Voodooran 10 months ago
Here's the whole problem with your argument. There isn't an "ideology" of atheism. Atheism is a singular stance or statement on one question. My being an atheist doesn't define me as far as what I believe morally, or ethically, or what I like or don't like. There's nothing with atheism that informs my actions that you could point to, as you have with religions. When a christian refuses service to a homosexual, or protests an abortion clinic, or funerals, or lobbies against birth control....there are specific beliefs you can point to that inform those actions from the specific religion in question. Atheism isn't a system, it doesn't have rules, it doesn't have mantras....or anything like that. The only thing all atheists have in common for certain is non-belief in god(s). I've been to atheist conventions where I've encountered drastically different personalities than mine. I've seen republican atheists, conservative, anti-abortion, racist, flat earther atheists, 9/11 conspiracy, belief in alien abductions......I mean all kinds of atheists and none of these things you can point back to and say "oh he believes that because of this scripture in the book of atheism".....because there is no book of atheism or ideology of atheism. Atheism doesn't mean a person believes in science, or is liberal, or is anti-religious, or has no morals...or anything like that. The only thing me being an atheist did, was force me to look at my beliefs deeply and decide what and who I wanted to be as a person. It also gave me a thirst for knowledge and a drive to live the best life I possibly could. By your own admission in your last sentence, we have no written dogma....so I'm not sure how you can call it a faith, when there's nothing to examine with regards to what we believe. Now as far as morality is concerned, I don't go to my "atheism" to inform that. I follow Humanism with is a moral system with a set of beliefs and can certainly provide an excellent reason why genocide is wrong. So instead of attacking atheism for what it isn't....how about you talk to an atheist on an individual level and find out what it is that the person actually does believe and stop assuming you already know everything about us. Your whole rant here kind of proves what I said before and why I come here....to clear up misconceptions and confusions....which you do have. Hopefully you learn from this.