Isn’t atheism, strictly speaking, an unscientific attitude?
Asked By: turtlesplash 2 hours ago
Whether the metaphysical claims of religion are true or untrue can’t be empirically tested so isn’t atheism another irrational faith?
Since God represents infinity and is ultimately indefinable, how can it even be negated? To logically negate a term it has to be defined, yet as soon as you define God you have lost contact with the essential idea of God which is an expression of transcendent moral law and eternity.
I understand and have great sympathy for the cynicism which atheists tend to have for the political abuse of religion but this is not religion’s fault per se. The truest ideas are the most abused, it’s simply the nature of power and knowledge. Science has its own hall of shame.
It seems to me the only thing that atheists can coherently reject is a reduced, misinterpretation of the divine archetype, which misses the point entirely. It’s a straw man argument, like building a cardboard cut-out of an old man with a beard and then knocking it over.
Answer by pukirahe Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:51PM
It rejects God without scientifically investigating about His existence.
It accepts the theory of evolution as absolute truth.
It cannot establish criteria for scientific progress.
It opposes all other theories, while no theories are opposing it.(here, I am not rejecting it, but I confirm that it is a blind attitude based on a relative theory).
Makind are making continuous progress scientifically, artistically, morally…. based on the relative truth revealed in the Holy Books.
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“The question arises: How shall we know whether we are following inspiration from God or satanic promptings of the human soul? Briefly, the point is that in the human material world of phenomena these four (first, sense perception; second, reason; third, traditions; fourth, inspiration) are the only existing criteria or avenues of knowledge, and all of them are faulty and unreliable. What then remains? How shall we attain the reality of knowledge? By the breaths and promptings of the Holy Spirit, which is light and knowledge itself. Through it the human mind is quickened and fortified into true conclusions and perfect knowledge. This is conclusive argument showing that all available human criteria are erroneous and defective, but the divine standard of knowledge is infallible. Therefore, man is not justified in saying, “I know because I perceive through my senses,” or “I know because it is proved through my faculty of reason,” or “I know because it is according to tradition and interpretation of the Holy Book,” or “I know because I am inspired.” All human standards of judgment are faulty, finite.” (Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 22)
What is true knowledge
It’s the thing people don’t know
And it’s not a thing
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