Believe me I know what you're talking about. I'm Scottish but 4 years ago married an Oklahoman woman I met online and have been living in Oklahoma since March 2012. Compared to the society I came from these people are almost like aliens and they don't even know it. Even the Christians where I came from didn't deny the indisputable reality of evolution because they knew it would be insane to do so. Like denying the Earth is orbiting the Sun which their earlier descendants did for a very long time even after evidence had proven otherwise.Hjl wrote:JFK-1 wrote:
Are you awaiting more evidence regarding Zeus? Apollo? Poseidon? Leprechauns and fairy godmothers before making a final decision? How much evidence is there already for any of those entities? By chance exactly the same as the Christian God. Absolutely zero evidence.
In the face of zero evidence for any such fantastic proposition it's best to say I will wait till there's even a shred of evidence before I would ever bother giving that even remotely possible status otherwise we are all left believing in every last fairytale creature that's ever been speculated plus all the countless Gods.
A fair point, I suppose my answer has evolved since moving to the US. Being an atheist in this part of the world makes getting work and advancement much more difficult. Almost a social pariah. So I say undecided to avoid saying definitively that there is no God.
I still find it startling from time to time that they actually claim to believe all of the freaky things they say they do. Brand new Earth and instant man by magic spell in the last 6,000 years or so as an example despite indisputable evidence to the contrary.
I actually sometimes wonder if the majority really do believe it. Wonder if there is actually maybe just a tiny minority of crazies who really believe it while the majority just pretend they believe it because this is the corner they have boxed themselves into with that nonsense.