“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Sunday, June 7, 2015

How Much Atheism Do You Want?

Belief in an all powerful external being such as an Axial Age God or the modern incarnations such as neoliberalism might not have brought a lot of happiness to the world...so what is the best way of not believing?

The best way would require the least amount of effort. Which is why proving that you must be an atheist isn't as good as showing that even if one does exist, it's irrelevant that a very powerful external being exists.

An external monotheistic deity couldn't be omniscient, omnipresent or omnipotent according to OOO.

It's better to think this as a non-theism rather than atheism. Many atheisms are still shadow monotheisms.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just read this to my wife Deb, who has been arguing essentially the same thing for the last 20 years. She cheered you.