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[Error: unknown template qotd]I'm currently an atheist. I don't believe in any god or deity and I don't follow any religion. But I don't entirely reject the idea of some sort god. I just don't believe in one currently, as I have no reason or evidence to believe in one - but I would be open to the idea of one possibly existing. I would go as far as to say I entirely reject the idea of the god of classical theism (a single omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent) as I don't believe that an all loving, all knowing and all poweful being could exist in this world (because of the inconsistent triad). So, to sum up: I would consider converting to a religion if I could be shown sufficient proof or at least extremely good evidence that that religion (as opposed to all the others) was actually correct... and didn't contradict itself about 300 times. In fact, I very much enjoyed this video, How To Convert an Atheist (and here is part 2)

What's up gecko?

Date: 2009-06-17 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Upon reading your post I have arrived to a single conclusion. That conclusion is that you my friend are not atheist. It's ok because most people often make that mistake. Atheism is the theory that god does not exist, which is probably why you considered yourself an atheist. But after I read and understood,overstood and innerstood what you were saying; it seems to me that you are agnostic as am I. An agnostic is a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in god. I am a man of proof myself and I tend to leave faith and fearfulness to the cattle of the land (i.e. the followers). People like you and I think on a different level and don't just grab onto something because it sounds good. Or because it "explains" death therefore easing our fear of it. While the rest of the world lives by a phrase they probably don't know they are living by(mundus vult decipi). Anyway my friend if you got questions I'll do my best to provide you with answers.

Signing off yours truly,
Determined Mind

Re: What's up gecko?

Date: 2009-06-17 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The reason I say I am an atheist is because I DO believe that god does not exist. What I mean to say is that if someone were to prove otherwise, I may change my belief. I don't believe in a god, but I also don't believe that my belief is necessarily the 'right' answer.

Also, agnosticism means without knowledge. As opposed to atheism which, in the broadest sense, is the absence of belief in deities (I currently do not believe in any deities). People often use 'agnostic' to describe themselves to be in a middle ground between atheism and theism. But they've got the wrong word.

If you are agnostic, you believe that it is impossible either to prove or to disprove the existence og god. Agnosticism is not a religious declaration as it refers to knowledge, not belief. Though people seem to use it to mean they are non committal.

I currently believe that cats can never be born with bright green fur. Just as I currently believe there is no god. However, if I witnessed the birth of a bright green cat, I would change my belief. If I witnessed proof of a god, I would change my belief. I would not say I'm a believer in green cats or a believer in gods, so I will continue to be an atheist who not only disbelieves in gods, but also in green cats, and like weird analogies.

Re: What's up gecko?

Date: 2009-06-17 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ps. I hope I made some sense.

Re: What's up gecko?

Date: 2009-06-17 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
lol. I like your references and yes I am agnostic. God has not been proven or disproven. I believe in energies which is something all humans can feel. I'm more into science than faith but I agree with you on one point. If god were to magically appear I would definitely convert. Fyi, scientists made glowing red puppies, bright green cats may not be too far behind huh? ;-)


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