After my initial post, in March, on “Why I am an Atheist,” I received a few texts, calls, emails, etc. So much for punchy titles! (Click HERE for the original post.)
I thought I’d follow up with a little explanation…
By “atheism” I DON’T mean a denial of the existence of the god of Israel, or the denial of Jesus’ divinity, etc. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! My “atheism” is of a different sort. Maybe, call it “a-theism.” I deny the existence of the generic-god, the god with no name, the “higher-power” god, the god of theistic-feel-good facebook posts, the god referred to by some award winners of the latest top-40 tripe. This “god” is a fabrication. He (she?) only exists in the minds of people who settle for the generic up-there-somewhere-in-the-sky god. That’s theism. And that’s why I’m an “a-theist.”
Only the particular is believable.