This one was in a link sent to me from the Windsor Star.
Atheistic secularism is most often presented as a lack of religious belief and practice. What should be recognized is that atheism is itself a religious belief.
No. Atheism is the unique notion that perhaps we would be better off putting up a lightning rod rather than trying to reason with a thunderstorm.
We all have within our experience countless proximate meanings, some rather trivial, some of deep importance. Beyond these meanings and keeping them all in harmony, we all have an ultimate meaning, which is religion.
Except it’s funny how many people have different Ultimate Meanings. It’s as if they were just making things up as they go along.
We can prove most of our proximate meanings from experience. We cannot do that for our ultimate meaning.
Which one of you bright Canadian Sparks let the Ultimate Warrior write stuff? Must we fear your Destrucity?
We take a stance in line with our proximate meanings, in other words, in the direction of meaning itself. Atheism truly is a religious stance, incapable of empirical proof, the only difference from main-line religions being its stance toward meaninglessness.
There is no evidence to suggest the existence of any gods. The correct response is to go “Okay” and carry on with your life. Not to respond to that with “Must Be True”.
Why should this religion be imposed on people, generally the Quebec proposal?
So that we don’t have one major religion imposing it’s well on everyone and making decisions for everyone that are based on the belief that you can convince mythological creatures to do your biding if you really believe.