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Shock of Atheism!

Started Oct 15, 2010 0 Replies

I had a little fun with this one. Of course, my impersonation ended up sounding like a combination of a southern minister, Bruce from Family Guy, and some sort of effeminate male character.Continue

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Game Over Atheism [sic], You Lose!

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Aug 22, 2010. 8 Replies

Oh no! We lose! What are we gonna do now?Of course, I already answered his question, as did many, MANY other atheists, but does he listen? Of course not, he continues to block video comments and…Continue

Tags: ignorance, debate, atheism, question, shockofgod

Please Judge My Outline For an Atheist Book I'm Planning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jānis Ķimsis Aug 5, 2010. 3 Replies

So I've decided recently to write a book about atheism. When approaching the subject, I considered the fact that I couldn't point to one book that I could use as a handy reference that included…Continue

Tags: rough, draft, outline, atheism, guidebook

MSNBC Guest Cenk Uygur on Gay Marriage, Shellfish, and Biblical Nonsense

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yet Another Atheist Aug 4, 2010. 7 Replies

 I'm all for the Red Lobster Amendment - protect the sanctity of... uh... not eating shellfish! Yeah!!Continue

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"IMO It's rather funny for you to completely make up a definition for "agnostic" that has no basis in reality."
Jun 6, 2011
Yet Another Atheist replied to Rene Guzman's discussion 'difference between atheism and agnosticism'
"I'll concede to your point regarding connotation. I suppose I wasn't thinking about the connotation of the word "lack" as opposed to "absence". Absence may be more neutral.   So I meant "absence". Are we…"
Jun 6, 2011
Yet Another Atheist replied to Rene Guzman's discussion 'difference between atheism and agnosticism'
"This is the last I'll say on the matter. The fact of the matter is that one of the definitions (of which there are many) of the word "lack" is merely an "absence of" something. There are dictionaries (maybe not yours, but…"
Jun 5, 2011
Yet Another Atheist replied to Rene Guzman's discussion 'difference between atheism and agnosticism'
"Oh just DROP it already. You know what I meant. Stop playing word games and focus on the point at hand. What I meant is more important than what some random Christian might THINK I meant, or implies by their own usage of the word. Just enough…"
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"I'llrefer you you to Webster's Third Unabridged, in which the definition of lack is "(1) to be wanting or missing."  The first definition of the transitive verb lack is "to be void or destitute of; to be without or…"
Jun 5, 2011
Yet Another Atheist replied to Rene Guzman's discussion 'difference between atheism and agnosticism'
"I agree, agnostic theism makes no sense ("I believe in a god or gods, but I can't know for certain whether that belief is correct."). Then why believe at all?"
Jun 5, 2011
Yet Another Atheist left a comment for Don
"I don't know what dictionary you're getting your definition of "lack" from by mine says "The state of being without or not having enough of something", which is exactly what I meant by "lack of belief".…"
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Yet Another Atheist replied to Rene Guzman's discussion 'difference between atheism and agnosticism'
"Same difference. What I meant by "lack of" is in fact "absence of". My dictionary defines "lack" as "The state of being without or not having enough of something", which fits my statement above. Atheists are…"
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"Yo, YAA, kindly let me point out, as I had done just above your post jusyt now, that it's a mistake for us to define atheism as a "lack of belief in gods," although it is a commonly advanced definition.  That definition is…"
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Yet Another Atheist replied to Rene Guzman's discussion 'difference between atheism and agnosticism'
"You either (1) believe in a god or gods, or (2) lack a belief in a god or gods. #1 is theism, while #2 is atheism. So, if you lack an active belief in a god or gods, then you are an atheist. The two subsets of atheism are "strong" ("I…"
Jun 5, 2011

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I'm Yet Another Atheist with a blog (both text and video) and a (slowly growing) online presence. My journey from indoctrinated Catholic, to Catholicism-rejecting Christian, to Christianity-rejecting theist, to theism-rejecting agnostic, to full-blown atheist has been a long and worn road that has lasted close to 20 years.

You can find my YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/YetAnotherAtheistVid and my blog at http://yetanotheratheist.com
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Atheism vs. Agnosticism

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 1:30pm 4 Comments

I know, I know. The title is a bit misleading.


But lately, I've been seeing a growing trend of digging an imaginary trench between so-called atheists and so-called agnostics. What many people don't realize is that more often than not, they are one and the same.


We need to define both terms first. Theism and atheism are about belief vs. non-belief. Non-belief in a deity does not imply a belief in the non-existence of said…
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Fast "Facts", a Christian Debating iPhone App - Part 3

Posted on September 21, 2010 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Welcome to the third installment in what is sure to be a lengthy response to the claims and arguments made in the popular Christian iPhone app for debaters and apologists, called Fast Facts.


In the first two parts, as well as this one, I will be tackling the section of the app under the "Challenges and Tactics" category. There are so many counter-arguments to supposedly popular claims and challenges, and so much to say about most of them, that…
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At 5:08pm on July 7, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…
Thank you for adding me to your friends, totally makes me happy. Nice to meet you! 
At 4:56pm on June 5, 2011, Don said…

I'llrefer you you to Webster's Third Unabridged, in which the definition of lack is "(1) to be wanting or missing."  The first definition of the transitive verb lack is "to be void or destitute of; to be without or deficient in."  And "to stand in need of."  Let's note, too, that the two chief synonyms of lack are listed as "want" and "need."  These are the "core definitions" of lack, and that's why it's a mistake for atheists to keep using that self-insulting definition.

Belief in gods is nothing that atheists lack.  We are not in want of it, and we do not need it.  These are unarguably the primary connotations of the word lack.

At 3:41pm on June 5, 2011, Don said…

Yo, YAA, kindly let me point out, as I had done just above your post jusyt now, that it's a mistake for us to define atheism as a "lack of belief in gods," although it is a commonly advanced definition.  That definition is mistaken because it's the theists' definition of the word.  Many dictionaries offer this definition, I realize, but dictionaries are largely written by theists--theists who fail to recognize their implicit bias. 

The word "lack" carries the connotation of deficiency, the sense that what is lacking is something to be desired. By definition, to lack something is to be in want of whatever one lacks.  Atheists know that belief in god is nothing to be desired.  So we are certainly not in want of it.

The better and more accurate definition is: "the absence of [belief in] gods."

 As George Smith has written:

 "Atheism, therefore, is the absence of theistic belief. One who does not believe in the existence of a god or supernatural being is properly designated as an atheist.  Atheism is sometimes defined as 'the belief that there is no God of any kind,' or the claim that a god cannot exist. While these are categories of atheism, they do not exhaust the meaning of atheism--and are somewhat misleading with respect to the basic nature of atheism. Atheism, in its basic form, is not a belief: it is the absence of belief. An atheist is not primarily a person who believes that a god does not exist, rather he does not believe in the existence of a god."

--Atheism: The Case Against God (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1989)

At 5:49am on September 24, 2010, Eljay said…
Wish those on Think Atheist from outside the UK had been there to see the chef guy that day in the photo you commented on! He was hilarious. Thanks for the comment...yeah, he does look a bit KKK - not having them over here, I suppose he might not immediately have thought of the implications...
At 1:08pm on July 21, 2010, Reggie said…
Welcome to T|A!
 
 
 

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