The reason that we always talk about God as if he exists, it's because we atheists enjoy entertaining the idea of God's existence by pointing out the fallacies in this belief.
Atheists love to discuss God because belief in God is so widespread and there are billions of people who follow major religions. There are churches and mosques everywhere and God is even imprinted on the US dollar. In every classrooms of schools, colleges, and universities in the Philippines hangs the little statue of Jesus - the Son of God. It's the same in every hospital rooms.
On the other hand, if God exists and is all-powerful, all-knowing, exists here, there, and everywhere - why bother to teach the existence of God to children in school? Isn't it enough that God is already existing in schools?
Are we atheists contradicting ourselves by giving our reasons why what the mediocre and the Philistines are always talking about a lot of childish dogma, pigma, and hogma?
Opinions are for everyone. I am an atheist and I enjoy debating and discussing religion.
Talking about a subject and hearing points from all sides will only provide benefits.
Shutting people out makes for the sick believers and the sick followers of a sick religion.
Is there anything weird about a pacifist who does not believe in war and yet he is always writing and talking about the evils of war? - - -Poch Suzara
RESPONSE FROM HELEN:
POCH, I AM 100% AGREEING WITH WHAT YOU POSTED HERE. EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO TALK ABOUT GOD. EVEN COOCKOOS DISCUSS ABOUT THIS GOD EVERYWHERE. YOU SEE THEM HOLDING THE BIBLE IN THE STREET CAR, IN SUBWAYS TRAINS, ON THE SIDE OF THE STREET, SCREAMING ON TOP OF THEIR LUNGS ABOUT JESUS OR THIS GOD; ON TV, ON INTERNET, FACEBOOK, MAGAZINES, BOOKS, NEWSPAPERS, IN COURT, HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS (AS YOU SAID, WHICH I KNOW), ETC., ETC..
I AM VERY MUCH OPEN WITH ANYTHING THAT TEACHES AND ENLIGHTEN ME WHETHER IT IS NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE. RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, MOSTLY THE FANATICS AND FUNDAMENTALISTS, THEY HATE READING, SEEING, AND HEARING SOMETHING NEW, POCH. THEY HATE CHANGE. CHANGE TO THEM IS EVIL, YET IT MEANS GROWTH IN MANY FORMS. THEY CANNOT ACCEPT THAT THEY HAD BEEN BRAINWASHED SINCE THEY WERE BORN. THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR MINDS IN SUCH A WAY THE BRAIN WAS SET PERMANENTLY. THEY HAVE CREATED AN INVISIBLE COCOON THAT NO ONE CAN PENETRATE. THEY DO NOT EVEN KNOW NOR REALIZE THAT THEY ARE BRAINWASHED.
COMMON SENSE DICTATES, FROM THE TIME WE WERE BORN WE WERE TOLD BY OUR PARENTS, RELATIVES, TEACHERS, PRIESTS/MINISTERS/PASTORS/EVANGELISTS/LAYPEOPLE (CHURCHES, SYNAGOGUES, CONVENTS AND SCHOOLS FOR PRIESTHOOD, GOVERNMENT (LAWS AND ORDER), AND THE WHOLE SOCIETY INCLUDING NATURE, NOT TO DO THIS, INSTEAD DO THIS. THIS KIND OF CONTROL GOES ON TILL WE FINISHED UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE, EVEN UP TO THE TIME WE AGE AND DIE. THIS IS VERY EVIDENT TODAY. THEY DO NOT REALIZE AFTER SO MANY YEARS, THEY DO NOT EVEN KNOW THEMSELVES - NOT KNOWING THEY ARE NOT THE REAL SELVES.
IT IS A VERY SAD SITUATION SEEING/WITNESSING SUCH HUMANS LIVING LIKE ROBOTS. THEY STOP THINKING (AS YOU SAID). INDEED EDUCATION DOES LITTLE TO LIVE LIFE SENSIBLY AND FULLY. IT IS, INDEED, MAJORITY OF HUMANS HAVE LOST THEIR OWN BRAINS. IT IS INDEED VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE SOMEONE LIKE YOU WHO POST DIFFERENTLY, NO MATTER HOW PAINFUL/OFFENSIVE TO READ YOUR POSTINGS.
BY THE WAY, BEING DEFENSIVE/OFFENSIVE IS A POSITIVE REACTION. TO ME, IT SUGGESTS THEY ARE TOUCHED BY THE TRUTH OF WHAT YOU POSTED. DEAR FRIEND, PLEASE GO ON AND ON, AND ON, AND ON, TILL THE JOB IS DONE. ONE OF NATURE'S LAWS IS NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE ALWAYS GO TOGETHER.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE ENCOUNTERING SUCH DEFENSIVE RELIGIOUS BRAINWASHED PEOPLE, POCH. MANY PEOPLE ARE LIKE YOU. I KNOW YOU HAD BEEN WISHING THE BEST FOR THE PHILIPPINES AND ITS PEOPLE. I AM POSITIVE, THIS WILL HAPPEN BUT NOT AN OVERNIGHT, MAYBE WHEN YOU AND ME ARE LONG GONE HERE ON EARTH.
I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, DEAR FRIEND. PLEASE STAY ON THIS FORUM.
My dear Helen, a great many thanks for your great thoughts. I said it before, I say it again:
If you had been a teacher of mine in La salle grade school and La Salle high school - never would have ever entertained the plan to eventually get my expelled out of that sick mess referred to as the sick system of education. - - - Best wishes always, - - - Poch Suzara