Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Truthdig - An Atheist Manifesto
Truthdig - An Atheist Manifesto:
You should go read this article by Sam Harris on Atheism. Sam is a philosopher, but he has the happy coincidence of being brutally honest, for instance this little diddy "only the atheist realizes how morally objectionable it is for survivors of a catastrophe to believe themselves spared by a loving God while this same God drowned infants in their cribs." Ouch, huh bible believers...
The entirety of atheism is contained in this response. Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious. Unfortunately, we live in a world in which the obvious is overlooked as a matter of principle. The obvious must be observed and re-observed and argued for. This is a thankless job. It carries with it an aura of petulance and insensitivity. It is, moreover, a job that the atheist does not want. "