You may be a declared atheist maybe a weak atheist like me, but I am sure at times you wonder if you got it all wrong. What if a God or Gods really do exists yes I am sure at times you may wonder and lets be honest about it, its at times when we think of dying.

I often lay in bed wondering what if I got it all wrong but then the hard facts come to mind about my path to atheism which was due to reading the holy text, well at least those that originated from the Middle East. Also the history of religion and the crimes made to man kind in the cause of one religion or another. It was when I realized religious history showed that religion was used to control people and it states in the bible that God created everything and knew everything, knowingly he created the angel that became the devil.

Then reading about the Big Bang and of course relating to facts that show we evolved from a one cell creature and are related to the ape family. I started to find humor in the view of creation in the Torah and the Christian Bible oh my the view of our ancient ancestor. They of course were low on scientific education or education when it really comes down to facts.

I can not call myself a complete agnostic of my atheist view but being open minded I am interested in the views of pantheist but my real view myself is that there is an intelligence behind the creation of the Universe, the creation of the star dust its something we call nature and something we are all part of. As we and every living thing are made up of the product produced at the birth of the universe the very star dust that makes all this possible. The aim on this planet from the first spark of life was survival we humans are the process of that survival instinct we have evolved to be the top species on this planet due to our seniority in intelligence and creativity of building weapons and tools with our hands.

I can understand why people have religious conviction as its hard to believe that a super being or beings are not behind creation and keeping things ticking. That’s made rules for us all to live by and of course the aim of the game of life is when we are dead, if we have done good and believe in this super being, the super being let us live with it in heaven and grants us a everlasting life in the spirit world. The down side is we can be sent to hell and live in everlasting life shoveling fuel on the giant fires of hell.

But fellow atheist I don’t think I am alone by having some thoughts about what if I am wrong and there is a God or Gods. Even though I declare my self as an Atheist and my logic thinking tells me no God or Gods exist.

I ask for your honesty when commenting on this article, swearing on the bible is not required, lol

(c) Robin Johnson-Perkins 2008 public domain.

Footnote: Because I wrote this article it does not mean that I am struggling with my own belief, but of course I do question everything as a free thinker, the questions lead to confirmation that it looks like to me I am treading the right path. I am searching for the truth though I may never find it one point I am sure of man made religion is not the answer and God's, God does not exist.

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Comment by Fr33think3r on December 11, 2008 at 12:45pm
Agreed… the likelihood of there being a deity is so small that one might as well not consider a deity.

I am happily surprised that there are no strong atheist comments telling you how ridiculous your being. Maybe they are just being courteous. I hope that we can welcome all non-religious people.

There are few things that are black or white. Most things fall somewhere on the spectrum.
Comment by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 27, 2008 at 9:31pm
Comment by Reverend Slim / Michael Ham on November 27, 2008 at 7:25am
Just checking in Robin....good to see you here.
Comment by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 27, 2008 at 12:59am
I actual get involved in all form of analysis and an indepth experience of writing or ranting in many subject enviromental issues are part and parcel of my interests.

I have published here atheist and religous articles because this is the total concept of this social community. Elsewhere I get involed in many issues of debate from politics to science and Information Technology is one of my pet subjects and I am a peace activist and very concerned in world poverty.

As to IT developments I have spent much of my civilan life in being involved in just that.

Please bare with this old and retired weak atheist as I really like debating such stuff till I get bored that is, then I move on to other subjects on one of my many internet blogs, columns and forums where I rant write and debate.
Comment by Reality Activist on November 26, 2008 at 11:29pm
Our environment is full of things that we don't understand. We should be spending our time investigating and researching phenomenon that is within our grasp of understanding instead of wasting our time with beliefs. We, now, have the knowledge that answers most of the "big" questions. As we evolve, we will learn more and, at some point, will be able to answer all of the "big" questions, but if we become stagnant with beliefs, we not only slow our evolution, but we risk the inability to adjust to our environment. The latter increases the chances of extinction. I know that most people want the world to be a certain way and so they create a philosophy or religion to promote behavior to be in line with such beliefs. The bottom line is simple. We need each other to evolve so be kind and supportive to your fellow humans. Learn as much as you can to help yourself and society to adapt. Beliefs of theists and as well as nontheist breed prejudices. So get hold of yourself. Question what you perceive, but don't jump to conclusions just because it is easier to believe then to understand. The only intelligent people are the ones that learn to help all of society by using their special genetic makeup and environmental experiences. We all have something unique to offer and in the process we can grow as individuals. Remember, garbage in, garbage out. It doesn't matter how many books that you read concerning beliefs (philosophical or religious). You still won't be able to the see forest for the trees if you don't use your critical thinking skills to perceive reality accurately.
Comment by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 26, 2008 at 11:24pm
Roxanne that shows you are a free thinker and seemingly leaning towards weak atheism as many atheist do. Never stop thinking even when you think you have a solution that satifies you, keep an open mind. On several occations through out my life I thought I had an answer but then I learnt more and i am still learning and listening there is always something else new factors to think about and thats what makes life as a free thinking analyst interesting.
Comment by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 26, 2008 at 11:17pm
I think you maybe riight certainly a weak athiest like me thinks that there could be a god in a vague sense of the word as I lean towards Spinoza's opinions but I would not say God but a form of intelience leaning towards a pantheist opinion that we are part and parcel to that inteligence to put a name on it maybe our word nature suits. We can not get away from the fact that we are made of the same star dust that the matter within the universe is mainly made of. In fact our chemical make up of mainly carbon and water makes us part of this planet we live on.
Comment by Lone Wolf on November 26, 2008 at 6:44pm
Theres no problem with the idea that there might be a god in a vague sense of the word. Even a strong atheist would concede that there could be a "god" in the vaguest sense of the word (like aliens that claimed or where thought to be gods by ancient people or Q like creatures).

When it comes to the Christan god, the Muslim god and others, those do not exist. However an alien scientist in another universe who's experiment cause the big bang or Q or Ascended Ancient like creatures, their improbable but possible. Theres no reason to assume they do exist but theres no way to falsify them ether.
Comment by Roxanne on November 26, 2008 at 5:19pm
As I've told my friends, I'm an atheist, but I'm not closed to the idea of God(s) existing. Its great to doubt, it means you're thinking ;-) It's when you're sure you've got the answer that you've stopped thinking.
Comment by River Otter on November 26, 2008 at 4:34pm
I am with Father Nature. I absolutely don't believe in the Gods of the religions. If there was a deity then it would be a hell of a lot more intellegent then any of the man made gods. I also think it couldn't give a crap less what is happening on earth.



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