Do you consider yourself to be atheist?

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Offline Alex

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Hell sounds great, just hope I am allowed to take my SRT gear into the afterlife.

But as for the morality thing, I think a person is only truly good if they do the good acts out of choice, not because they are forced to by thier diety.

Who is the most moral? Someone who gives to charity because it says to do so in thier holy text, or those who choose to because they want to?
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Re: Are cavers (on this forum at least, and those who choose to respond) atheist?
« Reply #102 on: December 09, 2012, 12:10:26 pm »

In Florida , an atheist created a case against Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days. The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, "Case dismissed!"

The lawyer immediately stood and objecting to the ruling saying,
"Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others.
The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays..." The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counselor, is woefully ignorant." The lawyer said," Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists." The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore,
April 1st is his day.Court is adjourned..."
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