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Atheism is a faith, undeterred by any evidence no matter how obvious, that you are smarter than men much smarter than you.

You being to act as if you are the one fully evolved human person on the Planet of Apes.

And this pride, like the first drink of hard liquor or the first sniff of cocaine, becomes habit forming. It is pleasant only at first. Then it takes over your thinking, and becomes a constant companion and a constant burden, and an endless, dragging weariness. Human souls are not actually built for pride, any more than our bodies are build for alcohol or cocaine.

I wish there were a way to convince my atheist friends to be Christian for only a day, or an hour, so that they would see what a relief it was to lay down the towering iron burden of arrogance.

John C. Wright, John C. Wright's Journal 81 Comments [8/11/2012 5:40:11 AM]
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Wyzard

Well, thanks a lot John. Here is the aftermath of my irony meter after reading your drivel...


8/11/2012 5:45:39 AM

Blarghonius

People saying that atheism is a religion makes me wonder if, deep down, fundies realize that there's something wrong with religion.

8/11/2012 5:53:05 AM

Justanotheratheist

You calling us arrogant has elevated Pot Meet Kettle to new record heights.

8/11/2012 5:53:13 AM

Voice of Humanity

Which men would you say are smarter than me, Mr. Wright? Can you give me some examples perhaps?

8/11/2012 5:58:03 AM

solomongrundy

As an atheist I'm arrogant? Excuse me but I'm not the one claiming to be the special favourite of the creator of the universe.

8/11/2012 5:59:02 AM

Ebon

People saying that atheism is a religion get beaten to death with a dictionary.

8/11/2012 6:03:44 AM

Mikgof

And believing that the Universe with billions of stars, in billion of Galaxies, was created just for us, is not arrogance?

8/11/2012 6:04:32 AM

Filin De Blanc

"You people need to be so stop being so arrogant and realize that I'm completely right and awesome."

8/11/2012 6:07:45 AM

rallymodeller

I was a Christian. A practicing Catholic, actually, quite reverent and such until just after my Confirmation when I began to realize the whole thing was a load of bullshit.

8/11/2012 6:21:36 AM

freako104

Shiny mirror!

8/11/2012 6:21:58 AM

Reynardine

Uch.

8/11/2012 6:22:26 AM

Philbert McAdamia

@Blarghonius
People saying that atheism is a religion makes me wonder if, deep down, fundies realize that there's something wrong with religion.

Not so deep down; they claim Christianity is not religion, but "a personal relationship" with the God/Jesus/Spook menage.

8/11/2012 6:34:09 AM

anevilmeme

Why do you hate irony meters so much?

8/11/2012 6:59:37 AM

Raised by Horses

"Atheism is just another religion" strikes again. Well John, the next time the thought of using this argument crops up in your head, bear the following in mind: It's one of the worst arguments you can make against anything. You've basically admitted to having exhausted all other avenues of reasoning, and resorted to saying "Yeah, well, your hypothesis about the world is just as much nonsense as mine. So there!"

So, in effect what you are saying is that your religion is basically nonsense, and you know it. Not the best way to win people over to your side.

8/11/2012 7:21:34 AM

Thinking Allowed


8/11/2012 7:25:11 AM

Street Sharks

Few people find their very first drink of hard liquor to be pleasant.

8/11/2012 7:32:01 AM

The Watcher

I've tried being Christian for an hour and couldn't stand it. Church sucks.

8/11/2012 7:46:49 AM

Fundies Make Me Sick

I see a lot of irony in calling Atheists arrogant when looking at the state of Christianity today.

8/11/2012 7:48:51 AM

Blue_J

I wish there were a way to convince my atheist friends to be Christian for only a day, or an hour, so that they would see what a relief it was to lay down the towering iron burden of arrogance.

I was a Christian for 20 years before I became and atheist. There's a very large number of atheists who were raised Christian, or were elders in their churches, or went to seminary, or became pastors before leaving.

Admitting you were wrong about about the religion you dedicated your life to and then trying to undo the damage is pretty much the opposite of arrogance.

8/11/2012 7:53:05 AM

Berny

Atheism is the lack of belief in supernatural entities. Nothing more, nothing less. It isn't an affirmation of superiority over people of faith.
In my case it is my default position. You haven't proven your case for either a god or the existence of a soul.
As far as I can see the only arrogance on display here is John C. Wright's.

8/11/2012 7:54:38 AM



"Atheism is a faith, undeterred by any evidence no matter how obvious"

Ok, what evidence could there be to shatter the "faith" that there is no God?

Evidence of a God, of course! But that would mean that belief in a God isn't faith, it's scientifically provable.

But since there is no evidence of a God, it can't be scientifically provable. And since it's not scientifically provable, the only rational thing to believe about Gods is...that they don't exist

See how logic works? Isn't it fun?

8/11/2012 7:58:48 AM

Skyknight

@Blarghonius: Actually, to such ones, it's impossible NOT to be religious. To take Wright's metaphor, just as we're (allegedly, at least) not built for pride, we're supposed to BE built for worship. All that's missing is a hard-coding as to WHAT the liege is. The idea is that religion is like unto breathing for us; even if we hold off for a little while, reflex and instinct ultimately (and rapidly) kick in and impel faith in something.

8/11/2012 8:01:56 AM

Swede

Many atheists grew up believing in a god, stupid. We HAVE tried it; it made less and less sense, until we could not fool ourselves any longer, at which point we became atheists.

You're the proud and arrogant ones; you're the ones who think you're special, God's finest creation on the only planet that matters.
We believe we're just another carbon-based life-form on one of billions of planets in a never-ending universe, where there probably exist other worlds with other kinds of life on them.

Every life-form existing today is just as "fully evolved" as every other life-form, stupid. We have all evolved to fit our particular niche in Nature, at this moment, and we are all transitional forms between the species that lived before us and the species that will come after us.

8/11/2012 8:08:32 AM

The Duelist

Thank you for admitting that faith is stupid and reserved for the weak; otherwise, you and other retards like you would not waste so much time accusing atheists of having faith, which insinuates that faith is a negative quality.

8/11/2012 8:25:33 AM

Mister Spak

I wish there was a way to convince John C. Wright to be an atheist for only a day, so I could watch him writhing on the ground screaming at how stupid he appears when he posts on the internet.

8/11/2012 8:28:39 AM
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