Hello all. I am AntiFaith.
Hello all. I am AntiFaith. I am an apostate of the Christian Religion. I am Anti-Abrahamic Holy books. I am against Judaism, Christianity and Islam calling their holy books holy, divinely inspired, God breathed..etc...
Beings that theists of all varieties, non-religious and religious alike will close their minds to atheism without going through a certain kind of slow process ( they absolutely want to have some sort of crutch) , I try to show them that uncertainty is our best friend, as uncertainty keeps our minds open for new evidence, which might be useful in search for what God really is about. I try to sell them on the idea that if they truly wanted to find God then their God hypothesis must not contradict what we know of the Creation. I remind them that science has nothing to say about God, but only the Creation. I try to sell them on the idea that it is through logic and science that we can refine our God hypothesis in an honest way. Demonstrate that Faith is narrowminded belief that can’t possibly give us a truth about reality, but is a dead end to a spirituality that honestly seeks God. I believe this will lead true seekers to atheism eventually. Perhaps deists and others like them can do some good as well. Not all atheists will have the stomach for this, but I pose as a theist who heavily leans towards deism offline. I am interested in reducing harm more so than my atheism. I feel that some atheists have the personalities and skills to demonstrate that atheism is the most reasonable stance on Gods. However, not all atheists want to “push” atheism and so, I am interested in other approaches for atheists in fighting Faith if not theism. I have mixed feelings about not cheering deists and others very simular to them in the persuit of reducing the harm that comes from Faith and holybooks.
I think through a totally non-religious natural theology truth seekers will later become atheists with a strong foundation of non-belief. I think that honest truths seekers will lose belief in Gods by going through such a process. For many, becoming atheists was a process. An emotional and Intellectual process. I am not ashamed that it was emotionalism that first pushed me in the direction of atheism. Later my emotionalism made friends with reason. An intellectual investigation of Christianity and the bible.
I also believe that those who can’t be entirely honest, will at least be less harmful in their God belief through not being so afraid of uncertainty by practicing non-religious natural theology as a spiritual practice. I think this will reduce harm, by reducing close mindedness of other peoples God hypothesis, as no one will ever have a working theory ever. Haha. But perhaps everyone will be united in an open minded and sacred search. Spinning their spiritual wheels in a non-bigoted way. Perhaps they will even have reasons why God created people to be atheist. I think this is likely since many religious people do not really feel comfortable with nasty scripture that is pointed out to them. You can tell by the way they are defensive. I think so long as you don’t leave them with out a security blanket of some kind they will lighten up and become more open minded. I am for reducing harm more so than trying to find the silver bullet.
As far as anti-theists trying to de-convert people to atheists, well, I would rather see atheists doing something than nothing. Christians who are in doubt about God and not just their religion have a chance to be free with the help of a caring person. I guess ya gota get a feel for who is a good candidate for de-programming. Since I am for reducing harm, I feel that there are different strategies for atheists to try in order to reduce the harm that comes from faith and worship of holy books. The bible calls evil acts holy and gives mixed messages about tolerance, love and respect. Attach Faith to that, and you have bigotry and moral relativism. Theists of the abrahamic religions, if not narrow mindedly intolerant; then narrow mindedly apathetic of what other religionists of the same religion do. If you protect the rights and freedoms of your neighbor and they protect your’s you have real security. Religious Faith retards such a respectful and necessary world view of those who are different from you. With every religionist they are at least to some degree bigots. It does not matter how nice they are. At some point their bigotry will have a negative impact to at least some degree on some one who is different than they are. This is why I am hoping that atheists will try to find many different approaches to reducing the harm that comes from Faith. Faith is the seeds of bigotry.
Any questions? Input? Flames? I have a thick skin and can keep my cool. I welcome criticism as I wish only to find solutions to the problems that comes from Religious Faith and theism.
( Although, I am a little nervous that I may have said some stupid things somewhere here in my thread, but can’t see it yet. )