WHAT PART OF "THE BIG BANG IS A THEORY THAT IS ONE OF THE POSSIBILITIES AND WE ACCEPT IT AS CURRENTLY PLAUSIBLE BUT NOT AS THE ULTIMATE TRUTH" DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?
WHAT PART OF "SCIENCE IS NOT THE REASON I AM AN ATHEIST" DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?
I thought I was the one that was supposed to be yelling my irrational beliefs at people, and the atheist the calm collected scientific mind. Are you saying you doubt the science showing the universe beginning in a specific creation event? I agree there is a lot of guesswork in cosmology, but not withstanding some grand illusion, this one is pretty well established at this point?
science is certainly the basis of my belief, out of interest; what's the basis of yours?
It appears that Guybrush is gone, but I wanted to throw another stone after his retreating figure. After all, he threw enough of them at us.
There is nothing about atheism that requires a "calm, collected scientific mind". Saying a person is an atheist does not really tell you much about what kind of mind they have. Their atheism may have no bearing on their thoughts on gay marriage, favorite ice cream flavor or opinion of the Kardashians. It just means that a person does not believe in gods
The unbeliever could be a flaming lunatic who lives in a cave with 300 feral cats and eats only cornflakes. If she does not believe in gods, she is an atheist. I am surprised that Guybrush tossed that calm rational thing out, since he also suggested the evil atheist-Stalin connection earlier.
Atheists are either cold, rational Mr. Spock figures who do not understand love or beauty or poetry, who run our lives by calculating everything and have no sense of family-- or humor. Or we are lawless slavering beasts who hate everybody and defy all human conventions--we are monsters barely holding back our desire to dismember defenseless baby creatures.
We are neither. We are a hard group to categorize, because we really don't have much in common. It is unlikely that there will ever be an atheist political party, for example, because we don't all have the same opinions on most political issues. We are just people who are fed up with dealing with crazy, baseless, supernatural ideas that are supposed to be accepted without question. And we are tired of pretending to believe any of that crazy, baseless, supernatural crap to keep our jobs, marriages, homes or our lives. That is all we are.
If religious people would keep their beliefs and rules to themselves, there would be no reason for atheists to become angry, outspoken or "militant".