Originally posted by robbie carrobie
Atheism is a purely intellectual stance and as a consequence can offer nothing for its adherent. It offers no comfort, no hope, no guidance and has limited its perspective to non intelligent agencies. This is neither rational, nor reasonable, nor logical and I reject the atheists claims to such. To be truly open minded, rational, reasonable and log ...[text shortened]... e must be prepared to assume nothing and make room for possibilities beyond the merely physical.
Oh! for the love of non-existent entities...
Atheism is [and everyone say this together] THE LACK OF BELIEF IN GODS
That is it. There is nothing else.
You can believe, or lack belief, or disbelieve ANYTHING else, and you are still an atheist if you
just lack a belief in the existence of god/s.
For most religious people [as far as I can tell] their religion and religious beliefs are [they believe]
their founding beliefs and belief system upon which everything else is based upon.
[this is not always true, or only partly true, as people can have multiple belief systems that they restrict to different areas of their lives]
They/you build up your world view from the idea that your religion is right and that your god exists
and that that god has given commands about how people should do stuff ect ect.
Your religious belief is the place where you start from in building your world view.
So naturally you look to other peoples religious/theistic beliefs when you look at other peoples world
views. Which is generally fine, until you hit non-religious atheists.
Because a non-religious atheist does not generally build their world view or any belief system they might hold
FROM their atheism. Their atheism is generally a result of their belief system. Because atheism is a singular
lack of a particular kind of belief and as such IT IS NOT A BELIEF SYSTEM ITSELF
It is not something you 'adhere to' it hasn't limited itself to anything but a lack of belief in the existence of gods.
You can believe in afterlives, astrology, spirits, demons, UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance,
spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis...
AND STILL BE AN ATHEIST
And you have been told the same too many times for you ignorance on this topic to be anything other than
intentional and malicious.