I enjoy debating with Atheists; especially when they say I'm arrogant and egotistical because that is exactly what is causing them to say that about me! They just don't get it and won't until they get over themselves. Ego has a great way of fooling itself and until they can see beyond it, they will never know the peace, understanding, joy and love of the Divine.
I am content and centered in where I am spiritually because I listen to the Divine within. For whatever reasons they don’t, they are missing out on the most satisfying joy anyone can ever experiencein life. May God bless them in everything! However, I do have one thing to say to those who refuse to go within and find their Source:
Please, don't assume because of religious dogma that a person's spirituality is dependent on it. I know that mine isn't. I have studied religions and theology and know for the most part it is people in power seeking to control the lives of others; either overtly or covertly. That's why I go within and commune directly with the Divine. No middleman and true inner peace. Drop the ego’s veil of illusion, all Literary Authoritarianism and any assumptions about why others believe and have faith in what they do. Their personal relationship with the Divine is NONE of your business! It is between them and theDivine.
If you choose to ‘believe’ or ‘not believe’ in the Divine that is your right and YOUR choice. Inflicting your choices on others and demanding that they believe them is arrogance; which is borne of the ego. When you truly know the Divine modesty and being humble are your expressions and NOT arrogance.
Your beliefs are predicated on what you observe, perceive and believe. Beliefs are nothing more than repeated thoughts that you accept as true. Just because you accept them as true does not mean that they are NOT true for someone else. In your arrogance from your beliefs reveals just how much you DON’T know. If you did know, you would choose NOT to be arrogant.
Your senses are limited and don’t reveal the entire picture of reality. Yet, you insist that what you observe, perceive and believe is all that there is. It is your choice to live in a bottle of ignorance and I will defend your right to do that; however, I will not defend your perceived right to berate me for the truth I have discovered within. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)