then he’s an atheist himself which makes no sense!
Reason 12: Improbability vs. impossibility
Improbability is not the same as impossibility. You only have to look at life itself for that backup of proof.
You don’t know the difference between improbable or impossible.
It is highly improbable for me to walk out my house and run into a god trying to convert me into a religion.
It is impossible for one to walk across water.
Do you understand now?
Reason 13: Complexity of human life
There’s nothing complex about human life. Birth is a natural process of life; illness and death are also part of life. How all this came to be is still being questioned to this day, but that doesn’t mean fantastic story. We’ve gone over this!
Reason 14: Complexity of the human mind
How could the complexity of the human mind possibly evolve on its own accord out of mindless cells? Where does our consciousness come from?
The human brain is a very powerful organ. It can make you believe things that aren’t even there and also can be your worse enemy. Well, that’s exactly what happened. Evolution happened and well here we are now. Exactly how that happened we still can’t answer that question, but it wasn’t because of some god sitting on a cloud.
Reason 15: Food and drink
What/who knew that our hunger & thirst had to be catered for by the food & drink which we're supplied with?
Well god did a piss poor job at both. He created animals we aren’t allowed to eat and he’s also created water that we can’t drink. If this world were really created just for us, it would be less deadly to us.
Reason 16: The five senses
Most of us are born with the five senses to detect our surroundings, which we're provided with.
We’ve gained our senses to detect our surroundings because we adapt to our environment. This is why some people have heightened senses when they lose one. However, that doesn’t mean that it comes from god. Otherwise we’d all still be running around naked and not knowing right from wrong.
Reason 17: Goldilocks and the habitable planet, part 1
What/who knew that had Earth been set nearer to the sun, we would burn up?
God surely didn’t know that. Besides if you believe in god and the bible, you’d be saying that the earth is flat and the sun and moon spin around the earth like a spinning flat disc.
Reason 18: Goldilocks and the habitable planet, part 2
What/who knew that had Earth been set any further from the sun, we would freeze up?
NASA has found proof that life can exist on the moons of both Saturn and Jupiter. Please explain to me how this is possible since both planets are far beyond the realm of the ‘Habitable Zone’. It wasn’t god that did this and I’m pretty sure the whole universe is just stars and nothingness or heaven according to the bible.
Reason 19: Goldilocks and the habitable planet, part 3
What/who knew that had Earth been built larger or smaller, its atmosphere would be one where it would not be possible for us to breathe?
Which earth are you talking about? The bible says the earth is flat, so if you think the earth is round then you clearly think that the bible is not telling the truth. You can’t cherry pick what you want to believe and what you don’t. Also, the earth really isn’t truly a perfect sphere because it’s wider at the equator and flat at the north and south poles. So it’s more oblate shaped or pear shaped which seems more likely also.
We still truly don’t know the origin of our universe, but that doesn’t mean fantastic story!
Reason 21: The tornado and the 747
The concept that life came about through sheer chance is as absurd & improbable as a tornado blowing through a junk yard, consequently assembling a Boeing 747!
We aren’t entirely sure how life came to be on earth and there are many theories. Evolution suggests that planets and animals including (humans) evolved over time to adapt to the changing environment around us. We didn’t come from dirt and bones!
It is highly improbable for a human to pop into existence from dirt and bones.
Reason 22: The invisible and the supernatural
We are willing to believe in physically unseen waves that exist through the air, operating physical forces & appliances to work [sic], yet not supernatural God forces being responsible for the same.
We have proof that air waves does exists. We don’t have proof of a god existing. I mean all god has to do is float down from his cloud and say here I am. I am alive, but does he do that no! This is why the existence of god is questioned so much because we have no evidence to suggest he does, and most of the proofs are based on blind faith.
Reason 23: Self-organization and entropy
Matter cannot organise itself. An uneaten tomato will not progress on its own accord to form a perfect pineapple. It will transform into mould, into disorganisation. The laws of evolution fall flat.
Are you fucking serious right now? A tomato is not going to evolve into a pineapple. You have such a gross misunderstanding of evolution. It simply means change over time. Secondly, if a tomato did evolve into a pineapple, then everything we know about evolution would change. Everything we know about science as well would change. Please keep your religious garbage to yourself.
