Atheism in a Post-Religious World
Tremblay, Francois – Atheism in a Post-religious World – Suite101, 2004
” If a male would certainly comply with, today, the trainings of the Old Testament, he would certainly be a criminal. If he would purely comply with the mentors of the New, he would certainly be outrageous”
( Robert Ingersoll).
Faith is on the increase, not on the wind down. As the writer himself usually confesses, atheism, as a creed, is on the defensive.
We need to obtain our terms clear. Atheism is not the like agnosticism which is not the like anti-theism.
Atheism is a religious beliefs, yet an additional confidence. It is started on the unfalsifiable and also improvable idea (global adverse) that there is no God.
Anti-theism is militant anti-clericalism. Anti-theists (such as Tremblay and also myself) respect religious beliefs as a straight-out wickedness that have to be removed to make for a far better globe.
Tremblay identifies faith a rip-off as well as psychological terrorism and also describes, well, why he picked these epithets. He shows the inextricable web link in between the idea in the immortality as well as immorality as well as castigates religious beliefs’s intolerance combined with its ever-shifting thoughtful goalposts. Its dogmatism causes a loss of experiential splendor as well as to unfavorable cognitive effects to both the follower as well as his scene.
Religious beliefs, observes Tremblay with undisguised repulsion and also anger, frauds individuals with incorrect assurances of the hereafter, its messages are undesirable, it is abnormal, and also it advertises falsities. Simply puts, it is a criminal venture.
In the phases he devotes to shooting down the fraudulent debates from style, he describes the jobs of George Smith, Michael Martin, as well as Corey Washington. His very own therapy of the problem is a lot more revitalizing as well as initial – intricacy as well as order do not a layout make, he reveals.
Guide is not without its mistaken debates – however these just contribute to the enjoyable of psychologically competing with this provocative writer. He does not differentiate in between well-known faiths and also cults or sects. He specifies theocracy as the policy of faith (lexically right) when, in the actual globe, it is the abuse and also misuse of religious beliefs by leaders.
I missed out on referrals to the huge selection of appropriate explorations, theses, theories, and also concepts in the precise scientific researches as well as in official reasoning. Consider this instance: it could be confirmed that God could not as well as does not exist (” solid atheism”), Tremblay says, since having a God leads to either meaninglessness or to oppositions or to both.
To my mind, Tremblay misses out on the huge image. As Freud appropriately kept in mind a century back, faith is a psychological pathology.
Spiritual individuals believe a god due to the fact that it satisfies established and also standard (as well as harmful) psychological demands – not since its presence could or has actually been verified. Most of us – also atheists – hold illogical ideas somewhat. Religious beliefs simply occurs to be a perilous and also specifically toxic stress of unreason.
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Atheism is a religious beliefs, yet an additional belief. Anti-theists (such as Tremblay as well as myself) respect religious beliefs as a straight-out wickedness that need to be eliminated to make for a much better globe. Tremblay classifies religious beliefs a rip-off and also psychological terrorism as well as clarifies, well, why he picked these epithets. He shows the inextricable web link in between the idea in the immortality and also immorality and also castigates religious beliefs’s intolerance combined with its ever-shifting thoughtful goalposts. He specifies theocracy as the policy of faith (lexically proper) when, in the actual globe, it is the abuse and also misuse of religious beliefs by leaders.