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Why Do Atheists “Witness”?


>>ZJ: Someone recently asked me why it is
that atheists share their views with others or try to persuade people that atheism is
true. They pointed out that when religious people “witness”, as they call it, they’re
usually doing it because their religion commands them to introduce others into the faith, and
because they’re worried about what could happen to people who don’t follow their religion
— for instance, they think we need to be saved from hell. But atheists, on the other
hand, would have no such motives for spreading atheism. So why do we do it? Well, not all
of us are so concerned with people’s religious beliefs. There are some atheists who consider
it a personal and private matter, and so they just won’t bring it up. They’re content with
keeping it to themselves. But some of us do care, and here’s why. We think it’s better
to hold correct beliefs about the world than incorrect beliefs. We think it’s important
for beliefs to accurately reflect reality, and we expect that others will also care about
whether their beliefs are true. We consider it inherently undesirable to go through life
believing something that’s false. Why? Because beliefs are important. We decide how to act
based on what we believe, and this means that believing things that are wrong can lead to
doing things that are wrong. Acting on an incorrect belief can result in pointless,
wasteful, even dangerous behavior. It is always a mistake. For that reason, we’re concerned
about the effects that religious belief has on individual people and on society as a whole.
Believers are often compelled to engage in regular religious observance and donate to
religious organizations that serve to promote and spread their faith. But if their religion
is wrong, that means they’ve been wasting their time and money, which could have been
used for something better. What good is it to devote a significant portion of your life
and your income to something that isn’t even real? Religious people also tend to pray,
often to request some kind of assistance from their gods or saints. But if they don’t exist,
then prayer will never accomplish anything, and there’s really no point to it. And if
believers were aware of this, they might choose to take action themselves instead. There’s
also the issue of stress and anxiety caused by religious beliefs. People of faith can
often be deeply bothered by the possibility of eternal torture in hell, both for themselves
and for others. Many of them actually believe this is real, leading to a constant concern
over their eventual fate — a concern which they pass on to others, including children.
But if there’s no such thing as hell, then there are a great number of people who are
very worried about this when they really don’t need to be. Similarly, religious people might
believe they need to constantly police their very thoughts to stamp out any trace of blasphemy
or heresy, because they’re under the impression that a god is constantly eavesdropping on
everything that runs through their head. This is not a small burden, and if there is no
god, then these people are experiencing a great deal of needless concern. Belief in
religious doctrine can also cause distorted moral reasoning. There are certain religions,
very popular ones, which actually teach that being angry is the same as killing someone.
More generally, this is often extended into the idea that anything considered a “sin”
is morally equivalent: from lying, to robbery, to genocide. It’s all the same. When you’re
unable to recognize such a massive difference of degree, that’s not healthy. The concept
of hell also ties into this, in that it’s usually viewed as the only possible punishment
for any sin, no matter how small. Both Hitler and the common shoplifter apparently deserve
the exact same penalty. Anyone who seriously believes this has been robbed of the ability
to understand the importance of a proportional response. If a person goes through life believing
that nearly everyone around them deserves to be tortured forever for their most minor
transgressions, that’s kind of a problem. Another issue is the potential for religious
differences to cause conflict within families. Most religions don’t look favorably upon nonbelievers,
to say the least, and disagreements over what people seriously believe to be matters of
mortal importance can provoke all kinds of division. Even Jesus proclaimed that his teachings
would be so controversial, they would split families apart. But if none of this is true,
then these beliefs have turned people against one another for no good reason at all. In
extreme cases, religious beliefs can lead people to deny life-saving medical treatments.
Jehovah’s Witnesses have been known to refuse blood transfusions and die as a result, and
the unfortunately-named Christian Scientists will often avoid any medical care. But if
their beliefs are actually false, then these people have died for nothing. If it weren’t
for their religion, there’s a good chance that they would have lived. And that’s very
sad. Beyond the consequences for individuals, there’s also a cumulative impact on society
when large numbers of religious people act on their beliefs. Many religions have organized
to oppose any legal recognition of the equality of gays and lesbians, based on their teachings
and doctrines. But if their religion is wrong, then there’s no reason for them to do this.
Innocent people are being portrayed as inferior and subjected to obvious injustice because
of these false religions. Similarly, religious morality equating embryos to full-grown infants
is largely responsible for the erosion of women’s reproductive rights. More directly,
these beliefs often lead to the organized harassment of patients and staff at abortion
clinics, sometimes escalating to violence. If these religions are false, then all of
this is for nothing. Many schools have chosen to weaken the standards for science education
and sex education in order to bring them in line with certain religious views. The people
whose very job is to teach students are instead intentionally compromising their education,
just to satisfy their religious beliefs. And if it weren’t for these beliefs, this wouldn’t
be happening. There’s also the role of religion in responding to the AIDS crisis in Africa.
There are actually religious movements operating in Africa which are telling people they shouldn’t
use condoms to prevent the spread of STDs, because it’s contrary to their religion. These
beliefs are now responsible for people being infected with an incurable and deadly disease,
and if it weren’t for religion, they might be alive and well today. In the same vein,
there are families who will refuse to seek any medical treatment for their children,
instead opting for totally ineffective attempts at “faith healing”. Sometimes, their children
die due to neglect. If they had realized that their religion is false and their faith is
futile, they would have taken their child to a doctor instead. Some religions have inspired
the creation of legal systems where victims of rape can be sentenced to lashings or even
death by public stoning. Victims of rape would not be viciously executed if it weren’t for
the religious beliefs that support this. As if that’s not bad enough, African believers
in witchcraft have tortured and murdered thousands of children, even infants, because they were
thought to be witches. Thousands more children accused of witchcraft have been abandoned
on the streets. All because of people who think witchcraft is real. Now, if you were
there at the moment when these people were about to burn a child alive for being a “witch”,
wouldn’t you tell them, “Stop that! There’s no such thing as witchcraft! You don’t need
to do this!”? Of course you would. Any reasonable person would. Anyone who cares about human
life and well-being would. And if you can understand why you would do that, then you
can also understand why atheists oppose religion. The beliefs may be different, the damage may
come in other forms, but the principle is the same. To ask why atheists share their
views is to ask why we care about what’s true, or why we care if our beliefs about the world
are accurate. We’re not concerned about what could happen to people in the afterlife. We’re
worried about what’s happening to people in this life. Belief in false things is causing
problems. This bothers us. We would like it to stop. And we need your help. And that is
why atheists “witness”.

