posted on Mar, 7 2009 @ 06:33 PM
reply to post by moocowman
Allow a little latitude to play Devil's Advocate (or God's or whatever) for a moment.
You say you believe in nothing. I find that incredibly hard to believe. If we nothing more than the result of a bio-chemical reaction between our
parents that came to full term and have not died as of yet due to chance or random luck, then what is our purpose. Any foundation in true science has
to explain everything.
To simplify, we have seasons due to our orbit around the sun and the angle of our tilted axis. We keep our orbit due to gravity. We have gravity due
to mass and to keep us cohesively together.
As human beings we like to believe that we solely posses emotions and ingenuity. Yet dogs cower when yelled at out of fear, even our own pets that
know full well that we love them. And raccoons invaliding trash cans for food can figure out an incredible amount of steps to regain entry...much to
our embarrassment of our superior minds.
Humans can imagine and philosophize quite a bit. We can create stories that are more realistic than reality. When we watch a movie, we do not see
individual pictures of light and sounds. We can identify with the characters and experience love, fear, repulsion, sympathy and whole variety of other
emotions from just two senses being stimulated by objects that are no where near our presence. For all practical purposes those things do not exist to
So why is the idea of a higher being that created us for its own purpose seem so unrealistic to people? Is it the mystic part? Is it the philosophical
nature of faith? What would compel an atheist to live their life as best they could within the 10 Commandments? If life has no meaning outside of our
few years that we live it, then why not screw people over, steal their things and live a life of extravagance and luxury?
Is it to remain a good person in the eyes of others? What will their opinion mean when either you or they are dead? Or is it something else?
And finally, believing in nothing is actually believing in something. You believe that nothing exists. On the whole, I would guess that your proofs
rely on pretty much the same amount (yet a different kind of) faith as those that believe in something.