[–] Pointyball 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

All religion is a choice.

[–] Chimaira92 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Atheism is the default position of every human born into life.

They are then brainwashed by one of many hundreds of millions of religions to choose from.

 

Those religions originated and acted as our "science" and a way to explain the world around us before we ended our hunting and gathering stage.

Then you start to see philosophical thought emerge after that. Blending the old "science" of the primitives with our new schools of thought.

[–] Simonsaysgoat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I agree with this. Anytime I need,to ponder something such as this I remember that from birth we are influenced. The default state of being is nature. If I'm going to worship anything its the sun and nature that gives me life...oh wait isnt that where we started? It seems logical to me that religion started out as explanation for natures ways (science) and morphed into what it is now once people realised it could be used as a tool.

[–] Hello5 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Atheism is the default position of every human born into life.

The human mind in times of crisis (primal functioning) tends to revert to reliance upon God, even among atheists. ("There are no atheists in foxholes")

This has been proven time and time again. Our "natural" state recognizes God; our "higher" functioning brain tries to rationalize Him away.

They are then brainwashed by one of many hundreds of millions of religions to choose from.

All of these false religions (most of them pagan) are the precursors of science. They do not (as science does not) explain existence. Only the Abrahamic religions accurately explain God as the creator of all things, including time, space, energy, and matter. All other religions place their "gods" within the bounds of these constructs as opposed to being the creator of those things (which a true god and the one we innately recognize must by default be)

[–] Chimaira92 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The human mind in times of crisis (primal functioning) tends to revert to reliance upon God, even among atheists. ("There are no atheists in foxholes")

The assertion that 'there are no atheists in foxholes' isn't an argument for god, it's an argument for irrationality.

This has been proven time and time again.

Well source your claim...

They do not (as science does not) explain existence.

Religion shuts its self of from seeking the knowledge as to how our universe came to exist.

Scientists are always seeking for new answers to explain the existence of the universe.

All religions should be referred to as mythology, "science" is the term for people using evidence to study the world around them.

[–] Gringojones 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

For me, it's an inability to blindly believe in anything.

[–] ANGRY_Hippopotamus 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

No. Its a conclusion

[–] MrKequc 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Taking up a religion is a choice. If you don't choose to take up a religion, and just want the facts you're out of luck and are stuck with atheism. The reason for that is; there is no quantifiable evidence any religion is true. Even in the scripture it says you cannot test for gods existence.

So people can rail on you all day long about what they believe but they cannot evidence it. So therefore atheism is not a choice. If there was as much evidence for the existence of gods as there is evidence of a natural universe then it would all be a big wishy washy choice but that isn't where we are.

[–] jesus_is_lord 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

[–] wwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

Nah it is learned from lack of rationale.