Atheists seem to revel in imagining themselves to be following the laws of reason and logic. What a steaming pile of wrong that can be. It’s true, atheism is logical. No one here is arguing otherwise. I’m just pointing out that atheists are not logical. Atheists often suffer from many of the very same delusions religious believers hold dear.
Take the view held by many atheists and theists alike that atheism and science are either one in the same or somehow linked. They couldn’t possibly be more wrong (and some atheists and theists already know this). Science is an active pursuit of truth, whereas atheism is the result of being unmoved. An atheist can be a scientist… but then again, so can a theist. Many of the best scientists have been believers, and the contribution of theists to science is in no way diminished by their belief in gods, nor has it prevented believers from developing ground-breaking theories and discoveries.
There’s just nothing remarkable or unique about atheists. Nothing about atheism makes someone more logical, intelligent, open to new ideas, or even correct. Some atheists manage to make atheism into a statement of faith by claiming things they cannot prove, like “There are no gods.” Many more will read that sentence and ignore key words like “some,” and will feel an emotional rage building in them. They will have a strong desire to leave a comment saying, “ALL ATHEISTS DON’T DO THAT!” And while they’re right, no one here is claiming otherwise, so… why angrily state a redundancy?
The failure to think and act logically is a failure possessed by all of humanity, from young to old, male to female, rich to poor, theist to atheist. Each of us was born ignorant and trusting in a confused world of lies and errors. We have very few tools for determining truth from fallacies and fictions, and we are filled with emotions and prejudices we cannot always control.
We are foolish creatures, one and all, only a few clumps of grey matter away from swinging in trees. We’re little more than apes who are aware that we will die, and who have developed an advanced array of gadgets and systems to distract us from this fact.
We’re so illogical as a species, the few among us who dedicate their lives to helping make the world a better place are often systematically destroyed, while we just sit idly by as great tyrants hurt people. Some of the good ones are remembered as heroes after we snuff them out, others are forgotten, ignored, or even demonized as monsters for not being utterly perfect in every way.
It’s not necessarily an issue of malice on our part. I wouldn’t be surprised if ignorance causes as many problems as immorality. Even the best of intentions never achieved anything without a wise hand to guide it.
None of us are perfect. Some atheists appear to believe that by convincing themselves of the inferiority of believers, they must somehow be better by comparison. They are not, because how one feels about gods is utterly insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
There is logic in atheism, but there is very little logic coming from atheists.