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Thread #150459 Message #3505997
Posted By: GUEST,Futwick
19-Apr-13 - 08:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism
Subject: RE: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism
>>Honestly – comically – some atheists must type the word "God" on the Internet five times more often than most Christians I know and they do it with the fury of a fire-and-brimstone zealot!<<
Honestly? Well, then, I assume the author has proof. Do you, as I, get the feeling he doesn't? As for the fury with which atheists write, I guess I'll take his word for it because I don't know what he's talking about. Do you, as I, get the feeling he doesn't either?
>>Instead of just ignoring God, or the idea of God, atheist preachers feel somehow compelled to rid the Earth of him; so they argue endlessly that theists can't prove God exists without confessing that they can't prove he doesn't either.<<
I suppose it bears endless repeatings that the atheist doesn't have the burden of proof. If I say there is a 50 ft long, invisible UFO floating over your head what follows you everywhere you go and can pass through solid walls, wouldn't it be my job to prove it BEFORE I expect you to believe it? I mean, really.
>>They worship a God that loses his car keys when they are in his hand, or that misplaces the glasses on his face – a God filled with flaws and inadequacies, and a God (themselves) whose probability of helping them supernaturally is absolutely zero.<<
The atheist worships himself? Hmm. So when a Christian or Islamic zealot presumes to tell everybody what his god wants and does not want, he's not actually making himself god in the process? But the atheist, who does nothing of the sort, does make himself god?? Interesting...uhhh...reasoning.
One of the nice things about the Christian God is that he seems to be as concerned about those that do not believe as those who do.
>>For C.S. Lewis, the iconic British scholar, was himself a convert from the religion of the atheism to the religion of Christianity because, as he later said: "atheism turns out to be too simple."<<
Well, he's right. You see, Lewis didn't become a Christian in any sense that most Christians today would recognize or accept as an atheist. He realized, as I have, that there is power in these old myths as long as you understand that a myth is neither a falsehood (atheist) nor history (Christian).
>>Oddly enough, atheists often accuse theists of being the simple ones. We are "anti-intellectual," they say, and in so doing they become exactly what they accuse us of being.<<
No, you theists ARE anti-intellectual. No doubt about it. My beef with a lot of atheists is, as Lewis says, that they have stripped things down too far. Christianity is a gem in the middle of gigantic pile of worthless stinking shit. Unable to find the gem, atheists have declared there isn't one. Christians otoh are offended for having their shit called shit. That's anti-intellectual to me.