I must admit something to you. The argument from design is still appealing to me, and I can understand why it is among the most popular defenses for religions and faith. I am sitting here, watching my son’s soccer practice, trees and beautiful landscape in the background, thinking about how complex it all is. How could everything just be here, without a creator?
Am I a target now? Will the theists sense my wonderment and take it as a sign of weakness in my “faith”?
I hear that argument a lot – that I, as an atheist, have “faith” in my position just as the theist has faith in his. If only the theist truly understood the flaw in this belief. The atheist does not have faith. The atheist rejects the notion that one should fill in God where understanding ends. Rather, we should be comfortable stopping short and simply saying, “We don’t know.”
“Where knowledge ends, religion begins.” – Benjamin Disraeli
I am constantly amazed by all that surrounds me. I am in near constant awe of all the seemingly endless wonders that surround us. What great things our species is capable of, and what an exciting time to be alive in this world!
While I still struggle at times with feeling overwhelmed by the sheer magnificence of the world, this is still no reason to insert God. Be comfortable, proud even, to admit that you don’t have all the answers but you are still learning.
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