Jean Kelley

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100 COMMENTS

  1. randomuser246 Posted on March 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    @video: is it really sad when religious zealots killed themselves for silly beliefs? grounded in no evidence or personal experience whatsoever? we hav an overpopulated planet after all…

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  2. Michael MacDonald Posted on March 31, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Very interesting! However, every single point is based upon the assumption "if".
    If there is not God; if there is no hell. That assumption is just that – an assumption that cannot be proven. To prove there is not God we'd have to travel everywhere – including outside of time and space. Hey, we haven't even seen all there is on earth yet. You never distinguished between faith in God as opposed to man-made religion. What about the hospitals & colleges? Most all started by Christians! hmmm

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  3. Michael MacDonald Posted on April 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Atheism is founded upon the faith that there is no God (it's faith because it can't be proven). Hitler was an atheist, evolutionist and logical. He ordered millions killed for his "faith". USSR tried to stamp out God but only plunged its country(s) into death & misery. These are just two proofs that there is more to this topic than calling theists "retarded". Many PhD's from secular universities believe in God (not a question of logic)

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  4. UnreachStars Posted on April 16, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    You should be the President of the USA. It would make it a way better place.

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  5. molyvenson Posted on April 22, 2011 at 2:02 am

    @UnreachStars I don't want my male president wearing make up.

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  6. UnreachStars Posted on April 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    @molyvenson And how is having a male president wearing make up is bad?

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  7. Jim Brenner Posted on April 24, 2011 at 3:22 am

    @nogogma ; That all depends on the condition of my mind when I am at that point in life. That's why I'll have everything on tape or a DVD so as to set the record straight so there is no doubts for those I leave behind.

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  8. AlbusPercyDumbledore Posted on April 27, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I'd been an atheist too if I was born a hermaphrodite like her.

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  9. Nicole Baresi Posted on April 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    @AlbusPercyDumbledore So the best you can do is insult someone's looks, because you can't bring up an argument?
    You just gave her even more credibility and destroyed your own.
    Btw, thats a nice username.

