Is atheism more comforting than theism

People ask odd questions and they get more odd by the day!

Enquiries on Atheism

By a show of hands, how many of you are atheists because it is comforting? I will be counting.

This question is a bit challenging, simply because to answer it correctly, I would have to make a generalization on theism which may not be universal. The Judeo- Christian sects believe that they will survive their death in one form and spend this time in eternal bliss, for those who are lucky, with their god in a heaven and the rest who don’t qualify will be BBQ’d for eternity.

The second belief they have and I think this is universal in theism that the gods they worship are concerned with their daily affairs and listens to their petitions.

It is held in the Judeo- Christian sects that man is born fallen, with freewill to or not to follow their benevolent dictator so that in the event they are condemned to be…

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On freedom

Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not choice. It is man’s pretence that because he has choice he is free. Freedom is pure observation without direction, without fear of punishment and reward. Freedom is without motive; freedom is not at the end of the evolution of man but lies in the first step of his existence. In observation one begins to discover the lack of freedom. Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence and activity.

Krishnamurti