Wednesday, July 13, 2016

An atheist dying for the theocracy

There's nothing contradictory about an atheist giving his life - willfully - to support a theocracy, especially if atheism is redefined to mean 'lack of belief in God's existence'. Someone who lacks the belief can still have the hope that God exists, and even a convinced atheist can believe that a great country would still be a country that promotes religious belief.

Modern self-described atheists bristle at these ideas, but that's because they never really buy their own definitions of atheism. 'Atheism as non-belief' is about inflating numbers and feeling part of a group that's much larger than it really is, or is likely to really ever be.

2 comments:

The Deuce said...

'Atheism as non-belief' is about inflating numbers and feeling part of a group that's much larger than it really is, or is likely to really ever be.

...and, of course, trying to evade any responsibility to rationally defend one's denial of God's existence in debate.

Crude said...

Ah yes, the 'I make no claims therefore atheists have nothing to defend' move. Which turns into some fun when you ask them if they just lack belief about evolution being unguided, or point out that saying one believes it's 99% unlikely that God exists is a claim.