bq. It’s obvious as we look around us that theism is a popular meme. Probably all of you have friends who are theists, and most of you probably have friends who are weekly church-goers. Many of you are likely theists yourselves. But why? Why religion? Why believe in the first place? Why do most people on the earth believe in a supreme being of some sort, especially one who fails to manifest himself to us?
Brilliant post over at Plasticbag:
bq. I’m an atheist. I have been for nearly twenty years, and before that I wasn’t really anything – I didn’t really have a position on God vs. No God. I suppose I just hadn’t thought about it properly. I can’t really understand how anyone can be anything other than an atheist, but – despite my incredulity – people do still seem to conjure for themselves other non-atheistic options from the spiritual ether.
>> “On the existence of God…”:http://www.plasticbag.org/archives/2003/08/on_the_existence_of_god.shtml
A collection of links:
* ” Over Three Hundred Proofs of God?s Existence”:http://www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/GodProof.htm
* “Why does God care if we believe in him or not?”:http://my.opera.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=15803
* “Why I Am Not A Christian”:http://users.drew.edu/~jlenz/whynot.html by “Bertrand Russell”:http://www.users.drew.edu/~jlenz/brtexts.html
* “The Atlantic Monthly: E.T. and God”:http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2003/09/davies.htm :: Could earthly religions survive the discovery of life elsewhere in the universe?
Note: This post will be updated with links as I come across them.