Atheism is not a disbelief in gods or a denial of gods; it is a lack of belief in gods. Older dictionaries define atheism as "a belief that there is no God."Atheism is not a disbelief in gods or a denial of gods; it is a lack of belief in gods. Older dictionaries define atheism as "a belief that there is no God."
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Apatheism (/ˌæpəˈθiːɪzəm/ a portmanteau of apathy and theism/atheism), also known as pragmatic atheism or practical atheism, is acting with apathy, disregard, or lack of interest towards belief or disbelief in a deity or deities.
if christians are so great can they define atheism??
Negative or "weak" atheism is also basically not giving a shit.
Only positive or "strong" atheism is an actual believe that no gods exits.
No it's being stupid enough to believe something without proof you have no proof ether way. Atheists are just a bunch of edge masters.Who would probably cry out for Jesus Christ if something actually threatened there life.
On the contrary. It's true that you can be an agnostic theist/atheist, but it's the agnosticism in it that defines their admittance of the fact that it's impossible to know, thus it's a position of belief over "knowledge", which is what those blindly religious fanatics claim to have.
His name is Travis. He has two knives.
The burden of proof lies on the person making the claim.
Atheism is scientific, but fairy tales based off of primitive teachings about stories with lack of proof of being true. Funny religious peeps.
Unless you have proof either way (atheism also has the burden that it would require proof to be a rational belief system), then agnosticism is the most rational. Atheism can never be proven.
Agnosticism is the only rational choice.
Atheism and theism are both on the same spectrum of closemindedness. Anyone jumping to either conclusion is taking part in either wishful (theism) or pretentious (atheism) thinking.
you can be an agnostic theist
you can be an agnostic atheist
agnosticism is a position of knowledge not belief
atheism isn't "THERE IS NO GOD"
atheism is "I don't believe in a god"
big difference hun
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Atheism is, in the broadest sense, the absence of belief in the existence of deities. <- it's basically the same thing as saying "there is no god", because you shut that possibility out. It's just as closeminded and even more pretentious than blind faith.
Atheism doesn't shut out anything, they look at the lack of evidence provided and aren't convinced. If an atheist was presented with solid proof of a god they would believe in one.
Thus like I said, just as closeminded and even more pretentious than blind faith, thinking we have the capacity to prove the being of a God with our primitive technology compared to the mysteries and unknownables of the universe, or should I say being.
Looks like a disconnect between gnostic and agnostic atheist, gnostic atheists 'know' there is no god, these people are pants on head retarded.
Agnostic atheists are not autistic and can learn.
'belief' - An acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof:
'atheism' - Disbelief or lack of belief in the existence of God or gods.
I was getting the definitions to correct you, but it looks like you were right. I still think atheism has a measure of blind faith, coming from both a former Christian and atheist.
You believe there is no God, why should you believe in that? Are the mysteries of the universe that plain to you? Like I said, pretentious. It's fedora-tipping tier pretentious.
No, I didn't read your explanation.
Anyway, you're wrong, agnosticism is a belief system. Oh and you proved me right about emotionally charged, however you look at it. Emotion muddies rationality.
>Agnostic - A person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God.
No actually, I believe there is a lot to the universe that we have yet to learn. Even things that aren't currently comprehensible to us. Things that could be described as godlike. But I highly doubt that the religions we see today know what's up. There have been hundreds of religions over human history that claim something different from the next, why should I believe in any of them?
Belief in God or being an agnostic theist doesn't mean you have to partake in whatever religions exist/believe in the God-figure they present. It's simply the belief that a God of some sort exists or admittance to the fact that it cannot be known but you choose to believe or in the case of an agnostic atheist the admittance that it cannot be known but you choose not to believe.
I'm pretty sure it's simply a misunderstanding here. Many atheists are actually gnostic atheists without knowing the right word for it. The word is simply used interchangeably most of the time.
That's interesting, would you think most people who call themselves atheists, are actually referring to the lack of belief in a deity, instead of referring to an actual belief that there exists no deities?
At different times I had agnostic, atheist, Christian, Catholic, and non denominational on my dog tags. I thought that agnostic meant that you didn't care what religion you were. I think we need a name for that other that non-denominational.
What if instead of church we went to a place every sunday that discussed logic and logical fallacies, gave us guidelines to have a more reasonable understanding of moral, immoral, and amoral. They would discuss science and physics and history. Not in like a classroom manner but in more of a guided manner. Like a bible that preached reason and logic.
I do not oppose that. My family is super religious. Sometimes they talk about people that will go to hell for not having faith or asking forgiveness. If I told them I didn't believe in god they would go insane, start praying for me, then demand that I go to confession.
i know this is bait but there are people in this thread who genuinely don't get it so i'll settle it once and for all:
atheism is nothing more than the LACK of belief in a god
it is not the active disbelief in a god, and to people saying "that's agnosticism", yes, you are right. both atheists and theists are typically agnostic, agnosticism isn't a "third option" like some idiots tend to believe.
theism/atheism = what you believe
gnosticism/agnosticism = your degree of certainty in your belief
99.9% of atheists don't claim to be anything other than agnostic, but they're still atheists because they think it's more likely that god DOESN'T exist than that he does.
>99.9% of atheists don't claim to be anything other than agnostic, but they're still atheists because they think it's more likely that god DOESN'T exist than that he does.
I'd say you're wrong in that. Most self-identifying atheists act like gnostic atheists, simply not knowing the right word for it and thus calling themselves atheist.
Think of it like this, the only proof I need to prove that god exists is that we have bibles. I know there is no god from the Bible or any other scripture because I do not subscribe that kind of immoral doctrine. Believing in a god justifies our discrimination of others to make AMERICA GREAT AGAIN THATS RIGHT BIG WALL FOR THE GAYS AND THE MEXICANS. This is our typical american brainwashed very well. On with your racism and oil loving Jesus. Fuck off faggot try again.
Theism = the belief in the existence of deities.
A = nonexistant (asexual = non sexual)
Atheism = not believing in the existence of deities.
Seriously people how fucking hard is this to americunts?
Gnostic theist = believes a god exists and claims to know that this belief is true
Agnostic theist = believes a god exists, but doesn't claim to know that this belief is true
Gnostic atheist = believes that no god exists and claims to know that this belief is true
Agnostic atheist = does not believe any god exists, but doesn't claim to know that no god exists
People should just take these to heart and use them to avoid misunderstandings.