An atheist questioning his own atheism
We eventually evolved 5 senses to help us survive. But trapped as we are, in our position in the universe, how can we sense things that we have not evolved to sense?
This is the question that sprung into my mind at the age of 8, at that time I was raised in the catholic religion, it was an independent thought that seemed to make logic of the existence of god. and it ended up perpetuating my faith for a few more years.
Later I began to see the inaccuracies and myths of the bible, the christian faith , and most organized religions. and slowly over time I associated more with an atheist view.
But this original question will not go away. and has led me to other questions, like:
In a study reported in the February 26 issue of Nature (Vol. 391, pp. 871-874), researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have now conducted a highly controlled experiment demonstrating how a beam of electrons is affected by the act of being observed. The experiment revealed that the greater the amount of "watching," the greater the observer's influence on what actually takes place.
I am quite confident that the Bible and most of judo christian, and Islamic literature is incorrect, and dangerous to the betterment of mankind.
These are my questions:
what came first the material world, or consciousness....and why?
Why are we as atheists, so certain that there is no god or higher power, when that certainty is so close to religious faith itself?
Evolution is great, and is the most logical idea, but what was the catalyst for life on earth?
Any answers or questions would be fine, but discussion is what we really need.
I don't know which I doubt more.
the existence of god, or an open minded atheist.