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Featured Atheists Do It Better

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Nakosis, Apr 15, 2019 at 6:56 PM.

  1. Nakosis

    Nakosis crystal soldier
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    Professor of psychology Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi profiled a likely atheist to be this person - “We can say that atheists show themselves to be less authoritarian and suggestible, less dogmatic, less prejudiced, more tolerant of others, law-abiding, compassionate, conscientious, and well-educated. They are of high intelligence, and many are committed to the intellectual and scholarly life.”

    1. HAPPINESS
    Scandinavian countries tend to be the least religious countries of the Western world and yet are consistently ranked the highest in the polls that measure a happiness index.

    2. INTELLIGENCE
    Atheists tend to have higher IQs

    3. BETTER JOBS
    This follows from the previous reason - more intelligent people tend to do better in the workplace.

    4. SELF-ESTEEM & SELF-RELIANCE
    These are two sides of the same coin. Atheists are not being told that they are guilty and sinful, as is the case with many religious teachings.

    5. PROGRESS
    Atheists tend to value scientific discovery more

    6. HEALTH
    Atheists believe in science and would not stand in the way of medical treatments on religious grounds.

    7. PEACEFULNESS
    Atheists do not start wars or commit acts of terrorism for religious reasons, just to prove their deity is the correct one.

    8. SCEPTICISM
    Atheists are generally skeptical and tend to look at issues from a rational, often scientific standpoint that demands proof.

    9. SOCIAL ISSUES
    Atheists tend to be very involved in social justice issues.

    10. BETTER SEX
    It wouldn't be a worthwhile list if it didn't talk about sex. There have been studies that showed atheists having better sex lives than religious people simply due to not feeling guilty about it.

    10 Reasons Atheists Do It Better

    Biggest benefit of being an atheist is in not having to justify your life or choices according to some relic of a book.

    Not to be too serious but, I never understood the "benefits" of religious belief or really what benefits religion might provide which couldn't be easily obtained without religious belief.
     
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  2. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    This is why it is so disappointing to me when Atheists here on RF present arguments which are dogmatic, prejudiced, and intolerant.

    But I suppose we are all hypocrites sooner or later.
     
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  3. Enoch07

    Enoch07 Welcome to Clown World!
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    :D

     
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  4. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Crazy Diamond

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    Of course an atheist would never object to medical treatment on religious grounds. But sometimes they do oppose them, even for other people, based on personal feelings rather than research and evidence.
     
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  5. Nakosis

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    Those aren't real atheists. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    Well... I'll let you tell them that :)

    But seriously, I don't think the 2 are mutually exclusive. I think a person can be an Atheist and accidentally fall into the trap of being hypocritical.
     
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  7. dybmh

    dybmh Terminal Optimist
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    Thank you for pointing this out. :megaphone::megaphone: :eek::oops::confused:

    For the betterment of humanity, I will be restricting my diet to tofu, lavender, viola, nasturtium, and oxalis. Maybe the occasional papaya...

    You're welcome. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. lewisnotmiller

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    What's he basing this on???
     
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  9. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Libertarian Capitalist Atheist Bokononist
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    And we're prettier.
     
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  10. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    That's not surprising to see.

    Nobody to tell you how terrible and wretched a person you are.

    Nobody to prompt you to go forcibly against ones natural Human Nature that causes one to go bat**** crazy in attempts to remain in compliance with even crazier doctrinal restrictions.

    Nobody to tell you you need to be saved over some inherited and contagious invented disease or condition called sin of which people don't even have the foggiest idea of what exactly sin is.

    No need to waste time in a room full of people were you have to stand up sing a song sit down listen to sermon stand up sing a song sit down put money in plate stand up sing a song sit down just to be told to stand up and say a prayer sit down listen to closing statement stand up sing a song sit down and then everybody rushes out of church and runs to the bar.
     
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  11. Hockeycowboy

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    Is this a peeing contest? Lol.
     
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  12. Thief

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    have you seen?....I Q and the workplace as reported by Jordan Peterson

    if the atheist is moving up in the world....doing it better

    then they are in charge and are the source of the problem
     
  13. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    have you seen your avatar?
     
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  14. Thief

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    how about?.....the correct answer
    when you stand before God and heaven

    what do you believe?
    who told you that?
    why......did you believe it?
     
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    Atheists have really inflated egos.
     
  16. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Libertarian Capitalist Atheist Bokononist
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    Don't hate me cuz I'm pretty.
     
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  17. lukethethird

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    I had no idea atheists were better on so many levels, I just thought they looked better.
     
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  18. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    Atheists are 75% more likely to go to hell, so much for all those good intentions!!
     
  19. Altfish

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    Could you show me an example of a dogmatic, prejudiced and intolerant argument presented on here by an atheist?
    btw It doesn't fall into those categories if it is following current scientific knowledge
     
  20. lewisnotmiller

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    Some do.
    *Nods*
     
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