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In spite of seeming rather opinionated, I never feel quite sure about, well, anything. However, every time I check I'm still an atheist.

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Posted on November 9, 2008 at 6:09pm 1 Comment

I was born and raised in The Netherlands, and my painless deconfessionalization story will sound familiar to many people who have lived in that odd little country during the last decades of the twentieth century.

I can’t have been more than three years old when one day, my older brother coming home from playschool solemnly preached: ‘God sees everything’. His teacher had told him so, and in those days Missy ranked as the highest authority in scientific matters. I didn’t seem to like… Continue

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At 7:31pm on November 13, 2008, Mac Rex said…
Thanks. It makes me choke when I here theists talk of the "Glory of God", when it is much more amazing and glorious to see what DNA creates, or what the Hubble Deep Space pictures show.
At 2:39pm on November 12, 2008, Lloyd Fletcher said…
Thanks for your thoughts, Maria! :)

I do think the agnostic position does, perhaps unwittingly, implicitly accept a finite probability that god(s) do exist.

After all, if I am not agnostic about the existence of Santa Claus, or the idea that there are fairies at the bottom of my garden -- I am "a-Clausist" and "a-fairyist" -- then if I take an agnostic position on god(s), it suggests that god(s) has some better claim to existence than the big red fella and Tinkerbel.

I suppose you could argue that some interpretation of god(s) is more plausible than either of those entities, though, for me, it wouldn't be any of the human-made ones we're exposed to!
At 5:28pm on November 10, 2008, DaVinci said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus Maria.
At 11:15pm on November 3, 2008, René said…
HA!! "Where do I know you from?"
At 6:19pm on November 3, 2008, RogAgainst said…
haha, short people gotta stick together.

p.s. i've been to italy, but only Florence and Milano...very beautiful country!

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