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← Response to My Fellow 'Atheists'

sbe's Avatar Jump to comment 43 by sbe

To clarify my earlier comment about atheism being a choice:

Whether people like to believe it or not, atheism is in fact a choice. Even if you "just always knew god didn't exist", you still arrived at a conclusion about religion and the supernatural and *CHOSE* to accept the non-existence of god/the supernatural as the most plausible or obvious conclusion.

If you think you were "born reasonable" or if you're one of those people who think atheists/rationalist/secularists have certain innate qualities in the way that people who believe their horoscopes think Leos and Aries have unique and innate qualities, well then you've got other issues you need to deal with before you turn to the comparatively academic question of whether to call yourself an atheist or not.

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 15:16:00 UTC | #73514