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tonyburgess said: Atheism is easy in this day and age it seems. It doesn’t take a lot of thought or conviction to believe in nothing. I am with you beliefs shouldn’t have to be proven. Science is important but it really has become a religion in and of itself.
You know, I can remember other atheists(non-new atheists) saying something similar. It -is- easy to be atheist in the way they’d have it- but that hasn’t always been the case. There was a time when philosophical atheism required a great deal of thought and justification.
And it’s dangerous to try and turn science into a religion. Science can be wrong, too, and unless you have a sense of perspective about it(same as religion), it’s hard to correct those mistakes.