September 22, 2009
from Examiner Website
The question is, why? Why does one side
or the other care?
Atheists likewise become pushy and
aggressive in insisting that everyone toss the idea of God
out of their minds.
For example, in their attempts at compelling everyone to believe as they do, christians go around posting messages quoting Psalm 14:1:
Apparently, bibliolaters believe that this ad hom settles the matter.
Atheists shoot back by calling themselves "brights" and insisting that theists are the fools for blindly believing in nonsense.
This typical and wearisome exchange is exemplified by the fracas between atheist scientist Richard Dawkins and christian evangelist Ray Comfort, who has been so effective in his attacks on atheism that Dawkins was prompted to acknowledge him by calling him "an ignorant fool." In response, Comfort became cloyingly condescending by claiming he was out to save Dawkins's soul.
While making a pretense at being "pious," Comfort arrogantly remarked of the British scientist and unofficial atheist spokesman:
The conceit of such a statement is breathtaking: "I want him to think deeply..."
As if Richard Dawkins has not thought deeply, while Ray Comfort has! In actuality, a betting person might see great odds on the former's IQ being significantly higher than the latter.
In any event, Comfort is presuming to know not only that there is a god but also what that god thinks, and these holy thoughts are obviously favorable as concerns Ray Comfort but not as concerns Richard Dawkins.
The question comes full circle:
One moment you could think there's a god, and the next, not. So what?
To me, the capacity of the human mind to
be able to think deeply about all things in the Cosmos, including
there being a god or not being a god, represents the ultimate