What are the ways that atheists/agnostics are more intellectually mature than religionists? Present
analytical, logical answers please.
I would say that we have grown up to face reality. We no longer believe in Santa Claus, Leprechauns, fairies, angels, prayer, gods, unicorns, or any other imaginary stories.
We understand reality and the fact that whenever we need a helping hand, all we have to do is look on the ends of our arms.
We are not dependent on "touchy/feely" emotions and use facts and logic to solve our daily problems instead of wishful thinking and lottery tickets.
We are not swayed by the "going to hell" argument, or the "original sin" argument, both of which are just made up scenarios to justify the judgemental attitude that most people have of one another.
We are tired of the lies that organized religion booms out to their "flock" just to get money, something that a "god" does not need or have a use for. Religion is a business and they are selling emotional fear and hope, things better handled by thinking things through.
I really think you are playing Atheist against Religionists.
The question could not fairly be answered based on intellect or maturity. Because those things may be based on ones eduction
Before they decided their choice to be Atheist or Religious.
Example there are many highly educated people Doctors , lawyer's, scientist, Journalist's
Who was Atheist turned Christian.who was Christian turned Atheist.
So which ever choice you make their intellect and maturity should not be judge by their human peers. Because that would be bias not fair judgment based on a view of some one who could be immature and not that smart.
Atheists/agnostics are oftentimes more intellectually mature than religionists who many times exhibit/manifest behavior which belies their educational standing. I have seen this firsthand.Many religionists are simply hyperbolic in their "reasoning"!
Grace you start your question being bias. You write your belief as being the case.the truth is you can not judge ones choice of faith as being immature
or based on intellect.
There are many mature people and intelligent either side.
Won't go as far as Kiss, Grace, but you seem a good soul and I get your point. But yes, the spiritual life is holistic. A bit like team work in the work place. Many good Christians; atheists, books .. we are all His and need each other. Much Love.
Anyone who approaches and leaves a situation in a rational manner is intellectually mature to me, regardless of the outcome.
In regards to religion at least, and narrowed down to here on HP, that seems to be a very rare occurrence for the more hyper religionist crowd...
I feel that they can be more spiritually mature. Intellectually, we all have the same potential and given the same or equal opportunities, I think that most of us, atheists, agnostics and the religious will do well.
Interestingly enough, spiritually we have the same potential also, but some are already further along the road of the spiritual journey than others, and yes, these include atheists and agnostics.
I see so many people quoting books here, but spirituality is the language of the Heart ... what the Heart gives and not what the mind wants. The spiritual Heart is a servant of positive ideals: Love, goodness; peace, concern and empathy ..
I negate nothing in life. The scriptural books can and do console many of us, but they are not actions. Is our Hearts pure? Do we feel for our fellow men and women? My experience is that many atheist do and have much kinder Hearts that the average 'book' fundamentalist.
Equally, many Christians are loving and God-fearing people. Compassion and goodness are experiences we feel and share with others, be it a child, a noble cause, our parents and friends or humanity on the whole. Be careful when looking for Love and empathy among the clever and scholars; the intellectuals, as you may or may not find them. Much Love, Grace.
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