posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 07:55 PM
You know, I'm not a religious person by any stretch of the imagination, but I sure as hell wouldn't call myself an atheist or even an
agnostic, and I don't understand the unbridled, blind hatred that professed atheists have for religion.
Invariably, atheists feel threatened whenever anyone discusses religion. The great majority of atheists (who are still a tiny minority) have very
little to offer the discussion from a philosophical standpoint; indeed, without religion for them to attack, atheists have NO philosophy.
It's quite ironic, isn't it, that atheists are utterly dependent on religion for their every opinion. Without the Bible, most self-professed
atheists have no fuel whatsoever.
How does religion affect you if you are not a religious person? How does a public prayer threaten the tiny little 5% minority of atheists who profess
no religious conviction? Well, it has no impact at all. The hypocrisy, as I see it, is that most self-professed "atheists" cannot survive
philosophically without attacking religion. And, if they can't survive without religion (at least as a target of their malcontent), then they
are theists, are they not?
I pose that the truest atheists — those who truly conduct their lives without even acknowledging God, those who are not influenced by
belief in God — actually comprise a much smaller minority than 5%.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 2/6/2007 by Doc Velocity]