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25-11-2012, 05:32 PM (This post was last modified: 25-11-2012 05:39 PM by Vosur.)
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god
Being an atheist simply means lacking a belief in gods (i.e. supernatural creator). We are all born atheists, up to the point where we are confronted with the concept of god(s). Some people in this community have been atheists for their entire life (~25%*), while the majority has been religious at some point (~75%*). There are different reasons why those of the latter group have become atheists "again". Peeps like me have given up on their belief because they didn't find any evidence to support it, while others have abandoned it for purely emotional reasons. It comes down to this: The one and only thing atheists share is the absence of a belief in gods. Anything beyond that differs from individual to individual.

*according to a poll conducted ages ago

(25-11-2012 05:24 PM)chandrashakti Wrote:  Just because science hasn't found it yet doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Sounds like the god-of-the-gaps inverted.
You're correct. I should note though, that I have never heard an atheist propose that because science hasn't found X, X doesn't exist. The problem is rather that the hypothesized god is outside of the realm of science. It's existence is neither testable, nor is it observable, as it is imagined to be immaterial.

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RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - Vosur - 25-11-2012 05:32 PM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - DLJ - 25-11-2012, 06:01 PM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - amyb - 25-11-2012, 06:12 PM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - amyb - 25-11-2012, 08:48 PM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - Vosur - 25-11-2012, 06:42 PM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - amyb - 25-11-2012, 06:42 PM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - Julius - 25-11-2012, 08:07 PM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - Vosur - 28-11-2012, 08:02 AM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - Vosur - 28-11-2012, 02:35 PM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - Vosur - 28-11-2012, 03:14 PM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - Chas - 29-11-2012, 08:59 AM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - Vosur - 29-11-2012, 08:57 AM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god - Chas - 29-11-2012, 09:01 AM
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