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Why Aren’t More Americans Atheists?

Why Aren’t More Americans Atheists? | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Many expressed surprise recently when, in one of its periodic surveys of Americans’ views of other faiths, the Pew Research Center found that atheists fare poorly—fully 40 percent of those polled described their views toward atheists as “cold.” Jews, Catholics, Evangelicals, Buddhists, Hindus, Mormons—all are viewed more...
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Besides being a good read, this essay asks us an interesting question. Why are we or are we not atheists? What is the purpose or basis of our individual belief in God. Assuredly, it is not about science per se. As my hero Spinoza suggested, we best find God in the order of the universe (including the wonder of evolution) rather than in the assumption of a higher beings whimsy and textual appearances. At any rate, I thought I would ask my friends to share why they are believers, atheists, or can't decide.
For my part, I will rest with Martin Buber, not in the form of his faith but in his reason for it - the aesthetic model it offers.

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Bible Verses That Atheists Love

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We asked prominent atheists what parts of the Bible they find inspiring and beautiful.
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My own favorite, "Make a ioyfull noise unto (the Lord) (nature), all the earth: make a loud noise, rejoice, and sing praise. (Psalms 94:4)

Do you have a favorite that those who do not believe in God (or at least not the Biblical God) might enjoy?

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