Stephen288 Wrote:
Jan 15, 2013 10:35 AM
It is clearly more comforting to believe in an eternal afterlife bathed in the glow of a loving deity than in cessation and extinction. But there is no correlation between belief and wisdom. Religious belief always ultimately becomes a matter of faith, and the billions of often very clever words that have been written and argued over the centuries to try to prove or disprove God's existence demonstrate that profound intelligence and wisdom can come down on both sides of the question. Dogmatic atheism is as much a religion as Prager's dogmatic Christianity in that it relies ultimately on faith that its conclusions are the only correct ones despite the complete lack of objective evidence.