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Bartmanhomer
11 Sep 2015, 16:38
These are my thought on Atheism, Atheist believes that god doesn't exist and they believe in science and evolution. They believe that we were evolved from apes. I met a few atheist in my life and they turn out to be positive and fun-loving people. I explained my beliefs and they're cool with it.

B. de Corbin
11 Sep 2015, 16:57
Not quite true.

Atheists LACK a belief in deity. They do not believe God does not exist, they simply fail to believe in the existence of God.

Atheism is to belief what "bald" is to hair color...

However, you are correct that they are as likely to be positive and fun loving as is any other random selection of people.

:;):

Cynica the Ageless
11 Sep 2015, 17:28
I have a number of friends who are atheist, and most of those who are still Roman Catholics are usually agnostic and staunchly secularist. Contrary to what the more preachy-preachy types will say, they make for some of the most intelligent conversation I've known all my life. Criticism of social and cultural issues, discussing the history of religious or political issues, very profound.

habbalah
11 Sep 2015, 18:21
Atheists lack a belief that any god exists. And the evolution thing isn't across the board. You can be theistic and believe in evolution--I certainly do.

anunitu
11 Sep 2015, 19:10
Just this...it kinda says it all.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/21/32/54/213254ab18787aa5f7672f161fc4c915.jpg

habbalah
11 Sep 2015, 19:20
Just this...it kinda says it all.
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/21/32/54/213254ab18787aa5f7672f161fc4c915.jpg

Saving that image for later use....

B. de Corbin
11 Sep 2015, 19:52
Atheists lack a belief that any god exists.

The statement "atheists lack a belief that any God exists" and " atheists lack belief in God" mean two different things, and that difference in meaning is important.

I am an atheist. An antheist MAY believe that no God exists, but that is not the defining characteristic of an atheist - that represents a subset of atheists, in the same way that "Amish" is a subset of Christian.

The defining characteristic of an atheist is that an atheist lacks a belief in god(s, es, es').

I am a living, breathing atheist. I can tell you what an atheist (at least, THIS atheist) believes. Do not try to tell an atheist what he/she believes.

We still exist. We are a living "tradition." We have not had to indulge in "recon." We have , and have always had, a vibrant community. We can speak the thoughts we think for ourselves. Nobody has to refer to a sociology textbook, or consult the archeological record; they have only to ask.

:)

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Uhhhmmm...

I just realized that it looks like I'm pouncing on you, Habbalah, so I apologize. What I was trying to do was to make a point.

If you go through the threads in the atheism section, you'll see that people who are anti-atheist will frequently tell an atheist what he/she believes, then explain why that is wrong. So the point is "nobody has the right to tell another person what that other person really thinks."

I don't think that is what you were actually doing, though, so I should not have jumped on you.

Azvanna
11 Sep 2015, 21:41
I have a number of friends who are atheist, and most of those who are still Roman Catholics are usually agnostic and staunchly secularist. Contrary to what the more preachy-preachy types will say, they make for some of the most intelligent conversation I've known all my life. Criticism of social and cultural issues, discussing the history of religious or political issues, very profound.

I would dearly love those kinds of friends. One day I'll make changes in my life that will make room for them.

thalassa
13 Sep 2015, 06:09
<----once met an atheist that didn't accept evolution*




*I don't like the phrase "believe in" as applied to evolution--I don't need to "believe in" it, its a scientific fact, one either accepts the mountain of evidence that backs up the fact and scientific theories of evolution, or one does not. "Belief" is for things you can't objectively and concretely measure or observe.

B. de Corbin
13 Sep 2015, 06:15
I would dearly love those kinds of friends. One day I'll make changes in my life that will make room for them.

You already have them. We are here :o

monsno_leedra
13 Sep 2015, 06:19
You already have them. We are here :o

Totally off topic but as I read this all of a sudden I was viewing the movie Horton Hears a Who....We're here..We're Here..We're Here..

habbalah
14 Sep 2015, 21:11
I'm pouncing on you, Habbalah, so I apologize. What I was trying to do was to make a point.

If you go through the threads in the atheism section, you'll see that people who are anti-atheist will frequently tell an atheist what he/she believes, then explain why that is wrong. So the point is "nobody has the right to tell another person what that other person really thinks."

I don't think that is what you were actually doing, though, so I should not have jumped on you.

Nor did I mean to make it sound like "all x are y". Just that I see a lot of thought that atheists either don't believe the Abrahamic god exists, or that the believe hates such a god, or religion. Some atheists do, I'm sure, but the point is a lack of belief overall in theism.

Medusa
14 Sep 2015, 23:08
lemme help you all out a bit.
4278:p

ThePaganMafia
15 Sep 2015, 06:21
Atheism, because religion makes you think silly things.