Tuesday, March 7, 2017

All Theists Are Atheists

All theists are atheists. They do not think about how much they "believe" in God every waking moment of their lives, for example. And the only "God" they believe in, whenever they do happen to think of "Him" at all, is only the one they happen to "believe" in, not the one they insist exists.

Theists try to argue that "God is infinite," and then proceed to limit that infinite being in every way they can possibly conceive. God is infinite, but he is clearly not a homosexual. God is infinite, but he is clearly not a "she," or a "he," or even an "it." God is infinite, but he is clearly not the devil, or Atilla the Hun, or any other number of infinite things that might undermine their conviction that they know exactly what an "infinite" God is, almost as certainly as they know what that infinite God is not.

But what a theist knows most of all is that their is a God above, for which they would lay down their life if he but asked (or even presumably their own children - as both Abraham and even God himself were so willing to do.).

The theists "knows," all of this, of course, because their "feelings" have convinced them beyond any shadow of a doubt, so they often say. Of course, they very often accuse those they disagree with of being purely or mostly "emotional" in their thinking, even as they insist they are anything  but, when it comes to their "faith." This is a bit like the fellow who farts denying it was him.

What most atheists fail to realize, however, is that any and every argument a "theist" has about the existence of their God, is in fact an exercise that the theist engages in for the soul purpose of allowing themselves to  bask in the baptism of dopamine that comes from only ever proving they are right to believe in God.

The "atheist" is hardly different, in this respect, and even Einstein was reveling in the euphoria of his own endorphins when he devised the theory of relativity, (even though it was very likely Jules Henri Poincaré, a French mathematician, theoretical physicist, engineer, and philosopher of science, who Einstein may have stolen it from, according to Nassim Nicolas Tableb ).

The difference, however, is that even though the theist and the atheist are both basking in the euphoria of their own endorphins about their beliefs, this duel of dopamine leaves us all to wonder why a God would create creatures who are so addicted to the own endorphins, that it actually produces a pseudo-reality that envelopes our entire perception of the world, one which is only reinforced to an almost inescapable degree by our confirmation biases for and against any proposition, and then set down in stone the rules of a game of life that presumably all boils down to having the right "beliefs."

And if one happens to have the "wrong" beliefs, whether it be the atheist or the Muslim or the Mormon or the Catholic or the Confucian, they will fall into a fiery pit of endless tortures and despair that God, in his infinite love and mercy, had prepared for them even before he had made them.

The theist knows this only to well, of course, which is why they feel the need to convince others that their "God" is real, because "he" intends to send anyone who has failed to properly addict themselves to their own dopamine in favor of his existence - and indeed in favor of a very particular brand of his existence at that - to an eternal garden of flames and anguish.

That is why the "theist" must always be prepared to convince themselves of the very thing they rarely think of, let alone actually "believe," at all.  The theist only argues with an atheist, in other words, so that they can better convince themselves of something that they take great pains to avoid admitting. After all, if "truth," were so obvious, and so inescapable, that it always lead to God, then what would be the need to defend oneself from lies of every kind and degree?

What a truly warped game to build humanity to play, like a mental chess match between doubts and beliefs, even though these two ideas are two sides of the same thought. 

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