Do non-believers need God in order to call themselves Atheist?
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08-05-2014, 12:21 PM
RE: Do non-believers need God in order to call themselves Atheist?
(08-05-2014 08:40 AM)namrejaf Wrote:  The trouble with being an atheist is that whenever I try to discuss something with a believer, I am made to feel like someone who has kicked a puppy. I have been an atheist all my life (started about age 10/11) and a synagogue member for the last 40 years or so. As Didactylos says, Whatthehell?

It's called an "Argumentum Ad Hominem Fallacy". They have no reasonable arguments, so they attack your character and pretend they have shown you.

It's bullshit, but hey it works for them, in their deluded minds....

It's Special Pleadings all the way down!


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08-05-2014, 12:41 PM
RE: Do non-believers need God in order to call themselves Atheist?
(06-05-2014 05:51 PM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  . . . atheism doesn't require gods, just the concept of gods. Everyone would be atheist if gods were never invented, but we wouldn't have a word for it.
Except for the possibility that the Xtians generated the term, because they commandeered the language just like they commandeered science, education, and everything else in the world. And to solve this problem is why the term, "humanism," was generated - it is not dependent on the existence of theists guarding theism.

Humanism - ontological doctrine that posits that humans define reality
Theism - ontological doctrine that posits a supernatural entity creates and defines reality
Atheism - political doctrine opposed to theist doctrine in public policy
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