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Letters: Stop comparing religions to atheism!

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  /   Sat, April 11 2009   /  01:43 pm

This comment is related to the letter titled "On the nature of Atheism," (The Jakarta Post, April 2) and comments on the issue by readers. I have been practicing agnosticism, and maybe even atheist, for three months now since discovering my religion has been covering up the dark aspects of its history in the past. But now, I believe "God", in my own conception, does exist and works the other way. I question why we believe in love and hate. Do they exist? Where is the evidence of that? Do we need empirical evidence for such things? Or should truth itself be written on a stone where everybody can see it? Atheism and religion, for me, are psychological-based states of mind. We're all looking for safety and security in this life but the world we live in provides something else. In Faith of the Fatherless, the author suggests Atheist philosop...