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Old June 4th, 2013, 12:45 PM  
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Originally Posted by Caldwell View Post
I am an atheist because there is absolutely no reason to believe an all-powerful deity created the Universe. There just isn't. Religion and its roots clearly demonstrate that it's all a big scheme. It has devolved into nothing more but a ploy to obtain money. Even before that, it did nothing but cause unnecessary violence.
A deity doesn't need to be all powerful to create the universe, nor does it need to be any part of a religion (which is where the all powerful idea comes from).
Also, religion has done plenty of good in the world, not just bad as you implied by saying it did nothing but cause unnecessary violence. Look at organisations like the Samaritans, Christian Aid, and all the work Churches did before there was any kind of health care system in the UK to help look after the poor ill.

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What is so hard to grasp about life? We are born, we live, and then our body stops functioning, then we die and aren't conscious anymore.
I'd imagine because a lack of consciousness which is eternal is something which hasn't been experienced and so people can't imagine it and some are scared of the idea of it.
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