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I Don’t Want To Believe

20 May

How can anyone deny the existence of God

when denying the reality of something

is to reject its truth out of willful ignorance?

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5 Comments

Posted by on May 20, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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5 responses to “I Don’t Want To Believe

  1. Allallt

    May 20, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Are you assuming it is ignorance that makes me an atheist?

     
    • uribossanova

      May 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm

      To assume is a different thing because it is only you who can tell yourself what you believe in. The fact that you’re an atheist means that you believe in something. Belief comes when you either know your choices and pick one or know only one and have no choice at all.

       
      • Allallt

        May 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

        Actually the fact I am an atheist only highlights that there is a certain thing I do not believe in.

        My point is that the post sounds like atheists are atheists out of ignorance.

         
  2. Brian

    May 20, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    ignorance is lack of knowledge or state of being uninformed.

     
  3. Coffeemaker

    May 22, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Pardon the intrusion. The post did not talk about ignorance but willful ignorance. For by denying the existence of God is a deliberate denial of the truth. One cannot deny something or someone that does not exist. Thus, it is called “willful ignorance”

    The Bible echoed this timeless truth about willful ignorance in Romans 1:20-23,

    “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

    Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools.

    And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.”

    This “willful ignorance” results to autonomy; elevating ourselves as gods. For “to think that we, as humans, can will ourselves into existence is beyond belief.” We then end up worshiping ourselves.

    Let’s end this unhealthy argument/discussion and honestly evaluate ourselves.

    Shalom!

     

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