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.

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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!

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