Questioning or doubting other beliefs is no evidence of truthfulness of Atheism

 

  1. “People in all societies throughout time have had superstitious belief systems”
    I think the Atheists have also been superstitious; when the believers in the truthful religion believed the Earth was flat ; the same way the Atheists believed; they were no different.

     

     

    • David on August 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm said:

      I’m not sure what you’re saying here either, Paarsurrey. Could you elaborate some more on this, and what you mean by “the truthful religion”? Which religion is this, and how is more truthful than the hundreds of other religions that also claim to be “truthful”?

      Let’s first define ‘superstition’ so that we’re all on the same mental page. Merriam-Webster defines it thus: (1a) a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of causation; (1b) an irrational abject attitude of mind toward the supernatural, nature, or God resulting from superstition; (2) a notion maintained despite evidence to the contrary.

      I’m not sure how much you know about the history of doubt and atheism, Paarsurrey, but skepticism in the supernatural and superstition has always defined both of these movements. There’s a difference between not knowing what you don’t know, and living in willful ignorance. There may have been atheists once-upon-a-time who believed that the Earth was flat. Until Pythagoras demonstrated that our world is spherical, there was no reason to think otherwise. This is fundamentally different from what those who hold a religious worldview do.

      Those who have doubted or disbelieved the existence of supernatural deities have also tended to doubt or disbelieve other baseless claims or traditions. In a hundred years, there may be atheists who look back on the age we live in now as full of superstitions based on the knowledge that they will have discovered. However, atheists and skeptics today act on the knowledge that we have available to us, just as they did in previous centuries, and are continually questioning beliefs and views we hold.

       

       

      1. @ David: reference comments of August 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm

        “Could you elaborate some more on this, and what you mean by “the truthful religion”? Which religion is this, and how is more truthful than the hundreds of other religions that also claim to be “truthful”?”

        The truthful religion could be any religion based on the Word Revealed from the one true God. It could have any familiar names like the religion of Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, Moses, Jesus, Socrates, Muhammad etc; or it could have a generic name like Islam; provided its basic tenets are ascertained from the original text and the context verses in the original language revealed on its frontal personage like Muhammad.

        Since the source of all above named great human beings is the one true God; hence there is no difference of teachings of all the aforementioned truthful people.

         

         

        @ David: reference comments of August 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm

        Superstition- “a belief or practice resulting from ignorance”

        This perfectly fits on the Atheists; there is no requirement of any knowledge to be an Atheist; Atheism is open to any ignorant man whatsoever.
        Simply one has to jump into its fold without any solid, valid and positive evidence/s at hand; just exclaiming denial without a reasonable doubt makes one an Atheist.

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4 Responses to “Questioning or doubting other beliefs is no evidence of truthfulness of Atheism”

  1. makagutu Says:

    Atheism is open to any ignorant man whatsoever.

    No you are lying paarsurrey, if this were the case, there would be more atheists than there are. Only few and rational people manage to be atheists. Religion requires ignorance

    • paarsurrey Says:

      Please just quote from any charter of Atheism that effectively restricts/purges any ignorant man from entry into Atheism. There is no such charter, no rules, no system; nothing of this sort.

      • makagutu Says:

        Atheism has no charter, the reason ignorant men like you can’t be atheists is because it requires reflection, rational thought and learning from nature which I think you are incapable of.

  2. paarsurrey Says:

    @David- reference his comments on August 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm :

    “history of doubt and atheism”

    Do you mean humans started doubting with atheism; before that the humans did not have this faculty?

    My friend doubt has always existed and played its role in the human life but doubt is appreciated only if it is reasonable to doubt; if the occasion demands.

    Our stance is that Atheism started off just on superstition with fallacious and invalid reasoning without evidences and proofs.

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