Jim Downard

Jim Downard
Jim Downard is a Spokane native (with a sojourn in Southern California back in the early 1960s) who was raised in a secular family, so says had no personal faith to lose. He's always been a history and science buff (getting a bachelor's in the former area at what was then Eastern Washington University in the early 1970s).

Ask an Atheist: Is atheism a faith?

From a nonbeliever's perspective, it is the absence of strong "proof" of a particular religion's truth that is the problem. At no time have I ever received a revelation from non-god to declare that non-god doesn't exist. So one can ask why the atheist doesn't find the "proofs" of a particular god persuasive (and hence the reason for not believing in it).

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