Aren't they just supplanting the belief in one savior with others.
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So no argument, discourse, or debate is permitted. It's ok to challenge ideas, beliefs, and preconceptions. Then if something doesn't hold water, a person should reconsider or change.
The very existence of many atheists center around arguments about God. It creates a religious like fervor. I'm not talking about ideology and belief, I'm talking about the buzz they get from it which is clearly why they invest the time.
A fanatical atheist would not burn down a church to make a point, where as fanatically religious have been known to commit such extreme acts. The only reason anything an atheist says is fanatical is because of the extreme reaction by the religious.
Not the fact that they are hopelessly obsessed with God and insist on discussing it. Lives consumed by the very thing they don't believe in...why? Because they need the buzz. It isn't ideology like you say, they need that little something extra.
I'm not obsessed with God, nor I spend most of my time discussing it. So my live is not consumed by it. Other people's beliefs are not my concern. But, if someone ask something and want to debate an issue, I might as well give my opinion.
Many if not most atheists are quick to laud things like science and space exploration with the same zeal as religious people look to God. It's clearly idol worship, and it happens because all humans are wired to seek out a higher power by any name.
Really? I'm not looking for any higher power nor have I ever wanted to.
Science is nothing more than study by trial & error to test the validity of a theory, no real zeal going on just cause & result. Space is interesting simply because its t
Paradygm, your question and this answer tells us more about you that it might tell you about me. It sounds to me like you have a narrow mind that can't shake off the god bit.
JCL, nobody is interested in your "I know you are but what am I," schoolyard psychology. Be man and either answer the question on merit, or pass it by. I shouldn't have to tell you that.
It is a belief. There is no knowledge or conclusive evidence that there is no God. You might think the evidence is sufficient, but it is not.
Well no, no belief and belief differ in that we don't actively not believe.
There are no meetings or study groups on how to better not do something.
Believers want desperately to think that we struggle at not believing but it never crosses our minds.
Borsia, who is this "we" that you refer to. I'm going case by case. In fact, many non-believers are very animated about it and have a stake in the direction of discourse. I'm talking about atheists who are clearly zealots.
The we I speak of is pretty much every atheist I know or have known over 59 years. I grew up with and have known hundreds who's opinions, according to the media, represents thousands if not millions.