Daily Archives: March 26, 2011
Posted by Cory Tucholski
There is one particular atheist argument that I hear quite regularly that inspires within me a desire to smack the smug person who says it right in the back of the head, as though he were Tony DiNozzo and I were Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
The argument runs a bit like this:
You are an atheist to thousands of gods. I’m only an atheist to one more god than you are.
The speaker is acting as if I only have to take one small step and I’ll be free of this Vulcan mind-meld of Christianity and I can live my life like a “normal” person. But atheism isn’t just lacking belief in one less god than the Christian. Atheism is lacking a belief in any sort of deity. In other words, atheism is rejecting the Divine. Let’s explore that for a moment, because it is far deeper than rejecting “just another god.” Read the rest of this entry →