The post I refer to is one in which I claim everybody on this website has at one time or another gotten a sense of God being a reality.
I am convinced.
I claim everyone who believes in God makes up out of their own heads the majority of what they claim is true and refuse to admit that they're full of beans.
I'm unaware of the reference but, no absolutely no, I have never, ever, ever, sensed
that any god was a reality. Ever
I was, however, told
that Yahweh was real. I was told
to believe. But, at the risk of beating a dead horse, I was also told that the tooth-fairy was real, babies came via storks, Father Christmas came down the chimney, and that Budweiser was decent beer.
My sense of a god was never any more real than any of those items and, frankly, was dissipated way before I cottoned on to the truth of Father Christmas. Sigh, I wish someone had warned me about Budweiser sooner though, as that could have saved some taste buds from an untimely death.
there is absolutely nothing my child could ever do that I would torture her in any manner. Absolutely nothing.
I am also unable to conceive of doing such a thing. Just considering it fills me with disgust. That must be those morals I, as an atheist, don't have kicking in and messing me up again.Edit: I'm assuming that magicmiles is referring to something specific that one reflectively ascribes to a god and not hijacking feelings of smallness and intensity when considering such things as our place in the universe, or the origin of life.