Does it take more pride to be a believer or a non believer?
Surely there’s atheistic pride in the concept of self-worship. The concept that there is no truth beyond what the atheist can perceive through wordly eyes and ears. Where’s the humility or logic in that?
Pride is when we are motivated by self-interest, self-indulgence, and a false sense of self-sufficiency to pursue self-glorification?
A friend wrote to me saying “remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” That’s what the priest and pastors say when marking foreheads with ashes on Ash Wednesday. It’s a fitting beginning for the forty-day penitential season that we Christians call Lent. We’re called to remember that we are finite creatures—that we were created from dust, and that we will one day return to dust.”
“It’s not a bad thing to be reminded of our finitude, particularly in a world that is full of violence, greed, and suffering”..
He went on to say that we should also remember we are also part of the divine. We are creations of the divine. Does that make us proud? No it makes us humble.