posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 05:28 PM
So one asked the question why are atheist atheist. Well, the answer is different for everyone. Some got disenchanted by religion and lost faith. Some
never had faith to begin with. As i cannot explain why other people are atheist, i will try to explore the reason why one become one.
Yes, am i an atheist, yes, i am biased. No, I'm not here to bash religion or god. I may not believe but religion still has it's uses. The first
argument for Atheism, is Occam's razor. It's a principle in science that when you formulate a hypothesis, you start with the simplest explanation.
Why? because the simplest explanation as the highest probability of being right. So if you don't need a God to live, and to have everything, material
or otherwise, then you start from the point that God does not exist until proven that he NEEDS to exist. So far, no such proof have surfaced.
But what about all the miracles? Most miracle have been throughly debunked, by scientist and the Vatican even. Those remaining are not necessarily act
of god, just unexplained phenomena, which can't be reproduced at will. Just because something cannot be explain does not make it proof of good.
But what about the bible? Well, the bible doesn't prove anything. Most of it was written much after the fact and therefor can't be used as facts.
Why? I'll take a page from Penn and Teller's Bull# episode and use the Elvis logic. We know Elvis died, we have pictures of him dead. We have
autopsy reports. Yet, some people still argue that he his still alive. And that was less then 60 years ago. Now fast forward 2000 years in the future,
how will people remember Elvis, dead or alive? The point is that the bible cannot be used as evidence to prove the need for existence of God.
But surely the amount of people who believe in God(s) in some way or another must prove it, right? Well, I'm going to answer that by the fact that
Sanity is not statistical. Because most people think something is right, does not make it so. In the middle ages, most people thought the earth was
flat. Obviously they were wrong. The majority does not make the truth, facts do. And since there is no fact one way or the other, it's up to the
person to choose weather they believe in God(s) or no.
I choose not to because i do not need to. I don't need to believe in a higher power to go through life and lead a good life. I don't really care
weather God exist or no, because it doesn't change anything. Weather or not there is a god does not change that tomorrow will still come. That if you
jump of a high enough cliff, you will die. if you crash your car going 120mph, you die. God did not intervene for other people that did that, why do
you think you will be special? Weather or not God exist, doesn't change a thing about the fact of life. Therefore, i choose not to spend what little
time i have praying to him and trying to please in order to secure my place in heaven. I will live my life the way i see fit and if i end up in hell,
so be it. That does not mean that you should go out and pillage, rape and kill and you choose. It means that if everyone focused on making the world a
better place for future generation, not just to go to heaven once you died, we might be in a bit of a better place.
So, in my uneducated and proletarian opinion, atheist are so, not because of un-faith in god or church, but because by denying his existence, we can
focus what really matters, the real world, the one we live in and the world in which our children will have to live in.
On a last note, if something do not make a whole lot of sense, i apologize. English is not my first language, and i have yet to master it's sintax
all that well. Thank you for reading through my rant and hopefully it might help understanding Atheist.