Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The God Crisis
As far back as I can remember contemplating the nature of the world on any serious level, I have been an atheist. Of course, I didn't know there was a word for it, I simply felt the same thing towards God that I felt towards the tooth fairy. For a time, I assumed that everyone felt the same way as they grew up and shed the superstitions we like to believe as children. But that was short lived, of course. I soon realized that there was a particular implausible story that even adults clung to. In the past years, beginning with 9-11 and accelerating during my time at university, speaking up against religion and its encroachment into the classroom and the state became a worthy and consuming goal.