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Steve Armitstead replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Child euthanasia in Belgium'
"That is what I thought, but still we hear first hand accounts of terminally ill patients describing their suffering. When this news was on UK TV this week, one parent whose son had a rare childhood cancer, described how they had to hold their son…"
Feb 15
Steve Armitstead replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Child euthanasia in Belgium'
"If only there was a way when people like doctors, church men or politicians say there is no need for euthanasia in cases of extreme suffering, to give them the same amount of pain and ask them to let us know when that pain should be stopped. If they…"
Feb 14
Steve Armitstead liked Isabel Garcia's video
Nov 30, 2013
Steve Armitstead replied to bongani muthwa's discussion 'What is an Ideal world System of ruling?'
"An ideology is not wrong because some people misbehave whilst espousing one version of it. There are many versions of anarchism, not all are compatible. There are revolutionary anarchists who believe in violent overthrow. There are non-violent…"
Nov 25, 2013
Steve Armitstead replied to bongani muthwa's discussion 'What is an Ideal world System of ruling?'
"Yes, anarchism has such a broad range of thought, and not all of them are compatible. However, democracies are similar. Politicians have heated debates, indulge in smears and slurs, and even parties have divisions. That's humanity for you."
Nov 25, 2013
Steve Armitstead replied to bongani muthwa's discussion 'What is an Ideal world System of ruling?'
"I think it is very difficult to picture how these sorts of structures work if you haven't experienced them. Having been part of management committees in the voluntary sector, both as a chairperson and a non-voting attendee, as well as a…"
Nov 25, 2013
Steve Armitstead replied to bongani muthwa's discussion 'What is an Ideal world System of ruling?'
"That is the problem with any autocracy: it is their definition of benevolence. They know best, and I am sure that their good intentions go the way of all good intentions including religious ones. How can any atheist believe that one person can be…"
Nov 25, 2013
Steve Armitstead replied to bongani muthwa's discussion 'What is an Ideal world System of ruling?'
"The point is that everyone is making sure it is beneficent; more heads to make it surer. If only one person is in charge who makes sure they are?  Anyway, I am not sure if you are posing this absurdity to state your lack of confidence in…"
Nov 24, 2013
Steve Armitstead replied to bongani muthwa's discussion 'What is an Ideal world System of ruling?'
"In that case wouldn't beneficent anarchism be the best of all forms of human society?"
Nov 24, 2013
Steve Armitstead replied to bongani muthwa's discussion 'What is an Ideal world System of ruling?'
"I do think that we have got stuck into thinking democracy is the status quo we have now; that's where I think anarchistic thinking comes in - to help us see that democracy could be so much more than we have now. Coops, mutuals, trade or…"
Nov 23, 2013
Steve Armitstead replied to bongani muthwa's discussion 'What is an Ideal world System of ruling?'
"I've been wondering if PURE democracy is now possible. I'm talking NO elected officials - just administrators. EVERYTHING could be decided by popular vote. Not many people would be interested in participating in huge detail except,…"
Nov 23, 2013
Steve Armitstead replied to bongani muthwa's discussion 'What is an Ideal world System of ruling?'
"@H3xx P.S. I've ruled out Anarchy because once you analyze it, it's really just disorganized Democracy. There has to be rules, laws, and codes of conduct, and they cannot discriminate against people. They also cannot be written in stone.…"
Nov 23, 2013
Steve Armitstead replied to bongani muthwa's discussion 'What is an Ideal world System of ruling?'
"I would like to see a move towards Atheistic Anarchy as a form of government. There are too few people making the decisions that affect the world. Not just politicians, democratic or autocratic, but also the boards of multi-national…"
Nov 15, 2013
Steve Armitstead liked Ed's discussion Atheist 'Mega-churches' Taking Root Across America ???
Nov 12, 2013
Steve Armitstead commented on Steve Armitstead's blog post 'Do atheists believe in spirituality?'
"Yes, -kinesis, from Greek "κίνησις", movement, motion, is a suffix that denotes movement. Ironically, modern Greek pronunciation of…"
Nov 10, 2013
Unseen commented on Steve Armitstead's blog post 'Do atheists believe in spirituality?'
"Hey, folks, it's "kinesis" not "kinisis." "
Nov 10, 2013

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About Me:
I am an ex-Christian, who on the way to Atheism explored Taoism because of its simple tenets of non-violence and a belief in the underlying Way (Tao) of the Universe.
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Do atheists believe in spirituality? Part 2

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

I have decided, logically, and because it is easier, to address one issue in each part of this blog

Firstly, one problem that comes up in discussing spirituality, and came up in the comments, was the terminology and its confusion or association with religious or theist ideology.

As may be obvious the words ‘spiritual’ and ‘spirituality’ are derived from the word ‘spirit’. Many definitions of the term 'spirit' given in Encarta are connected to humans in a normal context: life…

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Do atheists believe in spirituality?

Posted on November 3, 2013 at 4:19pm 67 Comments

I would like to hear people's views on the topic of spirituality. Some starting viewpoints to discuss and develop further. The first question I would ask is: is it possible to be an atheist and believe in some form of spirituality, however defined?

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At 7:05pm on November 3, 2013, Strega said…

Hi Steve!  Welcome to Think Atheist :)

 
 
 

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