Epiphanies About God and Souls

Let's Talk about Atheists and Firm Believers in the God of Abraham

Although their beliefs stand in stark opposition, each exhibits behaviors akin to the other, including shortfalls in critical thinking

Marcus aka Gregory Maidman
ILLUMINATION-Curated
12 min readFeb 5, 2024

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I absolutely and with all my heart and soul believe in “God” as I have come to understand him/her/them/it. One of the most delicious ironies I have realized on my spiritual journey is that religions’ false constructions of God have contributed to the growth of “Nones” — those that identify as atheist, agnostic, or religiously unaffiliated have nearly doubled in number over the last 15 years (See Pew Research Report discussion below).

Humans designed the Abrahamic religions for both positive and negative reasons and to appeal to the masses they sought to control. Thus, they described God as a deliverer of human wants if we do as we are told, which God is not. So people either blindly believe in God because the lie of what God is is believable or reject God because the God defined by religions cannot co-exist with the reality that a) even good, observant, ethical, and moral people do not get what they want, or b) are not happy, and c) that the world is full of seemingly senseless tragedy and really bad things…

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Marcus aka Gregory Maidman
ILLUMINATION-Curated

Living 17,043rd human life. I am Marcus (universal name) or you may call me Greg; a deep thinker; an explorer of ideas and the mind.