Atheism Christian

Myth: Believing Something You Can’t Know or Prove is a Religion

Can athe­ism be described as a reli­gion if athe­ists can­not prove that no gods exist? This depends upon the premise that reli­gions are defined as beliefs that can­not be proven or known to be true. That is false; reli­gion is far more than a belief that can­not be proven. What’s more, few reli­gious believ­ers would accept that their reli­gion is defined by beliefs they can­not prove.

Myth: Believing Something You Can’t Know or Prove is a Religion

A very nice article for those who may be interested.

By John A. David

A student of theology, a bible teacher and a graphics designer. I ramble a lot about Christian faith, apologetics and atheism.

One reply on “Myth: Believing Something You Can’t Know or Prove is a Religion”

Reblogged this on hitchens67 Atheism WOW!! Campaign and commented:
I would say “no” because atheism is simply the absence of belief in something that there is no evidence for.

If I returned from a vacation in the Pacific Northwest and claimed that I saw a bigfoot, would not believing me if I failed to provide evidence be a religion? No, it is simply not being gullible and accepting something without proof. It would be my responsibility to provide evidence, photograph, hair sample, body. So, unless believers can prove that their god exists, I have no reason to accept their claims as valid, especially considering the contradictory characteristics of the god they claim is real. BTW: I am sure that they don’t believe in Zeus, Apollo, Thor, Isis, Horus, etc. but do they have evidence that these gods to not exist? So, why, then does anyone have to disprove their god.

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