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  10. AlbusPercyDumbledore Posted on April 28, 2011 at 2:54 am

    @nicolebaresi I dont want to argue about religion. But if you look at the two highest rated comments on this video, they insult anyone with a religion. It seems that in this video, s/he just example really random sects, but neglects to remember that Christianity is centered around moral values, and I just find it hard to believe that you atheists all take instruction from a homosexual hermaphrodite who rides off of every bad thing she can find. S/he is truly a product of our time.

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  11. Jacob Snow Posted on April 28, 2011 at 5:06 am

    LOL. Why would anyone listen to someone who does not even know what "he" is…………Solve your own problems dude. It seems like you have enough.

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  12. Nicole Baresi Posted on April 28, 2011 at 6:32 am

    @AlbusPercyDumbledore Oh is Christianity centred around moral values? Going from the way you've acted here, your seemingly not a very good Christian.
    And so what aobut the highest rated comments? So because some people say some bad things directed at religious people, you instead decide to take it out on the author of the videos, who frankly makes good commentary in them in the 2 or so videos of hers I've actually seen.
    I find that pretty pathetic.

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  13. AlbusPercyDumbledore Posted on April 28, 2011 at 8:56 am

    @nicolebaresi There is no good commentary in this. All I got from this is that she says all religion is a lie. I think that in the 21st Century the author should abide by human rights in that everyone has a freedom of religion. What sickens me is that this thing runs around trying to strip people of faith, and turn them into believing nothing. There is a reason that there is a massive influx of atheism in Western Society, as opposed to the East. Bells and whistles corrupt.

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  14. Kaecirr Posted on April 28, 2011 at 9:29 am

    @nicolebaresi I have to agree albus here. This thing in the video seems to believe that anyone with a religion is under a false premise and talks down to them as such but this is not true. Look at Albert Einstein, one of the smartest people to ever walk the face of Gods earth. He always stated that all his theories further proved the existance of God not denounce it, and I can tell you now, that Einstein could crush this creatures closed minded views with one swoop. God have mercy on your souls!

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  15. Nicole Baresi Posted on April 28, 2011 at 9:49 am

    @AlbusPercyDumbledore Mm, thats sounds very similar.
    Almost the way Religion likes to arrogantly say how they know everything about the way the world works, even in the face of evident against, and no evidence for (whatsoever).
    Ironic to see a Religious person accuse someone of narrowmindness heh.
    And yea, there is a reason for it, its called the end of commnism which oppessed religion, whereas in Western Europe (where I'm from) people are less "scared", so Religion loses its main attraction.

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  16. Nicole Baresi Posted on April 28, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Religion has only ever attracted people largely because of the fear of the unknown, which is fine really, if people get comfort from that then I've no issues with that, but Religion has no place in the world outside of that, it has no place in schools, no place in politics, no place in medicine or anything even remotely important.

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  17. Nicole Baresi Posted on April 28, 2011 at 9:53 am

    @Kaecirr Even whether Religion is true or not is really a secondary issue, I personally don't really care if someone believes in God, they are welcome to do it if its their choice, its the mindless people who are forced into religion (mostly by their parents) who cant think for themselves and the people who are trying to turn Religion into something more important than it is, Christians are trying to turn America into Islam 12th century.

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  18. Nicole Baresi Posted on April 28, 2011 at 9:55 am

    @Kaecirr And if you don't know what I mean by that, I'll explain.
    From around the 9th century to around the 12th century, Baghdad (Iraq) was pretty much the centre of the world "intellectually", its where most of the discovers were made (its why alot of stars have arabic names, because they were discovered during this time) but during the 12th century a new philosphy rose up which basically was in its simplest form "science is evil", and Islam scientiically haven't recovered in 900 years.

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  19. AlbusPercyDumbledore Posted on April 28, 2011 at 10:46 am

    @nicolebaresi Hello again. I do believe in a God and I respect your point of view, and thank you for the interesting arguments, its just that this person really riles me because this videos creator is just so up itself. I really do not think that this person is as very good representative of your atheism, and I do believe that it should respect other peoples beliefs, rather than denounce them as "wrong" because I would never say that to an atheist because I respect the sanctity of their mind.

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  20. Kaecirr Posted on April 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

    @nicolebaresi Thanks for accepting and respecting that other people have their own views and beliefs. I do not wish to get into a theological debate. What upsets me is that the person in this video is acting completely naive and should learn that others have the right to express and believe in whatever they wish to. I wouldn't mind so much if she didn't just outright say thal all religions are wrong and instead presented her view respectfully but this isn't the case.

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  21. Nicole Baresi Posted on April 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

    @Kaecirr Well, I'm not gonna really get into an argument about whether its real or not, I personalyl don't believe in God at all.
    The one thing that really gets on my nerves is the fact that Religious people just ignore the questions, how can you live your life without asking them, "Does God exist?" and the many others. I also have a deep disliking for the idea of believing in God cause its safe, "If he exists great, if not what does it matter?" thats the worst thing that someone can believe in.

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  22. Nicole Baresi Posted on April 28, 2011 at 11:14 am

    @AlbusPercyDumbledore Well, look at it from our side, Atheists are guility of it too, but it's largely been a Religious thing to ram Religion down the throats of other people, trying to force their views onto others, frankly thats what turned me away from it.
    Listen I really don't have a problem with someone who believes in God because they believe in him, my main gripe is that people believe in God because its a "safe" thing to do…[continued]

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  23. Nicole Baresi Posted on April 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

    [continued]…and what I mean by that is, there are people that just sit down and are like "Well, why wouldn't you beleive in God? You die and it turns out that God wasn't real? Then what does it matter? You lose nothing, if it turns out he was, then you survived ETERNAL DAMNATION." I passionately HATE that type of argument, why does such a person even exist, what purpose is their to life at all if you don't question your existence, if you dont search for answers yourself.

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  24. Nicole Baresi Posted on April 28, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I don't give any value to something where you can just be hold what the "truth" is, the truth of something means nothing if you havent worked hard to figure it out yourself.

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  25. munku121 Posted on June 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Again, another ignorant atheist. God is real. He can do anything. He is almighty and all powerful and He loves us all. Mary got pregnant without knowing a man, God can do this because He is God. The Lord Jesus was resurrected from the dead, and believing in Him washes away all of our sins with His blood.

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  26. Malcolm Posted on June 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I am an atheist, but I don't mess with other people's beliefs unless I feel that they are harmful or hateful. I do get tired of people just stating their beliefs as fact, though. Unless God or Allah or Athena or Cthulhu comes down to earth and indicates that a specific religion is true, then I won't bother with any of it. IMO, any benevolent god who demands to be followed to escape damnation must first make it obvious which religion is the right one. Therefore, I can't picture a benevolent god.

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  27. Frank Oglesby Posted on June 23, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    @munku121 did you know Mary was 11 years old giving birth to jesus? Now if gods so loving and merciful why make a child thats reproductive organs aren't mature enough to correctly house a child, and if he's merciful god woulda impregnated a woman whose had a couple kids so her body would'nt have a hard time , not make a child go thru a childbirth , what's merciful about that?

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  28. munku121 Posted on June 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Where did you get this lie? Mary wasn't a child, it says so in the Bible. Don't believe that lies of scientists and atheists.

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  29. ryuuseicha Posted on July 1, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    @munku121 And Zeus lives on Mount Olympus and smites the wicked with lightning bolts.

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  30. Druuzil Tech & Games Posted on July 3, 2011 at 6:02 am

    I would submit to you (Zj) that your comments about time wasted on religious activities is, in many ways, the pot calling the kettle black.
    Would it be fair to say that you've expended a great deal of time and effort in the creation of these videos, in an effort to change the opinions of religious folks whom you have deemed to be "wasting their time"? But since there's zero chance of you changing their beliefs, who's time is actually being wasted?

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  31. Fernando Vazquez Posted on July 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Are you really an atheist or are you just reading an atheists monologue!?
    And, does anyone else think this is a dude!?!?

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  32. Thoughtland Posted on July 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

    @Tamugetsu Its not just that. People insist on believing in craptastic gods instead of cool gods like Thor or Perseus. It always has to be a geriatric bearded coffin dodger in a nightgown.

