Hi all, I’m new to being a ‘free thinker’, but loving it!
From an evolutionary point, either man is created in God’s image, or God is created in man’s to meet an evolutionary need in human psychological development.
As an a-thiest I have an ‘absence of belief’ in a personal god. Based on the balance of probabilities as I perceive the natural world, through scientific evidence and reasoning. I am no longer content to ‘put my questions on a shelf’ till I die. I no longer believe in a ‘God of the gaps’ in human knowledge and reasoning.
I have decided to live a life based on reality, rather than as previously on a hopeful fantasy.
All babies are born athiests, but are dependent on their parents and obey in faith their mum and dad to keep them safe. This is most probably an evolutionary development. As they become adults it seems many people want or need to continue that parent/child relationship with a God/Heavenly Father. It could be an evolutionary trait that had a useful purpose at one time, but now we are more knowledgeable it is just a vistigial psychological process of the mind.
The point is, now that we realise this, do we believe in the supernatural or the natural.