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Being Atheist and Pro-life Are Two Different Things

First, let me just say, I’m pro-choice. Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way. Moving on…

For some reason, in the atheist community pro-life activists who are atheists have seem to have blurred lines. The ones that are blurring them are atheists who are pro-choice. I don’t think they understand the difference between the two. The uphold two different kinds of backgrounds.

Atheist is the disbelief in God. Nothing more. Atheist can be pro-life just as much as they can be for or against gay rights. -Ray P.

We have atheists bashing other atheists because their views aren’t like theirs. They’re calling them religious zealots not realizing that they’re starting to look like religious zealots.

The only thing interesting about this post is that it shows there are some atheists who aren’t very bright, and have less respect for the rights of the living and the breathing than those who aren’t. -Dave U

Yes, atheists who are pro-life seems like an oxymoron. Yes, they’re on a slippery slope. My question is, what does not believing in a deity have anything to do with being pro-life or pro-choice?

Source: prolifehumanists.org

Source: prolifehumanists.org

Confessions of a Pro-Life Atheist: Why I Fight Abortion

Pro-choice and pro-life isn’t a religious thing so why is it that atheists are calling pro-life atheists “lost and confused agnostics”? Why are they being treated like Christians? I can understand where they’re coming from to an extent, but I’m just not understanding the hatred and the bashing.

Atheists Against Abortion | Facebook

I was told today that because I am pro-life I do not support a woman’s right to choose and am therefore not an atheist. 

Apparently stupidity is not relegated to the religiosity alone. 

My belief in no God(s) makes me an atheist. My stance on abortion makes me a human with an opinion. I am against abortion for 2 simple reasons. 

1) I abhor waste. 
2) I abhor the abrogation of personal responsibility. -John F.

There are racist atheists, anti-gay atheists, republican atheists, conservative atheists, stupid atheists – and I’ve ran across them all. So you mean to tell me that pro-lifers can’t be atheists? Well I’m here to say that yes they can. Why? Because they have shit to do with each other! If atheists can be bigoted, anti-gay, and pro-choice, they can be pro-life too.
Being pro-life is not about being Christian, being pro-life is about being human. I agree with the British Medical Association, and many others, who consider implantation as the beginning of a pregnancy, and therefore of a human life. I’m a Humanist, and in my opinion the right to life is the most basic human right. It is a conclusion everybody should be able to reach, regardless of their religion or absence of it. -Frank L.
People from the Black Atheists facebook page is going to read this and may unlike the page. Oh well. More power to you. Bringing up this issue doesn’t make me any less of an atheist. I happen to be pro-choice. I just question things that doesn’t make sense to me. This blurring lines together just doesn’t compute in my head. Some would argue, “well, what does being pro-gay rights have anything to do with atheism?” My response would be absolutely nothing. It’s a human choice to be pro or anti. Not believing in a god doesn’t have anything to do with it. Otherwise there wouldn’t be pro-gay rights Christians and Muslims.
If I support gay rights and i’m pro-life, that would be my choice. That wouldn’t make me less of a believer in God. Maybe I believe that life is sacred and it is better to live than not to have lived at all. Maybe I don’t care who you are screwing in your bedroom while other atheist believe that same-sex relationships is ruining our society. That wouldn’t make me or them any less of an atheist. -Ray J. (From Black Atheists)
I’m not sure what kind of back-lash this kind of blog post is going to bring. I feel like me being atheist and pro-choice having these kinds of questions would leave me feeling like the only one; the lonely one. That’s fine. I’m okay with that. I just hope I get people from both sides of the fence and not people screaming at me in ALL CAPS that I’m no better than the pro-lifers. That argument in itself is no better than a christian with no facts screaming that god is good all the time, and all the time god is good.
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Questions Atheists Are Sick & Tired of Fucking Answering

