Monday, March 03, 2008

A Reasoned Mind Stands Alone

I am often asked why there are no atheist clubs or central books or meetings and rituals, or collective practices and views.

A person who is already an atheist can see the answer in the statement above.

There is none of these things because it is the opposite of the collective, of group think, of subjugation and suppression. It is the awakening of a person to see and think for themselves. To view evidence and make logical inferences. It is independent individual free people exchanging ideas with one another.

A reason man stands alone. Not behind shelter of the group. It requires courage. Action. Self Reliance. Confidence. The ability to trust in your own abilities and strength.

These things are so second nature to the reasoned mind that they are matter of fact and rarely are even aware to the person. Who can't even comprehend why someone would take all their gifts of choice of freedom of thought and turn them over to someone else.

2 comments:

Bill From Gainesville said...

So very nsightful -- If you havent already read "the fountainhead" by Ayn Rand, I am betting, by this post you would love that book..

Brian in Mpls said...

It is one of my favorites:)