A side note
I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I last posted. I apologise for my neglect! I’ve finally finished uni for the year. :party: I’ll be back, writing posts and powering through my RSS subscriptions with gusto.
I read an article in Scientific American this morning, Rational Atheism. It was so well written, refreshing – targeted at atheists, but I think a person with any kind of belief set could take some principles from it.
The author quotes Carl Sagan:
You can get into a habit of thought in which you enjoy making fun of all those other people who don't see things as clearly as you do. We have to guard carefully against it.
I think we all think that we see something more clearly than someone who thinks differently. I don’t think I would make fun of people, but it’s easy to act or think negatively towards them. I have certainly come across plenty of atheists who relish making fun of my beliefs; it makes them seem like insensitive idiots. Why would you want to believe the same things as those nasty people?
It was refreshing to come away feeling positive about an article on atheism. I can’t decide whether this is a step towards people showing respect towards each other, or a step towards pluralism, which I don’t think really helps anyone.