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Are Atheist Certain?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Sexton Jan 20, 2012. 74 Replies

An absolute negation needs the proof of the positive to be certain? Absolute negation: "You will never be anything but a drunk."To be certain, requiring no faith, the positive, observing the rest of…Continue

Tags: Dillusion, Hope, Certain, Faith, Reason

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Nov 17, 2012
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"Hi Maurice, I am trying to come up to DC for the Reason Rally next week, and since I am on a college budget, I was wondering if you might have an open couch on Friday and Saturday night of that week? I'd be happy to contribute a bit of money or…"
Mar 14, 2012
Maurice Whitehurst replied to Nate Warnock's discussion 'Dealing with the inevitable'
"A better life?.... Define better. As opposed to what? For better to be qualified, wouldn't you have to know the purpose of life? Or at least yours....and if happy is the goal then what difference does the existence of a god matter? Isn't…"
Feb 5, 2012
Maurice Whitehurst replied to Nate Warnock's discussion 'Dealing with the inevitable'
"Where is that fact? Just because you ask the dead and they remain silent, then any fact derieved from that silence is only an assumption, right?"
Feb 5, 2012
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Feb 5, 2012
Nathan Sexton replied to Maurice Whitehurst's discussion 'Are Atheist Certain?'
"Atheist isn't a certain, its simply a position that state's I don't believe the claims presented by theists. Its as simple as that, that try and extend the meaning Atheism to me certainty that there is no god or gods doesn't make…"
Jan 20, 2012
Unseen replied to Maurice Whitehurst's discussion 'Are Atheist Certain?'
"Once again I point out that "certainty" is an ambiguous word. It can mean a state of certainty, in which one's belief is factually correct, or it can mean a state of mind we might describe as "feeling certain," which is a…"
Jan 15, 2012
archaeopteryx replied to Maurice Whitehurst's discussion 'Are Atheist Certain?'
"No argument Albert - my point was, if we can't even be sure, at any given moment, that the sun is shining, even though we believe we clearly see it, how much room does that leave for faith in an invisible entity? pax…"
Jan 15, 2012
Albert Bakker replied to Maurice Whitehurst's discussion 'Are Atheist Certain?'
"Actually archeopteryx, if you want to be yet more precise, it takes anywhere between a couple of million to a couple of ten thousand years for the bulk of the light generated by the Sun to first leave the orb in the first place. Yet in this case we…"
Jan 15, 2012
archaeopteryx replied to Maurice Whitehurst's discussion 'Are Atheist Certain?'
"RE: "I'm not absolutely certain of anything, not even that the sun will rise tomorrow." Actually, Dave, at c. 96 million miles, it takes c. 8.5 minutes for light from that orb to reach the earth - none of us can really say that we…"
Jan 15, 2012
John Kelly replied to Maurice Whitehurst's discussion 'Are Atheist Certain?'
"I am certain.  I am certain that given the information I have on hand, it is unreasonable and thus wrong for me to believe in any deity or the supernatural. Can I say that I am certain that there is nothing out there?  No.  Can I say…"
Jan 13, 2012
Dylan Sloboda replied to Maurice Whitehurst's discussion 'Are Atheist Certain?'
"You will have absolute proof when you absolutely disprove the existence of superman. In the mean time, praise be to the man of steel!"
Jan 12, 2012
Mike Haynes replied to Maurice Whitehurst's discussion 'Are Atheist Certain?'
"I'm just as certain about the non-existence of a god as I am about Zeus, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. So strictly speaking, I am not certain there is no god. But for all intents and purposes, I may as well be."
Jan 12, 2012
cameron penney replied to Maurice Whitehurst's discussion 'Are Atheist Certain?'
"As an Atheist, I just do not even acknowledge a god. So there is nothing for me to be certain about"
Jan 10, 2012
Albert Bakker replied to Maurice Whitehurst's discussion 'Are Atheist Certain?'
"You are right. I actually considered spelling that out, the examples I thought of to illustrate this were that you could be an astronaut, or a firetruck, a recipe for vanilla pudding, the letter R, a pleasant weather forecast and so forth. But then…"
Jan 9, 2012
archaeopteryx replied to Maurice Whitehurst's discussion 'Are Atheist Certain?'
"Albert - first, let me applaud your logic - Spock would be proud! And also let me quickly add that I don't disagree with anything you said, except for one tiny point, which is likely irrelevant to your point, but should be considered…"
Jan 9, 2012

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Christian
About Me:
Maurice Whitehurst, the social philosopher, communication strategist and author of the book, Evidence of God: A Final Resolution of Meaning.



Considered to be a masterful presenter and gifted communicator, Mr. Whitehurst helps companies and organizations untangle the web of mediocrity and confusion that can eat at its host from the inside. Through careful conversations, he is able to relate deep and insightful truths in a manner that is refreshing and stimulating.

‘Effective Leaders are Effective Communicators.’ is Maurice Whitehurst's mantra. In his seminars, he creates an atmosphere rich and ready for evolution as he is able to bring each member of an audience down their individual path to meaning. He firmly believes that change comes through communicating and the purpose of every idea is to have a consequence.


After contouring your presentation, Maurice Whitehurst will relay his passion to unravel confusion, ambiguity, formal dubiety; ambivalence, equivocation, or double meaning by breaking down the barriers of normal communication with the strategy of ‘Mental Gymnastics’. These proven techniques and presentations have been successful in organizations, companies and in education facilities that deal in the development of the intellectually disabled.

Maurice Whitehurst provides an innovative methodology that illustrates the practices, principles and structure of our languages and ways to improve our command and artistry over them. He will offer simple and basic steps that everyone can directly apply to every level of their understanding from writing to speaking.
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36-40
Why are you here?
To engage and study beliefs and processes of learning
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
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Yes
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At 7:27pm on March 14, 2012, Thinking Enigma said…

Hi Maurice,

I am trying to come up to DC for the Reason Rally next week, and since I am on a college budget, I was wondering if you might have an open couch on Friday and Saturday night of that week? I'd be happy to contribute a bit of money or some help around the house. If you could just let me know within a day or two, that would be great!

Thanks, 

Timothy

At 7:23pm on June 20, 2010, Gaytor said…
Maurice, I went through your videos that were up for posting. I didn't approve two of them because they weren't relevant to religion or politics. Even on the politics, it's a tough line, to decide what is relevant. The Katrina Trailer for example could go either way with being approved or not. I'm going with the benefit of the doubt in trying to not censor anything. I just wanted to let you know why a couple of the videos didn't make it through. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me or any other Mod. Thanks for being here and contributing!
 
 
 

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