Did the defintion of "atheist' change?
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09-10-2014, 07:16 AM
Did the defintion of "atheist' change?
So, I'm an atheist... I know I am, because I have no belief in the supernatural, I have no belief in any deity or god.

I've been getting together with other atheists in organized groups, and I've been "looked" at funny when I admit that I accept what a majority of experts in the field of ancient history accept. Namely, that Jesus was a historical figure. However, he obviously did no supernatural feats, and all they agree on is that he was baptized by John the Baptist, and he was executed under Pontius Pilate.

Can I still call myself an atheist? or is there some other term I should be using... seeing as how I accept that Jesus did exist in history?
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09-10-2014, 07:17 AM
RE: Did the defintion of "atheist' change?
Is there a purpose to your posting other than trolling? Because it really doesn't seem like it any longer.Drinking Beverage

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09-10-2014, 07:18 AM
RE: Did the defintion of "atheist' change?
You should be calling yourself a plagiarist.

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09-10-2014, 07:26 AM
RE: Did the defintion of "atheist' change?
(09-10-2014 07:17 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  Is there a purpose to your posting other than trolling? Because it really doesn't seem like it any longer.Drinking Beverage

no.. I'm serious... what happened to the term? it used to mean just lacking a belief..
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09-10-2014, 07:27 AM
RE: Did the defintion of "atheist' change?
(09-10-2014 07:18 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  You should be calling yourself a plagiarist.

you'll have to explain...
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09-10-2014, 07:30 AM
RE: Did the defintion of "atheist' change?
(09-10-2014 07:26 AM)anonymous66 Wrote:  
(09-10-2014 07:17 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  Is there a purpose to your posting other than trolling? Because it really doesn't seem like it any longer.Drinking Beverage

no.. I'm serious... what happened to the term? it used to mean just lacking a belief..

It also used to mean Christians who don't belief in the Roman Pantheon.. Yes words change and Atheist has changed, in this regard, no! You're a disingenuous communicator so that's why this is an issue for you.

You are your own problem in this scenario.

If your claim that you keep running into atheists arguing jesus is a myth you said yesterday is to be believed now, it's probably because you're behaving in this way your acting here. YOU are bringing up the topic in an arrogant dishonest manner and trying to assert it is definitive... That's going to get backlash and probably the biggest reason why you are finding many atheists in disagreement with you.

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09-10-2014, 07:32 AM
RE: Did the defintion of "atheist' change?
This lying troll needs to be banned under Rule 1 and Rule 5.

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09-10-2014, 07:55 AM
RE: Did the defintion of "atheist' change?
Problem is the trial with Pontius pilot is clearly a fabrication, which any person educated in classics can tell you. Pilot was a despot. The Pilot portrayed in the gospels is a fabrication. The person who wrote that never had any encounters with him, or spoke to anyone who did.

All the historical events in the life of Jesus as portrayed by the Gospels DID NOT HAPPEN. And I actually believe there was a historical person at the root of the Jesus myth.
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09-10-2014, 07:57 AM
RE: Did the defintion of "atheist' change?
(09-10-2014 07:26 AM)anonymous66 Wrote:  
(09-10-2014 07:17 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  Is there a purpose to your posting other than trolling? Because it really doesn't seem like it any longer.Drinking Beverage

no.. I'm serious... what happened to the term? it used to mean just lacking a belief..

It does just mean that; however, that doesn't mean that other atheists can't disagree with you on any number of subjects, up to and including the historicity of Jesus.
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09-10-2014, 08:35 AM
RE: Did the defintion of "atheist' change?
(09-10-2014 07:16 AM)anonymous66 Wrote:  Can I still call myself an atheist? or is there some other term I should be using... seeing as how I accept that Jesus did exist in history?

You can call yourself a ham sandwich if you want to. But yes, you can call yourself an atheist on the basis that you don't believe in God, which is roughly the dictionary definition. Which is not set in stone because language meanings are fluid and change over time.

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