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Author Topic:   Problems with being an Atheist (or Evolutionist)
nwr
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Message 175 of 276 (581372)
09-15-2010 10:24 AM
Reply to: Message 173 by riVeRraT
09-15-2010 7:43 AM


Re: Atheism IS a belief
riVeRraT writes:
However, atheism by definition is not someone who doesn't believe in something. Atheism, in a narrow sense is specifically the position that there are no deities.
That's too restrictive.
The term a-theism literally means without a god. It applies to anybody who lives his life without paying any attention to God. That includes those who assert that there are no deities. But it also includes the person who religiously goes to "church" every Sunday carrying his "bible", except that his "church" is the local country club and his "bible" is a bag of golf clubs.

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nwr
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Message 200 of 276 (582120)
09-19-2010 9:24 PM
Reply to: Message 187 by riVeRraT
09-19-2010 8:29 PM


Re: Atheism IS a belief
riVeRraT writes:
However, atheism by definition is not someone who doesn't believe in something. Atheism, in a narrow sense is specifically the position that there are no deities.
nwr writes:
That's too restrictive.
riVeRraT writes:
Not my definition, was from wikipedia.
The Wikipedia entry gives three different meanings, the broad sense, the narrow sense and the most inclusive sense of the word. You quoted only one of those (the narrow sense) and asserted it as the definition. That's why your definition was too restrictive.

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nwr
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Message 206 of 276 (582127)
09-19-2010 9:57 PM
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09-19-2010 9:35 PM


Re: Atheism IS a belief
riVeRraT writes:
Do atheist think there is a possibility of god or not?
Some do, though most probably doubt that it would be anything like the Christian idea of God.

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