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Why I’m an Atheist

I get asked why I’m an atheist quite often, and I thought I’d make a post detailing my thoughts on God, Atheism, and why I think the way I do.

Basically, the idea of a God (or gods) just doesn’t make sense to me. From what I know of science, the only place essentially left for God to exist is mostly as a “prime mover”, and in that case, the whole model is just much simpler without a God existing. And the more I learn, the more I find my assertions reaffirmed.

All the bad shit in the world makes a lot more sense when you realize that there isn’t some invisible old bearded dude in the sky who personally cares about you. Things happen, you do what you can to mitigate them, and that’s all there is to it.

I can understand why people believe in God. It’d be nice to admit things are out of your control, but someone who cares about you is making sure things happen as they’re supposed to, that there’s a reason for all the cruelty and randomness in the world, rather than it just being cruelty and randomness, and that sometimes, bad people win.

5 Responses to “Why I’m an Atheist”

  1. Tom Says:

    Is it expensive to start your own blog?

  2. Pitabred Says:

    It depends on what you want to do. http://www.ordpress.com will give you a free one. But if you want a spiffy domain name like I have (pitabred.org), you have to pay for hosting and a domain name. I use http://www.dreamhost.com, and they’re really quite good, but it’s a fairly hefty investment if you just want to blog and don’t do much else with web design.

  3. Samir Says:

    Good job! Can’t wait to start my own blog.

  4. Kody Says:

    You made some good points on this topic.

  5. Turner Says:

    Thank you for a great blog, I will be sure to bookmark your site and check back later 🙂

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