Wednesday, June 09, 2004
I think perhaps the atheist doesn't consider her/himself to be in need of salvation... the atheist doesn't necessarily think her/himself to be perfect, either, since that would defy the notion of atheism; if one is an atheist then one can't think there's any god, the self included. Rather, flaw is accepted as part of human nature. Again, that doesn't mean a sense of resignation, and I certainly wouldn't call it immorality (in fact, I hesitate to call anything immoral, realising that, regardless of whoever or wherever or whatever god may be, I am not him/her/it and neither is anyone else I know). Indeed, acknowledging one's own imperfections is - and I suspect anyone here would agree - the first step toward correcting them.
Then, of course, the question arises: what's to do after you've perfected all your imperfections?, and I don't think anyone's ever had to answer that.
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