So I was vehemently opposed by another individual when I told her that all babies were atheists. I also said that no innocent child believes in the supernatural beings until they are proselytized to believe so. Doesn't geographic determinism prove this? If you're born in the United States, you'll probably end up Christian, and if you're born in Iran, you'll end up Islamic. Doesn't this prove my point? I'd appreciate any devil's advocates.

Views: 284

Tags: babies, christianity, geography, indoctrination, islam, judaism

Comment by Unseen on July 1, 2013 at 12:58am

Ermmm...wouldn't it be a smidge more accurate to say humans are born ignorant of theism? I suppose that falls under atheism...

No, atheism is a stance against theism. It isn't ignorance of theism.

Comment by SteveInCO on July 1, 2013 at 8:30am

Babies are born with no view on the matter. Arguing otherwise is to abandon logic.

And this is different from everything else that is a part-and-parcel of religion precisely how?

Comment by Unseen on July 1, 2013 at 10:32am

Religious people and atheists have formed views on the existence of God. A baby is just interested in eating, body contact, and other primal comforts. It also hasn't been inculcated in any doctrine yet.

Comment by Unseen on July 1, 2013 at 10:32am

Rocks are atheists? Come on!

Comment

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

Forum

Dr. Oz finally getting his due

Started by Unseen in Small Talk. Last reply by Belle Rose 46 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Books to read in 2015

Started by Belle Rose in Advice. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer 6 minutes ago. 6 Replies

Another philosophical question...

Started by Belle Rose in Ethics & Morals. Last reply by Belle Rose 11 minutes ago. 9 Replies

Events

Blog Posts

It's all Greek to me

Posted by Simon Mathews on April 15, 2015 at 4:14am 15 Comments

Free at last

Posted by Belle Rose on April 15, 2015 at 1:00am 2 Comments

Services we love!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

© 2015   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service