Choosing to Be an Atheist Is Like Choosing to Be an Orphan

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Being an orphan is a tragic thing. I know, I was raised by one. It’s even worse when you try to go through life without moral and ethical guidance. I tried. For 40 years, I thought I was a good person and that being so was enough to get by in life. It’s not. Because you need the other people in your life to adhere to a moral code, too.

There is a wisdom to religion that Sam Harris and the New Atheists don’t grasp. It is the wisdom of how to live day in and day out, week in and week out. Live with gratitude and work towards a cause much greater than yourself. There is nothing wrong with accepting some help from a father or the Father.

Author: @dogma_vat

certified life coach, Catholic, boyfather, dogwhisperer

4 thoughts on “Choosing to Be an Atheist Is Like Choosing to Be an Orphan”

    1. You don’t have to pretend to believe. You can reframe how you look at the world. Because what you’re doing now is pretending that your integrity is bulletproof and godlike. If you’re tested, you’ll see that it is not.

  1. That is an awesome door you opened. The integrity is a sore spot with me. I know it’s not bulletproof. We pretend every day to like people we works with, pretend to be honest, believe, agree, and even the scripture encourages this. “Agree with thine adversary lest he esteem you as an enemy”. I watched an apologist video yesterday talking about rephrasing questions so you can have the upper hand and basically deceive people into agreement. Like the ecumenical counsels, it’s the most cleverly worded and the most “respected” (feared) people that get agreement.
    Of course I do an atheist blog because I found from my own observations that is a web of contradiction I could no longer excuse (pretend) with a herd mentality. Really the bottom line for me is if there was a god, we wouldn’t even been debating whether there was one. The same god would have appeared more than once to the different isles of the world. He would be obvious to more than one group of people that have to do his work for him.
    In my own view it isn’t really what you believe, but that you believe that is the problem. Fervent thought convictions of imaginations is the seedbed of division, war, hate, inequality, etc. But, humans mostly want a belief so badly, that any type of belief no matter how silly, is more respected than unbelief. I believe in nothing. I don’t align myself politically or with a system of supernatural.

  2. Metaphorically speaking, you’ve made yourself God. This is the problem. Maybe not when you do it. Maybe you’re a benevolent god in your world. But what keeps others benevolent or even decent in a world without God?

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