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Perhaps we could say that God is just one of many things that but these are the ones that strike me most deeply right now.
When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
“I had to set limits to reason in order to make room for faith.” -Kant I don’t think that is correct.
Most religious people reject other gods, not from some deep analysis of the likelihood they might exist, but rather because they aren’t the god they grew up with.
It’s both a Stoic and Buddhist practice to attempt to remind yourself that not only will you be dead one day, but that it might well be the last time you see every single person you encounter.
But in this case, thinking it’s true won’t necessarily bring this about – it’s more of a “gut level” thing.Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” I’d probably disagree with this one, too, at least when it comes to matters related to living well (e.g. Take, for instance, the fact that we’re all going to die.
I love the quotes, but found the first one humorous since it is on *my* list of atheist quotes I disagree with. Most religious people reject other gods, not from some deep analysis of the likelihood they might exist, but rather because they aren’t the god they grew up with.