Remember Sigfried Gold, the atheist who found solace in prayer even though he didn’t believe in God?
Now, he’s back to respond to his critics. And I don’t think he’s converting many people to his ways in the process…
… My fellow atheists have suggested, not always politely, that I’m not an atheist, that I’m not really praying, and that praying is not acceptable behavior for atheists. As politely as I can manage, I would like to defend myself on all three counts.
Now, I can’t claim to speak for all non-reality-based people, but I don’t need imaginary friends, either. I lived for 45 years without them. I just happened to find that when I started talking to an imaginary friend, certain struggles began to evaporate. It became easier to act according to my conscience.
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