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Mabel commented on Simon Kneale's blog post 'Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Atheism Analogous to Discussion on "Non-Golfing"'
"He could have restricted his explanation to his dislike of labels and his agnosticism. @ Simon - I think he added the non golfer comment because he believes the majority of people that claim a faith don't live the life, and don't…"
May 10, 2012
Simon Kneale commented on Simon Kneale's blog post 'Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Atheism Analogous to Discussion on "Non-Golfing"'
"I think some a little less derisory that doesn't provide ammunition to the pious. For me it shows a lack of respect to a movement which is trying to promote free-thinking and reason (as he claims). It's a trite comparison often used…"
May 9, 2012
Mabel commented on Simon Kneale's blog post 'Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Atheism Analogous to Discussion on "Non-Golfing"'
"That's a good point but I can't think of a better way he could have put it, considering his position. Can you?"
May 9, 2012
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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Atheism Analogous to Discussion on "Non-Golfing"

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson recently confirmed himself as agnostic and distanced himself from atheism. Whilst I respect his position, centred on the fact he concentrates his time as a scientist and an educator, I found it somewhat careless to equate atheism to discussions on "not-skiing" or "non-golfing".If the majority of human beings spent every day praying to the gods of golf; Waging war based on who's golf swing was the righteous technique; Condemning non-believers of their precious thwack to…See More
May 9, 2012
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"Resolving waves of anger, amusement, sadness, astonishment and frequent emotional introspection are my biggest challenges as an atheist."
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"Welcome to the Think Atheist community Simon! Please feel free to get involved as little or as much as you'd like to. Check out of Big Discussions board for some great topics and join us in the chat on the bottom right of the site. If you have…"
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Atheist
About Me:
Born a god fearing jew, studied science, asked questions and increasingly could not escape the absurdity of religious teachings before ousting myself as a proud non-believer.
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31-35
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Single
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To meet fellow free-thinkers and partake in a discourse that leads to enlightenment and a broader understanding of the nature of things. I also want to know why so many believe in fairies.
The religion you left
Judaism
Why you left your religion.
I can not be more honest than saying I find it is absurd. I also find it increasingly difficult to apologise about this and avoid offence.
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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Atheism Analogous to Discussion on "Non-Golfing"

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 7:27am 3 Comments

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson recently confirmed himself as agnostic and distanced himself from atheism. Whilst I respect his position, centred on the fact he concentrates his time as a scientist and an educator, I found it somewhat careless to equate atheism to discussions on "not-skiing" or "non-golfing".

If the majority of human beings spent every day praying to the gods of golf; Waging war based on who's golf swing was the righteous technique; Condemning…

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At 8:54am on May 1, 2012, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Simon! Please feel free to get involved as little or as much as you'd like to. Check out of Big Discussions board for some great topics and join us in the chat on the bottom right of the site. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Make yourself at home and welcome again!

 
 
 

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