Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Atheists and Suffering

Rather have an all powerful God allowing pain and suffering for some purpose that cannot be readilly understood, atheists would rather experience senseless, meaningless and purposeless suffering.

Why do they do this? One of the reasons is that if we can understand a thing and can define it, then we believe at some level that we are that thing's master. We cannot understand or define life; we cannot understand or define God; consequently we are master of neither. Logic and reason are always on the hunt for definition, and anything that cannot be defined is apt to be defied. Atheism defies God and defies life. Atheism will not have anything that cannot be defined on a rational basis. They forget that the things that make up elemental human life cannot be defined.
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2 comments:

Adam said...

You forget that you're not an atheist and lack the authority to speak on what it is to be one or how one understands the world.

Which is hilarious because you actually say, "One of the reasons is that if we can understand a thing and can define it, then we believe at some level that we are that thing's master."

Unfortunately for you, you are not the master of atheism and so your words here are a weak attempt at mastering that which you willfully choose not to understand.

Thanks for playing though.

Hugo said...

‘’Rather have an all powerful God allowing pain and suffering for some purpose that cannot be readilly understood, atheists would rather experience senseless, meaningless and purposeless suffering.’’

- Physical suffering is never senseless, as our senses tell us that we suffer.
- Mental suffering is never meaningless, as the person suffering has a reason to suffer.
- Suffering in general is never purposeless, as a person who suffers will inevitably be influenced by that suffering.

Why do they do this? One of the reasons is that if we can understand a thing and can define it, then we believe at some level that we are that thing's master.

False
Proof: The Sun is something I can understand and define. The Sun is not something I can have an influence on. QED.

We cannot understand or define life

What the…!?

we cannot understand or define God

Thanks for letting us know that even a believer can’t…

consequently we are master of neither

I agree with that one!