about religion February 04, 2012
Why I am an atheist, a long, frank piece by Mark Jaquith.
"I characterize myself, additionally, as an “antitheist”. That is, I not only do not believe in any gods, I think the idea of believing in a divine power is harmful, and I oppose it. Being wholly without evidence, the idea of God is not bounded in any way by facts or logic. The belief becomes its own justification. Thus, faith in God is carte blanche for every imaginable evil. There can be no rebuttal, because the justification claimed has no basis in reason."
"Amen", Mark, and thanks for taking the time to tell the wor(l)d. Via waxy links.