By Stefan Molyneux
Among the poles of robust atheism and strict theism lies agnosticism, the argument that gods are most unlikely, yet can't logically be governed out as completely most unlikely. Agnosticism is taken into account a wary, tentative and medical method of the query of the life of gods - Stefan Molyneux's seminal ebook "Against the Gods?" makes a strong case opposed to agnosticism and for the confident recognition of the nonexistence of supernatural beings. "Against the Gods?" presents crucial ammunition to these scuffling with the virus of religion, and clears the psychological fog of the irrational heart flooring among atheism and theism. Forword through Dr. Peter Boghossian
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While we may agree with him that helping others in need is morally good, his actions inform us that he does not agree with his own moral arguments. Most religions explicitly state that helping others in need is morally good – think of the parable of the Good Samaritan in the New Testament. However, since gods do not exist, and so cannot intervene, religions have the rather challenging task of explaining why their “moral” God does not help those in need. com cost God neither time nor resources, since He has an infinity of both?
In the third phase, the warring multiplicity of gods is in a sense hunted down, rounded up and herded into one big squirming bag of pseudo-monotheism. com God. This phase contains a variety of insurmountable tensions, which inevitably fragment the new monotheism into an even more bizarre version of the older polytheism, such as the Holy Trinity and the thousands of saints. In the fourth phase, religion becomes a set of more or less convincing fairy tales, wherein obedience to a complete text is not required, but followers can pick and choose what they like, according to their own personal preferences and tastes, and God is turned into a sort of ideological lapdog, which trails after the prejudices of the believer, imbuing his own personal bigotries with a vague glow of eternal approval.
This kind of staggering hypocrisy requires a vast amount of verbal fencing and befogging to avoid. com phy based on reason and evidence is such a radical project. AGNOSTICISM AND COWARDICE I have often argued that agnostics are cowards, and I would like to make that case here. First of all, I do not consider the position itself to be cowardly, but rather if superior and irrefutable strong atheist arguments are consistently rejected in favor of the mental fog of agnosticism, I consider that cowardly and enormously destructive.
Against the Gods? A Concise Guide to Atheism and Agnosticism by Stefan Molyneux