- Aug 24, 2017
Personally, I agree with CS Lewis.“No human mind can accept the dogma of divine despotism and the doctrine of eternal justice at the same time; they contradict each other, and it takes two brains to hold them. The cardinal is right: freethought does logically lead to atheism, if by atheism he means the denial of supreme authority.”
Voltairine de Cleyre
I don't think that free thought lead to atheism by the simple fact that you can't believe in thoughts and believe, at the same time, that your way of thinking isn't the product of a creative mind.
If I believe in free thinking I presuppose that I have a will and I can take decisions for myself since i'm a spiritual being and it fits with God's existence.
If I believe i'm the product of chaos, I can't trust my thoughts since i'm predetermined by my genes and random chemical reactions inside my brain.
I was atheist until it couldn't make sense for me.