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Critical thinking. Rational discourse. Healthy skepticism.

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:icondebegotten:
DeBegotten Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why?

omg this joke was only made 100000 times im so original i will now explode
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:iconjudascain:
JudasCain Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
question everything...I can agree with that! That being said, what if there is an afterlife and God, but it's nothing like any religion portrays?
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generallaserfist Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm religious and I question my beliefs all the time. Critical thinking is good for everyone!
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BTIsaac Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Does that mean I can question wether atheism is healthy for humanity in a long run?
Because I've been doing that for some time now.
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DrIgnacious Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats what House says
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:iconbookbugim:
bookbugim Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
i like the idea, but i could do without the religious branding.
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Baz135 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Why?
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:iconjudascain:
JudasCain Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see what's you did there, lol.
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InvaderJhonn95 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Strangely enough, I don't ever see atheists question their beliefs before telling everyone that their beliefs are false.
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LaTexiana Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I saw that this comment was from 2009 and I thought "No way, I can't do this... but of course I can :)"

I can't speak for everyone, but where I live (Texas) less than 5% of the population does not claim to adhere to any particular religion, and I would guess that less than 1% or 2% actually claim to be Atheists. Having said that, it is probably obvious that most of the Atheists born in this state are raised by religious parents. My parents are both Young Earth Creationists/Evangelical Baptists and yet both my brother and I independently came to the same logical conclusions and became Atheists by the time we left for college. For Atheists raised in religious areas by fundamentalist parents, the journey from religion to Atheism is completely a process of questioning our beliefs and the beliefs of those we love and trust. In the end, evidence trumped faith.

Obviously, some Atheists were raised by Atheists or at least by "Agnostics" and never had established religious beliefs which had to be questioned. I can only speak for those of us for which that was not the case.

I hope this doesn't offend you in any way, for its content or the SIX YEAR GAP since you first replied :D 
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Writer
On the contrary. I, for one, do indeed question my lack of belief.
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InvaderJhonn95 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
:iconfuckthatbitchplz:Oh-ho-ho, that slaps me on the knee. Not that you "question" anything, but how many atheists say they do just that before going back to their anti-Abrahamic bitch quest.
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Writer
I assure you, I'm telling the truth here. I cannot speak for other atheists, of course.
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Coelophysis Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009   Writer
Question everything?

What about this slogan, then? Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect. There's virtue in hanging onto it for a while, but in the end, you are much happier trading it in for belief, truth, and whatever certainty these can afford you. Skepticism as an end in and of itself is pretty foolish.
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MidnightTea7 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Which is why there's a "healthy skepticism" mentioned under the stamp.

There is a huge difference between questioning and accepting things if they turn out to be true. Truth doesn't mind questioning... unless it's confused with a belief.
And if in the end we won't be able to find truth and all we can do is believe... oh well who had said that we possess an intellect that enables us to grasp even the edge of truth? That doesn't mean that questioning things is pointless. If we didn't question, we wouldn't be humans.
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JudasCain Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true...it's good to be a healthy open-minded skeptic as opposed to the close-minded ones, as no matter how much proof you show them even when it's staring them in the face, they'll be ill convinced. Pride truly is the folly of man...
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JudasCain Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Faith must inevitably give way to scientific fact. As a spiritualist though, I find it unfortunate that many scientists equate science to materialism when in fact that is not the case..it is a process of inquiry, testing, and comparing data to find truth. Psychic phenomena is testable by this means via mediums in a controlled environment..a very good example of this would be The Scole Experiments(an interesting documentary on life after death). :)
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Writer
An excellent deflection!
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danielnikolic Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Will use it in my shoutboard.
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Jack-Off-Jill666 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Student Photographer
love the stamp, going to put this in my shoutboard :D
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CHutsell Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
*violently favs*
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bellezza-corrutta Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Something I do naturally Love.

Gotta draw the line somewhere tho, or it'll only lead to your insanity!!!
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AtheistsClub Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
You say that like insanity is a BAD thing! :D

Thanks, Emily.

-Charles
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bellezza-corrutta Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
lol, if it is, then I am most cetainly a bad person!!! lol
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PersAbsynthFaerie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
yay! :dance:
My favourite stamp so far!! Definitely sums up my philosphy for life! I was the annoying little girl who asked 'why?' questions all the time in kindy.. I would wait unil everyone had finished asking questions, then ask the not so obvious questions that no-one else had voiced :) do it till this day for everything , especially religion! :heart: I'd lick n stick but I can't afford a sub :sad:
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SiriuslyBright33 Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
this stamp wins.

forever.
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:iconatheistsclub:
AtheistsClub Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
Thank you. Use it well!

