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25-11-2012, 06:12 PM
RE: atheist or just anti-THAT god
The prefix "a-" simply means "without," not "against." And it's hard to be really against something you don't believe in. So, no, I certainly don't hate god.

Quote:That God is horrible so I cannot make myself believe that.
I could understand thinking he was horrible and not worthy of worship, but I think belief is a separate issue than worship.

Quote: My question is are atheists simply reacting against the cruel god they were raised with or is there a firm belief that if it cannot be detected by the current state of science its existence is irrelevant?
Can't speak for all, but here is what I think: I have never, ever seen any kind of evidence for deities. I also have never seen any trolls, ghosts, or unicorns, or leprechauns, so I have no reason to assume these things are real.

I don't think it's that it a god would be irrelevant without detection so much as many atheists would think it's a bit foolish to believe in something with no evidence, just because a book by some ancient tribal people said it was true.

As a comparison: Why don't you worship Zeus? Is it because you think he was a cruel god? Or because he can't be detected by science? Just because we don't have proof of Zeus doesn't mean he doesn't exist.

Quote:Just because science hasn't found it yet doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
I can't prove unicorns don't exist, either, but that doesn't mean I believe in them. Or trolls. Or teacups orbiting Pluto. While absence of evidence is not always evidence of absence, it does make a more compelling case for absence.
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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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