May 6, 2012   5 notes
I’ve been seeing this chart around quite a bit and I am happy that people are trying to make defining where they stand simpler but I do disagree with one big thing here. It is more of a philosophical disagreement though. The top part, signifying Agnostic tendencies, states that these are ‘weak’ arguments or stances. I cannot bring myself to agree with this because when it comes to a subject such as the existence of God it has been shown before that no one can prove with absolute certainty for or against the existence of God. So, to say that the side that admits the fact that they don’t know is ‘weak’ is terribly mistaken. If any one has read the Early Era Platonic Dialogues Socrates shows in several instances that it is only the fool who claims he knows with absolute certainty the answer to questions such as this and it is the wise man who knows when to admit he does not know and can only try, in his life, to work toward finding the true answers. I have my own answers and can say I am an Agnostic Atheist, I cannot know for sure but choose to think and live my life as if there is no God because it is what makes sense to me. To say that I know for a fact that there is no God would be absolute foolishness, but for me to say I choose to live my life according to my choosing and accept that I could be wrong, is at least one step I take toward a wiser life.

I’ve been seeing this chart around quite a bit and I am happy that people are trying to make defining where they stand simpler but I do disagree with one big thing here. It is more of a philosophical disagreement though. The top part, signifying Agnostic tendencies, states that these are ‘weak’ arguments or stances. I cannot bring myself to agree with this because when it comes to a subject such as the existence of God it has been shown before that no one can prove with absolute certainty for or against the existence of God. So, to say that the side that admits the fact that they don’t know is ‘weak’ is terribly mistaken. If any one has read the Early Era Platonic Dialogues Socrates shows in several instances that it is only the fool who claims he knows with absolute certainty the answer to questions such as this and it is the wise man who knows when to admit he does not know and can only try, in his life, to work toward finding the true answers. I have my own answers and can say I am an Agnostic Atheist, I cannot know for sure but choose to think and live my life as if there is no God because it is what makes sense to me. To say that I know for a fact that there is no God would be absolute foolishness, but for me to say I choose to live my life according to my choosing and accept that I could be wrong, is at least one step I take toward a wiser life.

April 30, 2012   4 notes

Pearly Gates

April 1, 2012   3 notes

5,000 years of confusion

I do not and never will understand that a religion, which is completely reliant on the accepting, forgiving doctrines of their deity, can claim the right to persecute, slaughter, maim, and oppress and conduct genocide against anyone who does not subscribe to their lines of thought. This is why I am an Atheist. If a god lets his slaves run around slaughtering others screaming his name in salvation that god must either be a complete disgusting hypocrite not worthy of my faith in him or an utter and complete invention of humanity to serve a purpose of oppression. In either case, I refuse to accept the subjugation of tyranny he allows. I am Atheist because when I thought long enough I realized the only way religion could exist, especially forgiving religions, is if said god or gods were constantly intervening in our petty meaningless lives keeping our sadistic existence in line with what he wants, or we would have been created that way in the first place. But I do not see Allah reigning down, bringing peace to the Islamic nations, and I do not see God landing in Jerusalem taking his time to preach directly to the people of the world, nor do I see Krishna sitting atop a mounting accepting prayers of the Hindus outright. No gods have made themselves apparent to anyone in the world besides those determined to lock themselves in caves for decades with barely any food or drink. If these few, who today we would call psychotic, are the only chosen ones than it becomes apparent to me that god is simply delusion, invented in caves by schizophrenics.