Why I can't be an Atheist, By Robert E. Meyer

United States
July 21, 2007 1:56pm CST
I have long heard it said that the atheist point of view was the true gnostic enlightenment. After arguing right and wrong most of my life I have come to see atheist really no different than those that are fanatical about any religion. Take communism in the former years. It was absolutely a big opponent of mainstream religion (all of them) and offered its "cure" to the delussions that religion brings. Obviously that wasnt a real answer to problems in religion either or in any political system. I ran accross this article and while its probably a very small minority as the author points out I am sure if these people were to grab control of things I dont see things being any more enlightening than radical sects of religion. So here is the article http://www.michnews.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/337/15021/printer tell me what you think of it???
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
22 Jul 07
That is a very good article. I read many comments from atheists, and if they were in charge of the government, God help us. I remember hearing about the deliberate starvation of the Ukrainians by Stalin, an Atheist who justified it was needed to force people on communes. I remember hearing from my aunt how she had to hide from the Communists, and what is happening to the Chinese Christians by the so-called enlightened Communist China that Canada and the Western countries are so eager to trade with and become friends with. And some people think these Atheists will bring a golden age. No, they will destroy those who do not adhere to their world view.
• United States
22 Jul 07
Thank you for your reply. I do wish to correct something I said in the above statement when I said "to see atheist really no different than those that are fanatical about any religion" I meant not all atheist but those who are fanatics about it thinking they are going to liberate the world by the same spirit of intollerance they accuse the religious community of.