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    Atheist Mountain Bikers?

    Any among us?

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    I don't believe in you.
    If not biking, then what?

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    ya i consider my self atheist but my family does christmas and what not so i just go along with it.
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    Too controversial. Embrace nihilism instead.
    Oh, and I'd offer to ride with you... but who cares.

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    Count me in.

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    Passion? Nope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd97
    Passion? Nope.
    I agree. Is a thread about Jesus in context with MTBR passion? So, in my defense, if certain members can proclaim their passion for Jesus. I can proclaim my passion for my non belief. Wouldn't you say?

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    I'm passionately agnostic, a seeker of truth. I will say this though, putting your faith in science is no different than putting your faith in one or more deities. Atheism is as much a religious belief as anything else, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslide18
    I agree. Is a thread about Jesus in context with MTBR passion? So, in my defense, if certain members can proclaim their passion for Jesus. I can proclaim my passion for my non belief. Wouldn't you say?
    So one thread of religious debate in a mountain bike passion forum isn't enough for you?
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    Certainly not a non-believer in mountain biking. Can't say I believe in God though...

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    It doesn't matter to me at all, when people start talking religion I pedal harder so they can't talk anymore, part of being agnostic is not caring enough to engage people in conversation about it.

    Really I dn't care about the religion of my riding buddies. One in a mechanic and a devout cathloc. He can fix a broken bike. Another is super gay and sings a burlesque show as lady gaga. He happens to have the art of the post ride tailgate BBQ down to a science. The girl I ride with likes to show her boobies, she is some kind of religion I am not sure which and I don't care.

    If you cancel people out as riding partners over something as silly as religion you will miss out on help with repairs, BBQ and boobies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkle Bear
    It doesn't matter to me at all, when people start talking religion I pedal harder so they can't talk anymore, part of being agnostic is not caring enough to engage people in conversation about it.

    Really I dn't care about the religion of my riding buddies. One in a mechanic and a devout cathloc. He can fix a broken bike. Another is super gay and sings a burlesque show as lady gaga. He happens to have the art of the post ride tailgate BBQ down to a science. The girl I ride with likes to show her boobies, she is some kind of religion I am not sure which and I don't care.

    If you cancel people out as riding partners over something as silly as religion you will miss out on help with repairs, BBQ and boobies.
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    The passion of the bike, not the passion of christ.

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    Anyone see the irony in the fact that atheism has become, for all intents and purposes, an religion unto itself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    Anyone see the irony in the fact that atheism has become, for all intents and purposes, an religion unto itself?
    Hmm. It's a accusation thrown at atheism all the time by theists. It's almost as if they want to share the guilt.

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    Wrong section, but Ill ring in my thoughts.
    Do any of you atheists have a picture on your wall of "nothing" ? Do you spend your Sundays worshipping "nothing"?
    Do you thank "nothing" for your lifes treasures?

    I think its very insulting when atheists say insulting things about peoples beliefs. Its obviously very important to them

    Im also a non-believer in religion..

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    Buddhist....

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    I have an atheist friend, at least until 2 years ago when he was diagnosed with throat cancer. He told me he had never prayed before. After surgery and chemotherapy he is doing well.
    Only after death looks you in the eyes, will you know if you are a true atheist.

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    Faith in science is a misnomer.
    I trust the scientific method and peer review process to best describe natural phenomena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuffink
    Hmm. It's a accusation thrown at atheism all the time by theists. It's almost as if they want to share the guilt.

    True that.

    Although, consider this...atheism is not about "not having a religion" (at least in my eyes). Atheism is about not believing in a god. It is a belief system, sure. That pretty much makes it a religion. But why do the semantics matter? Religion or no, atheism is simply a belief that there is no higher power. Labeling it as a "religion" does not reduce it in any way (although I myself do tire of our society's habit to label everything...).

    Enough rambling...I'm getting long-winded.

    P.S. Are those HeLa cells?

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    Oh, and for the record, I am an atheist mountain biker. Though ultimately, none of this really matters (that's the existentialist in me coming out ). In the end, it's all about riding, not what religion any of us are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nenbran
    True that.

    Although, consider this...atheism is not about "not having a religion" (at least in my eyes). Atheism is about not believing in a god. It is a belief system, sure. That pretty much makes it a religion. But why do the semantics matter? Religion or no, atheism is simply a belief that there is no higher power. Labeling it as a "religion" does not reduce it in any way (although I myself do tire of our society's habit to label everything...).

    Enough rambling...I'm getting long-winded.

    P.S. Are those HeLa cells?
    I disagree slightly. I see atheism as a lack of belief in gods rather that what you describe which is a belief in a lack of gods. The former is a rational position, catch a god and show me it and I'll believe in it. The latter is a belief system and the the production of evidence wouldn't necessarily change it.

    They are indeed Telophase HeLa cells. Rather beautiful in slightly disturbing way.

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    Atheist, no, my logic and education in science does not allow such bold assertions. Nihilist, getting there, but i still believe in Life as a fundamental property of matter in our universe.

    This kind of stuff should be reserved for the pompous conversations of slightly drunk folk, not this sacred place of bike worship.

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    Apatheist here.

    Quote Originally Posted by darkslide18
    Any among us?
    Apatheist.