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  33. smoogirl Posted on July 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    This'll sound silly… but at 6:01… 'Riazat Butt' lmao …

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  34. smoogirl Posted on July 29, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    @druuzil He's not trying to change anyone's beliefs love. He's stateing a fact and opinion. No where in his video has he said 'You are wasting your time'. Think and listen before you start anything.

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  35. Druuzil Tech & Games Posted on July 30, 2011 at 2:43 am

    @smoogirl
    1:38 "If their religion is wrong, they've been wasting their time and money".

    So yes, he directly states that religeon is a waste of time (if it's wrong), and we can infer (not that he's trying to hide it) that he believes that religeon IS wrong, and thereby a waste of time.

    1:40 "What good is it to devote a significant portion of your life and income to something that isn't even real?"
    More direct, quotable evidence.
    I listened pretty well. Did you?

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  36. Frank Oglesby Posted on August 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    @druuzil What do you care how she or he spends him or hers time? She's cool, informative, educated, ladylike, has a different look everytime , if her videoes convert just 1 person to reality and reason then it's all worth it .

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  37. bozerabc123 Posted on August 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    This is bullshit. This is where the 1st amendment piss me off. It should apply to Islam and atheist homosexuals like you. Get a fucking counselor and sort out your life. Turn to the one and only god and ask for forgiveness from your sinful life. All your videos is bullshit lies.

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  38. guillatra Posted on September 3, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    @Nothodgson guy, look at the videos.

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  39. Stupid Cringy Um Guy Posted on September 4, 2011 at 2:13 am

    @bozerabc123 are fucking kidding me you just made everything what this girl just say true! read the title and if you dont like click away you idiot, you dont have make youtube a fukin church

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  40. way2jaded1 Posted on September 9, 2011 at 9:52 am

    to be honest If I saw some of the behaviour described I would hope I would have the courage to do a little more than simply talk at them.

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  41. UGodLuvs Posted on September 13, 2011 at 1:10 am

    You said, "We consider it inherently undesirable to go through life believing something that is false." Unfortunately, you have no way to knowing that what you believe is true…as in hard evidence…by "you" I mean every single person standing and living on this Earth. Granted, I graduated from college (a secular college) about 6 months ago, and maybe times have already changed…but when I took Biology and geology only about 9 months ago it was called "The theory of evolution."

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  42. UGodLuvs Posted on September 13, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Am I a believer in God, absolutely. I believe because of personal experiences, and maybe you have not had any of those experiences, so YOU do not have a reason to believe this. That's fine, I respect your beliefs. My husband was a die hard, antagonistic atheist for the first 3 years or so that we were together. Nothing I said or did swayed him in ANY way, I wouldn't expect it to…after all any changes that come in a person in regards to belief in God come from God, NOT from me or believers.

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  43. UGodLuvs Posted on September 13, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I just wanted to throw that out there, that you have a BELIEF in something. I also have a BELIEF in something….neither has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. The world is naturally drawn towards chaos and I just can't believe that all of this happened for NO REASON, ACCIDENTALLY when ever sense that one perfect thing happened (evolution began) the world is chaotic and NOTHING goes right, constantly going a wry. It just doesn't add up for me. But, my way of thinking doesn't add up for you.

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  44. AussieBlokeGordo Posted on September 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    I dont really think its sad that a bunch of over zealous nuts died from stupidity, its not like humans are an endangered species. Its ridiculous the way religion is forced upon scociety in the 21st century, if you tell someone you saw a UFO they laugh at you but its perfectly fine that they believe a single being created an entire universe from nothing gimme a break. Did you know the film "The golden compass" wont have a sequal because the catholic church believes it promotes heracy. FFS wankers

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  45. Viabile Posted on September 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    What is the worst think that can happen to a non believer?
    if the response is the unknown , then are all equal.
    if response is believe, than the worst think is already happening = fear.
    as the uncertainty is present better to live without fear.
    if believe is to strong, fear is to big to be rationally handled, and no furhter discussion is needed.

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  46. Shaggy Posted on September 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    @UGodLuvs Care to explain what experiences you're talking about?

