You do many atheists make up something imaginary to exclude God and then brand it 'reality' dogmatically, exposing their deep fear of God?

Because the lie they make is obvious.

The Darrener

the god is imaginary, i have no fear of god or his made up bullying there is no hell or heaven


Do many people make up something imaginary to exclude vampires, and then brand it 'reality' dogmatically, exposing their deep fear of vampires?~ Or, stay with me a moment, could it be possible that there are people who actually think that vampires are fictional? I don't believe in gods for the same reason I don't believe in fairies, unicorns, and dragons. Also, atheism has no dogma, no fundamentals, no doctrines, no myths, and no ideology. If you believe any gods exist, you're a theist. If you don't, you're an atheist. That's all atheism is. Since you're blocking atheists from responding to your question imputing motives to atheists, it seems like you're not asking in good faith.


The question is moved to Philosophy for different points of view. The main problem with the question is the word "many." It's reasonable to assume that some atheists are biased in favor of this view. We can easily imagine someone who is troubled by the thought that some terrible thing he did would be punished by a vengeful God, but we have no way of knowing how many people feel this way. Consider how many people might be atheist because of their sense that the world is too full of injustice and misery to be presided over by a Heavenly Father. Could this be the majority? We don't know. It's worth noting that psychology affirms the validity of emotions. A theist psychiatrist would say to an atheist that his feelings about religion are valid, whether they are true or not.


Care to rephrase that in English Flowerclod??


Such as?


So, what do you class as being imaginary? Just because you believe it is, doesn't mean that is true.

All hat

It's no more rational, or valid, to exclude god than to propose god. We just don't know. I don't know why we all can't just agree on that and stop all the bickering.


If a-theism = a claim to know "God is not," that is illogical, for the atheist would have to match the omnipresence and transcendence of the typically-claimed "Godness." Same for "knowing" light blue unicorns "do not exist somewhere." The typical Godness includes standards of morality that may be offensive to the hedonistic/libertine a-theist. Some a-theists simply dislike formal religion, perhaps having been offended by some practitioners. Many "human-ists" are unfortunately unaware of their "all-too-humanness," which, when retained post-passing (or even daily), obscures the Light of God seeking to manifest through them as their true Self. Related: "The Great Divorce" by C. S. Lewis.

Truth is within you

Understanding reality is what we are all here to do.