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athgarvan

"GOD IS DEAD"

It must be great to know it all.
To be morally and intellectually superior.
To be able to look down one’s nose at the unenlightened.
To be right - all the time.
And there are plenty of those kind of people knocking around at the moment it seems.
I meet many know-alls who talk about ‘stupid’ people like myself who still believe in God and practise religion. People who have never spent five minutes studying religion or scripture or philosophy treat the rest of us as superstitious and gullible idiots who will believe anything.

Down through hundreds of years we have had great minds who have dealt with the subject in a philosophical way without considering themselves to be morally or intellectually superior. People like Aristotle, Anselm of Canterbury, Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine, G. K. Chesterton, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Duns Scotus (above), Paul Tillich, etc. 
 

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and there are people who have decided in the other direction

culture is a determinate
we are living in a post-christian world it is said
there are other options for "belief"

but to be a bit more lighthearted
i was once given a sweatshirt
one side said
"Everyone Must Believe In Something"
the other side said
"i believe i'll have another cookie"

given to me by my office staff
because i used to bring cookies in to share