Perspectives on Spiritual, Intellectual and Pastoral Issues: Host – Lowell Qualls

Dear friends … Please write and explain … in just a few paragraphs please … why you are an atheist, or a theist.

I am NOT asking why you are NOT an atheist, or a theist, but ONLY why you are what you are.  Here is your opportunity to explain your rationale for believing what you believe (and not why you DON’T believe something).  

Nothing personal, but I’m tired of being told why someone is opposed to a certain belief.  Aren’t you?

You can also add what attracted you to your belief (remember this when responding, that atheism is a belief, too), and who may have influenced you to positively pursue your belief system.

Thanks everyone, in advance.

(Oh, yes … please do not use my inquiry to body slam, subtly or not, someone else’s belief.  Don’t tell me you’re exercising your right of free speech when I’m not asking you to engage in a conversation, but to answer a question – one among many I hope to use as “research” in order to draw some conclusions.  Is that cool?)

Comments on: "Calling All Atheists and Theists … AGAIN (#2)" (1)

  1. I was drawn to atheism for a very simple reason. I find the naturalistic explanation for how the universe came to be the way it is to be wholly satisfactory. From this, I find it highly irrational to propose a supernatural entity as an ‘add-on’ explanation when no add-on was needed in the first place.

    Also, because the naturalistic explanation is… well… naturalistic, it means that we can get stuck into it very deeply. It removes the foggy, murky veil of mystery and brings the picture of the universe into sharp focus, allowing us to peer deeper and deeper into its workings and bring about change according to our will.

    There’s more to it than just that, but it’s the core of the matter. :D

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