Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
Bleak Atheism is the position on God's existence that says that the world is so painful, hopeless and bleak that it could not possibly be a perfect being's creation, nor would it continue to exist in its rut if it were truly in the care of a perfect overseer.
State whether you are a Bleak Atheist.
State what bearing the General Argument from Ev ...[text shortened]... nships you find between Bleak Atheism and its bretheren Strong, Weak, and Meek Atheism.
I would put forth that some theists don't believe that the world will continue to exist in it's present state.
I think meak atheism sounds like a sort of cop out if you will. An excuse to give up in any regards.
If we don't believe in a theist argument, then we are personally responsible for our destinies, and therefore it is all really our fault.
Maybe one would believe in a theist argument where God does'nt become involved, and once again we are left to ourselves.
You could believe in the theist argument that God is in charge of all of it, and this is the plan, but then we take no responsibility upon ourselves at all.
The theist argument of God being a guide, like Jesus was, might have more bearing. Say God is perfect, and just can't be around this bleak existence because it is not perfect. The very introduction of a perfect being into this world may very well cause it's eventual demise. Jesus acting as a middle-man per se as part God/man, was able to try and bridge this gap, and show us how we could learn to get along and stop worrying about things so much. I think we know how that turned out.
I think I would rather a weak atheist argument, then a bleak one to be honest.