Re: The ATHEISM Thread
Originally Posted by Dreaded Anomaly
Religion is Dumbo's magic feather. These people truly believe that they need it in order to to "fly" (i.e., be happy, live morally, go to heaven, etc.) Until they realize that they don't need their feather to fly, they're truly confounded as to how other elephants can be zooming about without a magic feather, or any magical assistance whatsoever for that matter.
I hear this so often (verbatim, usually) when I tell people that I'm not a believer when they bring up religion. Strictly speaking, it's correct since it's a double negative, but these people almost universally have such difficulty in understanding that a person can believe in love, truth, justice, and any number of abstract ideas without also believing in the supernatural, most specifically their own personal idea of the Christian deity.
Originally Posted by Ben