Totally disregarding the fact that my last post was Thanksgiving 2009, something really set me off today:
I’ve sworn off agnosticism, which I now call cowardly atheism. I’ve come to the position that in the complete absence of any supporting data whatsover for the persistence of the individual in some spiritual form, it is necessary to operate under the provisional conclusion that there is no afterlife and then be ready to amend that if I find out otherwise.
The quote above is from Avatar director James Cameron.
Why the hate? In fact, why do atheists always seem to have so much hate? Every major book I’ve read on the virtues of atheism seem like very angry books. I know that you’re not trying to “convert” anyone into atheism as “conversion” is one of the hallmarks of religion, but it truly wouldn’t hurt to use a little more sugar, no?
It takes balls to fess up that you just. don’t. know. None of us do. Sure, we can all point to the signs (or lack thereof) that there is no god, but there are also everyday miracles that defy a logical, scientific explanation. You can boil down “attraction” to pheromones and synaptic misfires, but not even the most empirical formulas can explain why we love who we love.
Being in a place of ignorance just means that you’re in a place of learning. I’m happily unaware. Is there a god? I don’t know. But I’m willing to find out either way. I’m Burn and I’m an out and proud agnostic.
Stop with the hate already and bring us more blue people!