princessmoviesandinternetporn asked: why is it wrong for me to believe in what i believe in? i dont believe in one set system (for instance, i am not catholic) but i believe in a higher power, and i believe in karma, and i believe in the afterlife. why am i wrong?
The better question is, why are you right?
Obviously you’ve been able to convince yourself of your own beliefs, but are you able to show others that your belief in these things is well founded? Are you able to point to proof, signs, and indications that your belief in these ideas should be something others believe as well?
It is not up to me to prove to you your beliefs are wrong. It is up to you to prove that your beliefs are right. The reason that most Atheists are Atheists is because we base our perception of the world based on real, verifiable, testable information. If there were solid reasons to believe in these things many Atheists would.
There is no proof of a higher power, no proof of karma, and no proof of an afterlife. These ideas not only have no basis in reality but they offend reason and logic by lying outside of the realm of verification. The only possible basis for belief relies on faith. That is the basis we start with. So in order for me personally to consider your beliefs valid you would have to show me why your faith is more important than my facts. Yet, why would I do that with no proof?
I can’t prove to you you’re wrong, no one is responsible for disproving outlandish assertions. You can’t prove to me you’re right, going back to that whole pesky proof thing. You’re the one looking to make a contention that these things are real. You’re the one making a statement of belief. So I’ll return to my question, why are you right