"Atheism is not a belief. It is the default situation into which every innocent is born."
You know how many times theists have told me that Atheism is a belief? It's absurd.
I tell them it is not belief it is non-belief.
"Oh, God, Pride of Man, Broken in the dust again"
-Quicksilver Messenger Service Album 1968
That "God" is inside, yes... All-powerful, All-knowing subconscious that we all learn how to connect to in some way of our own... giving us those powers if we listen and learn and evolve WITH that subconscious.... we are never alone.
It truly fills me with pity to see so many religious people committing what is intellectual suicide. religious dogma murders the philosopher in all of us, it teaches people to accept things without evidence, the accept an authority without question and worst of all tells people not to ever ask questions. If only the could see the the beauty of the world when looked at in a scientific way is far more beautiful then any description in their holy books.
I take my view with Socrates "The un-examined life is not worth living"
I'm a bit surprised to discover this post and disappointed that I hadn't seen it much sooner. I hope I needn't tell you that I am in utter, absolute, 100% agreement with it! Brilliantly said, Terry!
Thank you Loren. That's a big compliment coming from an atheist who writes so much, so well, and so eloquently on Atheist Nexus.