Originally posted by jiggerj
reply to post by adjensen
I'm not saying that physicists and mathematicians aren't atheists, just that they have a lower rate, and that there's a reason for it, the same reason that I'm not an atheist. That's a rational reason, I'm just asking why you think that it's irrational to even consider it, as your post stated.
First off, my statement of an all-knowing, mystical magical being is right up there with stories of Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz. Why don't you believe these stories, too? If you find them to be purely fictional, then what part of your rational mind can separate the god story from the others? It is completely irrational to believe in a white rabbit carrying a pocket watch, magic ruby slippers, or a man walking on water. All of these stories are literary nonsense.
The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland are very deep but not everyone understands their meaning - a bit like the bible really.
Have you read either of the books you have mentioned and tried to understand the philosophy behind them? If not you can always go online and find out.
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