As Atheism rises, what effect do you think it will have on society?
Atheism is the oldest practiced philosophy on Earth. As it continues to grow all over the world, what do you think it's effect will be?
I'm sorry if I sound pedantic, but I was of the impression that Atheism was not in any way shape or form a philosophy. In fact, it is not a position at all.
People who run around wielding their atheism are contradicting themselves. Atheism is not an anti-position, it simply means not being a theist and has no inherent values.
The way people have twisted its meaning into a position are doing nothing other than living a contradiction. They preach, sermon and attempt to convert into absolutism. These are all religious philosophies.
I mean no disrespect, but I feel this one close to the heart -- and it can irritate
There will be less reasons -- religions -- to fight over. Of course, there will still be resources and secular philosophies to fight over.
I understand that by 'Atheism' you mean a lack of faith in 'God' and suspicion of the transcendental being.
Atheists are by nature too realistic and practical with a keen scientific outlook.The world is no longer an unpredictable place ..The scientific equipment of Mankind makes it as predictable as possible.
So Atheism and the Atheist..one who knows the outcome with a realistic outlook...and at this point I know not whether I am a theist or Atheist...as it hardly matters..given the conditions of reality if a GOD exists or not...because...as far as you and I both know..
far too many people exist...people who need no GOD.
WE 'MEN' now know the end of our story..It is no longer a secret our GOD keeps from us..As long as we did not know and hoped in earnest that it is a wonderful story with a happy end..we the faithful did believe in GOD and the Goodness of MAN..So it was basically a belief in goodness of MAN that gave us a firm belief in the omnipotent GOD. ..
However now..none is interested to keep the faith .People are disinclined and demotivated by GOD or Religion ..'Atheism' as you said is spreading...and that is because..
People as a whole have degraded in quality , values and output..If we judge human civilization by the standard of it's scientific and technological output then 21st century has achieved a lot ..but in order to achieve this technologically evolved civilization..man had to pay a great price himself...
Mankind as a whole, is of an inferior quality..and can only fulfill specialized set of function..
So .naturally when one knows that one does not qualify to understand or realize GOD.
..one stops believing and gets busy with everything else..mostly material things (except god...and that is logical)..Because we can no longer imagine, identify or aspire to the ideals of virtue and value that God embodies..we do not believe in God..
The future my friend is too bleak too imagine.
by Kathryn L Hill3 years ago
This concept was just brought up in another discussion. I was so surprised to see it stated so bluntly. So, I guess it is time to contemplate the ramifications of spreading Atheism in society. Thanks!
by A Troubled Man6 years ago
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by Sophia Angelique5 years ago
This perception by some that Agnosticism is somehow more holier than Atheism is nothing but splitting hairs.Neither runs their lives by God.By virtue of the fact that agnostics say that they don't know if there is a God...
by bg jojo3 years ago
I was just washing one of my favorite animations on this subject and I was wondering what everyone elses' view on this question.
by God shet2 years ago
What a joke! I returned here to fight (have a chat?!!) with them, and lo - they're all gone! (excepting a few, of course). What happens here?
by Gina Welds Hulse20 months ago
I believe Buddhism makes me a better Christian. Can one be Buddhist and Christian at same time?Recently I have been battling with the question, "Am I a Christian Buddhist or a Buddhist Christian," and is it...
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