Reason 24: Darwin's deathbed conversion
Our 'inventor' of evolution, Mr. Charles Darwin had this to say to Lady Hope when he was almost bedridden for 3 months before he died; "I was a young man with unfathomed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions; wondering all the time over everything, and to my astonishment the ideas took like wildfire - people made a religion of them." Darwin then asked Lady Hope to speak to neighbors the next day. "What shall I speak about?" She asked. He replied; "Christ Jesus and his salvation. Is that not the best theme?"
Evolution isn’t a religion. It is scientific fact. It doesn’t make radical claims that your religion does about human origin, the universe origin and also mythical creatures that don’t even exists.
Reason 25: Morality
Where do our moral values held within our conscience come from? If the atheist is right, why then would we care about what we did?! If there is no God, then we've no-one to be accountable to.
Are you fucking stupid? You’re accountable for your own actions! If you killed someone you will go to jail! If someone went out and raped someone you would be held responsible and anyone whom assisted you would also go to jail. You don’t need a god to tell you that, oh wait god think these things are perfectly okay to do. Yeah you’re fucked no matter what.
Also we all know that morality from the bible would make us all psychopaths. There’s nothing moral about stoning people to death or setting your daughter on fire.
Reason 26: Man vs. animal
If man has evolved from an animal, why doesn't he behave like an animal? Yet man is civilised.
Well according to the bible if Adam and Eve didn’t fuck up, we would pretty much be in the same boat as wild animals, running around naked with no common sense.
Reason 27: Chance and ignorance
'Chance' isn't the cause of something. It just describes what we can't find a reason for.
It highly depends on how you use the word chance. There’s a slight chance for rain. There’s a chance you could injure yourself. I took a chance and ran across the street. We can find reason for them but that doesn’t mean ignorance unless you say well there’s a chance that god created the universe and Adam and Eve are our ancestors. That’s just stupidity!
Reason 28: Limitations of science and logic
Science & logic do not hold all the answers - many people are aware of forces at work which we have no understanding of & no control over.
Yes it is true that there are many things in this universe we can’t explain and we are steadily learning about it. However, it doesn’t mean fantastic story and god.
Reason 29: Gregorian calendar
Look at the date/year on our calender - 2000 years ago since what? Our historical records (other than the Bible) record evidence of Jesus' existence.
The Earth isn’t 2000 years old! Our planet is millions of years old just like our universe. Otherwise the pyramids are much older than our planet and we all know that makes no sense.
Reason 30: Martyrs
Many people have died for their faith. Would they be prepared to do this for a lie?!
Any ideology that encourages you to harm others is not one worth being part of. Also, any ideology that thinks that you should die for it is not worth being part of as well. We don’t know if god does or doesn’t exist because there’s no data to suggest he does, there’s no evidence! These people died blindly for a religion with no proof if they will be rewarded or not.
Reason 31: Biblical accounts
Much of the Bible deals with eyewitness accounts, written only 40 years after Jesus died. When the books in the New Testament were first around, there would have been confusion & anger if the books were not true.
Eyewitness isn’t really much of proof unless you have actual physical evidence to back it up. I could say I saw my best friend fly across the sky without any aid of technology. You would surely ask me if I have a video or any kind of proof to show he flew across the sky.
This is how you are saying it though, I saw Jesus he’s a 6’1 super model. Do you have proof of this? Here’s a book and a poorly drawn photo. This is all the proof you need now worship him. Do you see how incredibly insane it sounds and how one could be skeptical of your claims?
Reason 32: Archaeology
From as early as 2000 BC, there is archaeological evidence to confirm many details we're provided with in the Bible.
Yes some of the cities and many buildings were found but that doesn’t mean that everything in the bible is true. There’s no evidence to suggest that snakes once talked and also the Garden of Eden existed.
Reason 33: Biblical prophecy
Not one single Biblical prediction can be shown as false, and the Bible contains hundreds.
There’s a difference between prediction and factual information. The bible could predict tomorrow the sky will turn blue and all the clouds will come crashing down to earth. Does this mean that it will happen? No, because it’s a prediction! It’s not the same as saying well I know the sky is going to fall tomorrow and here’s my proof of that.
Reason 34: Al history
The evidence from literature & historical studies claim that Biblical statements are reliable details of genuine events
So what you’re saying is a man lived in a whale’s stomach and managed to live without being digested? Yes, that’s in the bible and it is a radical claim. But is it true? Well no it’s not but please continue telling me how that’s factual information.
