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Old 02-19-2013, 05:02 AM
iiandyiiii iiandyiiii is offline
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Nope, you're still not getting it. Gods are in the same category as leprechauns to us. Imagine there's a word- let's call it aleprism- for a lack of belief in leprechauns. Does aleprism have anything to offer? I think it "offers" a rational, evidence-based belief, just like atheism, but that's it- it's just a belief. Leprechauns, unicorns, fire-breathing dragons, ancient astronauts, and gods- they're all the same to us. Just another mythical being that we don't believe there's evidence for.

Almost no one believes in leprechauns, so there's no reason to claim "aleprism"- though pretty much everyone on earth is an "aleprist". But lots of people believe in a god- so there's a word for the people who don't. If, in 1000 years, belief in god is as uncommon as belief in leprechauns is, then atheism will cease to be much of a topic for discussion.

Last edited by iiandyiiii; 02-19-2013 at 05:05 AM.