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  47. UGodLuvs Posted on October 1, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    @axel5735 Absolutely. There are countless experiences I have had that prove to me that God exists (which I don't have room to write them all but you are more than welcome to e-mail me if you would like to have a discussion about them [email protected]) . The largest one (which also happens to be how my husband is now a believer) was a shared experience for the both of us that happened over a period of about 6 months or so. When my husband and I first started dating he was an atheist

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  48. UGodLuvs Posted on October 1, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    and no one could prove him any differently. He didn't care about talking about God with people and he wouldn't get angry or heated in the convo…because he didn't believe it anyways. I ended up moving in with him and his family right out of high school. He had lived in this house since he was born, mind you. I started doing Bible studies and things like that in the house and some pretty bizarre stuff started to happen. I saw a HUGE shadow int he middle of the night that took up our entire

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  49. UGodLuvs Posted on October 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    door frame from top to bottom in the middle of the night. I saw a few more things as well and it scared the crap out of me!! Then, Russ (my husband) started to see things. He saw 2 apparitions. One was in the middle of the night when he was in the kitchen getting a snack. He said he felt total dread, like he had never felt before and felt like some one was behind him. He turned around and what looked like "energy" was standing behind him.

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  50. UGodLuvs Posted on October 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    The "energy" looked like ripples you see on a hot summer day coming up off of the ground but in the shape of a person…or being. He said he just stood there and watched it for about 3 or 4 minutes (frozen in fear) before it started moving toward him. When it reached him he said it was really cold. Again, he was an atheist and the first thing he thought to do was tell it to get out of his house in the name of Jesus Christ.

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  51. UGodLuvs Posted on October 1, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Then, a few weeks later we were doing a Bible study with a friend of ours (after all the craziness in the house he became a little more interested in Christianity lol) While we were doing the study we started to hear EXTREMELY loud whistling coming from the living room. At first we thought it was the tv or something but then we started hearing the commercials changing in the back ground. It sounded like an old "workers" tune and it was super, super creepy.

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  52. UGodLuvs Posted on October 1, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I was completely frozen and so were Russ and Steph. My brain pretty much literally went into over load because it can't interpret what is happening…because it's not logical AT ALL. I legit couldn't move. It was the scariest day of my life. You could hear the whistling going back and forth from the living room to the kitchen and back again. I swear,it lasted a full 10-15 minutes long enough that I KNOW it happened. I was praying at the time but they weren't. They heard a REALLY

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  53. UGodLuvs Posted on October 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    deep voice yell "GO!" or "NO!" right in their ear, I heard nothing at all. There were many other happenings in that house once a believer stepped foot into it (every one in his family were atheists). He finds it exceptionally strange that once I moved in all hell broke loose and for 20 years prior to this he never saw/heard/experienced ANYTHING like that, ever. There are more experiences I have had as well, but that is the most physically evident that there is a battle betwene good and evil

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  54. Shaggy Posted on October 2, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    @UGodLuvs Sounds more like a ghost to me, maybe even schizophrenia. I highly doubt your husband was an Atheist if the first thing he decided to do after he realized strange things were going on was to have the god he doesn't think exists wish it away. If you think loud whistling is proof of a battle between good and evil in your house I'd recommend seeing a psychologist.

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  55. UGodLuvs Posted on October 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    @axel5735 Yes, it does sound like "ghosts" but I don't believe in "ghosts" as what many other people believe them to be. The Bible says a person that dies and goes to heaven won't want to come back here and a person who dies and goes to hell isn't allowed to come back here. So, now what could these apparitions be then? We know that both angels and demons are allowed here.So, how would you explain the fact that nothing like this ever happened in his house until I moved in? Everyone saw things.

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  56. Shaggy Posted on October 3, 2011 at 1:29 am

    @UGodLuvs There could be many possible explanations that don't involve the supernatural. If you want to blame it on angels and demons fighting in your house then I'd first advise you to look into other explanations before you equate it to your religion. Even the testimonies of seeing Heaven and Hell after death leave me unmoved because the person is 99.9% of the time the person is a Christian or doesn't realize how the brain works when it lacks oxygen.

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  57. MagnusCattus Posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:00 am

    You know what this video is missing? a pie in the face, that would at least make this video somewhat serious.

