Atheism: Summary And Analysis

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The person I chose to interact with for this project was a high school student the same age as I, and a professed atheist. He had been taught from a young age that there is no God and had those beliefs affirmed by the public school system who took God out of education. “The existence of a God theoretically doesn’t make sense and it is not what I was raised to believe,” he states. He claims that he simply cannot fathom there being a God due to the amount of suffering in the world and the innocent people who must endure that suffering, the fact that a loving God could send people to hell and the belief that those who have faith in God are often times narrow-minded hypocrites.
Atheism is defined as the lack of beliefs in gods and is not a belief
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In the novel I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist it says that easygoing Americans are more perceptive that “no religion is the truth.” Truth in religion is often considered an oxymoron, religion is simply stated to be a matter of opinion. What is true for you might not be what’s true for me yet both are true. The parable of the six blind men is oftentimes used to transcribe the meaning of truth. Each man reaches out to touch a part of an elephant yet each man is touching a different section of the elephant's body ergo each man is reaching a different conclusion. This caters to the logic that there are many paths to the same place. One might attest to Islam while the other attest to Buddhism yet their in goal is alike therefore both must be accepted.For these reasons the matter of God is frowned upon by nonbelievers because it denies pluralism and the new…show more content…
The definition of Atheism is a lack of beliefs yet, If atheism is simply a lack of belief then a cat is an atheist. As a theist I could just say that I lack a belief that the natural world is all there is but that doesn't really facilitate a conversation about what I do believe. The problem shows itself evident once again with the quote of Dawkins which says, “We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.” That is like saying an anarchist just believes in once less government than anyone else or a pacifist believes that no wars have
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