Necessary conditions for atheism?

Maverick Philosopher has some interesting thoughts on the preconditions for atheism based on his reflections on the following quotation: “He alone can be an atheist who has never experienced a glimpse, or who has been caught and become embedded in a hard dry intellectualism, or in whom ethics and conscience have withered.” I think the Maverick is a bit hard on atheists myself. But the paraphrase from Plato’s Phaedo about the enslavement to the flesh rings true: “Each pleasure and each pain does its bit to pin the soul to the body so securely and in such a manner that nothing can be real to such an enslaved soul except that which has a bodily nature.”
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