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Is Atheism "the hole"?

Rational_Thinker9119
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1/25/2014 1:45:23 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I had a profound epiphany, that Atheism is "the hole". When you are in the hole, all you see is darkness, so you have no reason to believe in a light filled world. It is only until you look up that you see a little bit of light. This is agnosticism. You are still in the hole, but you are open to a light filled world. Only when you climb out of the hole, or are already out of the hole, do you realize that there is a light filled world. This is theism.
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1/25/2014 4:31:50 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/25/2014 1:45:23 AM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
I had a profound epiphany, that Atheism is "the hole". When you are in the hole, all you see is darkness, so you have no reason to believe in a light filled world. It is only until you look up that you see a little bit of light. This is agnosticism. You are still in the hole, but you are open to a light filled world. Only when you climb out of the hole, or are already out of the hole, do you realize that there is a light filled world. This is theism.

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1/25/2014 10:28:07 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/25/2014 1:45:23 AM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
I had a profound epiphany, that Atheism is "the hole". When you are in the hole, all you see is darkness, so you have no reason to believe in a light filled world. It is only until you look up that you see a little bit of light. This is agnosticism. You are still in the hole, but you are open to a light filled world. Only when you climb out of the hole, or are already out of the hole, do you realize that there is a light filled world. This is theism.

I would agree with your analogy in principle, but the rub comes in when you define what God is. Most Christians personify God, and I believe this entity is simply our collective consciousness, perhaps even spacetime itself. Does that make me an atheist still? Do I have to believe in a deity like Zeus to qualify?
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1/25/2014 10:58:47 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/25/2014 1:45:23 AM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
I had a profound epiphany, that Atheism is "the hole". When you are in the hole, all you see is darkness, so you have no reason to believe in a light filled world. It is only until you look up that you see a little bit of light. This is agnosticism. You are still in the hole, but you are open to a light filled world. Only when you climb out of the hole, or are already out of the hole, do you realize that there is a light filled world. This is theism.

Agnosticism would be looking mid way between "up" and "down", would it not? I would prefer to think of agnosticism as being in the "Hole"(wormhole). Theism would be one side of the hole, and atheism would be the other side of the hole. Both are in a light filled world, but the light illuminates differently in each realm.
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1/26/2014 5:40:03 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/25/2014 1:45:23 AM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
I had a profound epiphany, that Atheism is "the hole". When you are in the hole, all you see is darkness, so you have no reason to believe in a light filled world. It is only until you look up that you see a little bit of light. This is agnosticism. You are still in the hole, but you are open to a light filled world. Only when you climb out of the hole, or are already out of the hole, do you realize that there is a light filled world. This is theism.

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