The Bright Side of Atheism
|April 6, 2011||Posted by GilDodgen under Intelligent Design|
UD commenter markf offers the following:
Is there a bright side if you are an atheist?”
Oh yes. For example,
– no pressure to sit through hour long rambles or harangues once a week in a building with minimal heating and hard seats
– easier to enjoy satires on religion
– no need to repeat “I was once an atheist but now I know better” every week.
In our church there is no pressure to do anything; it’s all voluntary. The seats are soft and the heating is comfortable. The sermons are not rambles or harangues, but insightful messages (often convicting, but necessarily and constructively so) given by a pastor with a Ph.D. in ethics who has been a professor at Vanguard University for many years, who is one of the best humanitarians I have ever known, and who puts his feet to his faith. He and a team from our church just got back from war-ravaged Africa on a mission to build minimal housing for widows and orphans.
Where do you find such things within the fundamentalist atheist community? You don’t, because they don’t got no songs, and they don’t got no worldview that inspires them in such ways.
After all, we’re just naked apes, an accident of random errors and natural selection. How inspiring and motivating can that be?