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In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Cox Dec 12, 2012. 33 Replies

I believe that many people get confused about the term "Atheist." Is an Atheist just a person who doesn't believe in a supreme being or is there more to it? How does one become Atheist? What is it…Continue

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James Cox replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"I think there could be an error with the "..nobody in their surrounds has taught them how to tell the two apart."  I really think they know, but the social conditioning makes demands on their common sense, to always silence doubt, and…"
Dec 12, 2012
Lewal replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"Freud and infants."
Dec 12, 2012
code-zero replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"just no belief in gods,keep it simple;)"
Dec 11, 2012
LJ replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"There are as many type of atheist as there are atheists. In my own humble opinion, what term means is a person who does not believe in (is not convinced of) the existence of god(s).  I have seen this usage about as frequently as the slightly…"
Dec 9, 2012
Gregg R Thomas replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"The letter "A" means "non", the word "theist" means something different to every person who chooses to wear the "Theist" label. I don't wear the "Atheist" label myself, I'm a self described…"
Dec 9, 2012
James Cox replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"Sadly, for some, they wish to know how we got to 'here'. Looking back, it feels that for some, it was an easy walk in the park. For others, a vast web of cruel moments, tortured trust, slamed doors, and love betrayed. And then others,…"
Dec 9, 2012
Douglas groenhoff replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"Well Becca, I agree with lot u have to say and u are lucky in which where u live and work. I don't feel that lucky. I can't even express my self around work or family. Work i feel it could be a way in which to single me out for layoff or…"
Dec 8, 2012
Strega replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
Dec 8, 2012
Strega replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"The difference is that you can differentiate between fantasy and reality.  There is an evolutionary survival technique in imagination.  With imagination, we can decide that we would not eat a mixture of fish, custard and crushed spider -…"
Dec 8, 2012
Strega replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"Stephen self-destructed too?  Not even a little pile of smouldering ashes?  Tragic"
Dec 8, 2012
Lewal replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"For me, only the most fundamental definition is necessary. For me personally this seems to stem from a stronger need for truth."
Dec 8, 2012
Keith Bowers replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"   That's interesting. Its amazing that in a place where religion says all people should be loved and treat one another as you would have them treat you, you could feel so out of place because of your beliefs. That…"
Dec 8, 2012
Diane replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"Gnome, gnome on the range..... "
Dec 7, 2012
Andrew replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"The way I explain it to theists is: The way you feel toward all gods besides your own is the same way I feel about all gods including your own. There might be a better phrasing, but it is what it is  "
Dec 7, 2012
Dan H replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"Using myself as an example, there's one simple reason why an anti-theist won't confront a theist: they just don't like confrontation. I have nothing but contempt for religion at this point, with both contempt and pity for its…"
Dec 7, 2012
Dale Headley replied to Keith Bowers's discussion 'In your opinion what does it mean to be atheist?'
"The standard answer to this question, for some of the more wimpy among us, is that “atheist” only means “lack of faith” and does not carry the more confrontational meaning of implying an overt assertion of some sort.  In…"
Dec 7, 2012

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