About that: no April 5, 2010Posted by Evil Bender in Atheism, Religion.
Dr Jensen told the congregation that atheism is as much of a religion as Christianity.
“It’s about our determination as human beings to have our own way, to make our own rules, to live our own lives, unfettered by the rule of God and the right of God to rule over us,” he said.
Actually, no. Atheists argue that current evidence does not support the hypothesis that god(s) exist. Complaining that we don’t want an Angry Man in the Sky telling us what to do is just as silly as arguing that we don’t believe in unicorns because we don’t want them on our lawn.
But yes, atheists in general do find it silly that anyone thinks the best way to live their life is to do what an ancient book tells you to because it was supposedly written by an all-powerful being (who wasn’t able to best iron chariots).
Not that I’m surprised that an Archbishop would want to argue that decent people should follow his god: that’s job security for him, after all.