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Atheism is blasphemous, what to do?

The commandment against blasphemy implies a positive commandment to believe in Hashem. This is a majority view, and we are obligated to believe in many attributes of Hashem.

Only, well, I'm an atheist. I've evaluated the evidence for claims of any supernatural phenomenon, and the balance seems to be against it. Of course I keep looking, and of course I can be wrong, but I don't expect a change. It seems impossible - not hard and painful, but outright physically impossible - for me to fulfil my obligation of belief. What should I do?

Now why do I consider halacha binding in the first place, since I don't believe it has divine origins? That's a good question and I don't have all the answers, but I'm impressed with its beauty and complexity and how well it fits human psychology, regardless of where it's from.

Thanks for any advice.

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Atheism is blasphemous, what to do? - by Leopold - 12-25-2015, 07:01 AM

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