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Atheism and hope

When theists say that an atheist cannot be motivated or cannot have “hope,” they are sadly mistaken. Their claim is that atheism doesn’t offer mankind the hope, comfort, happiness, and benefits that theism does. Of course it doesn’t! Atheism doesn’t offer hope via believing in a supernatural deity because a-theism is an absence of theism, it is a lack of belief in a god or gods. Of course it isn’t a stance that “offers” something. If theists want to make such a claim and actually make some argumentative headway, they should at least compare to a stance that is “for” something, something that atheists DO believe.

But atheism doesn’t define what a person DOES believe. Not all atheists are going to believe in the same things just because they happen to share a lack of belief in a god or gods. Conversely, atheists also often happen to be secularists, humanists, naturalists, materialists, etc… stances that do profess and/or offer something. These stances are separate from atheism. They are just stances that happen to portray what some people that may also happen to be atheists do believe in. So if theists must insist on appealing to consequences, what they should be comparing to are those stances that portray what a person “does” believe in, not what a person lacks belief in. Also, this “appeal to consequences” theists use is a logical fallacy, that “you should believe in god because it gives you hope,” when used in an argument to conclude that we should believe a god exist because they consider the consequences of such a belief to be desirable. These consequences still attest nothing the verity of that in which one believes or disbelieves.

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Prayer without action is hopeless. Action without prayer is efficient.

Coin Operated

I made this track using washing machine sounds.