Sort:
 

Atheists versus Theists

6
+

Why are so many atheist on-line?

1Thewayitis 4 years ago

Are they searching for the contentment that religion gives others? Every web-site that I go to has more atheists then theists; Why? If atheists have already found the truth; Why are they still searching?

2 comments

Share on reddit Share on google+

Theists

2 comments

Show up to level: 1 2 3 4 5
1
+
Submitted by 7Grandmax 4 years ago

I guess there is a certain frustration among us. Some feel like we have been mislead by religion and that a some kind of payback is required. I am not saying that it's good but I know for certain that many think like this.

1
+
Submitted by 0markh 3 years ago

Being atheist isn't about "finding truth", it's simply not believing in any deity. As to the root of your question though, I believe it's a result of a growing ability to express one's disbelief without the reprisals faced by non-believers in the past. The internet gives people a certain amount of anonymity, which does give some the chance to express themselves, whereas they may face serious consequences upon "coming out" to their family or community. As more and more people come forward as atheist, a support community begins to grow where before there was none. That support allows more people to come forward, and the momentum grows.

Yes, there are an awful lot of awful militant, angry atheists on the internet, and quite a few complete idiot atheists; but there are those in every community, including organized religion, and they're the ones who get noticed, who stand out. The majority of atheists just want to go about their daily lives, without getting into a fight about god or faith, and with the freedom to be who we are.