Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Do People Become Atheists so They Can Act Immorally?
Many Christians and other theists will insist that atheists are immoral people who have decided to become atheists so they can behave immorally without guilt. I don't believe this to be true but I have a few ideas as to why some Christians and other theists believe it to be so.
First, there seems to be some confusion about what atheists are. Atheists don't believe in God but more than that, they don't think that God is real. So being an atheist really isn't a choice, once you don't think something is real you can't really believe in it. Until or unless something occurs to change your mind such as evidence or a personal epiphany you simply can't believe in things you do not think are real.
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