Is atheism more comforting than theism


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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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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

9 thoughts on “Is atheism more comforting than theism

  1. Mordanicus says:

    Excellent analysis. But the question implies people have some discomfort in the first place, if not why would we need some comfort?

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    • makagutu says:

      A friend recently wrote, hope exists in our vocabulary because around us, there are many unfulfilled dreams. Had it been there were no such, a word such as hope would be without meaning and the same I think is true of comfort.

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  2. am an atheist because it’s what the evidence indicates. I do find it far more comforting than believing in a rather dumb violent deity controlling the universe, at least as how most religions claim.

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  3. Sonel says:

    I think it’s the theists that find comfort in the thought of ‘some god’ that have control over them and that can ‘help’ them. So, whose side am I on? Definitely the atheist side but since I don’t belong anywhere, I’ll just watch everything there from my ‘Googlist’ chair. LOL!

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  4. aguywithoutboxers says:

    It (atheism) is definitely less stressful than any belief system. There’s no concern about judgment. That’s my two-cents worth! Good question, my friend! 🙂

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  5. paarsurrey says:

    @ all the atheist friends in humanity who usually visit “Random thoughts”

    “Is atheism more comforting than theism?”

    No; it is not. People become Atheists just for convenience; not that there is any Truth in Atheism. Atheism cannot stand on its own; how could it give any comfort to others. The real comfort is in Truth; Atheism is a position of doubt and ignorance; it is an illusion.

    Please don’t mind; no disrespect intended to anyone.

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