(28-11-2012 02:03 PM)chandrashakti Wrote: If you will explain to me the shape if your atheism, I am interested in learning. If you want to learn something about the shape of my belief I will try to explain. If you want me to convince you of the validity of my beliefs, TOUGH.
There isn't really anything to explain. For most atheists (including myself), the "shape of our atheism" is probably more or less the same as the "shape" of your lack of belief about leprechauns living at the summit of the Matterhorn. It's a peculiar notion, and one for which there is no evidence, so for the most part, you simply disregard it. The only reason we have to give it so much thought -- at least, for some of us -- is that we live in a society where most people do
believe there are leprechauns living at the summit of the Matterhorn, who work hard to get legislation passed on the basis of that belief, and who strongly condemn those of us who lack the same belief. If religious people just kept their beliefs to themselves, most atheists wouldn't care all that much about religion.