Be an atheist – It is in fashion!

Be an atheist! Be a materialist! It is in fashion! Now is the time!

It is in fashion not to try to understand, but simply accept the merits of technology without knowing who you really are. It is in fashion to just claim powerfull when you are not (call me Incompleteness Theorem). It is in fashion to claim that you are human when everything you say and do claim the opposite (call me Theory of Evolution and Survival of the Fittest – thus death of the weak). It is in fashion to claim to be a philosopher but still avoid any difficult question in the face of difficult answers (call me Agnosticism when there is a possibility to think that something you do not “like” exists). It is in fashion to be worrying more about your laptop than the man next to you starving to death. It is in fashion to think love is chemistry, than to think that everything is love…

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Be an atheist! Be a materialist! It is in fashion! Now is the time!

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  1. skakos

    So the “I don’t know” does not mean nothing after all… 🙂

    Could you elaborate on the “Not all hypotheses are equally likely. And some, given what we do know, can be dismissed almost completely” ?

  2. skakos

    The “I do not know” means that you accept the possibility that all hypotheses are possibly correct. Correct?

    1. NotAScientist

      The ‘I do not know’ means I don’t know.

      Not all hypotheses are equally likely. And some, given what we do know, can be dismissed almost completely.

  3. skakos

    OK.

    “What is the cause of “Nature” ?”

    1. NotAScientist

      Again, same answer as before. I don’t know. But no evidence has been presented to suggest that anything there involves anything supernatural or god-like.

  4. NotAScientist

    “What is the nature of the “thing” that creates “Nature” ?”

    You’re using a different word. I said ’caused’ and you said ‘creates’.

  5. skakos

    If you believe there is a Cause for the existence of the cosmos then you agree with religion on one very important thing. The basic one I would say.

    What kind of cause would that be?

    1. NotAScientist

      No idea. But again, I see no good evidence to think that whatever caused the current state of the universe was supernatural in nature, or any kind of ‘person’.

      1. skakos

        What is the nature of the “thing” that creates “Nature” ?

  6. NotAScientist

    “Take for example the existence of the world. How come you do not believe there is a cause for its existence?”

    I certainly believe there is a cause for the existence of the world.

    I have seen no reason to think that the cause is supernatural or anthropomorphic in any way.

  7. skakos

    @danielwalldammit: I asked you to name the strw-men arguments I use. I cannot name them of course seince I do not believe I do use such,

  8. skakos

    So what brought you to atheism?

    1. NotAScientist

      A rational exploration of my beliefs followed by an honest search for good evidence backing up religious claims. Finding none, I became an atheist.

      1. skakos

        This is a discussion I have made many times with atheists. Have you read the “Religion and Science Unification” article?

        Take for example the existence of the world. How come you do not believe there is a cause for its existence?

  9. skakos

    Modern civilization if full of “science” but void of humanity. If you do not see that, I welcome your different view and I am ready to be enlightened.

    In any case you fail to see the main message of the article: being an atheist today is what seems “good” for many people who just want to look “mainstream”. Those people have NOT thought if believing in a First Cause is more logical than believing to nothing…. They have NOT thought if exact science can understand everything despite what Godel proved…

    It just “seems right” in this “modern era” to be with the “cool guys”…

    1. NotAScientist

      “being an atheist today is what seems “good” for many people who just want to look “mainstream”. ”

      I think this is an opinion of someone who has never had a discussion with an atheist in real life.

  10. NotAScientist

    “Be an atheist! Be a materialist! It is in fashion! Now is the time!”

    Really? Virtually no politicians are atheists, virtually no televisions or movies appeal to a specifically atheist audience, and we’re only 16% of the population at most.

    It IS in fashion, however, not to understand atheism and science and to spout untruths about them. That’s always in fashion.

    1. skakos

      So virtually all politicians who steal and have money on their minds are genuine honest Christians or Muslims? Do you really believe that? And does the same apply for TV shows, which promote nothing but violence and money-worshiping? Do you imagine a religious person liking all those shows more than an atheist one?

      By your last sentence you reveal something truly important: your dogmatism. How come you think atheism and science belong in the same “category” ? What would you do with all these religious scientists?

      1. NotAScientist

        “So virtually all politicians who steal and have money on their minds are genuine honest Christians or Muslims?”

        Define ‘genuine’.

        It isn’t my place to tell other people what their labels are. If they call themselves Christians and Muslims, then that’s what they are as far as I’m concerned.

        “Do you imagine a religious person liking all those shows more than an atheist one?”

        As the majority of people in the US are Christian…yes, yes I do.

        “How come you think atheism and science belong in the same “category” ? ”

        I don’t, necessarily. But you are spouting incorrect information about both atheists and science in your post. And thus, I put them together.

  11. danielwalldammit

    Looks like a small army of straw soldiers to me.

    1. skakos

      Could you name them?

      1. danielwalldammit

        Can you?

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