In a recent discussion with a fundamentalist, the question was asked to me as to whether or not I wished that God existed or whether atheism was my desire. I thought this was an interesting question for a few reasons.
To start off with, the obvious fact that ones desire for something to be true has absolutely no bearing on whether or not that something actually is true. I want there to be a million dollars in buried in my backyard, but it is extremely doubtful that there actually is a million dollars buried in my backyard. I want to have superpowers and as a point of fact that is actually impossible. So I think this question takes the conversation in the wrong direction. But that aside, let’s proceed.
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