Do you guys ever feel that atheism is really just the cultural backlash to a decaying, vestigial social order, and as such it really doesn't matter wether god exists or not because hey, we're just a product of this outmoded social order anyway. I mean we wouldn't care to deny the existance of god if someone before us hadn't tried very hard to convince us (by us I mean the human race for the past two milenia) that he did, infact, exist.
So maybe the whole question is irrelevant anyway and we'd all be better off thinking about something else.
So really the only importance something like this has is the social importance.. as in how it affects us, and the people around us, now.
I guess that's why I care about what other people think about religion.
I just realized that now while writing it.
Edit: Since this is my second post I guess I might as well introduce myself. Name's Victor, from Peru, 24, don't actually give a damn what people believe in religiously, so long as they're not psychotic about it.
Yes, I do enjoy the use of incomplete sentences.
I'd say I don't like people bending religion to their nefarious ends, but to be truthful the few religious nuts I have met have been rather friendly on the whole, I've liked all the preachers I've met upon engaging in conversation and really haven't met any christian nazis. Even if I did I don't think I could find it in me to blame religion for it specifically. To me it looks a lot like people being people, interacting with a system that just isn't doing what we think it should be doing, or what the people who helped create it wanted it to do (probably because they're all dead now).
I've actually been lurking around the forums for... about five months now. I stumbled in looking for a philosophy forum after seeing one of Stef's videos on youtube, been reading intermittently ever since.
Nice to meet you all.