I only get angry when some one tries to force their self into my home to talk to me about scripture..
actually, all agnostics are atheists.
If you don't make the positive claim 'Yes, some God exists', then you are an atheist.
Because agnostics don't answer the question with a 'Yes' ... that makes them an atheist.
Because atheism does not mean we are 100% certain no gods exist, or that we can prove no gods exist.
Use that on them next time. It will annoy the crap out of them because they won't want to admit they are atheists ... because of the negative connotation the word has.
That's why atheism isn't something we label ourselves ... it is something that is simply a word to describe non belief in deities. And nothing else comes of it.
ATHEISM IS NOT A BELIEF SYSTEM. (That to me is the most annoying of the myths.)
I agree here.. I truly do!
Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao somehow have something to do with us.
I would rather be associated with Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao than with God!!!
"It takes hubris to deny God. The arrogant certainty of atheists is a symptom of this hubris."
Actually, what takes hubris is to pretend to know God's mind -- to speak of supernatural gobbledygook that one can't possibly know anything about. What greater hubris can there be than the arrogant certainty of those who believe they're going to heaven? Aren't we taught that we're ALL sinners?!?