Atheist religions?
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25-09-2010, 02:41 PM
RE: Atheist religions? says about atheism:
the doctrine or belief that there is no god.
disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.

So, it's pointless to argue about the definition, unless we want to start having intercourse with the word ''supreme'' before the word ''being''. But which is usually meant with atheism? To know, we'd need poll statistics which probably do'nt exist.

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25-09-2010, 04:11 PM
RE: Atheist religions?
Regardless of what the dictionaries say, atheism is bigger than the simple rejection of theism. Theism is a specific belief-set in a personal diety or deities. Atheism, however, also rejects deism, pantheism, spiritualism, etc. Atheism as it is commonly employed by members of the group who call themselves (ourselves) atheists is rooted in skepticism, but is equally rooted in other philosophical, scientific and mathamatical disciplines including but not limited to logic, existentialism, nihilism and materialism. This is not to say that all atheists must be logicians, materialists or nihilists, etc; but the fact remains that modern atheistic thought rejects a belief in ghosts while Buddhism (for example) does not.
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