(Original post by C_B_C)
I've always tried pointing out my controversial opinion about how Atheism is much more similar to following a religion as people tend to think.
It's based on my opinion that each religion is very similar (in my opinion, the same) as a philosophical movement.
But, in spite of your opinion on this theory of mine (I understand perfectly if you disagree with me), there's a different point I'd like to make in the post about Atheists and religious people.
Science is fascinating, but it only goes so far. There are questions that aren't just unknown to man-kind, but simply don't have an answer. For example: If the Big Bang theory is right, what came before it and where did THAT come from?
On the other hand, religion doesn't explain everything either, and (in my opinion) should be taken metaphorically instead of literally.
The fact is that our intelligence can only view a slight slight tiny tiny proportion of the complexities and realities of both the Universe and of life.
In fact, we always have to simplify history in order to understand it, let alone the whole Universe.
It's my opinion that we'll never know "the whole picture", and we don't actually need to.
Keeping this in mind, I find it much much easier to understand different point of views; including different religions.
Hense, what I DO find ridiculous in people isn't what you believe in, but having the closed-mindness to think that you are right, no matter what, and that your beliefs DO (or will) have the big picture of things.
This goes equally to all people who throw their ideas around (both religious people or atheists), and that assume that anyone with a different mind-set is simply WRONG.
In my eyes, it's far superior of someone to be humble, and accept that they don't, and never will, know the answers.
Do you think that you're belief (atheism, islam, catholicism, The Spagetti monster, etc) is right?
What do you think of my opinion?