Link to the video. (It's only 3 1/2 minutes long)
Bertrand Russell talks about god and Christianity in the video, and one point he made that I totally agree with was " If you can't find out whether it's true or it isn't, you should suspend judgement."
What is "life's real purpose"? Is it to worship the Abrahamic God? Do you really think that there is a supernatural being who has existed since before time, got bored at some point in eternity, and started playing around with atoms until he created this great, beautiful earth, in all it's detail? Do you really think that a supernatural being who has the ability to create so much diversity with all of the same building blocks really cares if John or Sara spend their lives worshipping him? Do you really think that with all he would have to manage--because let's face it, his job can't have stopped at creating the earth, there's a lot of maintenance involved--that he would care if I think impure thoughts or stop what he's doing to listen to and try to answer the prayers of every single one of his human creations? Is there any logic at all in that belief?
Answer by jsbenkert at 9:05 PM on Jun. 12, 2011
I don't agree with him because I hold my beliefs because I think they are true not because I only find it useful. I respect his beliefs and the conclusions he came to, but I've had my own experiences that have provided me with enough "proof" for this life. I understand my beliefs are based on faith and I can't confirm them scientifically. I've spent just as much time as he has examining my beliefs and why I hold them.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:50 AM on Jun. 11, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 8:52 AM on Jun. 11, 2011
Answer by okmanders at 12:04 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
Answer by adnilm at 3:48 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
The statement that Clarity agreed with has to do with suspending judgement about those things that haven't been proven to be true or false. Remember that the subject of the interview was Atheist and has concluded that there isn't any evidence to support a belief in a supernatural deity. The conclusion that adnilm reached wasn't based on evidence, but belief. She said that she questioned her faith at one point in her life, but came to the conclusion that she should believe in her religion of choice. I see no contradiction in Clarity's statement at all because adnilm didn't reach her conclusion on evidence but on faith, which can't be objectively measured.
Answer by jsbenkert at 9:51 PM on Jun. 11, 2011
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