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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I don't know how you arrived at that, but it sure isn't because of anything I said.
    So it is? I'm asking you.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    You may say that. All that atheists say is that they lack a belief in gods. Any other attributes you may wish to apply are superfluous.
    So if they think that, that's a religious belief. I'm sorry. If it doesn't apply to you, it doesn't. Don't worry either way.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Not having a belief is not the same as believing something not to be. How many times do you need to be told?
    Do you believe there is no god?

    Why do you use having a religion as an insult?
    I'm not. Why do you keep thinking it is one?
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    So it is? I'm asking you.
    You're just typing out responses at random now.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    You may say that. All that atheists say is that they lack a belief in gods. Any other attributes you may wish to apply are superfluous.
    MS...you're pretty close, but I as an atheist I prefer the following:

    Atheists have "the total absence of belief" in supernatural deities and/or omnipotent creators...which means that god just doesn't compute in their minds and there's simply no need to ponder the possibility of the existence of such.

    "The lack of belief"...would be more in tune with the way an agnostic would describe their position. The word "lack"...could still imply that "some" might exist.

    But you are very right on with
    Any other attributes you may wish to apply are superfluous.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    You're just typing out responses at random now.
    I am? I asked you a question. If you don't want to answer it, that's fine.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    I am? I asked you a question. If you don't want to answer it, that's fine.
    And I asked you a question.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Atheists have "the total absence of belief" in supernatural deities and/or omnipotent creators...which means that god just doesn't compute in their minds and there's simply no need to ponder the possibility of the existence of such.
    Well...except you clearly have some belief, because here you are posting about it.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    And I asked you a question.
    lol, no you didn't. Why are you so militant. I don't believe in god, either.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    MS...you're pretty close, but I as an atheist I prefer the following:

    Atheists have "the total absence of belief" in supernatural deities and/or omnipotent creators...which means that god just doesn't compute in their minds and there's simply no need to ponder the possibility of the existence of such.

    "The lack of belief"...would be more in tune with the way an agnostic would describe their position. The word "lack"...could still imply that "some" might exist.

    But you are very right on with
    Ahh....but SOME atheists' tendency to try to "convert" others to their POV is similar to a religion.....that's all I've been trying to say. SOME of you are just as bad as the Evangelicals who think it's their duty to bend you to their will.

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