Back to Home

God & Science Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | God and Science | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
That's Not What Atheism Really Is

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Mario Dovalina on April 8, 2001 20:02:21 UTC

Atheism isn't a belief, it's a lack of belief. It's hardly accepted without question, in fact it's questions that lead a person to atheism in the first place.

Re: your "if the athiests turn out to be wrong," I actually used to cling to religion on this reasoning, figuring if I was right, then I live forever, and if I was wrong, it didn't make any difference what I believed in life anyway. Until I realized that that isn't true belief, it's belief out of fear. Now I'm a borderline atheist and actually quite happy. Fear is exactly how most believers are kept in line: "If I don't do what I'm told, God will punish me." I narrowly averted falling into that pit.

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
Google
 
Web www.astronomy.net
DayNightLine
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2020 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins