Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I was reading on The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life's monumental Survey. It found that 92 percent of Americans believe in God or a universal spirit, with 71 percent of those surveyed saying they were “absolutely certain” on this score. Curiously, more than one fifth — 21 percent — of those who called themselves atheists said they believed in God while eight percent expressed absolute certainty about this state of affairs. U.S. atheists must be confused. The definition of atheism is the denial of the existence of God or gods. How can you claim ignorance about the existence of God but believe in God? Seventeen percent are absolutely certain, 23 percent fairly certain and 15 percent are less certain. When asked whether they pray, 21 percent of atheists and 56 percent of agnostics said they did. In fact, a small percentage of atheists said that they received definite answers to prayer at least once a week. Is it just cultural cool too call your self and Atheist because you don't want to take responsible for your belief in God? Who are you praying too when you pray if, there is no God? We can say that there is no God but one day we will find out who's right and who's wrong.