It's not. People need to respect your beliefs, as well as others'. Don't let anyone tell you that what you do or don't believe in is bad. Just don't listen to them actually, but you need to give the respect back, the way that you would like to be respected.
I'm not a Christian, Agnostic, Pagan, or Atheist. I just have my own beliefs. I make up my own religion.
Look I am a catholic and I hope you respect all of my beliefs just as I hope other Christians will respect your beliefs. Two people of differing opinions don't have to be enemies and mock each other they just have to respect each other.
To begin, many who profess to be atheist are in fact agnostic (someone who believes there is something bigger than us, they just aren't sure what that might be) . It's not that being atheist makes you a bad person (although some religious hypocrites might say it does); its that those who know you that are Christian, are probably concerned about your soul and damnation. Assuming you are young, my suggestion to you is that you read, research, and search your heart for what you believe to be true. Being Christian myself, my hope is that you will find the truth through God. In the end, this has to be your decision and doesn't necessarily come all at once. Don't allow others to influence your heart; this is a very personal matter and you only have to answer to yourself on this.
It's not bad unless you choose to insult people who have different beliefs than your own. It may be tempting when someone has obviously insulted your own belief by saying it's bad to be an Atheist but really, responding back to them in a similar manner is just sinking to their level.
I'm a Christian but I think as long as you aren't harming anyone in ANY way (not just physical) than you have a right to choose your own path and beliefs. I do not like it when people insult my beliefs because I have done absolutely nothing to disrespect their own and yet you see it every day in almost all religious and no religious groups. The ones I don't see do this are the Buddhists that I know.
i'm one too in a familly of catholics who give me bibles for my birthday AND christmas. I just told my familly 'I'LL BELIEVE WHATEVER WHEN I DANG WELL FEEL LIKE IT." Love the way you are. Don't be given up.
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Imagine a scientist in his lab trying to recreate conditions that accidentally brought about all the different life forms on earth. He uses earth for the land and water for the oceans but who does the scientist represent??
I'm going to let the word of God answer your question.=========THE [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable deeds; there is none that does good or right. (Psalm 14:1 AMP))))) I am just a mail man and delivered the mail. This is the other letter I am giving you God loves you and his arm are open to receive you at any time because=======For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (John 3:16-19 KJV)
If there is no God, we don't make sense, so how do we explain human longings and desire for the transcendent? How do we even explain human questions for meaning and purpose, or inner thoughts like, why do I feel unfulfilled or empty? Why do we hunger for the spiritual, and how do we explain these longings if nothing can exist beyond the material world?
It's not. Some religious people will say it's bad though. To me, so long as you're a good person, that's enough for me. There are plenty of people who have a religion that are still very bad people. So, if you're a good person without a religion, that's a good thing. You don't need religion (I just would be a sad person if I didn't believe in the gods/goddesses of Egypt).
there is nothing wrong with being an atheist. you do not have to explain your beliefs nor do you have to have evidence for why you dont believe. if youre atheist then youre atheist. if you dont believe then you dont. thats all there is to it.
As stated many times above.... You can believe what ever you want, the problem is that you have chosen eternal separation from God ( whether you believe or not,God did created us and wants to spend eternity loving us) and that means that you will suffer after your time on earth is through. That's the bad part.
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Doesnt anybody know where they are going when they die? There is only ONE way!!! Jesus said himself, i am the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE!!! There isnt other paths to heaven theres one!and his name is JESUS!!XD Being "good" person is not enough!! it takes Jesus!!
Why have you came to this conclusion of being an atheist? Is it you or someone else has came along to persuade you? What would God himself have to do to make a believer out of you? What if all of this God stuff is real? Then what? What risk are you taking believing this? Hell, eternal death? Why not believe in a higher power other than yourself ? What is so bad about it? What will you say when you do become face to face with Jehovah? What then? You seem so young to have already came to this conclusion. Why not sincerely ask Jehovah God to reveal himself to you? Have you? God bless you I hope the best for you. That you do find the right path for you.
It's not bad. Many atheists think they are more intelligent-who could believe a bunch of stories written to control people? Religion can be messed up. Many atheists have set out to disprove the bible and become believers. It's not about avoiding hell. When you start to understand how truly incredible God is and how you matter to him- it changes you. When things that are just too much of a coincidence happen, you think "wow"!
Being a believing, and therefore practicing, Roman Catholic Christian, I think it's sad that you profess atheism, regrettable, lamentable, but I assure you're not constantly sinning, although your initial decision to become an atheist might have been a sin, even a serious sin, especially, if you had been a Christian, or more serious, a practicing Roman Catholic Christian, before. However, I suspect that you still do believe in God, if you're honest with yourself, but for whatever reason, have something against Him, and have professed atheism, to get back at Him, or get even with Him, or even to hurt Him , but let me again assure you that you haven't hurt Him, because it's part of His nature to be perfectly happy, and since He's unchangeable (immutable), His perfect happiness never changes. No entity can ever hurt God. I did make a mistake once, and this may be my second mistake. It's within the realm of possibility, that I'm completely wrong about you, but I pray not. I'll pray for you; and you pray, or at least, think long and hard, about this (praying is easier). May God give you all the best this life has to offer; and Heaven, in the next! Enjoy God's gift to you of this day; and the rest of your life! Frank
Is eating ice cream "bad"? What about eating a pint each night before going to bed? Why is anything "bad"? Are negative consequences "bad"? A concept of "bad" implies there is 'good'. Without a moral absolute, there is no good or bad that anyone would expect someone else to respect or care about. If I came from nothing and have no meaning for existence, why worry about 'good' or 'bad'?
Is it more logical to believe that everything came from nothing; or, that everything comes from something, or someone? Is atheism illogical? Does that make it "bad"?
If I say, "flamingoes exist" and you say, "prove it", all I have to do is find one flamingo in the universe; maybe as close as the local zoo. If you say "flamingoes doe not exist" and I say "prove it", you may not find them in my neighborhood, but that is not enough; you must go to every corner of the universe before saying they do not exist.
Jesus Christ is sufficient proof of God's existence, but even the cosmological and teleological and moral proofs are sufficient to indicate beyond a reasonable doubt that a Supreme Being exists.
Actually the most peaceful and progressive countries in the world are substantially more athiest. If anything you do a service to the people. American prisons are wall to wall religionists. All upper 90 percentile religionists. Statistically speaking you are less likely to be a criminal and I'd say thats not so would wouldn't you?