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Author Topic:   Does an atheist have to believe in evolution?
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Message 6 of 64 (310169)
05-07-2006 11:54 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by robinrohan
05-07-2006 10:27 PM

Or an atheist could lack belief in any theory of origins. Or s/he could believe that the aliens you mention always existed. What an atheist can believe is limited only by the imagination, and the prerequisite condition that the belief system is free of gods.

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Message 17 of 64 (310279)
05-08-2006 11:52 AM
Reply to: Message 16 by EZscience
05-08-2006 10:45 AM

Re: Best answer yet.
EZscience writes:

Atheism is merely a refusal to accept dogma in any form.

I think that's a better description of skepticism. Plenty of atheists have dogmatic political and societal beliefs, myself included.

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Message 53 of 64 (311004)
05-11-2006 10:35 AM
Reply to: Message 50 by riVeRraT
05-11-2006 8:21 AM

riVeRraT writes:

that is the exception not the rule.

I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of atheists don't believe in gods because that would conflict with their religious beliefs (e.g. Buddhism). Maybe not so much in the West, though.

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