Debate:Atheism in a Land where God(s) Are real (how would that work?)
Recently I read a Touhou Article where Sakuya Izayoi said she is an atheist despite living in a land where gods are real. and it got me thinking if the appearance of gods were real/apparent. how would atheism work? would we just become one of those nuts that believe what we want to believe?— Unsigned, by: Tr3ll15 / talk / contribs
- I find it difficult to take the source link very seriously.
- But to answer the question directly: atheism would be absurd in a world in which demonstrable gods existed. The thing that most modern atheists ask for is evidence for the existence of the claimed gods - and it is the absence of this evidence which makes them atheists.
- There is different question about whether or not these alleged gods would merit "worship" or obedience. The probable answer would be "no".Bob"Life is short and (insert adjective)" 11:42, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
- I think in this Alternate Earth being an Atheist is that you don't see these beings as gods but rather different people. Reminds me of the old Bionicle (a god who lost his powers is no different from mortals. He uses his intelligence and advice to survive)
~~ oh I just thought of another example!;Samirah Al-Abbas from The Magnus Chase series is a muslim and therefore believes in Allah but is also a chosen valkyrie of Odin She therefore refers to the norse gods as Lords or Ladys. which I think is a pretty good example what monothiestic religion would look like in a world with "gods"
- This often comes as a surprise to many people. We all just believe what we want to believe. I could say, "I could believe Gods exist, but I choose not to do so." Reality is a long and boring story. Why not spice it up with tales of Gods and men? Can a person hold two contradictory ideas in mind at the same time? Yes. Yes they can. Minds only labor to operate artificial logical systems. They do not do so instinctively.Zatoichi (talk) 19:14, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
TerminologyPerhaps atheism in such a world would be 'does not follow any of the deities present.' (Probably 'Deity/Deities would be a more inclusive term). Anna Livia (talk) 19:19, 19 July 2021 (UTC)
- ,read personality and age part