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#1    TonyMayer

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:58 AM

hey everyone. I'm a new convert to atheims. I was googoing atheism and spirituality and religion and my search sent me here. My parents are uber christians i discovered richard dawkings and the other 3 athiests. I have not read much but they are so enlightening. I see there are many atheists here and I wanted to know if you knew the best books by dawkings and his partners. I want to read their books so i can explain my beliefs to my parents at some point. Thank you my friends.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:14 AM

View PostTonyMayer, on 03 April 2012 - 05:58 AM, said:

hey everyone. I'm a new convert to atheims. I was googoing atheism and spirituality and religion and my search sent me here. My parents are uber christians i discovered richard dawkings and the other 3 athiests. I have not read much but they are so enlightening. I see there are many atheists here and I wanted to know if you knew the best books by dawkings and his partners. I want to read their books so i can explain my beliefs to my parents at some point. Thank you my friends.

Wow...that is a first post...glad to have you here. I assume you are talking about Richard Dawkins. If you like Dawkins I would suggest The Greatest Show on Earth. Personally, I would look into Thomas Negal and Alister McGrath. They have some good stuff. Good luck.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:17 AM

Welcome Tony.

If you want to really offend your parents then  "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins and "God Is Not Great" by Chris Hitchens should do it.

Anything by Michael Shermer ("Why Smart People Believe Weird Things" and "Why Darwin Matters") tends to be less confrontational.

If Science and Evolution interests you, then Hutton is right about "The Greatest Show On Earth". In fact anything by Dawkins or Stephen Jay Gould should make for some good reading.

Good Luck


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:00 AM

hahaha! so the only ahteists are yourself, Dawkins, and three other guys? LOL just kidding. welcome to the jungle!

it looks like the upper hand, is on the other foot.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:29 AM

View PostTonyMayer, on 03 April 2012 - 05:58 AM, said:

hey everyone. I'm a new convert to atheims. I was googoing atheism and spirituality and religion and my search sent me here. My parents are uber christians i discovered richard dawkings and the other 3 athiests. I have not read much but they are so enlightening. I see there are many atheists here and I wanted to know if you knew the best books by dawkings and his partners. I want to read their books so i can explain my beliefs to my parents at some point. Thank you my friends.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:26 PM

Not buying the OP  I feel it is a joke... Most likely because  it is noted that we are over run with  Atheist threads... I feel this is someone pulling your legs.  I mean come on    my atheist brothers?  I need to google info  on Atheism?  And the 1st part of the sentence  is -> I'm a new convert to atheims   <--  Convert to spelling it right would be a start..I know we should not point out spelling but I feel he spelt it like that for a laugh.....  This has to be a joke ..lol Posted Image


If it is for real and not a joke, then I will be surprised.. but it is not the 1dt time someone  made up another ID to trick so many on here for laughs...Multi ID's  seem to go on a lot ...  And If someone was googling Atheism.. it is no wonder it came up as top search choice results.. the amount of Atheist threads on  here is  more than I have ever seen...
Oh and If I ma wrong about the OP being a joke.. so be it. I apologise  in advance...but I have a weird feeling  Posted Image

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:48 PM

I find it quite funny to see that you "converted to atheism". As far as I know, atheism is not a religion or even a philosophy. It is simply not beleiving in a God/deity/creator etc.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 03 April 2012 - 12:26 PM, said:

Not buying the OP  I feel it is a joke... Most likely because  it is noted that we are over run with  Atheist threads... I feel this is someone pulling your legs.  I mean come on    my atheist brothers?  I need to google info  on Atheism?  And the 1st part of the sentence  is -> I'm a new convert to atheims   <--  Convert to spelling it right would be a start..I know we should not point out spelling but I feel he spelt it like that for a laugh.....  This has to be a joke ..lol Posted Image


If it is for real and not a joke, then I will be surprised.. but it is not the 1dt time someone  made up another ID to trick so many on here for laughs...Multi ID's  seem to go on a lot ...  And If someone was googling Atheism.. it is no wonder it came up as top search choice results.. the amount of Atheist threads on  here is  more than I have ever seen...
Oh and If I ma wrong about the OP being a joke.. so be it. I apologise  in advance...but I have a weird feeling  Posted Image


I'm with you BM.  Strikes me as very odd.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

View PostArbenol68, on 03 April 2012 - 07:17 AM, said:

Welcome Tony.

If you want to really offend your parents then  "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins and "God Is Not Great" by Chris Hitchens should do it.

Anything by Michael Shermer ("Why Smart People Believe Weird Things" and "Why Darwin Matters") tends to be less confrontational.

If Science and Evolution interests you, then Hutton is right about "The Greatest Show On Earth". In fact anything by Dawkins or Stephen Jay Gould should make for some good reading.

Good Luck

                   If "converting" to having an atheist belief is his goal of higher meaning then why would the act of "offending your parents" be so important. Would you not consider this a childish statement for us adults to read? Just a question not meant to offend but I find the reasoniing difficult to understand.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

View PostRobbie333, on 03 April 2012 - 03:15 PM, said:

If "converting" to having an atheist belief is his goal of higher meaning then why would the act of "offending your parents" be so important. Would you not consider this a childish statement for us adults to read? Just a question not meant to offend but I find the reasoniing difficult to understand.

You read too much into my comments. I'm often not entirely serious about what I write. I do it cos I find it amusing how you can often write a (sometimes lengthy) post and the response you get is someone picking out one word, or correcting your grammar and ignoring what's actually been said.

So, there's no reasoning to understand - just a bit of devilment.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

Hey, nice to see ya. I tried atheism but didn't work for me. :( Still, I agree with atheists on many issues. Welcome aboard.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

View PostRon Jeremy, on 03 April 2012 - 10:45 PM, said:

Hey, nice to see ya. I tried atheism but didn't work for me. :( Still, I agree with atheists on many issues. Welcome aboard.

Ron Jeremy...awesome...

I agree with many of you. This thread does appear to be a joke...

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:14 AM

Welcome to UM TonyMayer.  Take off your coat and sit a spell...you'll enjoy it here. :devil:

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:37 AM

If you're serious, I'd actually recommend a book of essays by Robert Ingersoll. While Hitchens, Dawkins, Dennet, and Harris are more relevant, muchof what's to be said about religion has already been said (Though I do enjoy Hitchen's word use, personally.)

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:30 AM

Is this just a rebellion against your 'uber Christian' parents? You can't convert to atheism as its not a religion. Read up on some evolution book and science stuff :)

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