Why smug atheists are wrong

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    It basically comes down to one word, wonder. Smug atheists insist there is no room for wonder in the universe, and that their experience is the only valid one. The simple fact is that, a sense of wonder makes us humble, and anyone that approaches the universe without wonder and humility is crazier than the guy who thinks he is in charge.
     
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    Atheists don't have a prayer.
     
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    Is the Holy Ghost "friendly"?

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    No, atheists don't insist on that.

    Please try harder to be less stupid.
     
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    Sorry, but that's just way off the mark - at least for this atheist, and those I know. Maybe I'm not smug enough. ;)

    From what I've seen, a sense of wonder is actually one of the things people regain when they lose faith in religion. Truth is much more wondrous and bizarre than implausible mythology. And admitting that we really don't know exactly how we came to be, or what happens when we die, evokes nothing more than humility and wonder.
     
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    Atheists don't wonder?
     
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    Did you miss the class on adjectives in 5th grade?
     
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    Read some of Cammmpbell's posts.
     
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    I never understood Cammmpbell's hate-on-throw-it-in-your-face monologue about the evils of religion. I mean, yes, the Crusades were terrible. The radicals are terrible.

    But I believe that, if this world had no religion whatsoever, things like that still would have occurred. Humans are fucking brilliant at finding reasons to hate each other. They would have killed each other in the names of, say, "European Supremacy over Barbarian Arabs", or "Arab Dominance over subhuman Whites", or whatever.

    As for the OP, I disagree. The universe is an amazing thing to wonder at. Finding out how things work, the progression of science and technology, the advancement of humanity off this rock... those are things to wonder about.
     
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    It is, and agreed.
     

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