I was thinking about atheists this morning and a few questions for them came to mind. But before I ask them I need my readers to know I am not attempting to proselitize here; nor am I intending to criticize anyone for his or her beliefs. I’m just curious and have a few questions for any atheists interested in civil discourse.
I’m just going to ask the questions here, then see if anyone responds.
1. Where do atheists find encouragement? How do you encourage one another?
2. What thoughts run through your head when a loved one or close friend dies.
3. When you ponder all the crime and violence in our culture today, what do you see as the solution or outcome of it all?
4. When you see TV coverage of shooting rampages like the one by Jared Loughner in Tucson, what thoughts go through your mind about him and about the incident itself?
5. Everyone has faith of some kind. If you don’t believe in God, but board an airplane to fly across country, you are entrusting your life to total strangers. You have faith that the pilot and his crew will get you to your destination. My question is: in what or in whom do you have faith?
Here’s hoping I can engage some folks who believe differently from me in some civil discourse.