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Published on Apr 3, 2012
Reply to: Why Believe in God? by User DeanLeysen
I choose not Allah or Zeus because I believe in an entity without qualities like jealousy, anger or lust. Since no two minds are identical, the deity every human believes in is different, answering your question about a different G-d, while 'amount of faith' is a ridiculous notion.
I worshipped myself as an 'atheist' like you and some things did happen to change my belief system, and since my neuronal structure is (thank G-d) changing every second, so is my belief 'system'.
I'd like to pose Dean and those who share his perspectives some questions. Isn't Einstein, arguably the most intelligent human and someone you seem to admire and cite? Didn't he believe in the God of Spinoza, calling himself an agnostic, and criticized atheism, preferring "an attitude of humility"? When an interviewer asked Einstein if the people of his religion, Judaism, should try to assimilate, didn't he reply, "We Jews have been too eager to sacrifice our idiosyncrasies in order to conform?"
Meanwhile, wasn't Darwin the main contributor to the theory of evolution? Don't atheists like Richard Dawkins and you seem to idolize this concept? And yet, didn't Darwin argue that "an agnostic would be the more correct description of his state of mind?"
Please allow me to ask this question. Do you believe there is such a thing as absolute truth? That is, a concept outside of space and time that does not change, but only your understanding of which changes? If no, then do you absolutely believe that? If yes, then I argue that you idolize and worship your set of absolute truths, no different than the enlightened idol worshippers of Abraham's time or Ancient Greece. In their time, considered the leading edge of science and philosophy, where are they now?
Statistically, females are more fearful of our creator and pray more, with less atheists and agnostics than men, across all societies. Could it be that women understand our creator better? Or is it possible females are more intuitive?