AlterNet: The Dawkins/Harris Worldview Exposed by a Twisted New Hypocrisy

Romantic Heretic3/16/2015 3:51:03 pm PDT

Sorry to disappoint, but that’s how I see it.

Anything a person says about God and His/Her/It’s nature is a matter of faith. No person can know. There’s no evidence for or against the existence of deities.

There is, from my point of view, little practical difference between religion(s) and atheism. All I was trying to say, as I so often say, is that people are fond of grabbing on to belief systems not as a guideline to be better people, but as an excuse to indulge in ‘othering’ complete with the absolute assurance that they’re much better than those people. From my point of view I see little difference between Pat Robertson and Richard Dawkins.

You know, in some ways it was a good thing I lost my mind for several years. Getting a semblance of mental and emotional equilibrium back forced me to look at everything I think and why I thought that. I sometimes wish I had my faith back, even if it is that minor faith that our system works, but overall insanity was a crucible that refined the person I am.