Fun and witty T-Shirts for Atheists, Agnostics, skeptics and anyone else who could face hellfire if there actually turns out to be a god

Fun and Witty T-Shirts for Atheists, Agnostics, skeptics and anyone else who would face hellfire if there actually is a god

The stars died so you could be here today

Artist's concept of a supernova (NASA)

Artist's concept of a supernova (NASA)

So who are you? Where did you come from? Do you feel privileged to be alive?

Many people who don’t understand atheists think we are a sad and desperate bunch, devoid of any hope. The reality is, in many cases, quite the contrary. We realize what an incredible place the universe is and just how lucky we are to be a part of it. We can get our fix of wonder and awe without any of the fairytales.

Give this quote some thought today. It has to be the most poetic thought to ever come out of Science!

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. The atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. You are all stardust. All the things that matter for evolution and for life weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. The only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”

Lawrence Krauss

So sublime!

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16 Responses to “The stars died so you could be here today”

  1. Daniel Says:

    Lawrence Krauss has one of the most amazing minds on the planet today. His lecture entitled A Universe From Nothing is the most amazing video I have ever seen.

  2. Pauline Says:

    Atheists claims there is no God, but for that claim to be true they must have absolute knowledge in everything. Does my mother exist? Just because you can’t see or hear her doesn’t mean she’s a figment of evryones imagination.
    As for the stars dying, where did they come from? I have never heard of any explosions that left anything other than distruction its wake. Not one!

    Now let’s pretend that I an atheist with a perchant for torturing and killing people for fun, and you are my next target. How are you going to talk me out of it. As a killer I have every right to do what I want. What law? Laws are made by men and what makes them ‘higher’ than anyone. Consider my actions? I am! I will feel much better after I’ve tortured you, then eventually kill you. What’s the big deal anyway? It’s not as if you will remember anything since there is no afterlife. Besides, people murder babies every day for all kinds of stupid reasons and that perfectly legal. Don’t give me that garbage that it’s not a real person. Is it a cat or dog? Look, you have your beliefs and so do I. You choose not to kill and I’m not trying to change your mind, am I? All this fuss over nothing…

    I’m no killer, and I’m happy to be a Christian.

  3. dog Says:

    @Pauline: Do Unicorns exist? Santa? Fairies? The Flying Spaghetti Monster? Does Zeus exist? What about Thor, Wotan, Baal, and all the other gods? I guess you should believe in them too, assuming you don’t claim absolute knowledge about everything. You need to realize that you are an atheist about all these gods. The rest of us just go one god further.

    About your second point, are you really telling me that the reason that you don’t go around torturing people and killing them for fun is because some god made a law and is going to kick your ass into the cozy fires of hell if you don’t obey it? It sounds very childish to go about living your life in fear of a cosmic spanking.

    Basic morals are independent of religion and culture. This view has been upheld by studies of isolated tribes where the natives respond to moral dilemmas about when it is permissible to kill someone. They give the same kind of answers that so-called civilized people give, despite never having any contact with the outside world. Religion seems to have been built around morality, not the other way round.

    And think about it: Is it better to do good because you feel that’s the right thing to do, or because you are afraid of a policeman god who is watching you from the sky and is dishing out rewards and punishments? Don’t you think that doing good for a heavenly reword kind of takes the edge off the charity, to put it mildly? You’re ultimately supposedly working for your salvation after all.

  4. Hannah Says:

    Pauline’s comment was probably the most ignorant thing I’ve ever read.

  5. Aaron Says:

    @ Pauline:

    We do not need absoloute knowledge to have no belief in a God, we simply evaluate the evidence and make a decision based on what we know is possible.
    Most Athiests have about 0.1-1% of thier mind open to the possibility of a God.

    I’ll believe tbat there is a God, you dont even have to proove it beyond a doubt, just give me enough evidence.

    And ofcourse I know your mother exists, because YOU exist, its Biology that to be born you require a Father and a mother, please show me the equivalent to this for God.

    It is also a proven scientific fact that stars explode and scatter the universe with atoms, sometimes even matter, just because you are too ignorant to study something and educate yourself on a subject, it does not mean that subject is invalid.

    ‘I have never heard of any explosions that left anything other than distruction its wake. Not one!” – This statement serves to highlight your stupidity.

