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Could fashion magazines be the cause of atheism?
in the bible it says God made man in his own image. When atheists look in the mirror and see what they look like maybe they don't think much of God at all. Also when they get to see people in magazines they must think even less of themselves so they end up thinking even less of God. At school a lot of the atheists are feminists and they are always complaining and one of the things i heard them say was fashion magazines were bad for their self esteem. In the old days there weren't magazines so people didn't know they were not very pretty and maybe that could explain why atheism is increasing.

anonymous, Y! answers 33 Comments [3/29/2015 10:23:16 AM]
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Malingspann

Calvin (flexing in front of a mirror in just his underpants): "Made in God's own image, yes sir!"

Hobbes: "God must have a goofy sense of humor."

3/29/2015 11:03:46 AM

Don

"in the bible it says God made man in his own image"

Most theologians interpret this to mean that "in his own image" means that man is a thinking, sentient being, not that we physically resemble him. In other words, even though we have bodies like animals, we resemble god because we can think. At least some of us can. However, FAIL on your part.

"In the old days there weren't magazines so people didn't know they were not very pretty"

People knew how they looked. They could see themselves reflected in water, and mirrors were used as long ago as ancient Egypt, so FAIL on your part again.

Third, fashion magazines could be the cause of atheism? Dafuq?

3/29/2015 11:24:37 AM

The Reptilian Jew

Judging by the wording, I'm pretty sure the OP is not older than 13.

3/29/2015 11:34:55 AM

creativerealms

What?

3/29/2015 11:56:08 AM

Sangfroid

Feminists also breath air, so according to your logic, you need to stop breathing or you'll become an atheist.

3/29/2015 12:04:08 PM

freako104

Or it could be reading the Bible and following evidence leading people to atheism.

3/29/2015 12:24:43 PM

DB97531

because it can't be people turn to atheism because of reason, no no no that doesn't fit the church's narrative.

3/29/2015 12:32:41 PM

anothga

What.

3/29/2015 1:18:47 PM

Hasan Prishtina

In the old days there weren't magazines so people didn't know they were not very pretty and maybe that could explain why atheism is increasing.

Before magazines, nobody gave a moment's thought to beauty:





3/29/2015 1:32:05 PM

Swede

Erm, no. The Bible is a stronger cause for atheism than fashion magazines could ever be.

What image did God use to make woman?

3/29/2015 1:43:17 PM

Old Viking

Dissatisfaction with one's appearance? That can't be it. I, myself, for example, am exceptionally handsome.

3/29/2015 2:16:37 PM

Kanna

I'm sure atheism has been around longer than fashion magazines, or longer than mirrors, for that matter. Funny, the last time I looked at a fashion mag was BEFORE I became an atheist.

3/29/2015 2:22:19 PM

Mikgof

I came to Atheism as an 8 year old. To the best of my knowledge I'd never seen a fashion magazine. It was the illogic nature and sheer ridiculous nature of theism that made me an Atheist. Mind you, the unbelievable honesty of a vicar that said that there was no proof for God, only faith, put an end to any doubt.

3/29/2015 2:58:18 PM

Szena

So... atheists are ugly and take the Bible literally?

3/29/2015 3:52:55 PM

rubber chicken

Far more likely to lead me to Christianity.

Many times have I glanced at a fashion magazine and said, "Good God! What is she wearing ?"

3/29/2015 6:02:43 PM

OHP

They still had eyes, dumbass. They could see the people around them and they could see their own fucking reflection. I know it's difficult but try -- just try -- rubbing two or three brain cells together when this kind of shit floats through your brain-to-mouth canal.



And they say there's no such thing as a stupid question...

3/29/2015 9:15:59 PM

Goomy pls

In the old days there weren't magazines so people didn't know they were not very pretty and maybe that could explain why atheism is increasing.

How wronf you are. There were plenty of periodicals. Sure, many were more cerebral, like La Follette's Weekly and McClure's, but there was an ample supply of red meat for sex-hungry viewers.

3/29/2015 11:34:49 PM

Kuno

Could fashion magazines be the cause of atheism?

I think this question is about as valid as “How can we use sheep bladders to prevent earthquakes?”.

3/30/2015 12:22:31 AM

Dan Onymous

Are you calling God a minger?

3/30/2015 1:33:07 AM

Ebon

Could fashion magazines be the cause of atheism?

No. Next stupid question?

3/30/2015 2:35:48 AM

Yossarian Lives

Holy mother of non-sequiturs; this nonsense is completely irrelevant to why there is an increase in atheism. In fact this refusal to think critically is why some people are turned off faith.

How are we supposed to choose our clothing then if fashion magazines, and presumably adverts too, are immoral? God has an odd hatred for nudity now that its become more prudish since the Garden of Eden, so are we supposed to have the clothes made ourselves? Not everyone has the time to do that, so is God's answer to have identical clothing for everyone regardless of age, taste, or weight? How conformist!

3/30/2015 3:22:56 AM



If God made us to his image as you understand it, he must be a multiracial hermafrodite

3/30/2015 6:04:23 AM

The Crimson Ghost

Wow. This is possibly the stupidest explanation for the rise of non-belief that I've ever encountered.

Fashion mags are only good for rolling joints, lining the bird cage, or to pass time in waiting rooms.

I don't need to worry about being pretty; I'm Titantic-era Kate Winslet 2.0.

3/30/2015 6:41:16 AM

Doubting Thomas

This is so stupid I have no words to describe it. Other than to say this must have been written by a teenage Christian girl.

3/30/2015 6:51:00 AM

Pip

Any type of reading with comprehension can lead to atheism, especially try it with the bible.

3/30/2015 7:06:19 AM

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