Originally posted by robbie carrobie
why do you think atheists demonstrate a kind of ,'claim to reason', when they are on the whole, so thoroughly unreasonable?
I don't accept any of the premises of your question.
I don't think (or claim) that atheists
are particularly more or less reasoned than anyone else.
I generally think that on the whole, atheists should be better skeptics and better reasoned than they
I do say that atheism
is the only rational position with regards to the existence of gods.
But there are plenty of people who don't believe in gods for irrational reasons, and just as theists
can be rational about things other than their religion, atheists can be irrational about things other
than the existence of gods.
If rationality were a staircase then "not believing in gods" is somewhere around step one...
There is an entire staircase to climb after that, and too many people take that first step and then stop.
Also, refusing to agree with you is not being unreasonable when it is you who is making the unreasonable