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"For me, etymology is very important; the origin of a word should always be considered in a definition. I struggle with this distinction when discussing what 'atheism' and 'agnosticism,' as most people think that they…"
"I don't think its up to atheists to prove that there isn't a god or gods. The onus is on those who say there is/are.
Believers fail in that they can only give analogy or personal experience, neither of which can be tested or…"
"I don't think you can. Those Christians (Republicans or otherwise) that feel that armageddon is coming do so because they are of the belief that they will be delivered to heaven. Some think that they will be raptured, others simply…"
"I agree with those that suggest to pick your battles. I have family members who really only repost unoriginal religious content. I ignore most of it, as its crap fluff stuff anyway. I most certainly respond to the posts where they…"
"For me, there isn't any particular phrase (although 'My prayer's are with you' and related sentiments often make me laugh) that bothers me, but responses to my position in religious discussions. Apparently being an atheist…"
"People will only understand those things they are willing to learn. It's still going to take time, though. I've heard that the atheism movement is much like the LGBT movement 20-30 years ago, when people were starting to be…"
"The inherent problem in this specific argument is the notion of 'new information.' As has been pointed out, information in this instance is coming from arguments by Dembski, and ultimately it (in my view) steers the conversation…"