What's up everybody!
I'm not sure if I've posted this in the correct section of the forum... so if I've missed something super obvious, or totally fucked up, please let me know, LOL!
I've been an atheist for roughly ten years now - I'm currently 27 years old. I'm a pretty staunch atheist, to speak. For easy context, I'm like a 6.9 on the Dawkins scale. Essentially a gnostic atheist, though I suppose technically an agnostic atheist.
I think that the discovery of a god or gods would have to be a scientific one, because I'm not sure how else we would discover it/them objectively or empirically, unless there's some new paradigm of understanding the world around us that we're not even aware of yet. So, needless to say, I'm a naturalist.
I reject all forms of religion, from the intellectually stunted fundies to the pseudo-philosophical types. It's all silly to me, and I've debated with all kinds of theists and deists alike. At the end of the day, I'm simply comfortable with saying, "I don't know," whereas many religious people are not. In fact, I'm pretty damn sure there is not a god. There is just no reason to think so. But yes, technically, I do not know. I also do not know that vampires aren't real, or unicorns, or fairies, or underwear gnomes.
I really think the discovery of a god or gods would be absolutely fascinating. I think it is interesting to think about what the universe is... What if the universe is sort of fractal? If some physicists are correct in their speculation, maybe a black whole is a whole other universe that sits in the center of every galaxy... and maybe on some other level of reality that we don't understand, each universe is a molecule inside of some giant, cosmic creature. Of course I'm just spitballing here; this is just silly, interesting stuff to think about, in my opinion.
Outside of that, I believe nature is fascinating as is. Ultimately, religion is just not needed. Life is bizarre enough as is.
I'm here, mainly, because I don't talk about these issues with too many people IRL. I have more than a couple atheist friends, as I tend to gravitate towards individuals that are more skeptical and rational-minded, but most of them are just apathetic toward it and don't really care to talk about religion or atheism or whatever. Sometimes, trying to talk to my friends about issues surrounding atheism is like pulling teeth. I have one buddy whose response to anything regarding religion, or the lack thereof, is just, "I don't know man. I don't care. I don't really think about it." And to me, it's unfortunate, because there's a lot to talk about!
So, I am here to discuss, maybe debate a little bit, and mostly learn. I'm certainly no intellectual powerhouse; I'm of very average intelligence, haha! I just like talking about this stuff. I like learning about other people's opinions and hearing interesting things.
Thanks for reading my novella, haha, I hope I didn't bore you.
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