Atheist And Student: Who Is The New Atheist?

In this dialogue a Atheist attempts to express the values of people who happen to be Atheists.

Atheist:  You do understand, I do not believe in God.  Some think because of my belief that I don’t believe in truth.  That I have not got a purpose, therefore I must file for a Leftist belief in Nationalism to maintain some semblance of sanity.

Student:  Do you think that if someone believes in God that they have no purpose and cling to religion to keep their sanity?

A:  Well, yes and no.  I believe I didn’t think to give religious people or people their due.  They all have purpose and all have their sanity.  Like I do.

Student:  Why don’t you believe in God?

A:  Interesting question, I am a big believer in trying on beliefs.  I think it is best for me to try it first, before recommending it to others.

S:  So you just decided to try out believing in life without believing in god.

A:  I had a problem that challenged me to try out a God free way of existing in this world.

S:  What have you discovered?

A:  I must take more responsibility for my life and the way I treat other life.

S:  Do you treat people better?

A:  Differently, I like to take responsibility for my ways, behaviour and try to do no harm to myself and others.  My views have always been hard to express without a clear demonstration without God.

S:  What do you believe?

A:  That people need to be free to choose their own beliefs.  But this sometimes conflicts with your life because others disagree with your Atheism.

S:  Is there anything you want to tell people?

A:  I believe I usually like to keep my Atheism to myself.  But I think we should all have the choice to choose our beliefs and to be in the kind of practice of our choosing as long as we are not harmful to our self or others.  We all make mistakes and it is hard to forgive and forget.  We need to strive to understand each other.

S:  Are you a perfectionist.

A:  Not really, I know I can never be perfect.  I make mistakes like everyone.  I take responsibility for my actions.  I am wrong more often than I would like to admit.  But I like to be as transparent as possible.  I consider myself to be a Canadian liberal, but accept capitalism and democracy because it is our way.  I also accept the ways of a multi ethnic, multi-belief orientated Canadian Society.  I attempt to be the best Canadian I can be.

S:  What do you think I should do?

A:  Keep an open mind, talk to people and explore your beliefs like you would any other part of your life.  And please, feel free to ask me or show me whatever you think is best.  I prefer if you be nonviolent and try not to harm me:


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