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Am I an atheist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by MikeLong Feb 11, 2014. 49 Replies

I decribe myself as an (agnostic) atheist but what exactly is an atheist? Of course, what I am really asking is What is a god? I don't rule out the possibility of a being with superior abilities even…Continue

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Mike Wilkins replied to JamesWatts's discussion 'Why I Believe Atheists are Going to Hell'
"I'm probably going to regret getting involved again but atheists don't reject God, they simply don't believe there is anything like (the Christian) God: to reject him would to accept he exists but to refuse to behave as they believe…"
Mar 23, 2014
Mike Wilkins replied to Andy Hoke's discussion 'Describe your personal relationsip with Santa Claus'
"He's like a Father (Christmas) to me"
Mar 18, 2014
MikeLong replied to Mike Wilkins's discussion 'Am I an atheist?'
""Agnosticism has been a boon for theists. It raises the epistemological floor from "you must be kidding" to "you might be right,"  --gemli - contributor in NYT article, "Is Atheism Irrational""
Feb 11, 2014
matt.clerke replied to Mike Wilkins's discussion 'Am I an atheist?'
"If we build houses, does that make us gods to the mice that live in them?"
Feb 10, 2014
Tim replied to Mike Wilkins's discussion 'Am I an atheist?'
Feb 10, 2014
David Smith replied to Mike Wilkins's discussion 'Am I an atheist?'
"yup, alien creation isn't one I'd buy into, though it is a fun thought and is many times more likely than some beliefs held by many today. could our perceivable universe be at the edge of a petri dish in a giant lab? ok, i…"
Feb 10, 2014
Mike Wilkins replied to Renee's discussion 'Who Was Jesus, Really??'
"Philip Jose Farmer suggested in the novella "Riverworld" that 'Son Of God' is like 'Daughter Of The Revolution' ie he could have been a Son Of God but not the Son of God."
Jan 15, 2014
Mike Wilkins replied to Rick Yost's discussion 'If you don't believe in God, can you say why in a single sentence or phrase?'
"If God exists and is all-knowing and benevolent, there should be no reason to pray."
Jan 15, 2014
Davis Goodman replied to Mike Wilkins's discussion 'Am I an atheist?'
"The best definition I know of god(s) ... are those who consciously create (and possibly maintain and or modify) objects and environments on a cosmic scale. And that might be the case for our universe. But it's a waste of time to debate if this…"
Jan 11, 2014
Noel replied to Mike Wilkins's discussion 'Am I an atheist?'
"I'm so confused... LOL I can't wrap my noodle around the image of an alien technologically advanced enough to create a world. Maybe too much of "The Wrath of Kahn" and "The Search for Spock" and the "Genesis…"
Jan 11, 2014
Colleen replied to Mike Wilkins's discussion 'Am I an atheist?'
"THIS.  Agnostic atheists don't necessarily rule out the possibility of a god, higher power, or powerful being, they just find it improbable (to varying degrees), and thus typically choose to live life as though this being did not…"
Jan 11, 2014
MikeLong replied to Mike Wilkins's discussion 'Am I an atheist?'
""you only have to pay attention to the parts of the story that make sense to you" This is what ALL theists do - up to and including those defending Genesis as absolute truth. They simply ignore any information that happens to contradict…"
Jan 10, 2014
Fnord replied to Mike Wilkins's discussion 'Am I an atheist?'
"The judeo-christian notion of God as a father figure is but one interpretation of "the divine" The Aborigine mysticism and concept of "Great Oneness" was the first interpretation of it that made sense to me after I rejected…"
Jan 10, 2014
Fnord replied to Mike Wilkins's discussion 'Am I an atheist?'
""thesis?" you misunderstand. this is nothing so dogmatic as that. "I'm sure we can think of any other reasons a child in duress may experience hallucinations" but when those hallucinations take the form of an unknown…"
Jan 10, 2014
Fnord replied to Mike Wilkins's discussion 'Am I an atheist?'
"Discordian is more of a "religion" than a "theology" and it is on par with satirical religions like Pastafarian. As to whether Discordian is a parody of religion or a religion of parody, I'd have to leave that up to the…"
Jan 10, 2014
Fnord replied to Mike Wilkins's discussion 'Am I an atheist?'
"I'd say there is some knowledge there, just not absolute or unchanging knowledge. The belief is there, though as I said earlier, my beliefs are not as concrete as most theists."
Jan 10, 2014

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I have been a lecturer, a research fellow, an IT operative, a shop assistant and a software engineer. Currently unemployed but actively seeking useful employment. No children.
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