EvilEgg: How does one "live like an atheist"? Most Christians don't go to church, don't talk about Jesus much, and pretty much ignore Christ's teaching.
TheOnion: How does one live like an atheist? Stop praying and going to church?
HotWingConspiracy: LOLSo very Christ-like.Here's some trivia for you: Jesus hated anyone that wasn't a Christian.
Captain Darling: Not teaching at a seminary sounds like part of living like an atheist.
manbart: ftfa:I don't think you can even pretend to be an atheist simply by reading books by atheist authors and attending atheist gatherings when your religious beliefs are still somewhere in the back of your mind - but I still applauded the fact that he was exploring atheism and wanted to learn more about it.Who does this shiat? Atheism is simply the non-belief in the supernatural, what is there to discuss? Sounds like a lame circle-jerk.I think the experiment is a fail because these people are not representative of the vast majority of atheists.
Satanic_Hamster: Captain Darling: Not teaching at a seminary sounds like part of living like an atheist.Yep. Also, how exactly does one live as an atheist? I don't go to atheist lectures or clubs, apparently I'm doing it wrong?
jigger: HotWingConspiracy: LOLSo very Christ-like.Here's some trivia for you: Jesus hated anyone that wasn't a Christian.He doesn't hate them. He loves them. Just because he sends them into a lake of fire for eternity doesn't mean he hates them.
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Vangor: This is what I remember doing in my early teens, once I found being an atheist was an option and my disenchantment with Christianity did not mean I had to replace with Islam, Buddhism, etc..
Satanic_Hamster: I don't go to atheist lectures or clubs, apparently I'm doing it wrong?
meanmutton: jigger: HotWingConspiracy: LOLSo very Christ-like.Here's some trivia for you: Jesus hated anyone that wasn't a Christian.He doesn't hate them. He loves them. Just because he sends them into a lake of fire for eternity doesn't mean he hates them.Technically, Christians believe that Jesus tries to get people to go to heaven but they choose the lake of eternal fire.
DerAppie: Ftfa: Just days after he made his announcement, they fired him until he rededicates himself to JesusI'm not seeing a problem here. He should just tell them that he dropped the experiment and keep going in secret. That way he'll get his job back, he gets to experience the need to keep his opinions secret for fear of persecution and he gets to examine if atheists really are untrustworthy scumbags who would lie because it is easier than telling the truth.
ArgusRun: For f*ck sake. You want to live like an atheist? Then continue what you are doing. Plenty of worshipful people have come to the inner conclusion that god is not real, but change absolutely nothing. I don't believe in God, but that doesn't stop me from cooking up a hell of a Seder dinner with my Mom and fasting on Yom Kippur. I don't do it because I believe that God will have me die by fire, or drowning or wild beast. But rather, I love my family, and the traditions and the food. I think there is value in traditions that bind us to generations past. Some are bad or dangerous and should be thrown away, but some are lovely.The mark of a good religious experience is that you still find it enjoyable after you become an atheist.
Vangor: Satanic_Hamster: I don't go to atheist lectures or clubs, apparently I'm doing it wrong?Be mindful, his world-view is one of having been a pastor and professor in what is a rather structured denomination of Protestantism. For one to live as a member of any faith would be to steep themselves in the ritual and practices and representations of belief. Without solid ritual and practices and belief, this is what he has chosen.
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