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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But there's a difference between not believing in a god and believing a god doesn't exist. I don't believe in a guy named David Smith in Little Rock, Arkansas. That doesn't mean I believe there is no David Smith, I just haven't been convinced that there is.
    Two different propositions, two different beliefs.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Two different propositions, two different beliefs.
    Somehow not surprised you can't tell the difference.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Not true. Just because you understand a concept doesn't mean you either have to have a positive belief that exists or a positive belief that it doesn't exist.
    I'm not talking about concepts, I'm talking about simple propositions (many of which may make up a single concept). The proposition "God exists" is either true or false - and yes, just by knowing it you'll assign some level of belief.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Somehow not surprised you can't tell the difference.
    Don't know where you came up with that idea given that I stated quite clearly "two different beliefs"

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    I'm not talking about concepts, I'm talking about simple propositions (many of which may make up a single concept). The proposition "God exists" is either true or false - and yes, just by knowing it you'll assign some level of belief.
    Assigning it some level of belief does not equate to there only being to options and either believing God exists or believing God doesn't exist.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I got a good laugh out of that one. Thanks.
    Well, there's not much left of your reputation to salvage, so have a laugh.

    Also, I see you are refusing to put your money where your mouth is. Like all Creationists.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Is atheism a religion?
    That is a retarded question.
    Of course it is not...
    ...and anarchy is not a political party either.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Don't know where you came up with that idea given that I stated quite clearly "two different beliefs"
    Then are you acknowledging that atheism is not necessarily a positive belief that god(s) do not exist, or did I read that wrong?
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Assigning it some level of belief does not equate to there only being to options and either believing God exists or believing God doesn't exist.
    If the proposition is "God exists" you might hold a strong belief in its veracity, no belief in its veracity, or any level in between.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    If the proposition is "God exists" you might hold a strong belief in its veracity, no belief in its veracity, or any level in between.
    But having no belief in it's veracity does not mean you have a strong belief in the opposite proposition.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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