Atheist or Intellectual?
I was reading through a magazine last week wherein there was this in response to a reader’s query: “You need to be an intellectual to be an atheist!”.
Is that really so? Then, are all atheists intellectuals?
My friend in the blogworld, Ketan states in his profile that elements of honesty, introspection, analysis go into someone turning an atheist.
That made me wonder: Is it that one who is not an atheist is not honest nor does that one possess the gift of introspection and analysis?
Cannot one be endowed with all that and still be a strong believer in God?
What makes 2 individuals, having the same skills at analysis and ability to ascertain things and their causes, end up with completely different conclusions and yet lets them feel the other person’s conclusion is the wrong one?