Does being an athiest help give you a clearer mind?
we don't spend time on worship or praying but instead we deal in facts. do you believe this helps you develop a more clear and rational mind?
Religious people often look at everything through the lens of their religion. This can be very limiting. Atheists can look at the way things really are.
As an example, if someone commits a crime, many religious people say that they are making a choice. Because according to religion we all have free will. But if you look at reality, abuse and neglect in childhood can affect the wiring of the brain and people may not actually be able to control bad impulses.
Whether or not you believe in free will can impact how you look at crime, punishment and rehabilitation. For example, psychopaths who claim to be born again Christians may be treated favorably by parole boards or juries. The assumption is that now they will choose to be good. However, they may have no real ability to control their behavior.
Atheists don't have these limitations in our thinking. We don't have to make facts fit a pre-existing worldview.
Depends on the person some people that are religious only look at their religion as being right and use ignorance to create fear and hatred but some religious people know thats not what their religion is suppose to mean and actually is quite the opposite. Religion has been used for hatred so many times in history but I can't say that all religious people wouldn't have a clear mind. Just like some athiests use their own ignorance to hate religious people and can't see beyond that.
It's an interdependent relationship!
Many people get to the point of turning away from religion because it became obvious to them worship and praying are absurd activities and in so doing created a much clearer and more rational out look on life and reality for themselves ...
Having gained freedom from irrational religiosity, looking back, it is that much more enjoyable to know one is no longer taking part in such absurd activities and has a better understanding of oneself how limiting such religious indoctrination can be in the development of ones creative mind and dogma free view of reality.
by arthriticknee 8 years ago
There is no Atheist text.This ensures Atheists can't manipulate the ambiguous writings from 2,000 - 3,000 years ago to justify their actions.As far as I am aware, no one has committed mass murder in there name of there being no God.The vast majority of modern religions have had countless atrocities...
by Hikikomori 8 years ago
Here are my thoughts:It's better to be Agnostic than picking a god to randomly worship."Hey, let's pick a random god to worship, say it's real, and not question its existence!". That's BS to me. It always has been. I've questioned things my entire life. You must question everything in...
by Christin Sander 5 years ago
Why do those who routinely ask questions to provoke atheists/agnostics do so?Some people here and elsewhere seem to constantly need to question atheists, only to not listen to the answers and belittle the very people they are asking questions of. Is that because they feel threatened by atheists?...
by Castlepaloma 7 years ago
Most predominate religious countries are more war like, yet Religions claim they have the higher moral grounds. USA has 5% of the world population in which is 85% Religious and they have 50% of the world’s military budget. Nuclear war is the greatest threat to mankind and the USA has enough to...
by Jacqui 3 years ago
Why is it assumed that Morals are dictated by Religion? Doesn't that scare you?It is mentioned a lot that Morals are dictated by Religion, and the inference (or the direct statement occasionally) is that therefore Atheists are immoral. What makes people think this? I'm curious. Has anyone...
by HannahRiley 2 years ago
Does it make me close minded if I can't understand why people are atheists?I guess how is the better way to say it. I seriously question everything...like facts from history, ect...but for some reason Ive never questioned religion. I grew up in a Christian home, not a SUPER Christian home, but one...
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