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  58. MagnusCattus Posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:03 am

    @axel5735 What other explanations? I'm sorry man, but either you beleive nothing created energy and the energy happened to explode and create matter and electromagnatism aswell as gravity, or something beyond physical matter broke the cycle of "what came before that…" and created a well defined universe and reality governed by mathematical principals and laws. What exactly are you getting at? Something broke the physical laws and dynamics or else nothing would still exist.

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  59. MagnusCattus Posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:08 am

    @Tamugetsu So if you are to have faith, you need something to happen where you don't need any. Fantastic, God will get right on that just because YOU said so.

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  60. MagnusCattus Posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I have never once heard an atheist try to presuade me, usually they just take a pot shot about God being a wizard, then chicken out of a debate. I figure this is a tell tale sign of utter cowardice, and not too surprisingly so. Those who have nothing to fight for, will have nothing to gain in winning.

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  61. Shaggy Posted on October 6, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    @MagnusCattus What are YOU talking about? This conversation is about her hearing whistling noises and claiming that it's proof of a battle between angels and demons in her house. Please read before jumping to conclusions.

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  62. MagnusCattus Posted on October 7, 2011 at 1:26 am

    @axel5735 huh?
    ok well I wasn't listening, I don't have all day to read comments, so forgive me if I assumed you were talking about something else. I thought you were talking about the origin of life. If you weren't fair enough, but my statement about it still stands

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  63. MagnusCattus Posted on October 7, 2011 at 1:29 am

    @axel5735 ok ya my mistake, i'm big enought to admit that.
    Firstly angels and demons are not fighting in her house. If it is anything it is simply demons having a bit of fun with her, I have come to realise they must take great pleasure in seeing humans come up with such idiotic explantions.

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  64. Cordell Jones Posted on October 27, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Saying there's no God is like saying you know everything about the universe. Which you don't, so I just proved your a agnostic..not a atheist

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  65. sweetsweatyfeet Posted on October 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Atheism isn't "true" as a positive statement because atheism isn't one. A better descriptor for atheism is 'logically valid' and then only as a response that dismisses unproven god assertions.

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  66. sweetsweatyfeet Posted on October 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    @inlets1 Atheism is not a statement of absolute knowledge—it's a statement about belief. Agnosticism is about what you know or claim to know. It is possible (indeed likely) to be both.
    I do not have absolute knowledge there is no god(s), therefore I'm an agnostic. But I also have no reason to believe there is a god(s) without good evidence. In the absence of evidence no belief (atheism) is the logical default position. Therefore I am both agnostic AND atheist.

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  67. DeathIIV Posted on October 30, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    @GeneralG1810 ……holy shit….. thats really dissapointing i hate religion

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  68. matthijs G Posted on November 12, 2011 at 9:35 am

    hahah OMG another sheldon !!

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  69. XShadowHazeX Posted on November 18, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Bitch sounds like a dude!

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  70. narco210 Posted on November 19, 2011 at 8:06 am

    your like the teacher from ferris bueller booooriiiiiiing hahahahahah lmao

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  71. hashtaghashbrownn Posted on November 21, 2011 at 4:07 am

    is this persona dude? who…changed his sex XD

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  72. Gleeerson Posted on January 13, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    @XShadowHazeX He is a male, he just dress up like this on the videos…

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  73. TreasonousBastard Posted on January 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

    This reminds me why I'm not an atheist. The absurdity of the statement: "I believe that God does not exist" should be evident to anyone capable of acknowledging the absurdity of the statement: "I believe that God exists." Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Any conviction that God does not exist is just as baseless as the conviction that he does, resting on the assumption that humans can know all that there is to know about the universe, which is ridiculous; we are limited creatures.

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  74. Bryan Libres Posted on March 10, 2012 at 1:42 am

    Is it me or my eyes lies on what i see, IS THAT A GUY TALKING? hiding on a face of a girl. your Adams Apple is showing man..

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  75. KittenKoder Posted on March 10, 2012 at 8:28 am

    I don't think atheists "witness" or "preach" … they inform others that they don't have to follow an idiotic belief system that scared them out of destroying their own lives. You can learn, you can accept information that conflicts with your beliefs. You can progress and grow. It's a lesson in logic, not a religious message at all.

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  76. Closetscholar Posted on April 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Is a man dressing and acting the part of a woman useless and wasteful behavior?

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  77. Zinnia Jones Posted on April 26, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?

