A kinder, gentler atheism?
April 29, 2010 4:22 PM Subscribe
After several years of soul searching, I have decided that at best, I'm agnostic, and am borderline atheist. The main reason can be traced to too much skepticism and rational thinking - I simply don't believe that a supernatural god can bend the rules of nature. We as a society are getting too advanced for religion, and science is starting to explain a lot of what we chalked up to a divine being.
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That being said, I still have a great respect for religion and the good that churches can do in our communities. I still go to church, help with food drives, and make new friends. But most of the atheist literature I read borders on ridicule and hatred of religion. I thought "Religulous" was interesting, but Maher poked a little too much fun at believers; I still felt myself getting a little defensive.
I'm looking for some authors/bloggers who are skeptical in nature, who see religion as an understandable reaction to uncertainty in this world, but find that the evidence for a creator is just not there. (Bart Ehrman is a religion professor whom I've found to be particularly likeable. John Shelby Spong is on the right track but gets too mushy with his "new Christianity".) I'm not looking for a debate on any of the above assertions; just point me in the right direction for more info. Thanks!