To All Atheist Truckers

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Patrick 's Comment
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I know there is an organization for Christian truckers because of all the Christian chapels at the truck stops. But haven't the truckers who are atheists gotten together to form their own organization. This is a diverse career.

Ricky A.'s Comment
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I know there is an organization for Christian truckers because of all the Christian chapels at the truck stops. But haven't the truckers who are atheists gotten together to form their own organization. This is a diverse career.

Just curious. What would this said organization get together and discuss? I am not trying to be a smart ass either. I myself am not religious, but would not consider myself atheist either.

MRC's Comment
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I asked the same thing and decided not to ask- If you don't believe in something which in itself relates to a lot of other things then what is there to discuss?

MRC's Comment
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This is a definite subject for Jopa!!!!! embarrassed.gif

Jeff L.'s Comment
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I know there is an organization for Christian truckers because of all the Christian chapels at the truck stops. But haven't the truckers who are atheists gotten together to form their own organization. This is a diverse career.

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Just curious. What would this said organization get together and discuss? I am not trying to be a smart ass either. I myself am not religious, but would not consider myself atheist either.

I am not going to get technical here, only say that that would be great as long as there goal is not to be against another's belief and in support of there own beliefs. Christians have no choice biblical speaking to take up offense against what they would refer to as non believers and likewise should atheist respond the same way or they have themselves become elitist in attitude. Do not forget there are theist, deist, pantheist, pantheist by way of science, not to mention a whole world of beliefs systems religious or political. Support group, yes. Hate group, no. I look at the views of atheism allot and understand their frustration with some of the "religious" folks and their dogmatic views but at the same time understand the need for social order and the role religion has played in society both good and bad. On a lighter note one the truckers had a funny saying on his blog once. It said" You keep praying for me and I will think for you". lol

Robert I.'s Comment
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I know there is an organization for Christian truckers because of all the Christian chapels at the truck stops. But haven't the truckers who are atheists gotten together to form their own organization. This is a diverse career.

Religions would not survive without the social dimension of church. One of the most important dimensions of religious belief is to commune, to be in a community, to socialize with people and reinforce the beliefs and dogmas of the religion with those who believe like you. As an atheist I know what the evidence leads me to conclude. I don't need a support group to tell me what the evidence supports. At least for me, that's why I don't need to go to "atheist church" several times a week.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Just as there are "no atheist in foxholes," there are "no atheists in a truck driver's seat." Just today, I got EXTREMELY lucky, only by the GRACE OF GOD.

Dave

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Speaking as an atheist, I'll drop my two cents here.

First, understand there is a difference between atheist and antitheist. Many people get the terms confused. One is a person who just doesn't believe in a god or higher power. The other is a person actively working to abolish religion. I'm definitely not the latter. I am married to an extremely devout Christian and I respect his beliefs and he respects mine. I see how, when practiced peacefully, religion can really help people and bring fulfillment to their lives. I support that 100%, and as long as it's not forced onto me, I'm ok with religion in general.

As for support groups or meetings and such, one of the great things about being an atheist is that you don't need any of that. I mean, what are we going to discuss? Anger at established or sought-after theocracies? What atheism means to us? How to unite quantum mechanics and general relativity into one unified scientific theory? Seems a bit silly, really. Generally, atheists are comfortable with themselves and do not need a specific meeting of like-minded people to reinforce their ideas.

As for "no atheists in foxholes", let me explain something. If you don't believe in a god, when the proverbial crap hits the fan, you don't suddenly start praying. I've been in a several near-death experiences, one concerning an emergency plane landing. I didn't suddenly start asking something I can't see for help. I just trusted what I knew of weather and their effects on airplanes, physics, and the pilots' training and collective experience. That's it. And for all the atheists I know personally, this is the same across the board. Granted, agnostics might entertain the idea of prayer during a bad time, or someone having a change of heart about their beliefs (or lack thereof). But someone who actually believes there is no god will not suddenly start praying to one. It's an absurd prospect to posit that just because you believe a certain way that someone else will automatically respond in an identical way in a similar situation.

I don't mean to turn this into a theological debate, but it's highly unfair to make a blanket statement about the belief structure of the general population. While I'm sure people with a religious belief will far outnumber those of us who don't have one, there will be at least ONE atheist in a truck driver's seat: me.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Here's a thought Patrick. Nobody is going to make you go in and subject yourself to the horror of religion. (Bit of sarcasm there). You choose to go in, or to walk past. As is usually the case, if you want a group, start one. Just remember though, if you start a group with rules and beliefs, you've essentially started an ideology or possibly another religion. Something you're opposed to.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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George Carlin says it better,in his youtube videos, than I ever could, regarding the whole "God" theory lol

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