Thursday, July 21, 2011


I don't know if atheism is going to win in the short run but agnostic towards Christianity will certainly be the norm soon.  How can you possibly justify your Christian beliefs against JW's, Mormons, Hindus, Muslims, et al.  I think a lot of people will be sort of New Age since you certainly can't really point to a god that cares and so many people in this country are under educated which means a whole lot of adults that are under educated.

I do think that atheism will keep growing.  Deism seems sort of silly in that a god started the whole process but can't be seen or felt now.  WTF?  Something like secular Buddhism may catch on since it is certainly amenable to agnosticism and atheism or even deism or naturalism.  It has the appeal of the ancients and is a tried and true method for growing as a person.  It seems to have a potential for beneficial affects via knowing yourself, instilling a set of  good values in society and personal meditation.  Secular Buddhism is totally compatible with science, logic and rational thinking.  

I am at least hopeful that we can move beyond what we have at the moment which is a total devaluation of personhood and a need to be a consumer above all else.

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