Sam Harris

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Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious. Unfortunately, we live in a world in which the obvious is overlooked as a matter of principle.

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precantop 3 years, 11 months ago
I'm seriously impressed by @blaugershnauger's comment. He or she has phrased the comment well and the argument is basically irrefutable without exposing oneself as self limiting and, frankly, bigoted. Whether I agree or not, that's one very well-worded argument.
asioxcore 3 years, 11 months ago
Yeah, we can't know for certain... But realistically, c'mon. Let's think logically here. Heaven and hell? God and the devil? Really? People should be more inclined to worship stardust than one of the thousands of gods. That is a much more reasonable and sound argument than god.
blaugershnauger 3 years, 11 months ago
It could be that some people do not hold themselves with such asinine certainty that they hold the knowledge to the creation of the universe. Some people might believe that as smart and informed as humanity is, we are still far from the point of understanding the universe and it's origins, and as such we do not rule out intelligent design, we do not rule out science, and we hold that the answers are still out there, as mankind's greatest mystery is not so easily solved. Of course, this is an agnostic mindset, rather than a religious one, but it still holds the belief in the potential for a God. I don't believe people should be blindly religious, but I also don't think people should be blindly atheist. Furthermore, I don't think people should be hateful to people and concepts that they do not agree with. They should be discussed and debated absolutely, but not shit on.
trollhunter 3 years, 11 months ago
I don't get how religious people can't realize how their belief in god is akin to believing in Santa claus except that it breeds hate, intolerance and war.
asioxcore 3 years, 11 months ago
Love this quote! Love Sam Harris! It's crazy, in this day and age, people still poison their minds with god and religion.
nilsthebest 4 years, 3 months ago
"refusal to deny the obvious" - the same thing can be said to every religion in the world....
jonconnor 4 years, 6 months ago
This quote has so many errors!!!

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