  1. Where do you get your morals from?
    • I get my morals from common fucking sense. I don’t need a book to tell me to not kill, rape, or steal. Why do you?
  2. Why do atheists hate god?
    • Why don’t you understand the true definition of “atheist”? Go and look up misotheism and get back to me.
  3. What happened to you where you’re so mad at god?
    • I don’t know how anyone can be mad at something they don’t believe to exist.
  4. Why are you always bashing a god you don’t believe in?
    • Why can’t gays get married? Why are you trying to tell me what to do with my fetuses? Why can’t atheists take office in 7 States? Why are you convinced that this is a Christian nation?
  5. Why does god answer all of MY prayers if he isn’t real?
    • What makes you so special that your prayers are being answered in the first place? Those that REALLY need him don’t get their prayers answered.
  6. How are you black and not a Christian?
    • How are you a woman and a Christian? Blacks should be the last people who are religious. Just because the mass majority are religious, doesn’t mean I have to be. I’m awake, they aren’t.
  7. Do you have evidence of god‘s nonexistence?
    • Do you have evidence of god’s existence? I mean, telling me to look around and see for myself is an opinion, not a fact. Telling me that he woke me up this morning is fucked up. Handing me a bible isn’t evidence either.
  8. How can you raise your children to have morals if you don’t have any?
    • See question #1.
  9. Do you worship Satan?
    • You’re the one with the god hanging off your tit. Wouldn’t it be you that worships Satan? Seeing as when something awful happens, it’s the “Devils work?” Hmm?
  10. Do you think murder is wrong?
    • Why yes, yes the fuck I do. What in the hell does that have to do with atheism? Your god is totally okay with murder. Why not pray and ask him if he think murder is wrong.
  11. How do you explain near death experiences?
    • It could be the afterlife, as many people who have come close to dying have asserted. But a new study says it might well be a show created by the brain, which is still very much alive. When the heart stops, neurons in the brain appeared to communicate at an even higher level than normal, perhaps setting off the last picture show, packed with special effects.“A lot of people believed that what they saw was heaven,” said lead researcher and neurologist Jimo Borjigin. “Science hadn’t given them a convincing alternative.” Scientists from the University of Michigan recorded electroencephalogram (EEG) signals in nine anesthetized rats after inducing cardiac arrest. Within the first 30 seconds after the heart had stopped, all the mammals displayed a surge of highly synchronized brain activity that had features associated with consciousness and visual activation. The burst of electrical patterns even exceeded levels seen during a normal, awake state. In other words, they may have been having the rodent version of a near-death experience. [Source]Science. That’s how.
  12. Who named all the animals?
    • It is stated that Adam named all the animals in one fucking day; day 6. [See Genesis] God brought all the animals to Adam to name. That in itself is ridiculous. Where’s the record of all these animals that were named? How come there are thousands of species still being found out for the first time? Where’s Adam to name em’? What’s even more funny, if you read the bible – Genesis at least – there would be no need to ask us this question.
  13. Don’t you want to go to heaven?
    • No.
  14. Why do you eat babies?
    • Now, if we were really going around eating babies, wouldn’t there be a national investigation going on? Do you think before asking me these dumb ass questions?
  15. How did something come from nothing?
    • How did god come from nothing?
  16. Why can’t [you people] leave us religious people alone?
    • I’ll do that when religion stop trying to impose their bullshit on everyone. Starting with ‘The Pledge of Allegiance‘ and ‘In god we trust‘. Then after that, when idiots stop carving concrete slabs of the 10 Commandments and sticking them every fucking where. After that, when people stop having to ‘swear on the bible’.
  17. Why don’t you have faith?
    • b (1) : fidelity to one’s promises (2) : sincerity of intentions 2 a (1) : belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2) : belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion b (1) : firm belief in something for which there is no proof (2) : complete trust 3 : something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially : a system of religious beliefs : without question [Source]
  18. What will you do when the rapture comes?
    • If that day come, I’ll have a lot of questions to ask your absent god.
  19. Why do atheists celebrate Christmas?
    • Who doesn’t like presents? Also, if your god was real, he would have been born in the spring, not December 25th. Your holiday is Pagan. Why do YOU celebrate Christmas?
  20. Do you even know our lord?
    • That’s the main reason I’m an atheist, so yes. I know him/it better than you do.
  21. How did you wake up this morning if god didn’t exist?
    1. My alarm clock/biological clock/son. If god is waking me up before I’m ready to wake up then your god’s a dick. If your god was real, he could allow me to stay asleep; with all the other atheists as well.
  22. Do you believe in sin?
    • Yep. The same way I don’t believe in the Easter Bunny.
  23. Did you know that Jesus died on the cross for you?
    • Yea, he didn’t stay dead though. Dude got up after 2 in a half days. How in the fuck is that a sacrifice?
  24. So who created the world then?
    • The bible dates are 2000 years tops. There are steadily finding proof that the world is much much older. If I had to make a gamble, I’d believe that it wasn’t your bastardized religions god didn’t create it. [Source]
  25. Who do you answer to you when you want something?
    • Um, what?!

