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Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luka Rek May 11, 2011. 166 Replies

If you really think about it there are fanatics on both sides. Religion is really onlya group of people believing in a certain way. Atheism to me is the same waymy beliefs and the right to them. I…Continue

 

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Luka Rek replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"Nothing to add. Great post"
May 11, 2011
Nicholas Dennis replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"I would say no. In fact it is the resentment of any religious belief and we are not organized with one strict set of rules. We don't have a centralized representation for us, nor do we perform rituals to show our conformity. Essentially we are…"
May 9, 2011
Don replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
""I've noted you compared me to Humpty Dumpty.  I don't see what this adds to the discussion." It adds humor.  And it uses a fitting illustration to emphasize the silliness of the notion that words do not have certain…"
May 9, 2011
Don replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"'I don't know what you mean by "glory",' Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't — till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for…"
May 9, 2011
Don replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"Of course words have essential meanings.  We could not communicate effectively--and a good many of us can--if that were not true.  Disagree with Smith if that makes you happy, Jared, but an assertion isn;t an argument.  The argument…"
May 9, 2011
Don replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
May 9, 2011
Don replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"Yes, Jared, but we ALL have beliefs.  That's not the point.  Atheism, at its essense, is the absence of belief.  That is what the work means.  Some atheists do believe, as you say, that gods do not exist, but that conviction…"
May 9, 2011
Rob replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"What if the same individual proclaimed they don't believe in God?"
May 9, 2011
Don replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"No, Jared, atheism cannot be said to be a religion, not with any justice, not even when some atheists assert a kind of dogma or certainty.  The attributes of religion are simply nowhere evident in atheism.  Atheists have no belief in…"
May 9, 2011
Don replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"Most theists profess to subscribe to one system of belief or another, while most atheists do not."
May 9, 2011
Don replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"I have posted these links elsewhere in this discussion, but they are worth offering again. Please see this, by Greta Christina:  "Is Atheism a Belief?" And this: "Do You Care Whether the Things You Believe in Are True?""
May 9, 2011
Don replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"This is a problem, Luka, of course, but there is no need for us to "avoid mentioning belief or the absence of it."  That would be silly.  It amount to a linguistic surrender to the mistaken and unfounded assertions of religious…"
May 9, 2011
Rob replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"What disturbs me more about religion than the time wasted is the money wasted on trappings, edifices and the enrichment of cult leaders that could be used to help cure some of society's many ills such as hunger and disease."
May 9, 2011
Luka Rek replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"Well okay then. I won`t press the matter any further because it`s really the same difference to me. When you define belief as I have, the aspects mentioned come naturally. If you take belief in the usual, more stricter sense of the word, yes, then…"
May 9, 2011
Shawn Murphy replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"Atheism to me is a descriptive term that merely describes a belief in self-determinism. I had to think twice about even joining this group, as it did seem a bit like giving in to Atheism being a belief. A great portion of my disgust with religion,…"
May 9, 2011
Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM replied to allie grace's discussion 'Do you think atheism is a religion in itself?'
"Theism isn't a religion, so a-theism isn't either."
May 9, 2011

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