American Atheists' Tattoo Contest. This was the winning entry.. As an atheist, fond of science, I find this disrespectful to christians. American Atheists' Tattoo Contest This was the winning entry As an atheist fond of science I find this disrespectful to christians
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#9 - soule
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#11 to #9 - richardsimonsgot
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#14 to #9 - toughactintinactin
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(03/22/2013) [-]
It never tried to be the why...
#15 to #9 - anon
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Sure, you can have both. but obviously this person decided that both didn't cut it, and has chosen to stick purely to science, instead of science and religion.

weird I know but I think it's a perfectly legit choice.
#16 to #9 - anon
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I love south park ! Anyways, I believe that there is a god of some sort, and that he is responsible for the big bang, and he allowed the universe to evolve on its own. Matter cannot just be created or destroyed, i just think there has to be a meaning or something more to all of this, a purpose to why we're all here. I like my idea because i believe in evolution but i still believe in god. I find it somewhat logical, but i still have faith, i also do not take part in religion vs science debates either since i think i can believe in a bit of both
#64 to #9 - buttinspecter
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Futurama did the same kind of thing. Futurama suggested that a universe begins from an intelligence, but then develops entirely on its own. It's an explanation that makes the most sense. Imagine starting a colony of bacteria. You don't know what's going to happen. You can barely see them. You certainly can't communicate with them. Nor can you affect each individual directly.
#248 to #9 - anon
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Are you idiots actually trying to justify your believes on what you see on a tv-show?
#311 to #9 - rifee
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well yes, you can have faith in a god and accept evolution, there is nothing wrong with that whatsoever.
The problem however (just from a logical and ,well, fact based standpoint) is trying to have evolution and CURRENT "ABRAHAMIC REALIGION". If you are to believe those books you must either accept that God either lied about things like : the age of the world, animals being designed they way they are now at the moment of creation, man not evolving from subtypes of apes etc. or that evolution is completely wrong.
That's just basic logic, so yes you can easily believe in a gOd, no problem, but when you try to bring in a religion where GODS WORDS is non-compatible with volution, you're going to have a problem:)
#376 to #9 - freddyhollensen
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They still coinflict... what happens when Lawrence Krauss, probably one of the most notable physicists of our time, writes a book called A Universe from Nothing, arguing through science, why there is something rather than nothing, and needs no deity to be the first cause.

That kind of hurts the idea that god had sex with a virgin and gave birth to himself don't you think?

Inb4 stfu atheist scum, since these posts are always full of angry Christians wielding red thumbs... Just think about this fact.
I can't really be arsed to care what you believe at the moment, I'm just saying as a piece of advice, it is not the last time science and reason cross the path of religion... You will at times have to choose where to put your faith.
Though I haven't read it, I can recommend it through friends, it aught to make a pretty good case using arguments that are hard to contest.
#428 to #9 - brenton
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As a Methodist who majored in biology and worked in labs where religion bashing was a daily phenomenon, I truly appreciate this quote. I fully believe in the Big Bang and evolution, but I've always liked to think that these events were just too random to occur without a little push from something greater. That's just my opinion, and I respect anyone else's whether I agree with their point of view or not.
#470 to #9 - anon
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(04/23/2013) [-]
here! here! finally someone who agrees
#20 to #9 - noopis
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I used to believe in both but that doesn't make much sense either, the way I see it is, why would an all powerful God use something like evolution to create us, shouldn't he be able to do it much faster and more efficient? The only way a god would make sense to me is if he just created the universe and that's it; he didn't have a part in anything else. I dunno.
#251 to #20 - anon
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Why not use evolution? I'm sure that there are an exponential number of other ways to accomplish complex life that we couldn't possibly understand, but evolution may be the way it occurred.
#26 to #20 - stegovii
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I was always told that he did it to prove true faith and shun the nonbelievers.
#29 to #26 - asasqw
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What nonbelievers? Did he make other sentient beings besides his angels?
#24 to #9 - spamalope
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(03/22/2013) [-]
I really want a gif of that part in southpark
#12 to #9 - richardsimonsgot
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Evolution IS the answer to how, it can´t be the answer to "why" because it is a biologic argument that intends describes the processes of change of biological populations over generations, not "why we are here", "what is the purpose of our existence", etc.

Sadly there are no reasons to belive there is a "why". Yet.
#184 to #12 - amsel
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Some scientists began experimenting to see if we're actually an extremely detailed computer simulation being carried out by a future generation for the purpose of research.

That would be an interesting answer to "why?"
#231 to #184 - iputthegoatinthere
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#294 to #12 - TheNewRavager
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If you like SF, I'd suggest reading Arthur C. Clarke's Rama series. (Four books in total)
In it he gives a rather nice answer to 'why.'

!!!SPOILER BELOW!!!