    I doubt God exists, but I don't care enough about it to label myself by my belief or non-belief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh
    Anyone see the irony in the fact that atheism has become, for all intents and purposes, an religion unto itself?
    I don't think that is really true, because there is a wide variety of beliefs regarding the nature of the universe among people who do not believe in God. You can't really group people together as a religion based solely on something they do not believe.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuffink
    Hmm. It's a accusation thrown at atheism all the time by theists. It's almost as if they want to share the guilt.
    Perhaps, but if you're attempting to put me in that category, you're off base. I won't say which persuasion I am, but I do watch those that are hard core believers in atheism suing to get their beliefs represented and/or accepted. I see the billboards they pay for and I see the attempts to "convert" religious people by attempting to make their beliefs look foolish... much like religious types do when proselytizing.

    That, in my book, is irony. It has nothing to do with sharing any guilt or anything else.

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    You can't really group people together as a religion based solely on something they do not believe.
    Agreed (unless they define or group themselves based on their belief or lack thereof). But you can based on how they act!
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    I'm just not religious. If you are, cool. If not, cool. I'm gonna go eat gummie bears now...
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    I believe in the Intelligent Design of the White Industries freehub...................

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    I chuckled at the "oposing" thread also...I guess I'll voice what I only had thougts to when I saw it. This thread is going to lead to no good and go nowhere 'cept down.

    The internet forums started out as a great place for the scattering of humanity to congregate and exchange thoughts and ideas but like real life there are certain things that it simply doesnt do well at all and religion (or lack there of) is the biggest one of all.

    What I believe or dont doesnt matter here but I'll say this: If Jesus rode a bycycle it'll be a chinese made one..

    Okay, who's gonna start the sex thread? whos gettin some versus whos gettin none?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkslide18
    Any among us?
    you really started this thread here? on empty beer? go make me a vegan muffin.

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    "I don't believe in you." that's funny!
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    religion is the root of all evil.
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    religious people have certainly caused their share of problems.
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    I used to be a big "Origin of a Species" thumping type. I have not grown fonder of believing in a higher being. I just don't care as much whether one believes or doesn't believe as long as one doesn't push it on another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdang
    I just don't care as much whether one believes or doesn't believe as long as one doesn't push it on another.
    +5 million end of thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Gager
    religion is the root of all evil.
    "Money is the root of all evil."
    In context: "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows." (1 Timothy 6:10) KJV (The King James Bible)

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    He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake. He knows when you've been bad or good. If you don't for goodness sake! D'oh wrong guy!!

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    Its kind of like beer and tacos after a long ride. I dont know why its so good, but it is. So is a life with the Lord.
    I lived for many years content that God had no place in my life or anyone else's. If you tried to shove some sort of organized religion down my throat you had better be ready for fight. Religion was always stained with blood, greed, or something worse. Then I discovered its not "a religion" thats important, its just having Faith and a Belief. On that day I changed for the better.
    At some point in your life you will come face to face with God. You can open your heart or walk away, its up to you. Some say you dont see the Lord till you see death. It took seeing life for me.
    I treat the atheists in my life the same way I do Christians. I dont force my beliefs on anyone or look down on those with different views than mine. How about you? Go ahead and flame us believers. But before you do, look in your heart and tell me if its a happy place.

    I ride with a recovered meth addict and recovered alcoholic. Years ago if you crossed us, we might have shoved your teeth down your throat. Now, after finding the Lord, we are the guys who will show up at your house after the flood or stop to pull your mom out of the ditch. I for one will stand up for Jesus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdang
    I used to be a big "Origin of a Species" thumping type. I have not grown fonder of believing in a higher being. I just don't care as much whether one believes or doesn't believe as long as one doesn't push it on another.
    I hear ya. I used to be the other extreme. I'm not the Bible thumping turd I used to be back in college.
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    I thought religion was a fairy tale until i moved to the South....
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    Now i know it is

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    I dont like wars. I like my bike, my kids, my wife, and my PBR. We are not that different.

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    I like that one. "riding a mtb is like a reset button..." I have to totally agree. It's great stress relief and a great workout and great scenery. thanks for the reminder insanitylevel9!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlmodelt
    I like that one. "riding a mtb is like a reset button..." I have to totally agree. It's great stress relief and a great workout and great scenery. thanks for the reminder insanitylevel9!
    re subscribed... isnt that the reason we all ride
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    and it seems like having just one bike isn't quite enough. I've got 2 hard tails and one full suspension, and then my carbon road bike. I still get excited when I walk into a bike shop and smell the smells and see the sights. I'm finally pretty happy with my rides. I've put my kids 11 and 12.5 on some decent small framed 26ers. They saw the immediate difference when they switched over from the Walmart bikes. My daughter sports a sweet 02 Yellow Specialized DH with some matching black and yellow tires and my son is sporting an old 98 Homegrown with a pair of red and black panaracers. I'm trying hard to get them into the cycling and keep them in it. It's not for lack of putting them on a pair of fun bikes. Have a great evening and a happy new year insanitylevel9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdlmodelt
    ]Have a great evening and a happy new year insanitylevel9.
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    BTW my names ben
    Quote Originally Posted by craftworks750
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    Nice to meet ya Ben, Keep in touch.
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    Right now I think Jesus, Budha, Mohammed and Abraham are all out together somewhere on some sweet single track laughing their as***s off at this thread.......

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