Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Proud Atheist

I am not an atheist because it's cool,  nor because it is the symbol of modernity as many believers claim, I have no invisible support, just scientific reinforcements.I am against religion cause it tells us to be satisfied with a limited understanding of the world. The fruit of sin was on the tree of knowledge.

People tell me that the concept of God is important for order and elegance in the world.The idea of an ordered and elegant universe is indeed a lovely one, One worth clinging to. But you don’t need religion or God to appreciate the ordered existence. It’s not just an idea, It’s reality. We’re discovering the hidden orders of the universe every day. The inverse square law of gravitation is amazing. Fractals, the theory of relativity, the genome: these are magnificently beautiful constructions. If people are good only because of fear of punishment and hope to be rewarded, it is really very pathetic.
Two hands working together can do more than a thousand clasped together praying.
I have had conversations with people about my atheism, and when I tell them some of my reasons for my choice of Atheism, or some of the things that make no sense to me, they smile condescendingly and say something like “I thought exactly the same thing at your age, but I learnt to take it on faith”. This is a terrifying attitude. If God is omnipotent and omniscient, then God cannot be omnibenevelont at the same time. 

Atheism is the only logical explanation and it can completely mess with you. It takes away any hopes of an afterlife. It removes the possibility that people who are no longer alive are watching over you. It means that your prayers won’t be (and never have been) answered. But once you get over that initial shock, you’ll find out the responsibility for making your life wonderful is entirely in your hands, and that’s a very powerful realization, it can change the very fabric of nature and twist our inner sense of being.
If you could reason with religious people, there'd be no religious people. -Dr House
This is one of those times when the burden of proof lies with religion,cause when you claim the existence of something, you must follow the scientiļ¬c method in your defense of its existence.

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then He is not omnipotent. Is He able, but not willing? Then He is malevolent. Is He both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is He neither able nor willing? Then why call Him God?”

I really am saddened that there is no heaven, not because I’d be missing out on it or anything, but because of all of those people who lived their entire life in misery, sacrificing the things they needed and loved. That was their only chance at life and we ruined it up for them.



Anonymous said...

That's an interesting way to think about it

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