I don’t believe in atheists

December 3rd, 2006

Ann Althouse is hosting a conversation about the appropriateness of the new, viagra sales patient more militant, cheap atheist movement in America.

I’m an agnostic, remedy but that doesn’t mean I’m with the atheists on this one.

For one thing, I think it’s arrogant to assert there is no God. There is no way to use reason to prove that there is not one.(Just as all religions have failed to use reason to prove that there is one.)

For another, I don’t see how you could ever succeed in “converting” people to atheism.

The appeal of 90 percent of all religion lies in it’s attempt to replace the inevitable certainity of death with the possibility of a different sort of life.

All atheism has to offer is eternal nothingness. Not much of a recruiting slogan.

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  • 1. Chris  |  December 3rd, 2006 at 1:11 pm

    I wouldnt say that all atheism has to offer is eternal nothingess I think if anything it says Live this life because its the only chance you are going to get to ride this ride. I do have a problem with the more militant atheist but I have also worked for some pretty pushy and militant Christians.

    I don’t care if people want to practice religion as long as they dont say I have to participate. As I say to my wife when she starts giving me shat about being a nonbeliever if I am wrong I am sure her imaginary friend will forgive me. ;)

    It is not really arrogant to say there is no god I think it is more being realistic I have yet to see one thing that would convince me that God is more than a fictional character. I will put my trust in Science and things I can actually prove before I ever trust religion again.

    As for converting people to atheism I dont go looking for converts but I am always there to help give them a gentle nudge off the fence into my camp if they ask for it. I can say I have never went knocking on peoples doors to tell them they have picked the wrong religion and should believe what I believe unlike the 100 times that has happen in to me in my life time. When some religious person thought they had a right to push their beliefs on my on my property.

    One of my biggest surprises since I started blogging was how many Conservative Atheists there actually are.

    Nice topic Elliot it should take help take a lot of peoples minds off the crappy packer game lol

  • 2. TC  |  December 4th, 2006 at 8:01 pm

    Reason can no more disprove God exists than reason can prove God exists. God is outside the realm of reason which is why faith is needed to know whether He exists or not.

    Trying to convert someone, for me, is not going door-to-door and try and convince people. Converting people for me is explaining the facts and letting them make up their minds.

    A teacher of mine once said, “The way to truth is the will not the intellect.” If someone doesn’t want to believe in God, nothing I say, nor any facts I submit will do the job. One has to be convinced in their mind, and that is far beyond any poor power I may have.

    I have no problem with atheists or agnostics. God convinces those who want to be convinced. Some are comfortable in their own existence, and that’s fine with me.

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