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DONT call me an Atheist!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Moon May 18, 2011. 31 Replies

Or maybe you should...what do you think?  We all have most likely experienced the discrimination, sideways glances, and hushed tones of those around us when we tell them "I am an Atheist."  Even…Continue

What does it mean to most people who say they Believe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Karp May 15, 2011. 2 Replies

I remember the beginnings of my path to disbelief being something along the lines of this question.  Growing up in a suburban neighborhood of reformed Jews and casual Christians, I noticed that while…Continue

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Phillip Moon replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"I would alter that only slightly and say anti-theism. That suggests you're against the belief rather than the believer. I have entirely too many friends and family who are theist to be anti-theist. But have little problem with pointing out that…"
May 18, 2011
Sam Shapson replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"I believe you're the first. A little aggressive sounding though, don't you think?"
May 18, 2011
Jason Ward replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"Has anyone mentioned "anti-theist" yet?"
May 18, 2011
Sam Shapson replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"Lol funny, arrogant as hell, but funny"
May 18, 2011
Sam Shapson replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"I have to say, post-theism sounds so much better than atheism.  I think it might be because, while still counter-defining, it simultaneously considers theism to be something of the past, something we've moved on from."
May 18, 2011
Sam Shapson replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"Ha. Word."
May 18, 2011
Sam Shapson replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"I really like that distinction...very intriguing!  Thanks for the comment!"
May 18, 2011
UnTarded replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"http://www.youtube.com/user/CultOfDusty  I think that from now on I'll describe myself as UnTarded. Probably get my ass kicked."
May 18, 2011
Misty: Baytheist Living! replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"I'm not 'an atheist.'  I'm simply atheist.   Lack of belief in the supernatural is only one variable of that which makes up my personality.  It is not the only defining feature. Hell, it isn't even the most…"
May 17, 2011
Jennifer Davis replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"What is easier for you may not be what is easiest for others.  It is not easiest for me to say "thanks" because, as I mentioned in my post, I personally feel like I have a responsibility to respond in a way that reflects what I…"
May 17, 2011
MikeLong replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
""When someone says to me, "Bless you!"  I say, "awww, I know that comes from a place of caring but I don't believe in God or blessing, but thank you for the thought."   Is that really necessary? If someone…"
May 17, 2011
MikeLong replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"Fuck!   It would have been unthinkable to use that word so openly only a generation ago. Being an "atheist" has always meant that you are an enemy to the established philosophy. Declaring yourself to be the enemy (in their eyes) of…"
May 17, 2011
Jennifer Davis replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"I have to chime in and say that it is only very recently, the last 5 years or so, that I have started verbally saying out loud, "I am an Athiest".  For me I am not a seeker, I have decided beyond a shadow of a doubt what I believe.…"
May 17, 2011
Derek replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"ideally, we don't need the word atheist anymore than we need the word a-leprechaunist. But it looks like it's here to stay and we need it to frame our arguments.     Instead of simply uttering "I am an atheist",…"
May 17, 2011
Arcus replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"Mr. Shatner called. He confirmed that Star Trek the TV series and movies exists. Thusly, anyone claiming to be an atrekkie is an idiot. :)"
May 17, 2011
Sam Shapson replied to Sam Shapson's discussion 'DONT call me an Atheist!'
"I agree with both points.  A rose has its own self acknowledging title independent of dafadils.  But yes, the positive content of the position innevitably outweighs the title.  "
May 17, 2011

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About Me:
I am a senior Film Major at Columbia College Chicago and would love direct feature films one day. Thinking about the big questions has always been a hobby of mine, and I've often considered studying theological perspectives with the hopes that I may gain insight into others point of views. Perhaps one day I'll make a film which touches on these questions... :)
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