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03-01-2014, 01:35 PM
RE: 3 questions for atheists
No, I'm saying YOUR definition is wrong.
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03-01-2014, 01:40 PM
RE: 3 questions for atheists
(03-01-2014 01:35 PM)Brownshirt Wrote:  No, I'm saying YOUR definition is wrong.

And it appears that no one here agrees with you. Drinking Beverage

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03-01-2014, 01:46 PM
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(03-01-2014 01:40 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(03-01-2014 01:35 PM)Brownshirt Wrote:  No, I'm saying YOUR definition is wrong.

And it appears that no one here agrees with you. Drinking Beverage

Yep, if enough people misuse a word, then the meaning changes. So strange given Huxley intended it to mean something else. There's no merit in your meaning whatsoever.
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03-01-2014, 01:47 PM
RE: 3 questions for atheists
(03-01-2014 01:46 PM)Brownshirt Wrote:  There's no merit in your meaning.

Well the fucking dictionary disagrees with you.

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03-01-2014, 01:50 PM
RE: 3 questions for atheists
(03-01-2014 01:46 PM)Brownshirt Wrote:  
(03-01-2014 01:40 PM)Chas Wrote:  And it appears that no one here agrees with you. Drinking Beverage

Yep, if enough people misuse of a word, then the meaning changes. So strange given Huxley intended it to mean something else. There's no merit in your meaning.

So have you come to a conclusion or accomplished anything with this thread yet? I mean besides from letting us know that you don't like our definitions?
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03-01-2014, 01:57 PM
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(03-01-2014 01:50 PM)LostandInsecure Wrote:  
(03-01-2014 01:46 PM)Brownshirt Wrote:  Yep, if enough people misuse of a word, then the meaning changes. So strange given Huxley intended it to mean something else. There's no merit in your meaning.

So have you come to a conclusion or accomplished anything with this thread yet? I mean besides from letting us know that you don't like our definitions?

Not really, you've just strengthened my view that atheists are scared shitless of having to justify ANYTHiNG.
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03-01-2014, 01:59 PM
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(03-01-2014 01:47 PM)evenheathen Wrote:  
(03-01-2014 01:46 PM)Brownshirt Wrote:  There's no merit in your meaning.

Well the fucking dictionary disagrees with you.

Yep as I said previously, if enough people misuse it the definition changes. I blame the internet. Too many people with low intellect with a very vocal opinion.
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03-01-2014, 02:00 PM
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(03-01-2014 01:57 PM)Brownshirt Wrote:  
(03-01-2014 01:50 PM)LostandInsecure Wrote:  So have you come to a conclusion or accomplished anything with this thread yet? I mean besides from letting us know that you don't like our definitions?

Not really, you've just strengthened my view that atheists are scared shitless of having to justify ANYTHiNG.

So you're ready to leave now?
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03-01-2014, 02:01 PM
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(03-01-2014 01:00 PM)Brownshirt Wrote:  
(03-01-2014 02:56 AM)morondog Wrote:  How about you stop trying to force other people to use your definition ? Words change. Get over it.

Given your definition of the word makes it pointless, it's hardly useful for anyone is it?

You're trolling it with utility. Angel

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03-01-2014, 02:08 PM (This post was last modified: 03-01-2014 02:14 PM by Chas.)
RE: 3 questions for atheists
(03-01-2014 01:59 PM)Brownshirt Wrote:  
(03-01-2014 01:47 PM)evenheathen Wrote:  Well the fucking dictionary disagrees with you.

Yep as I said previously, if enough people misuse it the definition changes. I blame the internet. Too many people with low intellect with a very vocal opinion.

The Oxford Dictionary says:
Agnostic: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.

Do you agree with that definition?

I think your issue is with the word 'atheist'. The Oxford says:
Atheist: a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods:he is a committed atheist

You will note that there are two positions stated in that definition, disbelief and lack of belief - they're not the same.

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