Sculptor wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Atheism has nothing to do with anything, except the denial of God.
It's a void, a null, a mere negation. It's Nihilism. It's an ideological gelding: it has no fruitfulness in it. No good thing comes out of it. Not even freedom, since it insists on imposing itself on people who may want to believe other things.
But people cannot live with a void -- no meaning, no purpose, no hope, no future. So they have to add something. And with Atheism, it's some authoritarian political ideology. Because if there's no God, it's up to us. But each of us is too small to achieve anything. So, the logic goes, people must be forced to do what is necessary for that political ideology.
What's more, it's not even "wrong" for us to compel each other, because there's no morality in Atheism either. So Atheism opens up the possibility of coercion, of propaganda, of gulags and reeducation camps, because those things aren't "wrong" for an Atheist either. Historically, that's how it inevitably plays out...to the tune of well over 100,000,000 dead bodies in the last century alone.
There's the "freedom" of Atheism. The "freedom" to know nothing, to be nothing, to have no purpose, to go nowhere, to do anything to each other, and to have no moral recourse for the oppressed. It opens the world to raw power, and no more.
It is not I who saw this first. Nietzsche saw it. He said it, long before I was born. But somehow, Atheists don't seem to take his prophecies seriously. They keep thinking that Atheist regimes will turn out to be good. And they continue to circulate the claim that Atheism brings freedom. It doesn't. It brings bewilderment, emptiness, desperation and then death.