Poll: Without any reference to whether or not you are certain of your answer or not, do you as an Atheist simply lack belief in God, or do you believe that there is in fact no God?
I lack belief in God.
I believe that God does not exist.
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12-01-2013, 08:25 PM
RE: To Be(lieve) or Not to Be(lieve)
The first one

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12-01-2013, 08:35 PM
RE: To Be(lieve) or Not to Be(lieve)
I suppose in answering the question if you choose the first option.

"I lack belief in god" then you are putting yourself in the classification of being agnostic.

If you choose the second option.

"I believe that god does not exist" then you are classifying yourself as an atheist.

....or something Consider

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12-01-2013, 09:00 PM
RE: To Be(lieve) or Not to Be(lieve)
(12-01-2013 06:57 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  ....except maybe the Pastafarians. I used to be one myself, but it required to much commitment for my tastes.
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12-01-2013, 09:05 PM
RE: To Be(lieve) or Not to Be(lieve)
(12-01-2013 04:30 PM)Misanthropik Wrote:  I lack a belief in a general God. A prime-mover, if you will.

I positively believe that the gods of Christianity, Islam, Norse mythology, and many, many other such gods do not exist.
Pretty much what I was going to write.

bemore Wrote:I suppose in answering the question if you choose the first option.

"I lack belief in god" then you are putting yourself in the classification of being agnostic.

If you choose the second option.

"I believe that god does not exist" then you are classifying yourself as an atheist.

Nah, I think atheism means anyone that doesn't accept the god hypothesis. Then when you are uncertain you are an Agnostic Atheist, and when certain you are a Gnostic Atheist.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=atheist

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12-01-2013, 09:40 PM
RE: To Be(lieve) or Not to Be(lieve)
Hey Ghosty-baby,

This is classified information.

Why do you want to know?

Are you compiling dossiers on us?

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12-01-2013, 09:46 PM
RE: To Be(lieve) or Not to Be(lieve)
(12-01-2013 09:40 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Hey Ghosty-baby,

This is classified information.

Why do you want to know?

Are you compiling dossiers on us?

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12-01-2013, 10:28 PM
RE: To Be(lieve) or Not to Be(lieve)
Hey, Tartar.

DLJ gets away with it because he's a friend.

Hey, Bemore.

Quote:I suppose in answering the question if you choose the first option.



"I lack belief in god" then you are putting yourself in the classification of being agnostic.



If you choose the second option.



"I believe that god does not exist" then you are classifying yourself as an atheist.

No actually. The thing that I've heard repeated here more than anything else is that the definition of Atheist is someone who lacks belief in God.

I'm not curious about who is certain about their position and who isn't. I file that under whooptie doo. I'm just interested in what people honestly think. How many Atheists believe there is no God? I want to know how many people have made up their mind and how many people are simply divorced from the matter.

Hey, DLJ.

I'm just curious. I hear a lot of people fight to the death over the sanctity of the definition and who turn right around and say there is no God. I'm just curious about the percentage of Atheists who don't believe in God.

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12-01-2013, 10:38 PM
RE: To Be(lieve) or Not to Be(lieve)
Nice play on Shakespeare.

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12-01-2013, 10:51 PM
RE: To Be(lieve) or Not to Be(lieve)
Agreed, I fit into Agnostic Atheism as a general term. When confronted with specific Gods and their definitions, such as Yahweh, I can become an Anti-Theist.

I think QualiaSoup nailed the explanations in his video, 'Lack of Belief in Gods'.




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13-01-2013, 01:24 AM
RE: To Be(lieve) or Not to Be(lieve)
(12-01-2013 10:51 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  I think QualiaSoup nailed the explanations in his video, 'Lack of Belief in Gods'.
THERE that mofo is! I've been trying to track down that video for ages! THANKS!

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