 

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Thank You Atheist Family!

You'll know your true friends when you're in need. My friends...my atheist family came through for me.

You’ll know your true friends when you’re in need. My friends…my atheist family came through for me.

I needed 18 more dollars for my son. I asked my family and friends for this money and they pretty much told me no because of my lack of belief. In that split-second, I almost regretted telling my family and my “friends” I was an atheist. If they still believed I was Christian, I would have had the money and then some without question. I was to the point where I was going to tell them that I was no longer an atheist and have converted back over some time ago; just to get the money I needed for my son.

Again, I don’t know if it was because of it being Black Friday or it was because I was an atheist, maybe both, but I went on my Black Atheist’s page to rant and in under 10 minutes I had the money and then some to help my son.

I sat there and cried in anger…it was anger because my family couldn’t help me, but complete strangers did. I was almost disgusted. I wasn’t expecting people to help me, but they did and I will be forever grateful.

Thank you, guys. You are my family, I know that now. You’ve been with me since the beginning and I love you all.

Note: I know not all Christians are this way. I have an ex mother-in-law that proves that. She gave me so many things for my son before he was even born; even her home. This is just to shed light that people will turn away from you just because of something that really shouldn’t matter when the same blood is flowing through their veins as yours.

If I had to sell my belongings, I was going to get that money for my son. Even if it meant he couldn’t watch his favorite learning show or Yo Gabba Gabba! for a while because of it. His well-being is what matters most. I couldn’t call myself a mother otherwise.

Edit: The reason I couldn’t ask my mother-in-law for the money is because she’s no longer talking to me because I divorced her son; she believes I’m the reason he’s homeless and losing 15 lbs.

I’ll try my best to repay you guys back for what you have given my son. I have a sense of peace right now. I don’t have to worry about my son not having what he really needs.

Again, thank you! I cry tears of joy tonight.

Video: Why Do Black Christians Hate Atheists?

Simple: They hate things they don’t understand. That or they’re simply threatened by someone who can challenge their idiotic beliefs. They don’t exactly understand their own bible, so it wouldn’t be surprising that someone who’s an atheist comes by and rain on their parade.

Atheists know the bible better than Christians. That’s a fact.

These are suppose to be people who aren’t supposed to judge people because “only god can judge”, but they do a lot of judging and have a lot of hate in their hearts. If they were so secure in their beliefs, they wouldn’t care what someone else beliefs are.

It Has Finally Happened…

My deranged religious cousin came out the woodwork with his religious babble. He even had a chance to demean me and women in general, before he blocked me. Ah…Christian love, can’t you just FEEL it?

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Why We Matter

For centuries, African-American culture has been much influenced by the black church and the Christian faith. So being both black and atheist can be a lonely and isolating experience for most. I’m a witness to how people can be so unforgiving towards atheists. My family, has given me until December, 2013 to find my son and I a place to stay as I cannot stay with her under her roof because I am an atheist. Things haven’t changed, I’m still jobless and December is coming in fast.

Less than one-half of one percent of Blacks identify themselves as atheists.

80% of Black Americans say religion is VERY IMPORTANT in their lives, compared to only 50% of U.S. adults.  In fact 3/4ths of Black Americans who are unaffiliated with any particular faith say religion plays a somewhat important role in their lives. Over half report attending church service at least once a week, more than 75% report praying daily and almost all indicated that they are ABSOLUTELY certain that God exists.

Blacks are the most likely to interpret the Bible as the literal word of God; and 83% express a belief in angels and demons.

