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  • no, I think people are religious because it gives them a license to make assumptions about others.
  • Not particularly, but those do exist.
  • No, I think atheist are people that do not believe God exist.
  • Not at all. Morals and religion really don't have to have each other to survive.
  • Nope; more often its religion that gives people license to sin. At least atheists have to answer to the laws of man; religion doesn't answer to anyone (at least, not for a good long while).
  • No I don't believe that. I think that many athiests are still moral people.
  • We don't believe in "sin". That's for xians to deal with, they invented it.
  • No, and I hope this question does not recieve a yes.
  • No, I'm one of the other people who think that Atheists are Atheists just because it gives them a license to think for themselves
  • Oh please, Christians sin just as much anyone else.
  • No. There is no such thing as sin.It is a Theological comcept used to frighten people. Lots of Clergy are making a good living this way. If sin is defined as disobeying God, then it is impossible in principle for an Athiest to sin since he does bot believe in God.
  • definetly YES
  • Since sin is a religious concept and that requires a god that atheists don't believe in - then no. There can't be a license to do something that doesn't exists.
  • no. I actually think that most atheists (not all) are atheists because they had some a--hole, who called themself religious, give them some obvious misinformation, or force their view, to give them a hard time in some way. And they, unfortunatly, think that all religious people are taht way.
  • Not in the slightest. Even as someone who doesn't subscribe to the existence of a higher being I'm still totally accountable to my own conscience. I need to be able to face myself, make decisions & choices and consider others as well in a way that allows me to have peace of mind and maintain integrity.
  • No. I'm an atheist that thinks that aethists are ahteists because religion makes no sense. How many people worship the sun anymore, or Zeus and the olympians? As humanity matures and comes to understand our world better, the need for mythology is slowly leaving our world. Aethists are just ahead of the curve.
  • I think most atheists are atheists because they are either not raised to believe, or something happened to make them feel that way. Most people who are raised to believe, do so. The same the other way around.
  • As an atheist, I will say that the "facts" taught to my by my parents and their church never added up. No one could answer the questions I had to my satisfaction and at age 12 I decided to leave the church. Of course, I didn't actually do this until I was 17, but I was freed from the bondage of the church and was able to search for explanations elsewhere. Back to the question, "sin" is irrelevant to an atheist because they don't believe in a god to sin against.
  • i believe that the bible today is not what it was intended to be... it has changed so much and much has been omitted that what remains is a manipulation tool. the judeo christian faith of today to me is brainwashing. we are brainwashed to believe we are evil and need saving. just be a good person.
  • Atheists don't believe in sin, so no. In the eyes of, say, Christians, atheists might be sinners, but being a sinner is not necessarily the same as being immoral.
  • Sin is irrelevant. Atheists do not believe in sin.
  • I know lots of atheists who have better morals than most religious followers. I myself am agnostic and have high morals.....you have never met such a load of backstabbers as my local church congregation.
  • It's much better to have no knowledge of sin and enjoy life than to believe in sin and feel like you can't step on the cracks.
  • What is sin?
  • Thank God for sin, without it life would be hell! ;)
  • No. People who gives themselves a license to sin are still religious. Atheists do not accept the religious concept of sin. This does not mean that Atheists are immoral. But their moral is not defined the same way, so yes, according to religious standards, they could sometimes be sinful. But the possibility of not always following the religious laws is not the main reason why they are Atheists, I think.
  • Does going to church every Sunday and getting forgiven for sin give Christians a license to sin for the coming week with no problem, knowing they'll just be forgiven again next Sunday? And no, if an "atheist" sees his or her path as a license to sin, they're not truly atheists, since atheism suggests that gods or any deity do not exist, therefore, sin means nothing to them, but that doesn't mean morality doesn't.
  • Definately not. I believe that atheists are thinking people who look at life as objectively as possible and base their judgements on fact. An atheist can live a more moral life according to the moral standards of today than a religious observer. You only have to look as the number of divorces, child pornography, rape, murder etc committed by church goers to see that the argument does not hold weight.

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