-Charles
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OttselTess Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
That's the right attitude!
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DoctorBollocks Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
I'm religious myself and I agree with this. However my questioning is in the motives of other religous groups, notably the non-Conservative Fundamentalists( There's a difference...a BIG difference). Which is why I question those weirdoes with the tounge speaking and such as to, where is it written. That sort of stuff, you don't have to be atheist to question the "principles" of others. Of course I've often been questioned myself for being friends with atheists and such.
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AtheistsClub Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
It's the people who never question anything that frighten me the most. Fortunately, I don't think there are all that many of them. Thinking is addictive enough that most people just can't give it up for long.

-Charles
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DoctorBollocks Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Same here, otherwise we're left to a world similar to George Orwell's 1984 or Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. I mean let's face it we've all questioned, I even questioned my faith, of course events changed that and a friend of mine( who's taught in various subjects) went through proof with me. Now not everyone might belive it but that's human nature.
Also, with Darwin, I often tell people not to bash him off the bat. To me Darwin tried explaining how nature worked not nessisarily what he's associated with mostly( I often tell people of my faith that even Darwin went to church) but his observations hold up, except for the idea of macroevolution and that I'm not convinced of but I agree with several statements on nature of his, such as the finches. I also often tell them that there is such thing as evolution but in somewhat different senses.
Now I do question atheism and other forms like that but what can you expect from me? Just like I can expect you to question my beliefs. Heck for us religious Jesus had questioned the Pharises on their tactics. Plus, we're not so different. According to the Roman Pagans we're atheists too, ain't it a small world?
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RedStonePhoto Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
I appreciate your obvious openmindedness.
I agree that Darwin's macroevolution has more than its fair share of holes, but no more so than anyone's history of the earth according to their respective religion. It's the people who blindly follow that I take issue with!
As for Darwin attending church...he did so only under duress from his very conservative wife. Now, what most people don't realize is that his lack of faith (or whatever one might call it) was in no way due to his theories of evolution. It was caused by his anger of his daughter's death at an early age! Feel free to pass that wonderful little tidbit along!
Cheers,
- Eric
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DoctorBollocks Featured By Owner May 31, 2007
Well with the what I believe in, a creation, I look for facts to support it as any evolutionist looks to support his. I, as a christian, believe in Creation but I do think there is evidence for both sides. Now I'm not one to ask for some of this as I'm not what you call good with that sort of thing. I also take issue with those who blindy follow any belief, and i do beleive that both takes a type of faith to believe in both views.
As for Darwin, at the time I said that I had'nt read completely into Darwin's...biography you might say. I know what you said now, but it was after I wrote what I did.
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AtheistsClub Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Everybody's somebody's atheist.

-Charles
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:icondoctorbollocks:
DoctorBollocks Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Or infidel.
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liquidskyfire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I swear this is like... my life motto. I've been saying that for ages, but no one else ever seemed to get the signifigance! They're just like "Durr, why should I? :bucktooth:"

Because this is important people! C'mon now! :faint:
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AtheistsClub Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
One of my favorites. Thanks for the faves, Michelle!

-Charles
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nanecakes Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay finally someone advocating healthy doses of skepticism! Believing everything you hear and questioning nothing is a bad idea for sure! I would like to use this stamp in my journal when my subscription transfers if you don't mind. Inquiry runs my life ^__^ !
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AtheistsClub Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007
Please do use it--the more the better. And thank you for the fav, Crystal.

-Charles
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DarkDaria713 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Student Writer
:+fav:
Rock on, Darwin. Need I say more?
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:iconbrights:
brights Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
Sound advice.
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thequantumwarrior Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
Sweet
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FragileReveries Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
heh heh
makes perfect sense.
questioning things is our way of life and if we can't question religion, who are we?
XD
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SARDONlCUS Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
i don't understand why so many people don't question there own religion and simply blindly jump into it... maybe there's something in the water?
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Xahtonnoj Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
My fellow Agent Of Chaos, your signature is freaking awesome!
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ProsePetals Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
I won't fav it, though I *REALLY* want to...lest I be accused of faving all the stamps. :D

But I am swiping it to lick-n-stick into my collection.

;)
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AtheistsClub Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
Lick-n-stick? That sounds better than a fave anyway! :D
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ProsePetals Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
:lmao:
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