What atheism is not

Adventures in randomness

I do my best to try and see all sides of an argument, and as such try to regularly read the blogs of religious folks. Even if I don’t believe in a viewpoint, it should still be respected for having importance to someone else. And it’s for this very reason that I would like to clear up a few misconceptions about atheism.

1. I recently read an assertion that “atheists must maintain that it is impossible for God to exist.” First of all, it’s not really scientifically correct to ever assert that something is impossible. We talk about probability in science, but absolutes almost never. But more to the point, this idea is a fundamental misunderstanding of what atheism is. Atheists in general don’t assert that it’s impossible for God to exist; we assert that there is currently no evidence or proof to support that existence of a god…

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