So are you delusional SevenPatch?
Sure, I might be delusional, and it might even be likely that I am delusional. I don't have any desire to be delusional but that alone won't prevent me from being delusional. The word "delusion" is generally defined as a strongly held belief which goes against the evidence. I don't know if I hold any beliefs strongly but I might, and I certainly don't have all the evidence so I need to keep searching for evidence.
If it's such a good thing why do atheist make it sound so bad?
Being delusional is a bad thing because it can (and usually does) lead to poor decisions, especially if we fail to recognize we might be wrong and truly or honestly consider the evidence that contradicts our beliefs. What is good is recognizing that we might be delusional which is a modest opinion of ones own importance as opposed to someone who asserts they are not delusional and is by definition: humility.
He might as well say I believe in unicorns and if that makes me delusional so be it.
Why might he as well say that? Are you afraid that if he as a theist might be delusional that you would have to also be delusional? I personally would not say you are delusional as I can't possibly know that with certainty.
I know you will have a hard time understanding why this upset me, understandably. You can only see things from my perspective when you open your own mind up to it.
You know? How do you know? You are correct, I need to have an open mind to understand your perspective. If I were to guess, it seems like you view the word "delusional" as an insult and I can certainly understand why insulting words are upsetting. I don't view the word "delusional" as an insult.
This to me sounds like you have hope that OCG will change his way of thinking over to atheism, I don't think that's going to happen.
Nope, I only hope that OCG gains understanding and wisdom. I have no horse in the race so to speak in regards to the position his understanding and wisdom leads him to whether it is atheism, Christianity or something else.
Calling yourself delusional has nothing to do with humility man. That's just utterly ridiculous.
Being aware that you might be wrong makes you humble, not insulting yourself and every other theist around.
I don't think he said he was in fact delusional, from my perspective he meant that he might be delusional.
I'm curious, how do you define the word "delusional"?
To me, someone saying they might be delusional is like saying they might be wrong.
If humility is such a good thing there would be more of it round here.
Humility isn't a common trait anywhere really, I see it here on these forums sometimes. Sometimes though, people get competitive and are more interested in winning an argument than showing humility.