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“I contend we are both atheists, I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

-Stephen F. Roberts

Here is a list of all the gods dismissed by atheists and christians. I don’t know where this originally came from. If you do please let me know so I can give credit.

All gods dismissed by Christians and Atheists

Posted by Ian, filed under Atheism. Date: February 11, 2008, 10:49 pm | 19 Comments »

  • peeroette

    Hmmm….that's pretty good.

    If there is a "god", I'm pretty sure he/she/it doesn't care if anyone believes he/she/it exists. None of that petty stuff.

    My question is what is this life all about? Why are we here? How did we get here, and where are we going after this…if anywhere?

    Let creation reveal its secrets by and by…I guess.

    • ian

      your question is the the reason why any organized religion came to be. this question cannot… and will never be answered.
      the best way to look at it without feeling like a worthless insignificant being is to remember that we have emotions and feelings, we love, hate, get mad, and know how to appreciate beauty. Dont worry about who put us here, if anyone/anything, or why we are here. just be happy that u are able to experience life and love the people around u.

      p.s. we are going into the ground, we will cease to exist. our minds will be turned off. and without that… without excepting that, life will just be a little less beautiful.

    • I don't entirely agree with ian, though he makes a lot of good points. My disagreements with him are mostly nit-picking, I admit. Your questions are what drive many philosophers and spiritual practices, but I would contend organized religion is more political than just seeking an answer to the 'meaning of life'.
      My other disagreement is with the statement this question will never be answered. I argue that your questions very much have answers, but that there isn't any one universal truth that applies to everyone and everything. You get to decide what the purpose and reasoning for existence is for yourself.
      Personally, since everything in the Universe is made out of the same stuff, I think we, as life forms are just the Universe (or God or Allah or the Great Spirit, etc) trying to understand itself through the experiment of experience. I believe it is all one and we are all part of this Great Consciousness. We are locked inside these tools–our bodies–and separated from all that overwhelming knowledge so that we might be able to look at the details. Nothing we learn is wasted, even words that are never spoken. Separation and loneliness are necessary illusions that compel us to seek answers and patterns. But that's just my perspective. Every individual and their experience is unique and valuable in this astronomical and planetary think tank. I used to be an athiest, but after reading a lot more about science, it becomes frighteningly astonishing how lucky we are. We're not the only life to have existed, but we've already had a fairly long run considering all the dangers like gamma rays and satellites. We're lucky even on a much smaller scale all the time, especially for our species and I can't help but feel there is something bigger than ourselves but I don't feel like it's separate or a single consciousness. It's all of us and everything together.
      Anyway, sorry for blabbing a bit at you. I'm just a philosopher in need of practice. 😛

    • Ryan

      Where are we going after we die? This is one theory – http://www.at-you.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/

  • >:3

    Yuki-onna isn't a god.

  • GET IN THE CAR!

    The lion speaks the truth, Yuki-onna where a type of Japanese snow demons.
    I don't remember the specifics, but I do remember that they where supposed to be evil and liked freezing people to death.

  • Buddha isn't a god either.

    By the way, the text form of the list (with more entries) is here: http://lukeprog.com/religion/gods.html

  • centdrops

    Re: Yuki-onna. Gods can be evil as well as good.
    Re: Buddha. Some people believe him to be a god; some do not. It depends on what type of Buddhist you are.
    Re: The purpose of life and all that jazz. The questions are interesting but essentially meaningless. Like a lot of philosophical questions, we ask them merely because we can. As someone said: Philosophy is questions that may never be answered; religion is answers that may never be questioned.
    We, like the other animals, exist to reproduce and continue the species. That is how life evolved and why it continues. Since we have developed as social animals we need positive contact with other people in order to flourish properly. We make our own meaning based on these needs as well as the those more basic (food, shelter, defacation, sexual activity, absence of pain) and, when these are met, the more complex needs for affection, love, appreciation, recognition, curiosity, sense of accomplishment, and so on. That's it in a simplified nutshell.

  • thatonegirl

    @peeroette the answer to all of your questions is 42

  • god

    avoid pain and learn.

  • Ellie

    I like the quote from Stephen F. Roberts, it's clever, but unfortunatley, I can't see the list of gods 🙁

  • LL Miller

    this is getting rather old isn’t it? C’mon free-thinkers, get some new material.

  • Think of this, Yaweh promised to rid the world of evil.

    Odin promised to rid the world of Ice Giants.

    Seen any Ice Giants?

    Which one has credibility?

    • Death to christians

      So he is incompetent and not omnipotent then? Either way who fucking cares what christians think.

      • Christan think? Is that an oxymoron?

        • EyesOnTheWorld

          No, it’s not an oxymoron but you, are a poxy moron

          • James Hoffman

            Resort to name calling. Looks like you lost that argument.

    • EyesOnTheWorld

      This guy looks like a penis

  • Tyler

    I fill slightly appalled. Not because there is one more god on the atheist list, but because their list is not properly alphabetized. Yahweh belongs between Yabune and Yam.