Thread: Why Atheism?
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Old 12-30-2006, 10:12 PM   #293
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Which brings us neatly back to what I typed in my first post in this thread. That if one is capable of being a theist, if one is capable of believing without evidence, if one is capable of being irrational... it probably won't just manifest itself in one's religion. It may also manifest itself in one's politics, in one's daily life... etcetera.

After all, there is often a strong correlation between religion and uber-patriotism, between religion and susceptibility to propaganda.

I submit that this is because there is a defining mental characteristic that all delusional beliefs require: The ability to blind oneself to the obvious.

And with organised religion, we have a system in which this characteristic is implanted into our young at an age where they are most vulnerable. Harsh.

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