Friday, December 9, 2016

The Audacity of Doubt

In a world governed by superstition and belief in a "God" that can never be disproven to exist, it is perhaps the most audacious move of all to doubt.

I am not simply pointing out that it is courageous to decide NOT to simply believe what everyone around you is insisting is "true," even when they readily admit that such a belief can never be "proved" to exist (at least in this life) without also destroying the need for "faith." (For the Christian or the Muslim, "faith" is the whole point of life, for having the right one is the only way one can enter heaven.)

I am also pointing out how completely hypocritical it is for anyone to say they "believe" in a particular version of an "infinite" God, while at the same time have the audacity to doubt anything else!

Indeed, if the Christian claims that their logical reasoning for believing in God is simply because their God can never be disproved, then by extension, any and every other idea that "can never be disproved" should be just as equally true, at least to such a Christian or Muslim.

But this is not the case. Instead, such "believers" selectively and subjectively decide which beliefs "that can never be disproved" they chose to believe, and then proceed to condemn anyone who does the same thing, either for a different version of God, or for beliefs in unicorns, the flying spaghetti monster, or anything else one wishes to dream up.

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