"Let me try to refine what I mean. When I mentioned Nationalism, what I mean is that subscribing to the label Humanist evokes similar feelings of caution and alarm as does subscribing to Nationalism. The reason being is that, like Becca, I do not…"
"Bingo, Becca! I think you just articulated the main reason why I am uncomfortable with it, too.
Also, there can be something akin to Nationalism tied into some labels like that that makes me uncomfortable."
"I think part of the reason I've never been willing to apply the term humanism to myself is that I'm not very comfortable applying labels that can't be distilled down to about single sentence. I think this is because the more…"
"What is funny is there is not much, if anything, I disagree with there. But for some reason I can't bring myself to use the label. I don't mind saying that I agree with Humanistic values, but I feel uncomfortable saying "I am a…"
"But I guess that this is why I like labels like "skeptic," "freethinker," and "humanist" more than just "atheist".... at least those labels can provide a logical framework within which to work.
Agreed. I shy…"
""I think that it is logically sound to be a gnostic atheist in regards to the existence of a god who created the world in six days only six thousand years ago because we have indubitable evidence which directly contradicts this…"
"I think that when people discover a minority group that thinks like them in a certain, fundamental way, they tend make the mistake that these people will also think about other things in the same way as them."
"I would say that there is almost certainly no god (as traditionally defined gods). I might even say in casual conversation quite bluntly that "there are no gods". I am still agnostic about it because I can't know for certain. Maybe…"
"Surprisingly enough there are atheists who aren't agnostic... frankly I think the atheists who claim there definitely isn't god are just as insane as those who claim there definitely is a god. And talking to anyone from one of the two…"