Here is an oft mentioned atheist talking point:

“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”

This is like a vegetarian justifying vegetarianism by saying, “We are all vegetarians when it comes to not eating most species of animals. Some of us just go a few species further.”

Or an anarchist saying, “We are all anarchists when it comes to not following most of the political systems humanity has ever lived under. Some of us just go one political system further.”

Or a celibate person saying, “We are all celibate when it comes to not having sex with most people on earth. Some of us just go a few people further.”

Or a nihilist saying, “We are all nihilists about most of the ethical philosophies humanity has ever adopted. Some of us just go one ethical philosophy further.”

Or an Amish person saying, “We are all Amish when it comes to not using most of the technology humanity has ever invented. Some of us just go a few technological devices further.”

Or a scientifically illiterate person saying, “We are all scientifically illiterate when it comes to not knowing most of the science humanity has ever produced. Some of us just go a few scientific facts further.”

Or a nudist saying, “We are all nudists when it comes to not wearing most of the kinds of clothes humanity has ever worn. Some of us just go a few garments further.”

What else? 🙂

 

Here is an oft mentioned atheist talking point:“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever…

Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Saturday, February 25, 2017

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