posted on Jan, 19 2006 @ 10:28 PM
The friends who invited him to join suggested he just lie. Simple enough, except that he found that comical, and refused to say he believed when he
takes a rather dim view on believers. I don't particularly like the idea that atheists' oaths would be any less sincere. They have to put their
hand on the Bible in court, for whatever thats worth. And I feel that a true Christian, shouldn't need to swear on a bible to ensure they are
truthful. Shouldn't that be a given? If atheists swear on the bible and feel like lying, is the exercise of swearing on the bible going to matter
to them? so I see no logic in the whole exercise.
I feel atheism is a form of faith, and that atheists like Isaac Asimov, for example, are no less likely to be sincere and honest than theists. In
some cases, I find them to be more sincere. but in others I find theists to make more sense. I do like the broad spiritual inclusiveness that the
Lodge accepts to be very refreshing though. More so than most institutions.