A recent post on Twitter which stated along the lines that Atheism and Humanism was not a sign of intelligence or a superiority sort of got me thinking about some peoples attitude towards those people like myself and what we think of ourselves.
My personal view it takes some intelligence to actually question the existence of god rather than blindly follow god which takes no real intelligence to do. It also takes some intelligence to question established churches actions and motives but takes no real intelligence to blindly follow the teaching of these established churches.
Basically what I am saying it take an intelligence to ask questions!
As for being superior if being superior is asking questions about god and established churches then so be it but it is a poor defence against those who dare question existence of god and established churches.
Accusing someone of being superior because they ask questions shows a real lack of conviction on the accusers part.
One thing a large majority of Atheists, Agnostics and Humanist have is intelligence and an ability to actually think for themselves. Add to this the large majority of such people do not feel any more superior to believers in god just different.
Myself I do not feel superior just confident in my view of the universe and very happy to allow people to follow their own views of the universe but I do reserve the right to criticise and question those things I feel are wrong including religion and the established churches!
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