Monday, May 5, 2008

There has been some dispute about me calling myself both a pantheist and an atheist. So please allow me to explain myself. I am not orthodox anything.

I am primarily a secular humanist. Secular humanism is a life stance focusing on the way human beings can lead good and happy lives. The happiness of human beings is my primary ideal.

Secondly, I am a scientific pantheist. This means I feel awe and reverence when meditating on the universe that this is a worthwhile practice. It also means that I am somewhat of an environmentalist.

Last but certainly not least, I am an atheist. Honestly, I do not particularly like this term because there are 4 billion+ people in this world that think atheists are all immoral devils. However, I am nearly certain that there is no God or gods. Some people will then say that really I am agnostic. Technically, they would be right. Essentially, I am an atheist. Also, I am especially happy to know that there is no evidence for all the gods envisioned by Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the rest of the worlds religions because they have a very mean, immoral God that wants to throw all non believers to hell.

Now dogmatic people will find me to be a bunch of contradictions. I am not dogmatic in the slightest. I believe in science, reason, evidence, and free inquiry. You may think I’m twisting through loops but it is really quite simple. I love humans, the universe is awesome, and there is no God.