Originally Posted by Akashic_Librarian
Maybe I am wrong? Who knows, thats the fun of being Atheistically-Agnostic. I don't believe in an invisible man, nor do I believe in a vindictive force, I am open-minded about it.
You don't sound open-minded at all -- you sound as interventionist as the people you object to. You say, "Maybe I am wrong?" but in the context of your messages it is clear that you believe you are right and everyone who believes otherwise is wrong.
I think that the likelihood of the existence of a personal interventionist god is so infinitesimal as to be insignificant. And there are people, I know, who believe I should be punished for thinking that way. But I can't see how my
inflicting punishment on them
for not thinking as I do can have any positive impact on me, others, or the world. It's just more of the same -- more of what doesn't work.
Declaring that people who believe in a personal interventionist god *should* be ridiculed is exactly parallel to declaring that people who don't *should* be oppressed. The harder you resist something, the more thoroughly you become it.