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12-08-2013, 12:53 AM
RE: Anthropology of religion? Soft science is not hard enough?
So the whole problem is that you want there to be a god?

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12-08-2013, 01:09 AM
RE: Anthropology of religion? Soft science is not hard enough?
(12-08-2013 12:53 AM)nach_in Wrote:  So the whole problem is that you want there to be a god?

Depends on what you mean by the word god.

I already know that all gods are made by humans
so it gets kind of odd to want there to be a god.
there are the gods that they have made so ???

Maybe one could ask in another way.
Do you want to be able to believe in
the gods that already have been made?


Nope I would feel embarrassed to have such believe.
I find the gods that are already made lacking in so many ways.

I don't find them very likely at all. They are way too fundamentalistic.
so no I don't want to be able to believe in them.

Do you wish there to be a god that lived up to your personal needs?
Yes maybe if one could openly believe in that god without feeling
embarrassed one have done something morally wrong.

I am unwillingly religious and unwillingly atheistic at same time.
My body feel religious but my thinking is atheistic.
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12-08-2013, 01:12 AM
RE: Anthropology of religion? Soft science is not hard enough?
Maybe you ask if I

Do you want there to be a factual god that is not made up by humans?

I have no idea. What would it mean? Would it communicate to us
and would we be able to get what it told us? What means could it use
to have such communication if at all? How would we know it really existed?

Such can only be wild speculation while the human made gods are a social construct
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12-08-2013, 05:17 AM
RE: Anthropology of religion? Soft science is not hard enough?
(12-08-2013 12:36 AM)Freethinker2 Wrote:  Chas I think your reaction does show there is a huge problem.
Your reaction is typical atheistsic but it is not something I feel at home with.

And it is not true as you say.

"Call yourself whatever you want. I still don't understand what your problem with the word 'atheist' is.

You don't believe in gods, you're an atheist. What is the problem? "

I certainly do believe that all gods where made by humans that is something very different to what you say.

No, it is not different. I believe that all gods were made up by people, that they don't exist. You believe this, too.

And because I believe they don't exist, I'm an atheist.

You are confusing the existence of gods with the fact that some people believe in gods.

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Science is not a subject, but a method.
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12-08-2013, 05:22 AM
RE: Anthropology of religion? Soft science is not hard enough?
(12-08-2013 12:36 AM)Freethinker2 Wrote:  bucky Ball thanks for referring to Bellah, you are not the first
so I shall take a look at his texts then.

Chas I think your reaction does show there is a huge problem.
Your reaction is typical atheistsic but it is not something I feel at home with.

And it is not true as you say.

"Call yourself whatever you want. I still don't understand what your problem with the word 'atheist' is.

You don't believe in gods, you're an atheist. What is the problem? "

I certainly do believe that all gods where made by humans that is something very different
to what you say.

so you guys being this logical. There exist gnostic atheists and agnotic atheists
and implicit atheists and soft atheists and hard atheists and explicit and ...

There sure must exist reluctant atheists and unwilling atheists

I am one of the reluctant and unwilling atheists showing my resistance openly.

Be very very sure you get everyone labeled and neatly wrapped up in their box by midnight, or they will turn into pumpkins. Red bows are nice if you can get them on the boxes also. That is unless they are out being naughty ateapotists, (also known as "hard atheists" Tongue), from 1.0 to the newly established ateapot category 3.75888 which is reserved for atepotists who have a puppy.

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12-08-2013, 11:41 PM
RE: Anthropology of religion? Soft science is not hard enough?
(12-08-2013 05:17 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(12-08-2013 12:36 AM)Freethinker2 Wrote:  Chas I think your reaction does show there is a huge problem.
Your reaction is typical atheistsic but it is not something I feel at home with.

And it is not true as you say.

"Call yourself whatever you want. I still don't understand what your problem with the word 'atheist' is.

You don't believe in gods, you're an atheist. What is the problem? "

I certainly do believe that all gods where made by humans that is something very different to what you say.

No, it is not different. I believe that all gods were made up by people, that they don't exist. You believe this, too.

And because I believe they don't exist, I'm an atheist.

You are confusing the existence of gods with the fact that some people believe in gods.

Nope I follow these two approaches and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_psychology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropology_of_religion
I wrote to you about it here

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...#pid359646

So maybe not proper to repeat that text here unless some Moderator
wants me too.
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