posted on Nov, 1 2004 @ 01:37 PM
Sorry to burst your bubble, but athiest's can exist. As a matter of fact, chapter one (your link) supports this, as well as supports the fact that
you cannot have total faith in God.
All those random examples of where people need to use faith.... proving that there is no athiest, are referring to non-religious events and
obstacles. That reason alone is enough to debunk what was written, but lets skip it.
You need faith to go up that elevator or ride in that taxi right? Just as the chapter stated. Might I propose that an athiest would use science and
math that he knows just from day to day life, hearsay, and observed experience to make a calculated decision that...chances are he/she will make it up
the elevator, or to the end of the taxi ride. While knowing deep down that there is a small chance he/she won't? That is why some people fear
elevators, or driving in cars. Because they simply do not have the ability to suppress those thoughts as some others do. You see, people will get on
the elevator without thinking about the consequences that may occur because they are conditioned to do so out of necessity and repetition.
You can say that you believe in God 100%. Do you? Lets take a close look at that using the same thought process that was given in that link. A boy
is riding a bike. he has just built a big jump in his back yard. he approaches it and does a practice run. After all, there is a ditch on the
other side of the jump he has to clear, or maybe some rocks, or concrete. After scoping the scene out he goes back and makes his final approach. he
hits the jump. The jump collapses and he goes head on into the ditch. He was so worried about whether or not the jump had the right angle and that
he had enough speed that he over looked the jump itself.
Now, this boy surely was someone cautious about this whole thing. A little nervous undoubtedly. But he wouldnt have attempted the jump unless he was
confident he would be ok. He had full faith he would make it. But yet he made the practice run. Why? Because deep down he knew that he might not
make it to the other side. And truth is, that just because you have that level of faith, doesnt mean you will make it as that boy learned.
Whether you will admit it or not, there is always a chance that there is no God nomatter how much faith you have. Just as there is a chance that the
taxi might not make it, or the elevator might fall. That is what that story proved, and nothing else.