Friday, July 27, 2012

Why I Am Not An Atheist

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I am not an atheist for the same reason I am not a theist; both the atheist and the theist look down upon me as being an inferior little fellow -- an ignorant lout of a person who must be educated into one or the other of their differing personal conclusions as to what life is all about.

The theist feels it is a duty to persuade me that there is a specific supernatural being who is responsible for the creation of all things and that the human race that this creator has brought into existence is somehow special. And even though there is not the slightest indication of proof that this claim is valid, I must believe that it is so. Because this theist says that it is so.

The atheist feels it is a duty to persuade me that there is certainly no supernatural being who is responsible for the creation of all things and that the human race simply sprang into existence through natural means, by way of biological processes and ordered chemical reactions within a natural universe. And I must believe this because the atheist says it is so.

Both the theist and the atheist in their monumental arrogance believe themselves superior to me, a person who really doesn't give a hoot which of them is or is not correct. They both therefore feel compelled (for some reason) to bring me around to their way of thinking.

But I believe that it does not really matter why I exist (if I actually do exist) because my puny human mind with its limited sensory and limited imaginative abilities is not equipped to grasp the mysteries of the overall workings of the universe.

Do I believe in creationism?

Well, after all, within the realm of infinite possibility itself, there surely can exist some humanly unimaginable mighty force inside or outside the universe that brought about the beginning, or the Big Bang... or whatever.

And that about sums it all up.



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Jerry Van Dyke

Born July 27, 1931
Age: 80 years old.

Jerry Van Dyke is an American comedian and actor. He is the younger brother of comedian and actor Dick Van Dyke, and made his acting debut on The Dick Van Dyke Show with several guest appearances as Rob Petrie's brother, Stacey. Later in his career, he was one of the stars in the TV sitcom Coach (1989–1997).

Bobbie Gentry

Born July 27, 1944
Age: 67 years old.

Roberta Lee Streeter, professionally known as Bobbie Gentry, is an American former singer-songwriter notable as one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material. Her songs typically drew on her Mississippi roots to compose vignettes of the Southern United States. Gentry shot to international fame with her intriguing Southern Gothic narrative "Ode to Billie Joe" in 1967.

Norman Lear

Born July 27, 1922
Age: 89 years old.

Norman Milton Lear is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times and Maude. As a political activist, he founded the civil liberties advocacy organization People For the American Way in 1981 and has supported First Amendment rights and liberal causes.


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