Reason 35: Christianity and science in harmony
From the birth of science through to today, there is no evidence to claim that Christianity & science are in opposition. Many first scientists were Christians; Francis Bacon, Isaac [sic] Newton, Robert Boyle, to name a few, along with the many who stand by their work & faith today.
Creationism isn’t a scientific fact; neither is Noah’s Ark and a man living in a whale’s stomach. Science sets out to explain things by trying to figure it out with logic and reason, while the bible just makes shit up and runs with it.
Reason 36: How vs. why
Science can explain 'how' something works, but not 'why' something works.
Science does explain how things work yes but it doesn’t come up with bullshit to justify anything. If a scientist doesn’t know they don’t know but are looking into ways to try and figure out how it works. Your bible just says god does everything and that’s it.
Reason 37: Science changes
Science is constantly recorrecting [sic] its findings. Past theories contradict certain beliefs which are held today. Our present 'discoveries' may change again in the future to rediscover how we originally came into existence.
Science is constantly changing because science is steadily finding new thing about our earth and the universe. When we find new information or discoveries that change what we know, we change our information and adapt to the new findings. It’s not like your bible that hasn’t changed in 2,000 years.
Reason 38: Abiogenesis
Evolution describes the way life possibly started, yet doesn't explain what made life start & why. Scientific questions fail to do that. Even if evolution were proved, it would still not disprove God.
Evolution isn’t trying to disprove or prove that a god exists. Evolution simply means change over time!! What don’t you understand? Secondly, it’s better to say you don’t know than to say god did it. What’s wrong with admitting you don’t know?
The two people who discovered Jesus' empty tomb were women. Women were very low on the social scale in first century Palestine, so in order to make the story fit, it would have made far more sense to claim that it were male disciples who had entered the tomb. But it wasn't - we're left with the historical & Biblical truth.
There were many things that could’ve happened to Jesus’s body. One, his body could’ve been taken from the tomb and moved somewhere else. Two, his body was never placed in the tomb to begin with. Three, well Jesus never existed. I’d like to think it’s the latter in this case. I agree in the bible women are depicted as untrustworthy, manipulative and evil. Eyewitness claims still require proof of these claims, otherwise I’m going to say I’m skeptical of this claim that Jesus rose from the dead like a zombie.
How many times does Jesus rise from the dead?
Reason 40: Near Death experience
Think about Near Death Experiences. It's naive to believe that they all are induced by chemicals or drugs. How do we account for a blind person having this experience, coming back to describe what they had never before seen, a person telling the Doctor that there is a blue paperclip on top of the high cabinet, which they couldn't have otherwise known, an african [sic] man being dead in his coffin for 3 days, coming back to life to tell of much the same events which took place as those of many others? We never hear of the witnesses describing "a dream". We're not silly - we know the difference between even the most vivid of dreams to that of reality.
The sudden awareness that one has had a 'fatal" accident and not survived
An out-of-body experience
A sensation of floating above one's body and seeing the surrounding area
Pleasant feelings, calmness
A sensation of moving upwards through a tunnel or narrow passageway
Meeting deceased relatives or spiritual figures
Encountering a being of light, or a light (possibly a religious figure, i.e. Jesus, God, Buddha)
Being given a life review
A feeling of being returned to the body, often accompanied by a reluctance to return
Things like heart attacks, near-drowning and severe loss of blood can all trigger near death experiences.
NDEs have been experienced by thousands of people and have been widely cataloged in a variety of books. Many of these books are "spiritual" or "religious" in nature.
What is not mentioned is that there is a drug called Ketamine that produces all of the elements of an NDE when it is injected into normal, non-dying people. In other words, an NDE is a natural, chemically induced state that the human brain enters. The trigger for an NDE is lack of oxygen to the brain and body. If you read scientific papers like these, you find that there is a completely chemical and completely non-spiritual reason for the features of every NDE.
Is this a direct proof that God is imaginary? No. However, it is a direct proof that the NDE (which many people use as "indisputable" proof that God and eternal life exist) has no supernatural meaning. We can scientificaly prove NDEs to be chemical side-effects rather than "a gateway to the afterlife" as many religious believers claim.
Reason 41: Biblical skeptics
There are many skeptics who didn't believe in Jesus before his crucifixion, and who were opposed to Christianity, yet turned to the Christian faith after the death of Jesus. Just as the many who continue to do so today.
