reply to post by LesMisanthrope
The reality is that atheism is
the "right" choice when it comes to discerning what is real, factual, and existent. It may not be the most
philosophically comforting choice, and it may not stroke the ego as much as theism, but it is the most intellectually honest choice we can make.
If you choose theism over atheism, then there's something which needs to be done. Namely, you must explain how Amun-Rē, Ba'al-Zebûl, Enlil, Marduk,
Nuadha, Oðin, Tešub, YHVH, and Zeus are all the Supreme God who rules over everything, simultaneously. Or else you're just picking and choosing what
to believe, which makes your religion nothing more than a superstition. At the same time, you must also explain how the sacrifices of Adonis, Attis,
Ba'al-Zebûl, Baldr, Dumuzi, Inanna-Ištar, Jesus Christ, Khepra-Rē-Atum, Oðin, Osiris, Persephone, Utu-Šamaš, and countless others have all saved
humanity from the finality of death.
But, I bet there's not a theist alive who would agree with that (well, very few at least). But that is the reality of theism. Either everyone
is right, no one
is right, or you present undeniable scientific facts, through evidence and repeatable tests, which support why you're
the one who is right.
12,000 years later, science is still waiting for evidence that any
god is more than just a collection of morality stories meant to help our
ancestors understand life and its supposed meaning.
Mind you, I'm not an atheist. I absolutely love mythology and religion. But I understand the difference between faith and fact. I know that my faith
is personal and private. And I choose to keep it that way. I act in the way that my faith tells me too, yet I don't throw a hissy-fit is somebody else
acts differently. Maybe that is how their god commands them to act. And until I can demonstrate the existence of mine, then I have no right to
chastise them for theirs, or their lack-of.
~ Wandering Scribe
edit on 22/4/13 by Wandering Scribe because: (no reason given)