I am new to the forums and would like to introduce myself.
I’m a religious researcher.
I recently finished writing a book regarding religious matters, with a huge potential to cause a stir, and since I know that due to my proposal I will be attacked by fundamentalist zealots and blind believers, I’m working on building contacts with open minded people who could support me in this enterprise.
I’ll be honest with you, I’m not exactly an atheist. The reason why I’m here is because I do prefer an honest atheist than a hypocrite believer. It is impossible to argue with blind believers when it is about questioning religious dogmas.
I’ll later start a discussion about my book. I’m trying to get it published.
Keep in touch if you feel interested. I have plans to give away the book for free in places like this forum.
PS: I’ve read the RULES and I know about the advertising restrictions. I DID NOT COME HERE TO ADVERTISE NOR TO SELL ANYTHING!
I’ll be honest with you, I’m not exactly an atheist.
Them you believe in god? I’m not sure how the “exactly” fits in there. Either you believe there’s a god or you don’t. If you’re trying to day you don’t KNOW whether there is a god or not—nobody does. But that doesn’t make you an atheist.
But welcome to the forum.
Hi Louis. Thank you for your welcome.
A fair question from you.
For Buddhists, the belief in god is senseless, that does not mean they deny its existence; they just say it is senseless.
In order to NOT BELIEVE in God, atheists must conceptualize one. You think about something and say “I don`t believe this.” But first, you think about it, only then you decide either it exist or not.
The even concept of BELIEF is relative, as well as the NON-BELIEF one.
So, looking from one point of view, I may be called an Atheist, while from others, maybe I could be called a believer.
Anyway, this is just my introduction letter, let’s discuss this matter in a better place later.
Buddha came to the conclusion that a balanced life is well lived. Which is a concept of personal behavior.
But an atheist does not need to form a concept of a sentient god, before he/she can reject the concept.
The question itself is duplicitous in nature. The burden of presenting a concept of an immaterial sentient creative being falls on you. I reject the concept of God for that very reason, there is no known universal law that would allow for such an existence.
By your words, the question in that context is meaningless. I don’t need to prove the non-existence of something which by definition cannot exist in accordance with known properties of the universe.
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