Wednesday, January 13, 2010
With regards to the poll that found most Americans would not like for their daughter to date an atheist, I have found that atheists are actually a quite caring group of concerned citizens, in general. Many work for charities. Some are Buhdists, but perhaps some are Christians that do not know it, or do know it and just don't believe in their current concept of God. If atheists did not doubt God, but were sure that God doesn’t exist, they would have chosen to... define God as a delusion, that would be nothing more than a parlor trick, but this is not what they choose to do! Real atheists are constantly searching for Ideas of God that they can, nay must, believe in. However, because they question the faith of the religious, they make us uncomfortable. This effort however should be commended. As Kierkegaard stated, doubt, being an ultimate concern is a form of faith. Atheists are a sort of people that will not merely believe; they will test these beliefs, making them, once they figure things out, the very type of thinkers that religions will need for survival in the modern, scientific world.
Posted by Charles Brown at 10:28 AM