Blacks express a high degree of comfort with religion’s role in politics and half feel there have been too few expressions of faith by politicians. 

We are a minority with in a minority. I made the blog (blackatheists.wordpress.com) and then the Facebook page to get our voices heard, to help others who may feel that they’re alone. They’re not. We are here and we aren’t going anywhere. Seeing as I lost a cousin when she came out as an atheist. She resided in Georgia and was killed by her peers. The news articles and reports may have said it was because she was black, but I know better.

There has been a few mishaps with the Facebook page along the way, an admin was banned for 5 days due to an image he posted. I can’t remember exactly what the image was about and why it was banned by since then we have toned it down by an invisible standard based on what we feel is not going get us banned. I’m worried about the future of my page due to how easily it is for someone to report a page because there was something on that page that offended them and only them.

Black atheists have a hard time sharing their beliefs with family and friends because the struggle for civil rights was tied so close to Christianity. So blacks who reject god are accused of turning their backs on their history. Not believing in God is seen as a thing for white people. The idea that religious belief fueled the civil rights movement is not entirely true. It only true that churches were the only all-black refuge during Jim Crow. But the story that gets told is, Jesus delivered us. Frankly, it was humans who did all the work; against their will no less.

Let’s Get One Thing Clear: Atheists Do Not Believe Something Came From Nothing!

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This nonsense that [we] atheists believe something came from nothing is utter nonsense.

Your understanding of atheists is lacking. The only people that say we atheists believe we come from nothing is your pastors. Keep parroting their ignorance  You live for the god of the gaps, but those gaps are closing rapidly with new knowledge we gain everyday.

No. Most Atheists believe in the science of the Big Bang, as explained by Einstein. Just before the big bang, an immense amount of matter was contained in a tiny space. The Hadron Collider experiments are designed to learn more about this.

The Big Bang was the introduction of all the information that comprises our universe at once. Since there are no other places in the natural world that we know of where information can completely disappear or reappear, then the Big Bang is most certainly an anomaly.

Mathematics suggests that it was the ignition of one of many similar universes, and such creation of universes is routine under some other conditions.

Looking into a microscope, and looking into a telescope, we see that there is no end. Things keep unfolding into sub-levels, and sub-sub-levels. Physicists thought the atom was the end, but the deeper they looked, they find even more mysteries and incomprehensible quantum functions.

Where does it go and why? It is a great and fascinating mystery. Our humanity compels us to search for the meaning of existence. Atheists generally, through science, can show that life has no meaning and we are insignificant. This can be corroborated by the clear lifelessness of the cosmos and the remoteness, and infinitesimal measurements taken by science through the ages.

Others, including Christians have an instinct that it is not so meaningless and reducible. That despite the apparent nature of things, as shown by science, there is still some unseen or higher power.

You’d do good if you sat and read a book other than the bible. Educate yourselves, get to know your “enemy” inside and out. Then, build your argument on facts, not shit you heard someone else say. Now, if you did that, you wouldn’t be Christian, would you?

Hundred years ago, few people were educated. Women had a dozen children each and many died in childbirth. Now, we have health care and education. Now we have freedom of (depending), and freedom from, religion. Life is improving. My hope is that life, health care, education, freedom of expression, will all improve. The overall quality of life will improve and more people will live with love and compassion.

Another idiotic argument you guys love recycling: Man did not come from monkeys; humans and apes share an ancient ancestor.

Just because we do not believe in Christianity doesn’t mean we have all the answers about the universe. It means that, unlike you, we are trying to find out on our own and move society forward with progress, instead of going through another Dark Ages that your religion caused.

Since we’re on the topic of nothing coming from nothing: Where is mommy and daddy god? Did your god come from nothing? Looks like it to me. Do they realize that science has yet to give an answer to where the matter came from? So since you don’t know there must be a god. If I ask you what created god. You will say nothing, he is eternal. Thus invoking the special pleading fallacy.

Someone said Christians don’t understand basic science, but I’d say they don’t understand how quantum mechanics works; which is hardly basic science. But then people won’t believe things if they can’t understand it, and saying God did it is a lot easier for Christians as well as other religious people in other religions to understand.