Conversely, sneering is depth for shallow people. All the boredom and none of the hope. Who can resist?
Those are the lines posted by Mark up on Patheos.
The Atheist “Church” is just a get together that occurs regularly.
I don’t claim to be deep. My philosophy is not deep and it can be boiled down to a single sentence.
There has been no evidence for any gods that we claim have or to exist, so I don’t believe in any until such time as we find evidence for one.
I can expand on that and point out that with the increase of our knowledge that the existence of a god is diminishing and we are gradually realising that religion is naught by superstition. The Hindus and Muslim gods that Mark doesn’t believe in are just as valid as his Jehovah and honestly to claim that they don’t exist while believing in an equally tenuous alternative is selective blindness.
All the boredom? Your entire world view can be condensed into a single book that’s smaller than a textbook on Dermatology. We have written greater works on the human skin than the Bible. I am afraid you think our world is boring because you refuse to see how interesting the world really is.
And hope? Your god’s hope only exists in death. You can have just one leper. I will take a hundred. If we both were to utilise our knowledge of the Bible and Medicine respectively I can pretty much guarantee that I could cure all (or nearly all since Resitant Leprosy is a thing) my patients while you can cure one.
Humans bring hope to each other in this life, the most important life of all. You flog some nebulous future of “heaven” that’s no different from the 72 Houris of Jannah. Atheism is merely a world view that says there is no god. It doesn’t tell you what to do with your life.
But it does tell you that you are responsible for what you do with and how you use your life is important to you and those around you. And some of us chose to bring hope to those who have none. Real tangible hope and real progress. Human progress is not at the hands of a god but at the hands of humans.
It’s just a crying shame that you would rather ignore real achievement or worse, subvert human endeavour and claim it as the real mof your god.
There is no hope in telling people that they will get their just desserts after they are dead. That’s not hope! That’s like saying death will solve your pain!