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Are atheists and scientists really closeminded?
One of the common retort of believers of various unsupported claims is that science or atheists are close minded and should open their mind. I would like to demonstrate that it’s actually the opposite.


“You need to open your mind to other things”, “Science just blinds you to all the other possibilities” or “You need to have open mind in order to accept god” are some of the things you can hear from many people who are proponents of various religious or supernatural ideas when countered with questioning or rejection of their claims.
They attempt to stick “close-minded” label on people who don't believe in what they do without sufficient evidence and claim that rationality and science close people’s eyes to all the other stuff that’s out there.
But is it really the case? Does science make you blind? Is being rational, logical and seeking for evidence really closing your mind? I say no and I would like to exp
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#dAtheist

Welcome.

#dAtheist is a group for any atheists or atheist-friendly deviants who wish to share artwork, thoughts or opinions about atheism, religion, science, skepticism, conspiracy theories, UFO's, scams, life, etc.

#dAtheist

The definition of an atheist is simply a person who does not believe in a god (or gods), but this usually mean that we are a minority and have a worldview different from the one of most other people. In some cases an atheist need to hide his/her lack of belief to avoid conflicts. For other atheists it might not affect life at all.

Atheism is not necessarily something you chose by yourself. Some has tried to find god but simply failed. Some lost god along the road. Others has just never given it a thought, or they just never felt any presence of anything like a god. Some are just not sure if god exist or not (agnosticism).

Atheism is by definition not a particular way of living, nor a religion or philosophy, it is simply a response to theism, an absence of belief. An atheist can still believe in supernatural phenomena, be a buddist, be superstitious, or none of the above. That's all.






ATHEIST, SKEPTIC AND NON-BELIEF LINKS:

Skeptic's Dictionary: www.skepdic.com
Iron Chariots Wiki - Common Arguments: wiki.ironchariots.org/index.ph…
NotJustATheory.com - Evolution is a Fact: www.notjustatheory.com/
Why won't God heal amputees?: whywontgodhealamputees.com/


FAMOUS ATHEISTS:

Richard Dawkins, British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science author: richarddawkins.net/

PZ Myers, biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota: scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/

James Randi, Canadian American stage magician and scientific skeptic: www.randi.org/site/

Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape: www.samharris.org/


MEDIA:

Atheist Experience - Live internet TV show: www.atheist-experience.com
Ask an Atheist - Live internet TV show: askanatheist.tv/
Non Prophets Radio - Live internet radio show: www.nonprophetsradio.com/
Living after Faith - livingafterfaith.blogspot.com/

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A group for atheists or atheist-friendly people to submit and/or discuss artistic depictions/poetry etc, from an atheist point of view or perspective.
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In case anyone has missed this site, "What's the harm" is a site that lists harm done by everything from woo to christian science. It is not in any way complete, it can't be used as reliable statistics, but it still gives you an idea what misinformation can result in. In the most disturbing ways. Show this to anyone who maintain their pet pseudo-science theories with the argument "What's the harm?".

whatstheharm.net/

Some cases from the site:

"Township of Dover, Pennsylvania, December 20, 2005
$1 million court costs          
When the Dover school board attempted to include intelligent design in the science curriculum, they were sued and lost. The judge ruled it unconstitutional, and the school district had to pay court costs."

"Paul Howie
Age: 49
South Mayo, Ireland
Died (untreated cancer)
April 22, 2003
A natural health therapist & homeopath told Paul and his wife that he would die if he used conventional medicine. The treatable tumor in his neck grew to the point where he died of suffocation."
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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a Christian, but I think atheists deserve a group too.
And I'm glad they have one. c:
I don't discriminate against people for religious beliefs (Or lack of them) unless that person is using their beliefs as a weapon in some way.
I don't like people weaponizing beliefs, whether they're religious or not.
But like I said, I'm glad my atheist friends get representation too.
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
look at this idiot
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Madarao123 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
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Xhodocto385 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
christmas would mean nothing for the militant atheists here.
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
uh oh , we got a stereotyper here
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