posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 07:13 PM
reply to post by The Revenant
If Atheism is not a religion, why do we find them trolling the religious sections and debunking evenone who believes otherwise?
Atheists are more obsessed than some Christians which is sad because Christians should be obsessed. The dedication of a basic Muslim would put most
Christians to shame (dedication only). If Atheism is not a religion lets examine some points that can be clarified elsewhere. Non atheists will know
what I'm talking about, atheists will probably miss the point....
Atheism is a religion. A religion doesn’t have to posit a god who must be identified or worshiped. Some religions are polytheistic (Hinduism,
Mormonism), some monotheistic (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), some non-theistic (Buddhism). I’d say the new atheists and their religion are
“anti-theistic.” But their atheism is religious nonetheless. Consider this:
They have their own worldview.
They have their own orthodoxy.
They have their own brand of apostasy.
They have their own prophets
They have their own messiah
They have their own preachers and evangelists. (and boy, are they “evangelistic.”)
They are seeking converts.
They have faith. (the existence of God cannot be proven or disproven. To deny it takes faith. Evolution has no explanation for why our universe is
orderly, predictable, measurable. In fact (atheistic) evolutionary theory has no rational explanation for why there is such a thing as rational
explanation. There is no accounting for the things they hope you won’t ask: Why do we have self-awareness? What makes us conscious? From what source
is there a universal sense of right and wrong? They just take such unexplained things by … faith.)
Satisfies what I already knew.