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.

Original post: http://www.logicalizer.com/my-faith-is-weak/

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Comment by Luara on April 15, 2014 at 9:44am

I am in awe too.  But imagining a Being making it all, is a copout answer.  It doesn't explain anything, because then you have to explain the Being.  It sounds inappropriate to call God a kludge, but that's what this explanation seems like. 

And, "God" could explain anything.  So "God" explanation says nothing about why the world is the way it is, and not some other way. 

Comment by Francis Kamuyu on April 15, 2014 at 9:22am

Mike, your faith is not weak. I still have issues with evolution and big bang. But you know what, we dont have to know everything.

The great thing about science is that answers are still out there. The Kardashian model has 3 (recently revised to 4) levels of civilization. We are not even a level 1! Kindly look for youtube videos by Dr. Michio Kaku explaining the Kardashian levels of civilization.

It will take us about 80-100 years to get to level 1 civilization and many thousands of years to get to level 2. By then they will have cracked the immortality secret. 1 or 2 million years will end up in level 3, then afew millions later level 4, where they will create and destroy extra dimensions at will, move time forwards and backwards, etc. We simply aren't there yet to understand as much as we want to, but we are surely much better off than believing superstitious myths.


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