Basically, by the end of the last book, it is reveled that 'God' created multiple universes and collects and examines the life in these universes in search of a 'universal harmony'.
#17 - basicargentinian
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(03/22/2013) [-]
As an atheist, fond of science, I find this disrespectful to christians.
#324 to #17 - gadgetzan
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Why is it? It's not like i get offended by a religious tattoo for being an atheist.
#348 to #17 - iamtheblackgoat
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As a Christian, also fond of science, I think you rock...thumb for you
#37 to #17 - animationhac ONLINE
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You know.. A lot of scientists actually identify with a religion? :o So they can be spiritual and scientists as well. Just not bible thumpers.
#306 to #37 - basicargentinian
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I know, most of my friends are catholic, some very much so, and they are all scientifically driven.
#49 to #17 - Onemanretardpack
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(03/22/2013) [-]
I'm... not christian, but I believe that there is something else. Science isn't the "why", and it never CAN be the "why". Science is the "how", it's up to us to have our own beliefs
#309 to #49 - basicargentinian
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couldn't agree more.
#21 to #17 - disturbedfan
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I'm a christian, and i ain't even mad. To be honest, i think it looks pretty cool. Let them believe what they want :3
#22 to #21 - basicargentinian
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It is clever and artistic, it could have a friendly message with the same image.
#48 to #21 - Onemanretardpack
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I thought it showed faith and science incorporated, was I wrong or something?
#305 to #48 - basicargentinian
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It's basically saying that faith is the oposite of progress, and that faith is the lack of reason (which if I may add is ridiculous because without reason you can't have faith).
#31 to #21 - redeadhunter
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(03/22/2013) [-]
I seriously wish all Christians, hell, all humans, were like you.
#187 to #31 - disturbedfan
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Why thank you ^-^ I'm flattered.
#18 - snakefire
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Why don't people understand that religion and science are not rivals?
#97 to #18 - anon
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I always see it like the Gary Oak/Ash Ketchum sort of rivalry.
They do things that piss each other off but at their heart they actually quite like each other or at least can work together for everyone's benefit.
You just get the insane fangirls/boys of each side wanting them both to either kill each other or to get gay with each other.
#127 to #18 - anon
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(03/22/2013) [-]
>Religious people
>Understanding
Choose one.
#145 to #18 - anon
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Because pretending that the other side ignores science makes the other side seem more stupid, thus giving snobs something to feel good about.

It's not always about finding truth, for many (both sides) it's about being right.
#148 to #18 - anon
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because there's a lot of butthurt atheists who think they're superior to religious people
and there's a lot of religious people who are just idiots
#176 to #18 - rubinroon
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I thought it was about "Faith vs Reason", you know, belief vs rationality. So it is more about how you use your mind. Anyway, nice tattoo.
#185 to #18 - amsel
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Some of the world's most respected scientists have/had (while alive) deeply spiritual beliefs
#469 to #18 - schnizel
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I beg your pardon.
I beg your pardon.
#30 to #18 - AMTZ
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Tell that to a religious lunatic.
#84 to #30 - Jameshaich
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Tell that to the Atheist lunatic.
#47 to #30 - Onemanretardpack
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That that to THE religious lunatics. You're implying that religious people are lunatics, when most of them are perfectly fine people
#50 to #47 - AMTZ
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By religious lunatic, I mean the hard-headed few that usually take the bible and their religion way too seriously. Most of them are alright, but there's still quite a few that are just way too out there and the second you mention science, they scream at you and hit you with bibles for believing in blasphemy. That's only a small few though.
#337 to #50 - anon
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You mean Westboro Basptist Church, right?
#73 to #50 - anon
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You've got atheists like that.
#313 to #18 - rifee
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It's not so much that those to are rivals, but more the basis of though behind it. Discovering, testing, exploring and questioning vs dogma.

#288 to #18 - asimplepotato
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...Religion has been an anchor to science by surpressing it, declining facts and even used violence for things like for example that the world is round or evolution. I am against religion because it, unlike science, makes us racist idiots by declining stuff and not realising facts that are right in front of them. And when they are in a pinch they mention the bible and suddenly everything becomes invalid.

Now i would not have anything against religion just as long as they dont surpress and be racist against other people and that they leave/accept science and facts.
#420 to #288 - mattkingg **User deleted account**
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Are you retarded? Religion doesn't make us racist, most religious people are no different than normal people.
You might want to stop being so judgmental.
#423 to #420 - asimplepotato
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What the hell do you think is racist against homosexuals? Religion! People are beeing oppressed and some was even killed for beeing homosexual DUE to Religion!
#28 to #18 - asasqw
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Still...cool looking tatto
Still...cool looking tatto
#52 - helenwheels
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*sigh*
Atheism means you reject god and religion, it does not mean science is your religion.
#63 to #52 - whitebuddha
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I think he knows what it means...
#133 to #63 - helenwheels
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Then why did he submit it to the atheist tattoo competition?
why did he get it if he knew faith and the science of DNA have literally nothing in common?
#471 to #52 - anon
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If you couldn't believe the religious explanation of the creation of everything, most people would choose to believe popular science. Also, science is nothing like a religion.
#58 to #52 - kez
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That isnt what this means...
#134 to #58 - helenwheels
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what does it mean then?
#440 to #134 - kez
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All it means is he has gone from his life being based and devoted to religion and then hes learned about science and thats caused him to reject his religion because it no longer makes sense to him. It doesnt mean he has changed his religion from Christian to Science. It just means he has gone from faith to science, but not as one religion to another.

