I'm creating this thread mainly in response to another I read which takes the position that a majority of atheists seek the end of religion. While I
disagree with 'majority', it is true that many atheists do actively seek this goal...
But is this goal logical?
Many people are religious because they choose
to be religious.
Others are religious because of societal indoctrination.
For those who choose
to be religious, if you take away religion, they will still choose to seek it out.
I'm reminded of a friend I had who was 'converted' into atheism...
At the time, I assumed he was ultimately satisfied with his own conversion.
In fact, he was a bit angry at the person who converted him. Religion brought a certain balance to his life. I would not be surprised if, in the
future, he chooses religion again, most likely a different form of religion.
From what I've seen, there are three different 'types' of thinking (this is just one way of looking at it).
Philosophical, rational, and spiritual.
Though of course no one falls perfectly in one group or another, if you ask someone which of the three words best
you're likely to learn a lot about that person.
For the most part, these different methods of thinking simply don't understand one another.
This is how (aside from ego), two people can argue with one another and both honestly believe the other is nuts.
You simply can't convince someone who is spiritual to form a conclusion solely based on materialism... Because the whole reasoning of spiritualism is
that there must be more
It's like rock, paper, scissors...
No side is truly going to win, because you simply can't change the way a certain percentage of humanity thinks.