Why Would an Atheist Join a Faith Based Forum?

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There's something I've always been curious about and since there seems to be a number of Atheists on the forum, I thought I'd ask. Why would an Atheist join a faith based forum?
 

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To be fair to the question, I had never even thought it possible to be an Atheist Christian until I came here. I'll let some Atheists chime in before I say what I think might be a reason.
 

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I know of no atheist christians...

This is an inter faith forum...atheists have faith in science, facts, reason, and logic....

(My opinion)
 

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I am of the understanding that an infidel is one who disavows 'your' specific faith but a person is not necessarily an atheist simply because they disavow Christianity any other particular religion. Although I am surely an infidel I am not an atheist. I personally respect everyone's choice of faith. After all faith is simply a strongly held opinion and an opinion is merely a placeholder for a conclusive fact.

As an infidel I will give my "opinion" regarding your specific question of faith. I ask those who have read this before to please forgive my redundancy. I am a Deist. I believe in God as revealed by Nature and by Reason combined with a disbelief in all Scripture, Prophets, Superstition and any Church authority. This requires faith.
 

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I cannot contribute much as an atheist because, like Edgy, I am a Deist. There are various forms of Deism as Theism; for the most part modern Deists believe there is no separate God entity. Rather all of creation is the God entity.

If I were to make a parallel answer, as a Deist, I came here to attempt to understand the belief structures of Theists. Not only their belief structures; why they believe what they believe, why they are so sure of their particular brand of Theism, why so many Theists in the world take the belief of a God of love and pervert into personal hate, and so on.

Seems to me an atheist might be interested in being here for similar reasons.
 
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I cannot contribute much as an atheist because, like Edgy, I am a Deist. There are various forms of Deism as Theism; for the most part modern Deists believe there is no separate God entity. Rather all of creation is the God entity.

If I were to make a parallel answer, as a Deist, I came here to attempt to understand the belief structures of Theists. Not only their belief structures; why they believe what they believe, why they are so sure of their particular brand of Theism, why so many Theists in the world take the belief of a God of love and pervert into personal hate, and so on.

Seems to me an atheist might be interested in being here for similar reasons.

I belong to an interfaith ministers network which includes Atheists. I had the chance to speak with a couple of them, with one explaining that he was always wanting to learn why Deists believe in what they believe, stating that he was interested how we explain our strong belief in an unseen God. Of course I was inquisitive in why he did not.... He said his belief was that all events happen due to Odds, circumstance and human nature.
 
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Unitarians include atheists in their churches...folks of all faiths.

The Unitarians are another group in and of itself. I know a few Unitarians, and their beliefs are kind of strange to me. However I found that they were members of an obscure branch, yet call themselves Unitarian Universalists
 

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The Unitarians are another group in and of itself. I know a few Unitarians, and their beliefs are kind of strange to me. However I found that they were members of an obscure branch, yet call themselves Unitarian Universalists
I have a friend who has been at UU seminary...traveling the world learning other religions...

My father objected to church because there was no discussion.... Just someone pontificating without any counter, or q&a.. I attended and spoke at a UU church he would have liked the preacher, or guest speaker had 15 minutes...and then stood for 20 minutes or longer of questions... I got my preacher to monthly have an hour of "ask the minister" after church.... My dad would have been pleased with both..
 

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I call myself nontheistic... As I don't believe in the god that many in the US do... The anthropomorphic larger than life omniscient fellow walking thru the garden not knowing where his creations are... Nor the passive aggressive off his meds one that smites floods, tells folks to kill women n children but take the virgins for yourselves... I believe that to be a man made god...

And I always remember.... Atheists only believe in one less god than Christians...
 
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