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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    You're right, they're not-theistic religions, although most of them are more properly referred to as philosophies than religions, they just get filed under religion out of convenience.
    I agree. Your viewpoint on if atheism is a religion depends upon how you view those types of...things. Atheism is certainly a belief system, though, so that's why I error on the side of caution.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Atheism is a practical philosophy for how we should assess reality, given the absence of evidence for deities.
    Atheism is nothing of the sort. It is the state of not believing in gods. Full stop. If you talk about anything else, you're no longer talking about atheism, but something else.
    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 Cephus View Post
    You don't get to redefine terms to suit your needs, words have meanings for a reason.
    Right.
    Religion | Define Religion at Dictionary.com

    re·li·gion [ri-lij-uhn] Show IPA
    noun
    1.
    a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
    2.
    a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
    3.
    the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
    4.
    the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
    5.
    the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.

    This is about as idiotic as saying spaghetti could be a religion if you define a religion as an Italian food made with noodles and sauce.
    No, what you said wasn't that bad, don't be so harsh.

    a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe,
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Ignorance is bliss. Enjoy!
    No wonder you're so happy! We try to show you the truth but you're just not interested.
    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 OldWorldOrder View Post
    I agree. Your viewpoint on if atheism is a religion depends upon how you view those types of...things. Atheism is certainly a belief system, though, so that's why I error on the side of caution.
    Yet it's not a belief system. It's a lack of a belief system. Don't you ever get tired of being 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 Cephus View Post
    No wonder you're so happy! We try to show you the truth but you're just not interested.
    tell me more about how you know the truth
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Yet it's not a belief system. It's a lack of a belief system.
    and you believe that?

    Don't you ever get tired of being wrong?
    do you believe i'm wrong?
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    tell me more about how you know the truth
    The same way anyone can know it, through evidence, critical evaluation and the application of logical dictates. You know, those things the religious never pay attention to.
    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 Cephus View Post
    The same way anyone can know it, through evidence, critical evaluation and the application of logical dictates. You know, those things the religious never pay attention to.
    Is this the best debatepolitics.com can do? Really?
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Is this the best debatepolitics.com can do? Really?
    When you can't attack the position, start insulting. Typical. So where is your EVIDENCE for a god, your CRITICAL EVALUATION of the Bible and your application of LOGICAL DICTATES with regard to your religion again?

    I thought so.
    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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