Atheism is a Religion
Its a derivative of secular humanism.
I never considered that
It is a religion. It’s the belief of nothing.
To me, atheism is as silly as any religion.
Atheists condemn religion for being devout in their beliefs that something unproven exists. Yet they themselves are 100% sure something unproven doesn’t exist. How? The gap in logic is painful.
We are talking about ideas which can’t even be a hypothesis because they are not testable. How do you test for the existence of god? How do you test for the absence of god? You can’t.
There’s nothing scientific or logical to either approach. They are both just silly psychological illnesses of humans which come about due to fear, boredom, ignorance, ego and all of the other bullshit that makes us primitive apes.
Please list the contributions to literature, art, mathematics, science, and architecture that new atheists have made
and no internet memes don’t get to count as art
Well Dawkins’ Selfish Gene Theory was arguably an important contribution to evolutionary biology. This is the reason why Dawkins is the only member of “the four horsemen” that I don’t dislike; I like his books on biology.
Certainly Daniel Dennett is a mediocre philosopher. I also remember YT user Ontologistics (who I think is a Schopenhauer scholar) once said, “I can’t watch Sam Harris on ethics as he is so absolutely wrong that he should be shot.” That sounds about right.
I don’t understand the reasoning behind the question but here are some great “atheist” contributors to culture:
- George Carlin, Sigmund Freud, Ricky Gervais, George Orwell, Frank Zappa, Zuckerberg, Charlie Chaplin, Larry King, Stanley Kubrick, Warren Buffet, Dawkins, Penn & Teller, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, Richard Bronson, Andrew Carnegie. Just to name a few.
But I think there is are different genres of atheism.
There are those that don’t believe in god but keep to themselves. There are those that don’t believe in god and shame those that do. There are those that don’t know what to believe and then there are those that don’t think it’s possible to prove anything so they don’t take a stance on the topic.
I personally don’t think there’s a way to prove one way or the other. So many paradoxes on both sides of the coin that I simply choose not to flip it.
To me, if you choose to worship, that’s fine, even if you worship due to the Pascalian wager, it’s cool with me. I just hate when either side gets preachy about it as if they have the ultimate answer.
I think it’s sort of odd for anarchists to believe in god and also believe that he is the master. I am personally an anarchist but I love what NASA has done. I, too, might be a hypocrite at some level. It seems to be philosophically inconsistent but to each their own I guess. None of us are perfect.
The new pope is a Jesuit. Jesuits are known as “God’s Marines”. Make of that what you want. #NeverEndingWar
The new Pope’s name should have an ‘@’ in front of it
…or at least a ‘#’.