Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Shallowness of Atheism

I really don't care what anyone believes about God, as long as they believe it peacefully and do not attempt to impose their beliefs on me through coercive means.  "Coercive means," for purposes of this discussion, include using Congress and the courts to subvert the First Amendment.

Atheists, however, are particularly annoying in their religious beliefs.  Yes, atheism is a form of religion, as it is believed on faith -- a negative kind of faith, but faith nonetheless.  To know whether God exists, one would have to be God himself.  Man's comparatively minuscule intellect is insufficient to answer the question.    Therefore, many of us believe, on faith, that there is a higher power and a higher purpose to our existence.

Atheists, on the other hand, insist that God does not exist, that God is a myth and religion a delusion.  They are actually rather impatient, even intolerant with those who disagree.  After all, the question is entirely clear to them, and they assume that their personal clarity on the issue should be shared by all.  In this regard, they are no different from any fanatical sect who insists that theirs represents THE ONE TRUE RELIGION, that all other religions are doomed to fail and only they are possessed of God's grace, acceptance and enlightenment.

I recently saw a video by the atheist Pat Condell, whose anti-Islam rants I love, haughtily insist that "there is no God."  He knows.  His is "the one true religion."

Atheism is similar to color blindness, and atheists are like color-blind fanatics insisting that green, red, blue and yellow do not exist, and that those who see them are delusional.  Atheists are entitled to their beliefs, but I wish they would stop wearing their religion on their sleeve and trying to push it off on everyone else.


The Griper said...

Atheism is a religion with its own god. that God's name is Ego, tho they will deny it if asked.

Ema Nymton said...


"Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ..."

FAIL. You make no sense.

"Atheists are entitled to their beliefs, but I wish they would stop wearing their religion on their sleeve and trying to push it off on everyone else."

Like who? When? Where? Whatever are you whining about?

Ema Nymton

Stogie said...

Ema, I support the First Amendment; atheists generally do not. They are always suing to prevent manger scenes from being displayed in the public square, to prevent people from praying,etc. This Christmas season they even took over spaces in the public square of one city to advertise and advocate for atheism and to denigrate religious beliefs.

I see atheism as a shallow and superficial belief by ignorant people who mistake their ignorance for wisdom and knowledge.

BRO said...

Romans 1:22 "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,"