    As for the rest of your statement I find it horrifying that without God you would become a murderer, that says alot about your way of thinking dont you think?
    And morals existed long before religion, even animals such as Chimps and Dogs have basic morals.
    The Golden rule of morality “Do onto others as you would want others to do onto you” is not monopolised by God.
    Again if you actually study and educate yourself on the science of morality you would learn we do not need a God to be moral.
    We are social animals, we need morality to function, we have evolved this to survive, that is basically Human morality in a (very basic) nutshell.

    I could go into more details but I fear you would not understand.

    On that note are you aware of how many Christians throughout history have killed in the name of Christ?
    Better yet, study the Crusades or the Spanish Inquisition or The Salem witch trials.

    The best way to see how “moral” your God is, read the bible, and count how many times he kills someone or orders somebody else to kill someone or comits genocide.
    See how many times death is the punishment for a sin.

    And your God created Hell!!!

    “All this fuss over nothing…” – Is the only thing you said that made any sense.

    I’m an Atheist, and happy to have more morals than your Christian God.

  6. MakeUpYourMind Says:

    Did you say you’d be DAMNED if God exists? So be it because he DOES EXIST.

  7. dog Says:

    @MakeUpYourMind

    Thanks for letting me know. Please let me have the evidence to back up your claim when you find it.

  8. Jaela Says:

    God does exist. He is alive. Jesus died for your sins. Forgetting God will only hurt you. This is like getting advice from a rock, it’s pointless. This is such a sad comment and a sad website. There’s no ‘if,’ He does exist. God Bless you. :) It’s like you need to make fun of people’s beliefs to assure you that you’re right, when you are actually wrong. It’s like you aren’t even sure of anything, but you make fun of people’s beliefs so that you reassure yourself that what you’re talking about does make sense, when in actuality it doesn’t, but the Bible has all the answers you need.

  9. dog Says:

    @ Jaela Please allow me to quote Thomas Jefferson and apply what he says about the holy trinity to the rest of religion. What else can I do if logic and reason doesn’t work with you guys?

    “Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity. It is the mere Abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus.”

    -Thomas Jefferson

  10. Joseph Says:

    I would like to see a shred of evidence for this theory, in time it may be taught in our public school systems as factual. go figure. Hey I have a question for you where did the universe that the star exist in derive from? In order for this to have any substance, wouldn’t it take a while for star dust (an un-living particle, producing a living organism) to perform this “miracle”? I’m sure it would take millions of years huh? Well if that is the case how does the second law of thermodynamics fit in, or more so, how about entropy? Those are facts of nature that are scientifically validated. In order for this theory to work, shouldn’t it not contradict what we do understand as scientific fact? Please respond, I await your reply:)

  11. dog Says:

    @Joseph
    Thanks for asking for evidence. Unfortunately many people don’t even go that far and just shut themselves off to anything that challenges what they think or believe. So:

    Here’s a starting point for understanding how scientists know that heavier elements are made in the nuclear fusion inside of stars: PDF. You can skip down to section 8.2, though the preceding part is a good introduction and definitely worth a read.

    For a comprehensive explanation of all the evidence for how life evolved from simpler non-living molecules, I highly recommend this book: The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.

    About your point on entropy and the second law of thermodynamics, you need to know that the second law applies to a closed system, which the Earth is not. The Earth is just a part of a larger system (the universe) and entropy can decrease (and order can arise) in localized spots without violating the second law. For a more scientific explanation, please see Entropy and evolution.

    The evidence is vast, and this is just a starting point. Still I hope that it helps answer some of your questions and sets you down the road to a better understanding of science and what it can tell us about the universe we live in.

  12. Ryan Says:

    I find it humorous to see the only people placing multiple comments and following up on their arguments are the non-christians. I find it absolutely hilarious that when a christian does post a comment it consists of a declaration of their personal belief in a God, a few hollow, cliche one liners to back their declaration, a lie that they will pray for us non-believers, a circular argument ‘proving’ their original declaration, and finally another declaration for good measure and to ensure obvious infallibility

    If you want to define God as a metaphor for the initial cause of our universe and formulation of it’s physics, then sure, but know that it still doesn’t end there. If you define God like most religious peoples do, then I cannot take anything you say seriously, and pity you for the subsequent dampening of your common sense and logic.

