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Atheism: The Lesser of Two Evils?

Atheism: The Lesser of Two Evils?

Atheism is little more than an opposite and equal reaction to Theism
In other words: its Antithesis.
Yet a dialectic should exist wherein these polar extremes may be reconciled.
Even if not, let us examine a couple of points of contention between them . . .

For one thing most Atheists claim to rely on Science for insight into Reality.

However, it's often clear from their rhetoric that they haven't kept pace with recent developments.

Few seem to be aware that the founding fathers of Quantum Physics wrote some rather mystical essays.

Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schroedinger were NOT Atheistic
Just as Science isn't a static institution that has already answered our deepest questions.

Contrary to what many positivists / materialists believe much is still hotly debated within academic circles.

Furthermore, Consciousness Studies are newer fields of growing interest that keep yielding significant findings.

Skeptics ignore groundbreaking research from mavericks such as David Bohm, Dean Radin, James H. Austin, and Rick Strassman.

In short, Atheists quote scientific 'scripture' only where it's convenient like creationists do.

Second, a common accusation Atheists level against Religion is that it's responsible for centuries of bloodshed.

This is definitely true and (pardon the expression) heaven forbid any resurgence of fundamentalist fervour.

Nonetheless, this is also an instance of the teapot calling the kettle black.

Indeed the idea that reason and scientific progress can solve all our problems has been proven wrong.

Actually, it proved wrong following the Industrial Revolution, which brought us World War I & II.

To be sure, Science has remained subservient to global militarism since then.

In Academia they refer to this as the Failure of The Enlightenment, which gave rise to Post-Modernism.

For you see - Science without a functional Ethical framework derived from Philosophy is devoid of compassion.

Again proponents of Atheism gloss over these facts as Catholic Apologists do for the Spanish Inquisition.

Why? Simply because Atheism is as much a belief, a delusion and a dead end as are Theistic Religions.

Human Beings need to outgrow their need to take sides in dualistic dichotomies.
Neither side is ever wholly right!
But if we take the extant spectrum of evidence into consideration other options become clear.
Future Humans will attain such balance whether we manage it or not - so at least try to transcend!

3 Bold Responses

Peter Greene said...

Indeed! The way I see things, God is an idea, a machine whose time may come if we are the species we're cracked up to be. Clickety click, Barba-trick! And the Earth moves stately out of the ecliptic, auroral drive engaged and blowing rainbows into the night, all animal and machine matter linked and thinking. Crystal deer. That type o' thing.

bard said...

Reconciled, or perhaps rejected as paradoxical in order to point to a deeper truth... rather like a Zen Koan?

I love the thought process in this piece!

bard said...

One of my favorite quotes:

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - ALBERT EINSTEIN



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