Re: Atheism and the VT MassacreApr 23rd, 2007
I know that. In spite of my troubles conveying exactly what mean, I'm still trying. If I thought you were rattling my chain, I'd quit. I'm actually liking this because it is a challenge.
Superstitions are gibberish; nonsense. The cognitive content is imaginary. Therefore it cannot be true.
Uerhffgts is gibberish; nonsense. It popped outta my mind into a post; it is imaginary and therefore cannot be true.
So what's the difference between a leprachaun and the Christian god (besides spelling, character, etc)? Why is it that the leprachaun is imaginary and this god isn't? What's the difference between the cat in the hat and this god? Both are written about. Yet one is imaginary and the other real? A lot more people believe in one and not the other? Why? I can't accept a significant difference between these superstitions.
LOL... See, it still comes out meaning the same thing as "I've given thought to the issue, and decided you all are deluded, because I believe there is no god." I think it's beyond explaining to this mind of mine.
I think what you're trying to say is that the idea of a god is beneath you even needing to ponder. But, I know you haven't been living in an intellectual vacuum, as we're talking about spirituality and the concept of god right now. So, it's a concept and an aspect of the human psyche that has been given cognitive space in your brain. It has been mulled over, and discarded as not true. Much as you believe that humanity evolved, because you've mulled over theories (some based on fancy and superstition), discarded some, and formed a belief. You believe that there is no god, because you've been shown theories and books, mulled them over, and discarded what did not fit for you.