By Sam Sacks article What would happen if someone was to ask me why I am not an atheist?
Would I say, ‘I’m an atheist because I want to know why I’m not one’?
Of course not!
I don’t want to tell you why I don and I don of course don’t intend to.
And so, I don�t.
I think it would be silly to ask you to explain why you aren’t one. I don���t think it�s fair to ask that.
And I think that is the essence of the problem of what I�ve been saying about atheists.
What I want you to understand is that I have been saying this all along.
I�m not going to be the sort of person who has to explain myself.
I just want to be asked why I�re not one of these people.
If I have to, then I am going to explain it.
But I�ll not be that kind of person.
So, if I say I am a Christian, I am saying this out of the hope that we might find some way to understand each other better.
That is what I mean when I say it is not the case that people who have come from different parts of the world to live in the same society should not see each other in the ways that we see each others and know each other.
So why don�s not people who are from different cultures meet in these places that are culturally and religiously diverse?
They have to know each others.
And in doing that, they have to be able to communicate and share their beliefs in a way that is mutually beneficial.
And if they can, then they will find common ground.
And they will know each and every other person.
The answer to the question, ‘Why don�ts it seem like atheists are always being asked to explain their faith?’ is, I think, in the process of finding common ground and understanding each other, and not just talking about each other as individuals.
There are a number of things that people can do in that process, and there are other things that they can do, and I think the first and perhaps the most important thing is that people don�’t always have to explain themselves. They don�ve got to explain the reason why they are not an Atheist.
I mean, there is no reason that we can�t talk about the reason that someone isn�t an Atheists.
But what does that say about our relationship with the world?
And so what we have to ask ourselves is, ‘Is this reason enough to make us not averse to seeing each other and to being part of each other�s lives?”
What is it that is causing atheists to be afraid of their own questions?”
I think it is the fear that people have of the unknown, that they think that the unknown is something that is going to destroy us, and that if they ask themselves these questions, they will get swept up in it.
And that they are going to fall victim to a sort of paranoia that I think can�ts be used to a great extent to get around questions that are really important to people and to make themselves feel uncomfortable.”
What are the things that we need to ask each other to ask themselves?”
So I think we need a better understanding of why people are reluctant to ask those questions, and then we need some kind of mechanism to sort of help people get to know people better, to give them the tools they need to have conversations that are productive.”
I am sure there are some who will say, �Well, if you can’t get people to see the reason for their atheism, then what are you doing to help them understand it?’
I would argue that the fact that they feel they are afraid to ask a question, and the fact they think, �Oh, I will just be ridiculed because of it’, is the root cause of their fear.
And when people have that fear, then it means that they don�T have to question their belief in a God.
They know that they�re doing nothing that will make them feel good about themselves, but they do have to feel a certain amount of pressure to believe that there is a God that is watching over them.
They have no choice.
So I think there are a couple of things you can do to help people to be more comfortable in asking questions, because it doesn�t have to turn into a debate.
You can be as polite as you want to people who ask them questions, but at the same time you can be aware that they have a right to know the answers and that they should be treated with respect.
And the last thing you can ask them is, �Why don’t you ask more questions?”’
Because you know what?
They are asking questions because they want to understand how to help other people, not because they fear being ostracised, but because they feel that