Posted: Jul 25, 2018 4:29 pm
by Cito di Pense
Keep It Real wrote:
I know this has been done to death here in many ways but it still doesn't sit well with me


Some people keep the flame alive, in several senses of the word. The concept of deities has been bequeathed us by ignorant and superstitious people of long ago, and not one theologian or philosopher of more recent times has managed to create an all-new concept of deities at which we do not grin derisively.

Anyone who says he has nothing (flat nothing, zero, zilch) on which to base a judgement is forgetting this, in order to keep the flame alive, or in order to avoid the taint of belief, but that taint would only pertain if one really had nothing on which to base his judgement.

One may, of course, hope that a suitable description be forthcoming, and in the meantime stick with "lacking belief in deities" in the sense of Thommo, above, where lacking belief is not taken to become a belief in a lack of deities. Patty-cake, patty-cake...