I would like to get some opinions if anyone would care to chime in:
My reason for joining Atheist Nexus is mainly my distaste for any and all religions created by man that presume to know or have faith in the knowledge of a god, what his or her overall requirements are of us people and what they do to others who disagree. I am not able to remain passive on this issue as I see it as one of if not the main problem with mankind.
However, there seems to be a connection between distaste for world religion and disbelief in god. But if one avers that he knows there is no god then are they not doing the same as those who say there is, suggesting knowledge of something that can not be known?
I can look at evolution and SEE this at work. I can SEE the religions of the world throughout history and currently causing nothing but havoc.
But can anyone honestly, without using feeling, faith or belief, state that they know there is no god? Or is it the definition of god that is the problem?
I do not see a god made of magic wonder stuff as being an option. As Daniel Dennet said this would be a much different universe if it did.
So is that what we are saying we do not believe in, a metaphysical, paranormal, divine being outside of time and space? And if so does that leave room for another definition of an original creator?