posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 06:37 PM
Not all atheists are militant (I know you know that) and the more the non-militant atheists speak out, the more people will be made aware of that
fact. There are, after all, militant believers, as well.
One of the biggest issues I have with belief in God is that everyone defines God in a different way. Some take the bible literally, some say it's
symbolic, but God does exist, some say he's the creator, some say he put the whole evolution thing in motion, some say WE are God, some say Nature is
God and some say God is everything that exists. If you ask 10 different people, you'll get 10 different definitions.
Asking, "So, where did God come from"? is not an attack. It's a question. If there is a discussion, why shouldn't that question be on the table.
Asking "What is God" or "What makes God divine"? is just as likely to incur a defensive answer as asking where God came from...
You think people become atheists because they were forced to attend Sunday School? That's kind of narrow and judgmental, don't you think?
When I've had discussions with my husband about belief in God, he tells me, (paraphrasing) "It's not that I don't believe in a creator or God, I
just don't think he wants to be worshiped. If worship is part of the bargain of being a believer, I must be an atheist."
Very thoughtful post!