This is of course, true, but also not true. I am convinced that there are a LOT of closet atheists. Much like the fact that there were no more gay people in the 1950s, they just hid. In 20 years, it will not be something to hide. When someone asks me about religion, which people still do in polite conversation, they are almost always appalled when I tell them that I am an atheist.
I think that approach covers quite a lot of people. But if you're betting your "eternal soul" on that kind of non-believing-belief, you're kind of screwed, aren't you. It's all so convenient, with the deathbed conversions and confessions.being without any religion or god at all is pretty hard to take, facing the horrors of life, so most people lean back and say: I don't believe in god, still, I believe that there is something. There must be.
"There's probably no God." Wow, what a bold statement. o_0ocheck out this campaign started by Dawkins here in Merry Olde England...
But around here I virtually know nobody who thinks of himself as an orthodox catholic and is going to church.
were Carl Weissner and Barbet Schroeder - both Europeans - who hadonly male friends
A cynic could argue that he 'loved' those guys for what they did for his career, and because if you have intimacy issues it is easier to idealize people who live across an ocean - but it seems to me that this gushing for Barbet and Carl was fairly sincere, and nothing he has said about any of his American 'friends' seems remotely as flattering.given him belief and hope where before he had very little, the luck of knowing them is a sun which always shines... Which was and is true.