This makes no sense whatsoever! There is no proof that Jesus actually existed, and there is no proof that he was crucified also. I don’t understand how someone could say ‘well I didn’t believe in Jesus until after his crucifixion.’ What?! Are you stupid?
Reason 42: Einstein quote
Albert Einstein said; "A legitimate conflict between science & religion cannot exist. Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind".
Religion without science is blind. Science without religion is awesome. You don’t need religion to make you a good person and you certainly can’t use religion as scientific fact, then we’d have talking snakes and burning bushes talking to people. Which by the way none of those things ever happened!
Reason 43: The tomato thrower
A speaker in Hyde Park who was attacking belief in God, claimed that the world just happened. As he spoke, a soft tomato was thrown at him. "Who threw that?" He said angrily. A cockney from the back of the crowd replied; "No-one threw it - it threw itself!"
Well, that maybe kind of true to an extent. Yes, we don’t know why or how our earth was formed and the creation of the universe is still unknown. However, you cannot tell me that some wizard created the earth in six days and its only 2000 years old. We have an old earth not a young one. Science has proven this! I don’t know how many times I have to keep repeating myself here. Secondly, the person throwing the tomato is just plain rude; even if you disagree with the guest speaker, throwing things at him isn’t the answer.
Reason 44: Occam's supernatural razor
It is easier to believe that God created something out of nothing than it is to believe that nothing created something out of nothing.
Again, it is completely hard to believe a wizard spoke the universe into existence and that our earth was created in six days. I also find it hard to believe that a man was created from dirt and a woman was created out of bones. People don’t just pop into existence! Whatever helps you sleep at night!
Reason 45: How-vs.-why Hawking quote
Stephen Hawkins [sic] has admitted; "Science may solve the problem of how the universe began, but it cannot answer the question: why does the universe bother to exist?"
So you think that since science has no answer that religion does? At what point can you tell someone who has never heard of your god that their goal in life is to glorify your god? I mean this is just ridiculous! Just because there are no definite answers doesn’t mean insert fantastic story!
Reason 46: With God all things are possible
We cannot confuse God with man. With God in the equation, all things, including miracles are possible. If God is God, he is Creator of all, inclusive of scientific law. He is Creator of matter & spirit.
This has to be the dumbest thing ever said. Miracles Science has proven that miracles don’t really exist. God is not the creator of the universe because if this were the case, we’d all be product of incest.
Reason 47: Evolved vs. evolving
If we are the product of evolution - by sheer accident, chance, then we are still evolving. Does it just so happen that we exist here today with everything so finely tuned for our living. as we now have it?
Evolution simply means change over time. We (as humans) adapt to our environment and when our environment changes so must we in order to adapt. Secondly, the world we live in isn’t finely designed. Majority of the earth we can’t live on with many dangers that can kill us. God did such an amazing job with designing us and our earth. It’s like death is literally everywhere.
Reason 48: The Missing Link
Could it possibly be that the missing link does not exist?!
The missing link does exist! It’s not Adam and Eve! We share a common ancestor with primates. We’ve gone over this several times already!
God has proved himself to us in numerous ways, all around us. The atheist needs to put his glasses on. What more can God possibly do if man has shut his eyes to him?
How about God get off his lazy ass and reveal himself! You can’t leave a book as proof of your existence. Secondly, where does one look for this proof?
There could only be a few reasons for God and his lack of presence.
1) God doesn’t exist.
2) God is hiding from the fact that he failed his creation.
3) God abandoned us.
4) God doesn’t exist.
I know I repeated myself twice there but what other facts do we have to go by? The bible isn’t evidence to suggest otherwise.
Jesus Christ is either who he says he is, or he is the biggest con man history has ever known.
Religion is the biggest con in the universe. We have no proof of anything that’s written in its texts other than a few geographic locations. That’s it!
The problem with religion is that most of it is based on blind faith. You don’t know who god is; you don’t know what this god looks like and you certainly left wondering if this god even exists. A book isn’t proof of someone’s existence without evidence to suggest it. Why is there no photo of god? Why can’t we look at god? Why can’t we question God’s motives? Why has god killed so many innocent people? Well, if you’ve read your bible like you claim then the answer is pretty clear. It’s in the first book (Genesis) when god created Adam and Eve and didn’t give them a sense of right and wrong. God made it clear, he created us and intended for us to follow him blindly and stupidly. Otherwise, Satan is the hero here because God is truly the evil one.