Originally posted by kd2acz
It's a question I have been wondering about for a little while. Why do atheist frequent a spirituality forum? It seems contrarian to me. Are there any atheists that can answer this honest question?
I found it odd at first when I got here. Mind you it was my first time in a 'chat room', first time on the net ,actually. (I wanted to play chess after my initial porn fixation was satisfied (2-3weeks)....hey be honest, I've read the figures on how many people look that stuff up, plus now I could look at pics for free which cost 30-40buks a mag,but I digress ) .
I think it's all about freedom of speech. I think that if a spiritualist or religionist or whatever term you may loosely apply to someone who "thinks there is more to life than what the scientific establishment says (and predicts)", who basically believes in some aspect of 'magic' or the 'supernatural', (etc.). (you get the gist? ..i hope you get the gist ..)
If you have a solid basis for your (religious) ideas then they should stand up to scrutiny. Good "spiritualism",(I'm not sure I'm using that term correctly), should not only stand up to criticism, but it should also offer something to "all people", imo.
It may seem contrarian to you but as much as humans like to try to make the world predictable/dependable, explainable in one dimensional logic, give you a linear view of life (ie you are born-you live- you die. Period nothing more ), able to be defined by (CURRENT) mathematical logic,etc.,etc, this is simply not the case.
We create the world with our minds, more precisely ,we co-create the world with our MIND. (you thought I was going to say "minds" right? instead of "Mind", with a big "m" and not even any inverted commas. )
So basically that's as much as I can say here, because of the diverging linguistical interpretations of the last sentences (the ones starting with "We create..." ,everyone is going to get a different message. Capice? (You will need specific questions if you wish to continue)