SOME TIME AGO, I HAD a Facebook encounter with a dear friend who’s something of an Evangelical Atheist. It all started when another dear friend posted the following “meme” to my “wall:”
OMNISM: THE BELIEF THAT NO RELIGION IS THE ONLY TRUTH, BUT THAT TRUTHS ARE FOUND IN THEM ALL.
To which my atheist friend replied:
Alas, some lies, too. And little explanation of how to sift one from the other.
…prompting the following response from me, the Religious Agnostic:
Experience. I have neither the ability nor inclination to explain my own “faith experience,” save to say that the truths of various faith traditions include gratitude, humility, compassion, clarity, reason, openheartedness, kindness, curiosity, ethical behavior and a deep sense of wonder, while the lies include militarism, exceptionalism, dogmatism, willful ignorance, anti-reason/science, Inquisitions and proselytizing. YMMV.
To which my atheist friend responded with a “like.” I hope you do, too.