Besides the obvious, another thing that being skeptical of God’s existence taught me was: being skeptical of everything. There is so much nonsense floating around in the culture, so much popular knowledge, stuff that people just “know” is true and accept without even knowing how or why. For example, that a penny dropped off the Empire State Building will kill someone, or spinach has a huge amount of iron. Scale it up to other realms, and we have the false narrative that the Earth has a population problem, or that immigrants are somehow hurting American jobs, or even that there is a huge immigration problem to begin with. Skepticism is what is needed here. We need to enshrine reason, not faith. We need to respect the facts, not religious or political ideology.
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