Should we stop calling ourselves atheists?
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11-08-2014, 08:05 PM
Re: RE: Should we stop calling ourselves athiests?
(11-08-2014 12:48 PM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  
(11-08-2014 12:39 PM)CarlyRoxanne Wrote:  I like that idea. I would much rather just say that I don't believe. Too much stigma associated with the word Atheist. It's a dirty word to believers. I try to avoid it. Anything to keep them off my back.

Honestly, if you think that calling yourself an unbeliever instead of an atheist is going to make a difference in keeping them off your back you're mistaken.

They dont really care what you call yourself, If you dont believe as they do you are a threat, challenging their belief system. If they really have a problem a label doesnt make a difference.

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11-08-2014, 08:21 PM
RE: Should we stop calling ourselves athiests?
If I call myself a skeptic or a humanist, can I then hold office in a state that bans atheists from holding public office?

We have enough youth. How about looking for the Fountain of Smart?
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11-08-2014, 09:07 PM
RE: Should we stop calling ourselves athiests?
(11-08-2014 12:39 PM)CarlyRoxanne Wrote:  I like that idea. I would much rather just say that I don't believe.
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You might like this word:

Apistia

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11-08-2014, 10:15 PM
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11-08-2014, 10:19 PM
RE: Should we stop calling ourselves athiests?
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11-08-2014, 10:44 PM
RE: Should we stop calling ourselves athiests?
(11-08-2014 08:21 PM)Thinkerbelle Wrote:  If I call myself a skeptic or a humanist, can I then hold office in a state that bans atheists from holding public office?

The reason atheist are banned is because the wording in the oaths of office require the recognition of a higher power. A humanist, a secularist, or a skeptic can believe in a higher power or not; but atheists by definition do not. However those laws would never stand up to a legal challenge, and are superseded by the Constitution and the protections granted in the First (freedom of, and from, religion) and Fourteenth Amendments (equal protection under the law).

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11-08-2014, 11:31 PM
RE: Should we stop calling ourselves athiests?
(11-08-2014 10:19 PM)Vosur Wrote:  athiests

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11-08-2014, 11:32 PM
RE: Should we stop calling ourselves athiests?
Let us not end up like the LGBTQ community who have a thousand different acronyms because they do not agree with different sexual orientations yet promote equal rights… unless you're bi or trans.

Atheism is fine. Its an umbrella and the last thing we need is to start excluding people.

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12-08-2014, 02:53 AM
RE: Should we stop calling ourselves atheists?
(11-08-2014 10:19 PM)Vosur Wrote:  athiests

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Don't worry, I understand. The order in which to put i and e can get pretty confusing when swapping between English and German.
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12-08-2014, 03:01 AM
RE: Should we stop calling ourselves atheists?
(12-08-2014 02:53 AM)Mathilda Wrote:  Don't worry, I understand. The order in which to put i and e can get pretty confusing when swapping between English and German.

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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