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  78. Youna Alsuhaili Posted on May 1, 2012 at 9:31 am

    i like your channel but Im not atheist

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  79. Al Johnson Posted on May 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    but all religion is harmful and hateful, towards women, homosexuals, different races, different faiths…

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  80. daddyleon Posted on May 12, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    sorry to be so off topic, but I don't think I can add more..
    so… is this ragtime music I hear in the background?

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  81. KendrixTermina Posted on May 14, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Love your way of talking…
    But yeah, when they do it, they're "spreading the good news" and helping, but we are being "disrespectful" b< default even if we go to uphold things such as the separation of church and state…

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  82. mike powell Posted on May 31, 2012 at 1:27 am

    So I'm assuming ur atheist and yes religion is foolish for ppl created religion to fit there life style but there is a God and only 1 u blaspheme God cuz of what u believe isn't real how wud u kno he isn't real and I can c religion has caused corruption upon the world because of false accusation but I follow Christ and I believe in his word and have experienced what he promised me and there's more to come! u should ask him for sumthin he wants u and believes n u. It want hurt to try

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  83. Jewelsheam Posted on July 2, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Your videos are great! =)

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  84. summersun2828 Posted on July 2, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Excellently put! You have a very direct, well thought out way of putting forward your arguments. When trying to put across arguments, myself, I tend to do a lot of umming and arring & find myself hopping from one thing to another, in the hope that people actually understand what it is I'm trying to get across. You on the other had are very much calmer & precise in your delivery. Well done!

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  85. QBALL85 Posted on August 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Why is that man wearing lipstick? and why is this recommended as part of one of my videos?

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  86. YankusDankus Posted on August 16, 2012 at 2:56 am

    The Bible Says:
    Do not lie
    Do not Cheat
    Do not steal
    Do not murder

    Sounds SO dangerous.
    And it is impossible to end religion
    With a YouTube video. Sorry.

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  87. bigg tubb Posted on August 16, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Is this a chick or a dude… very hard to tell

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  88. bigg tubb Posted on August 16, 2012 at 5:17 am

    I have a question for the he/she that made this video why do you dress like a stereotypical chick yet you talk like a stereotypical dude

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  89. fntime Posted on August 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Zinnia, Have you ever heard of Alexander Lowen?
    If truth and correct beliefs are your goal, there is an 'extreme'
    apparent 'fault line' here, with you!
    Are you a computer or a wanna be computer.
    You & the fundementalist religious are different sides
    of the same coin.
    Somehow, the Soccerors Apprentice comes to mind.
    Your 'work' is not finished, 'computer grasshopper'!

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  90. Frostina Henderson Posted on November 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I think you should dress as the man GOD made you…….

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  91. Zinnia Jones Posted on November 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Tried that. I make a better woman, really.

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  92. Cadzie442 Posted on January 28, 2013 at 7:23 am

    atheists are the new christians, who tend to shop at hot topic and all that junk

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  93. Varian Cooper Official-Original Posted on March 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Religion- the oldest form of control there is , slavery in its classic meaning was just too damn obvious. Its all just different forms of cults-which just shows how primative the human race still is-unfortunatley

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  94. The Unbeliever Posted on July 23, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Great video. Christians why are you talking about her instead of listening to her?
    This is why you are so fucked up because you don't wanna see the truth no matter how we show it to you. You fear that if you think and reason, you're going to hell.
    Loose all your fears and you'll find the truth. God does not exist nor hell.

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  95. Rachnis Posted on August 1, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Maybe we do not exist. Hmmm.

    Wrong answers are easy to come by for big questions.

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  96. ChibiGeeBee Posted on August 28, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    The thing that makes this hard is that people don't understand the difference between "witnessing", and explaining the scientific theory.

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  97. Crayapple Posted on June 19, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Am I the only one who thinks this may be a guy?

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  98. Crayapple Posted on June 19, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I can definitely see an adams apple lol

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  99. ben miller Posted on November 15, 2015 at 5:55 am

    I do it because its like watching someone walking into something ot off something causeing damage to the person

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  100. Cindy G Posted on October 11, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    The atheists I have encountered on social media are rude and nasty. Can you prove there is no God, no Heaven or Hell?

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