"I was asked the other day," Goldsmith told me, "whether I believed in a higher being or not. I rebuked the one who asked me, dismissing it as an irrelevant question. Tell me, Old Man, was I justified?"
"You were not." I replied.
Goldsmith did not reply immediately, and hesitated several times before he asked me why.
"God, whether man likes it or not, is a part of his humanity. Without any exception whatsoever, every man worships a God. Since we deal with the phenomenon of man, the issue of God is always relevant."
I'm fascinated with the places that logic brings us. This from Koanic Soul
and this from Eric Orwoll.
Oh wait, this is "high school conversation"? Logic doesn't "prove" anything? Funny how "being rational" only applies when it works in your favor. But we'll humor you; let's get away from the formalism of logical proofs for a moment.
I think its always important to make clear the difference between religion and spirituality. Put simply, religion is the social aspect of your relationship with the Higher Power. You go to church on Sunday. You do your Dharma, you get your Karma. Spirituality, on the other hand, is what you believe. Neither of them are bad necessarily in and of themselves, and it is quite possible to be both or one without the other. Or neither.
When we talk of God or the supernatural, 99% of people instinctively think of religion. This is perhaps the example par excellance of the amygdala hijack. If you bring up anything having to do with the supernatural, the average person immediately equates you with the depressing modern phenomenon of "Churchianity." You mean to tell me that people mindlessly do things to get the approval of others? This shouldn't be something new to any of us on the alt right; it is what we fight every day coming out of the left. "Churchianity" is merely religion without real spirituality. Atheists are so successful nowadays because they are able to lump the two together. Quite simply, the logic boils down to: Group A is composed of idiots. Group A believes in God. Conclusion: Only idiots believe in God. Not all atheists think this way or are stupid enough to live by this, but face it; this is how they are winning.
While this logic is obviously invalid, the real root of the matter lies a bit deeper. Spirituality is an inborn feature of man. Within the human psyche, there exists a need for a higher power. No matter what environment man is in, he is constantly carving idols out of driftwood. Ask an atheist: if these religions are so utterly false and absurd, how have they managed to survive the centuries? Their tenure easily eclipses even the most long standing ideologies and empires. The answer is that spirituality is an essential part of man's identity.
Does this prove the existence of a deity? It certainly does not, but if we accept the argument up to this point, then atheism is nothing short of self inflicted amputation. And if I was walking around with a severed limb, I would probably be a pretty miserable person. See a theme here with the militant atheists? With those postmodern grouches who feel more threatened by a nativity scene than by an inevitable societal collapse?
Nihilism is brain surgery. It can be a very effective, albeit incredibly dangerous tool when it comes to discovering (or creating) value in the universe. But the most crucial task is finding something to fill the void. Leftist atheism is only destructive; they attempt to assimilate their negative non-believe as something substantive. After performing the self amputation, the atheist has a huge unnatural vacuum inside of him; this is why many will adopt the amorphous blob of multiculturalism to make them feel whole. Others will display the most bizzare behavior the world has ever seen. The modern world is here.
As graaaaaagh has said, faith is strength. Whether it is pantheism, Indigenous Germanic religion, or something of your own creating, find something to believe in, people. In hoc signo vinces...