Monday, January 8, 2007

The Legacy of Atheism

All atheist are proud to proclaim they have rejected any concept of god. They are bold and arrogant as they proclaim that today's religions consist of uneducated fools that rely on unscientific faith to fulfill their basic spiritual needs. Most atheists have the proclivity of attack and destroy when it comes to religion. It becomes a major aim of the atheist to downplay the good that religion has brought to the world. They, in particular, stress the historically bad things that have caused much of the world's woes in the past. To some extent religion in the modern world has evolved to something better than religion in the past. Religion today, even with its mistaken concepts and ideas about god, is responsible for many good works and deeds. Churches, synagogues and mosques help produce individuals who are moral, honest and are willing to reach out and help their fellow man. How can this be regarded as a bad thing? It can be shown that simple religious rules like the ten commandments are sensible and sound and work well as a basis for societal laws.

Finally, ideologies that proclaim atheism as an absolute have totally failed when putting atheism into practice. Communism is the most notable example. Under communist regimes in the 20th century, multiple millions of human beings were murdered, imprisoned, starved and deprived of many of the freedoms that are extant in nations where religion is tolerated and practiced. Those that love to loudly tout the glories of atheism are mostly embarrassing. It is easy to see that they fear any concept of god because they are afraid that moral rules and values will be forced on them.

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