Religion/Theology Topic (I couldn't think of a good name) Answered
I've had this idea for a couple months now, and I thought I should share it with you guys. I have been interested in science for as long as I can remember (at the expense of my social life), and have always been an atheist. It has always made sense to me, and theism (opposite of atheism, the a is important!) never really has, other than the basic human will to believe in something that keeps order in the universe.
But this forum post is not about debating between atheism and theism. Many of us on Instructables excercise our knowledge of the world, and our will to spread it to others. I have partaken in this as well, posting my fill of comments trying to explain why atheism makes sense. But I have recently ceased to do this, and not just because arguing becomes very tiresome, very quickly.
Probably the greatest reason why most people believe in a god (or gods) is because it gives them hope; someone to look up to for wisdom and strength in times of need, and a justification for being humble and small in the big wide world. Everyone knows hope is important. I'm not the most hopeful person. Being an atheist does not help this.
This is why I have stopped my "atheist trolling". If everyone were like me, spending endless hours of my life just thinking, and coming to conclusions that I should not have come to until I am old. and going insane, and disconnecting from society, the world would not be a very pleasant place. It probably would not be very good if everyone were theists either.
I guess I should just say what I've meant to say throughout this whole thing: ignorance is bliss. Many theists are very happy and content with life because of religion. So after this whole post, here is my thesis which I wrote down after going (obviously) off track about halfway through writing this post. God dammit, I need a word limit.
I do not bother people about atheism any more because it gives people hope and keeps people sane, which keeps the world in order.