Atheists have faith too
We all believe in something. In the case of Atheists, their faith is science.
(insert definition of faith here)
Faith based religion for Atheists? Yes, it exists.
It’s called science.
I discovered quite accidentally a few months ago that Atheists can be equally as myopic and fanatical about their belief systems as anyone else.
So, a while back I got into a debate on a FB friend of mine’s page who is a staunch Atheist. Basically, I wanted to make the point that whatever a person’s belief system, it and the person should be treated with respect because, at the end of the day, none of us can prove our positions beyond a shadow of a doubt. I believe that intellectual debate is good. Exchange of ideas is good but it should always be done with respect for each other because we all want to be treated with respect. For this comment and position I was insulted, attacked and subjected to various forms of social media style abuse. But why? My statement was logical and sound. I wasn’t disrespecting their beliefs nor was I attacking them.. so why the emotionally charged response? Because the reality is, that Atheists are no different from anyone else when it comes to their emotional attachment to their belief system. So the idea that “My philosophy is better than yours so I can be rude, condescending and insulting” is not much different from “My religion is the right one so that gives me the right to disrespect you and your beliefs.” Matter of fact, they’re pretty much identical. So.. Atheists are religious zealots using the religion of science as their intellectual sledgehammer.
Atheists suffer from the delusion that because science takes place in laboratories and that many of the things studied there can be measured, viewed and quantified objectively, that ALL things suggested by science are proven. This is simply NOT the case. That’s why they call them THEORIES.. because no one was there to witness it.. it’s a hypothesis, an opinion, albeit an educated one, but an opinion nonetheless. I’m not required to consider it infallible or gospel, unless of course I’m Atheist.
Enter the theory of evolution, the bedrock of Atheistic religiosity which, according to non-theists, proves that an invisible all powerful being did not create everything in existence. The whole idea of an invisible God is ridiculous they say.
The theory of evolution proves, according to them, that everything on earth randomly came about out of primordial ooze. That an invisible God didn’t, do it.. that everything in existence basically created ITSELF. (but that’s not even remotely ridiculous, right?).. So, when one probes deeper, asking logical questions like.. “okay, so the first single celled organism came from primordial ooze.. well, where did the ooze come from?”
And they say.. “star dust”..
and I say.. “where did the star dust come from?”..
and they say.. “the big bang”..
and I say.. “well where did the big bang come from?”
“from a singularity.”
And where did the singularity come from?… (crickets chirping)
They don’t know. No one knows. Ya know why? Cuz we weren’t there to see it!
Well if scientists say it’sAh.. so
We can’t measure it, we can’t see it so it cannot exist, right? Well there are things in life that most human beings agree are real yet they cannot be measured, quantified or viewed and are purely a subjective experience of the person. The most notable is a thing we call love. We all agree it exists whether we’ve experienced it directly or not but oddly, people aren’t terribly threatened by the notion of love being real or not. No heated, ugly arguments or debates about it. They just accept it as a part of the landscape of human existence and go on with their lives.