If he had a tattoo of some gang or mafia tattoo turning into like Judge Judy, it would mean he has gone from doing w/e he wants and ignoring laws to a law obiding citizen kinda thing. Not that he is in a new gang with judge judy...
#132 to #58 - helenwheels
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#173 to #52 - yutdollacwwwthree
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Sciencedammit...
#151 - soggytomatoe
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Congradulations! You are now have a permanent mark of how big a douche you are
#186 to #151 - generaljackass
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Tattoos are all about self expression. I honestly don't see how this makes the person a "douche".
#156 - Hawke
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GODDAMN THAT'S EDGY
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#36 - draezeth
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Christians, take heart in Acts 5:33-41, and in Matthew 5:10. The world will always hate us for our faith, but do not let it discourage you. Yours is the kingdom of the heavens.

(But still take into consideration that you might be a dick. It's always a possibility.)
#38 to #36 - anon
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The problem with that tiny image is that one is mocking Christianity and the other is mocking several (generally accepted) scientific theories that have nothing to do with atheism. Making it wrong.
#39 to #38 - draezeth
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Didn't realize I got the wrong one. Here it is full-sized. Also, the point isn't that neither makes sense, merely that anything can be phrased in such a way as to make it sound ridiculous.
#51 to #38 - PresidentPedo
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Didnt realize nothing exploding into nothing because of no reason was a scientific theory.
#46 to #38 - darrelltwo
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#56 to #36 - Ninotori
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I wish I could find more people like you in the churches near me. It's people like that that have kept me from wanting to be there.
#456 to #56 - draezeth
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What? You mean like me?
#457 to #456 - Ninotori
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No the three guys behind you. Yes you. A Christian who isn't well....stupid and intolerant. It's hard to hang out with people you only partially agree with, waiting for them to find out you aren't as 'perfect' as they are.
#460 to #457 - draezeth
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You just phrased it weird is all. I couldn't tell if you were praising me or being sarcastic. But yeah, there's an oversupply of intolerant and willfully ignorant theists out there, though, really, the same could be said of atheists as well. But still, thanks for the kind words.
You just phrased it weird is all. I couldn't tell if you were praising me or being sarcastic. But yeah, there's an oversupply of intolerant and willfully ignorant theists out there, though, really, the same could be said of atheists as well. But still, thanks for the kind words.
#458 to #457 - Ninotori
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Or person, rather, dunno if your Christian. I have a hard time hanging with people of my own faith because they fail to recognise when they are being a prick.
#461 to #458 - draezeth
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(03/23/2013) [-]
Yeah, I'm a Christian.

Unfortunately, I gotta go to bed now. I'll continue this conversation tomorrow! If I have time. Homework.
#462 to #461 - Ninotori
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Sure thing bro :D May God help you survive your homework.
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#75 to #36 - robinwilliamson
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Christians, take heart in 1 Timothy 2:12, and in Psalm 137:9. The world will always hate us for the ignorance of our roots, but do not let it discourage you. Yours is the copypasta of the coolest pagans.

#150 to #36 - anon
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Who the **** saves a thumbnail?
#45 to #36 - NerdforChrist
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God Bless you friend. Cant wait to see you at the pearly gates
#157 to #36 - kokkodellrrisch
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#162 - xxhunterxx
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I'd get it as a tattoo, but without the "from faith to reason" part.
That part makes you seem like an everlasting douche.

The tattoo idea is really cool.
#189 - whatabloodbrush
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The rosary becomes a DNA.
The DNA has 4 bases, Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine, Guanine.
The Molecular Formula of Cytosine is C4H5N3O.
4*C(12) = 44
5*H(1) = 5
3*N(14) = 42
1*O(16) = 16
===> all together: ~110
110 : the 4 books of the new testament =~ 28
The name of the last pope was Benedict.
The first letter, B is if you read it from behind the 25th letter of the alphabet
28-25 = 3
3
Half Life 3 officialy confirmed by life and religion.

#197 to #189 - fuckthepolice [OP]
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(03/22/2013) [-]
Despite the joke being so old it's painful I'll give you the thumb because you obviously put serious thought into that comment.