You may be a declared atheist maybe a weak atheist like me, but I am sure at times you wonder if you got it all wrong. What if a God or Gods really do exists yes I am sure at times you may wonder and lets be honest about it, its at times when we think of dying.
I often lay in bed wondering what if I got it all wrong but then the hard facts come to mind about my path to atheism which was due to reading the holy text, well at least those that originated from the Middle East. Also the history of religion and the crimes made to man kind in the cause of one religion or another. It was when I realized religious history showed that religion was used to control people and it states in the bible that God created everything and knew everything, knowingly he created the angel that became the devil.
Then reading about the Big Bang and of course relating to facts that show we evolved from a one cell creature and are related to the ape family. I started to find humor in the view of creation in the Torah and the Christian Bible oh my the view of our ancient ancestor. They of course were low on scientific education or education when it really comes down to facts.
I can not call myself a complete agnostic of my atheist view but being open minded I am interested in the views of pantheist but my real view myself is that there is an intelligence behind the creation of the Universe, the creation of the star dust its something we call nature and something we are all part of. As we and every living thing are made up of the product produced at the birth of the universe the very star dust that makes all this possible. The aim on this planet from the first spark of life was survival we humans are the process of that survival instinct we have evolved to be the top species on this planet due to our seniority in intelligence and creativity of building weapons and tools with our hands.
I can understand why people have religious conviction as its hard to believe that a super being or beings are not behind creation and keeping things ticking. That’s made rules for us all to live by and of course the aim of the game of life is when we are dead, if we have done good and believe in this super being, the super being let us live with it in heaven and grants us a everlasting life in the spirit world. The down side is we can be sent to hell and live in everlasting life shoveling fuel on the giant fires of hell.
But fellow atheist I don’t think I am alone by having some thoughts about what if I am wrong and there is a God or Gods. Even though I declare my self as an Atheist and my logic thinking tells me no God or Gods exist.
I ask for your honesty when commenting on this article, swearing on the bible is not required, lol
(c) Robin Johnson-Perkins 2008 public domain.
Footnote: Because I wrote this article it does not mean that I am struggling with my own belief, but of course I do question everything as a free thinker, the questions lead to confirmation that it looks like to me I am treading the right path. I am searching for the truth though I may never find it one point I am sure of man made religion is not the answer and God's, God does not exist.