reply to post by undo
i view atheism as a sort of religious philosophy whose primary component is that it has no primary component--other than lack of belief in
anything that isn't smack in front of their noses.
Again, atheism has no goals and no specific philosophy. Quantam mechanics isn't right in front of our noses, neither are radio waves, we still believe
them, because of the conviction of demonstration and evidence.
Again, most Atheists are humble in character. In fact, Agnostic Atheism is the position that there (CURRENTLY) is no evidence for an omnipotent being
and therefore there is no reason to believe (YET)
If humans provide evidence to the contrary, i will happily and honest renounce my Atheism.
Remember, i admit - i can't say whether God does or doesn't exist, this would be unwise, foolish and irrational, i could not claim to reveal wisdom of
the source of reality of the universe. I won't proclaim to hold and reveal wisdom that i could possibly not know.
Again, i'm willing to grant the possibility of a intelligent supernatural dictator of all reality, only if you are willing to grant me the possibility
that reality may not need a cause or creator, that it could be infinite.
If i was to believe in a God, i would have to believe that this being intelligently created a reality where planets are smashed, stars explode,
gallaxies collide and cause destruction, children and animals are born with birth defects, and this being watches with indifference as 99.8% of
species become extinct on a planet, and this is just one measley planet at the edge of the visible universe.
Even if i did hold this belief, i would not want to worship this being, just because he created my existence, doesn't mean it demands respect. This is
the essense of totalitarianism, to be commanded to love that which you fear.
edit on 7/1/11 by awake_and_aware because: (no reason