    I wonder if there will be a day when you understand. The way of science is more exciting, mysterious, awesome, and fair. You will be welcomed with open arms and rewarded with open eyes. If not, then expect to see me in the reality that exists after we die. I’ll be waiting for you and you will know who I am. I will be the one with the sign that says “told ya so”

  13. religion is crazy Says:

    im sick of all this religion stuff, religion is obviously an excuse for war,power and money, or just plain dam pschyco christian leaders who tell there followers to go kill over 60000 black cats every year just because they are badluck, oh and you might say thats from the 1500′s, but it still happens today… which is very sad. Just as the crusades were only for power. i go to a anglican school which is so bad because they waste 1 lesson out of 4 for 1 day of the week to teach us how jesus walked over water and he sacraficed his life on the cross, blah blah blah its a waste of precious time. And the worst thing is they try and teach us about the crusades in history but they fail Because they don’t tell us about how the the crusaders were told to go kill jews and muslims by there holy god who is right in every way and if you disobey him you will die and go to hell. And yes the christians had very much fun killing and torturing little children for fun. this proves religion is a low on society and disrupts the normal persons way of thinking. religion is the most corrupt form of government ever. also i rather believe in the old Egyptian gods or greek beacuase they actually have a family tree and can prove a gods existance just because they understood evolution.

    You just got told by a thirteen year old.

    link to the killing of black cats-http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1561382/Bad-luck-for-black-cats-in-Italy.html

  14. mr fix Says:

    i think someone got star dust confused with angel dust. noone in their right mind could possibly believe that our solar system, the universe , our earth and all the other neat things that God created including human life itself just happened. in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. its a fact. deal with it as you wish. but in the end, and the end is near for us all there will be only two options and we all know what they are. i have no proof but i have the one thing better than proof and thats faith. if you are right and there is no God im in great shape. if I am right and there is a God im in great shape, but where does that leave YOU? damned if God exists WHAT IF??????????

  15. dog Says:

    @mr fix

    You’re forgetting something very important: what if god exists but he is not the exact vengeful and angry god you believe in and he damns you to eternal torment for thinking he is an asshole control freak like the Christian god? What if he is a god who values intelligence and critical thinking and loves atheists who don’t believe in gods they have no evidence for? Where would you be then?

  16. PROUD MOMMA Says:

    I have been a firm believer in Spirituality. Born and raised in Australia from Cuban parents and brought up in a Catholic/Spiritist (not full force) household, I went to Sunday School, did all of the Church going but not incessantly or mind boggling as Christians do. I am now almost at my fourth decade of life, am a Single mother of four Angels, one in each age group, and find it extremely interesting as I was brought up Catholic/Spiritist, and just got out of a Hysterically Ludicrous “cult” as I told my friend that introduced me to his Christian Church, and my kids and I lasted for about uh, lets say, one month…not even two. It was needless to say, an Eye-Opener to the truth that they are ONE CRAZY ARSE BUNCH OF LOONEY BINS! All the hands up in the air, the over-exaggerated singing and silent pauses of WTF? Dunno, it was a bit too much for us to say the truth. I thought it would inspire me and bring some kind of “light” into my life….nah. NUMB. I actually prefer the quiet, soft lull of my Catholic Church, I guess its in me. But regardless I am getting the point of knowing…not even thinking, that Religion is something that is overrated. What has to exude from you is Faith, in anything; Love, Positivity, in your Family Unit, in doing GOOD, in being Honest, Trustworthy, not a Hypocrite or Fake (which is the pure and exact example of the Christians I have met and know). I believe that its all a Facade, this Christian thing that most people say they are….and all in all, they are crude, false, intensly arrogant about their beliefs and overbearingly irritating. I do believe in being Spiritual, and the main reason I say that is because I have seen and heard the other side. The third dimension that the Christians so boldly say is the Devils work, etc…blah, blah, blah. But when you realize that Spirits do exist because there has been proof and I have heard seen and believe, the Christian crap sorta gets all twisted in a knot. I also was unable to read the Bible my friend gave me, who can decipher that mumbo jumo anyways? To say the least, this Blog is friggin AMAZING, and I recall thinking that I was an Atheist once. Then again, my father passed away and my daughter, only 18 months old….about to go to sleep and she points to the corner of the room and says “Abuelo” (grandpa) – I knew he was there, in Spirit and her little eyes were able to see him because she was a sponge, hence he appeared to her. The funny thing is…..she had not even said Abuelo before. God, in my heart and mind, is an INCREDIBLE FAITH for each of us to have and maintain us sane! Love, Peace and Happiness from Miami ya’ll!

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