This forum was inspired by the 2011 link
. We also did a link
, which I encourage you all to check out.
This forum provides an opportunity for anyone of any belief system or religion to ask Atheists questions about Atheism.
~ This forum IS NOT a place for anyone to abuse anybody, convert anybody or yell your opinions.
~ This is a forum for people ask respectful
questions about Atheism and Atheists in order to learn, clarify and communicate ideas. Please treat everyone who participates in this forum as you would want to be treated.
~ This forum is not necessarily a place to debate belief systems. The purpose of this forum is to clarify and share Atheist beliefs, NOT to debate whether you believe those beliefs are right or wrong. If extensive debate arises, we can set up splinter forums to discuss those issues. But this forum's primary purpose is to help people understand the foundations of Atheism.
~ Respect is the key here. Please think before you type. Please read comments carefully and respond thoughfully.
~ Examples of acceptable questions to ask Atheists:
"Why don't you believe in any gods?"
"Are you anti-religion?"
"Are you Satanists?"
~ Examples of UNacceptable questions to ask Atheists:
"Why are you such a terrible person?"
"Do you want to go to hell?"
"God is real and I hate you for not believing in him." - That one ain't even a question, people.
The point is, ask Atheists questions about Atheism
. We are here to answer those questions, not be abused for our belief system.
~ When you ask and answer a question, it would be good if you could state what belief system you subscribe to. This isn't necessary, as some of us have no label to use, and others of us do not want to disclose their belief system. But if you are comfortable, just give us an idea so that we can see roughly what we are dealing with. We don't want to be making assumptions about each other any more than we will be anyway.
~ No textpeak. Seriously, try to use full words. Your spelling and grammar don't have to be perfect, but we do need to be able to understand you.
~ I will, without hesitation, delete this forum if people get abusive. I am expecting a bad apple or two, but we can deal with that. But if this becomes a bar fight, I will close this down. If you don't have anything positive to contribute, leave this forum now. Don't drag other people down with you.
So, lets re-cap:
~ BE RESPECTFUL
~ NO ABUSE
~ NO CONVERTING
~ LISTEN TO EACHOTHER
~ NO TEXTSPEAK
So, feel free to ask away. And remember: play nice.