Does it make rational sense to be a Hindu Atheist?
Depends on what you mean by a Hindu atheist? What do you mean?
Hello Dear Sir,
You certainly find yourself in an interesting situation. I think giving Christianity a chance makes sense, if you think you are atheist with respect to Hinduism.
I think the historical case for Jesus is quite good.
I think the assumption of verificationism in atheism as well as other problems the atheist worldview makes it a cul de sac ideologically and philosophically.
The Fundamental Flaws of Atheism:
Here is a logical and philosophical breakdown of the Theism vs. atheism question–in other words Christianity versus atheism. I highly recommend reading it and reflecting on rationality, especially when compared to atheistic thinking: Nathan Ketsdever’s answer to Besides faith, what reasons do you have for believing or not believing in a higher power?
If all we are is chemistry, biology, and physics–your experience of consciousness is meaningless and effectively denied by physicalism, materialism, and reductivism. The importance and significance of your free choice and rationality is undermined and denied by deterministic thinking. And there are a number of other significant paradoxes and contradictions within atheistic thinking.
Be forewarned. Don’t become an overall atheist….without giving Christianity a real chance.
The Ultimate Philosophical Gut Check:
Do you really ant to follow a guy like Dawkins who is angry at his very core? Jesus has not only a better way to thinking and loving and serving, but is just a nicer guy. The values of Jesus are summed up in the Fruits of the Spirit–which is ethically more wise than anything Dawkins has written or will ever write. That’s a guarantee. And one with eternal consequences for your destiny. Here are the fruits of the Spirit as expressed in the book of Galatians in the New Testament:
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
I don’t have comments open….but if you would like to start a conversation over Quora mail or ask questions and you are thinking about atheism as a Hindu, agnostic, or Christian….please email me and I can clarify the above.