One night, a while ago, I found myself in a very placid lucid dream, it wasn't one of those lucid dreams where you are having sex and fighting with lightsabers, I was just in a dark room lounging on some bean bags, talking with a red haired woman. I had conducted the digital text test so I knew I was dreaming and I asked her a difficult question:
I was once very religious with strong faith, now I am not. When I was religious I always believed that none-religious people, while claiming intellectual reasons for their atheism where actually just using it as an excuse for their hedonistic activities. Now I carry on a fairly hedonistic existence and I'm not religious. Am I really intellectually justified or am I just avoiding my maker because my moral standards are a shadow of what they used to be?
Tough question right? And a question that could really be answered by oneself.
The character in my lucid dream responded that I was indeed bullshitting myself; that I was a none believer of convenience not conviction. That I was not intellectually justified.