2 comments on “The White Elephant of Atheism

  1. I see posts like this from time to time and have to laugh. First I have to ask, why is it so important to equate atheism to religion? The life long atheists I know do not neccesarily have a belief “There is no god”, the existance of god is just not part of their thought process. Religion is just not part of their worldview.

    I have heard the argument before that they have their God(s) (Dawkins, Harris, Hitchen) and they have their bible (insert list of atheism books)- by your definition, being a Chicago Cubs fan is a religion.

    Why not just accept that people have a different worldview than your own?

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    • Sir,

      1) It is not important to equate atheism to religion as you or the world sees it. It is only important to understand that atheism is a religion, by the definition of religion itself.

      2) The gods of the atheists are not Dawkins, or Hitchen, or whoever, the gods of the atheists are themselves – they worship themselves. This does not mean as some think, that they create alters to themselves, or sacrifice things to themselves, or pray to themselves, it simply means that the highest power and authority of their life is themselves.

      3) We both know there are sports fans out there that go off the deep end for their team, and what they do could be considered a religion. (I’m joking here)

      4) I do accept that people have a different worldview than my own, there are five basic worldviews, here they are explained: https://benbrockn.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/five-basic-worldviews/

      Take care and thank you for your response,
      – Ben

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