Posted: Nov 29, 2014 10:40 am
by laklak
Many, if not most, atheists have been through the same crisis of faith. I was lucky, as I never had any faith to begin with, but there are a lot of ex-theists here. Perhaps I'm being facile, but I honestly do not understand how anyone can buy into any doctrinal religion. The mental gymnastics required to maintain that level of cognitive dissonance is impossible in the long run, eventually you're forced to reject one side or the other. Maybe one could keep up some nebulous, fuzzy deism, but that approach doesn't provide the certainty many theists seem to need.