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    Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Define "belief system".
    Oh, it runs the gamut. Origins of the cosmos, all manner of plant animal and minerals, known and not yet discovered elements, moral compass (foundation of right and wrong). We know you don't believe in God and good on you. Now...what DO you believe? What theory do you put faith in?

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Nynaeve Meara View Post
    Sure it would and I'd happy to join said church.

    When you have Unitarian humanistic socialist churches just about any culture with sufficient believers could be considered a religion. There has to be something to believe in however; thus boobs and juice. (Very tangible I might add, an excellent choice)
    Yes. Difference is tangible. "God" to me...isn't tangible. Hence why I'm an atheist/agnostic.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    I KNOW YOU ARE BUT WHAT AM I
    Immature?

    Uhhh...yes you can. I don't believe in unicorns.
    Fine. Do you believe unicorns don't exist? If so, where's your evidence.
    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
    Immature?
    Is it an immature argument to make? lol you're the one who made it. That's why I said it.
    Fine. Do you believe unicorns don't exist? If so, where's your evidence.
    Evidence that I believe it? In my thoughts. Do I need evidence to believe I believe something? What about evidence for that belief?

    Well, I answered your question. Hopefully you can answer just one of mine.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Oh, it runs the gamut. Origins of the cosmos, all manner of plant animal and minerals, known and not yet discovered elements, moral compass (foundation of right and wrong). We know you don't believe in God and good on you. Now...what DO you believe? What theory do you put faith in?
    That's very vague. "All manner of things" is anything and nothing. What do you mean by faith? Belief despite evidence to the contrary?
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    That's very vague. "All manner of things" is anything and nothing. What do you mean by faith? Belief despite evidence to the contrary?
    Thats very...telling.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Of course, that's not the question you asked.
    You read the rest of the thread? OldWorldOrder's argument only works when you define religion as "any belief, lack of belief or rejection of belief is a religion."

    That's why I made the other poll. His argument is completely idiotic in that it devalues religion to the point that rejection of wearing Orange Socks on Wednesdays is a religion to classify atheism as a religion.
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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Atheism IS a baseless position. Its a rather foolish position to boot. You dont believe in God. Fine What DO you believe in? What is your foundation of faith (theory) on the origin of the cosmos and the creation of all things?
    It isn't a position. It's simply the default state of mind in the face of zero evidence for the existence of deities.

    I don't "believe" anything about those things. I pay attention to the scientific discourse that's happening. If something is overwhelmingly proven, then I accept it. When it comes to things that are still very theoretical, I am quite happy to wait for more evidence. I am perfectly fine with simply not knowing the answer to something, if there is as of yet no answer to be had.

    I accept that the planet is round. I accept evolution. And I await further evidence about the specific mode of abiogenesis, and the structure of our universe.

    I pick the things I accept based on reason and evidence, not "faith."
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    Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    It isn't a position. It's simply the default state of mind in the face of zero evidence for the existence of deities.

    I don't "believe" anything about those things. I pay attention to the scientific discourse that's happening. If something is overwhelmingly proven, then I accept it. When it comes to things that are still very theoretical, I am quite happy to wait for more evidence. I am perfectly fine with simply not knowing the answer to something, if there is as of yet no answer to be had.

    I accept that the planet is round. I accept evolution. And I await further evidence about the specific mode abiogenesis, and the structure of our universe.

    I pick the things I accept based on reason and evidence, not "faith."
    perfect. Good on you. You only know what others have proven and have no faith. I'm guessing love is nothing but a biochemical evolutionary drive. Glad that all works for you.

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    Re: Is atheism a religion

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    perfect. Good on you. You only know what others have proven and have no faith. I'm guessing love is nothing but a biochemical evolutionary drive. Glad that all works for you.
    Ah, yes. When you have nothing left to defend yourself with, it's ole' "atheists are sad, miserable losers who see the world in a flat and lifeless, mechanical way" personal attack.

    Love certainly makes a lot of sense for a social species. But I fail to see why this matters in the context of my own life. I am allowed to feel however I like.

    And furthermore, I actually find it sad that you see no beauty in the natural world. That you don't find it remarkable that our brains are complex enough to render something as vivid as love. That you find not knowing too scary to even admit to, rather than finding adventure in it, and the mystery that exists in reality and in science.

    I think your view -- a simplistic tribal story explains all of reality, and believing things blindly is better than seeking answers and being surprised at what they are -- is the one that is flat and lifeless.

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