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Old 11th Aug 2012, 02:23 PM   #21
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Atheism isn't a religion. Reflecting on religion doesn't make you religious it makes you reflective.
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Old 11th Aug 2012, 02:46 PM   #22
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When your life expectancy is less than 30, it makes sense. You don't wait around to have kids.
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Then he was very religious. The fact that there's no god involved is irrelevant.
This is even more annoying than it is false, which is impressive. There's no religion involved, therefore he wasn't religious.
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Old 11th Aug 2012, 02:50 PM   #23
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Exclamation I am *not* making a value judgement on atheism.

Maybe "Religious" was the wrong word. Whichever way you spin it, if you're a die-hard atheist, then you're a devout believer in an unprovable system of faith.

I'd say that's religious.
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Old 11th Aug 2012, 03:41 PM   #24
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This will probably be my final response to that line of discussion which I have traversed too many times:

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Atheism is comprised of skepticism, not belief.

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in an unprovable
Proof doesn't apply to skepticism, which makes no claims. Your statement is therefore correct but absolutely meaningless.

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system of faith
As implied above, there is no system or faith involved.

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I'd say that's religious.
Incorrectly so then.
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Old 11th Aug 2012, 03:42 PM   #25
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That's more 'private belief' than dogma. Extreme skepticism isn't a form of faith, it's a form of doubt. To say "I don't believe in a god" does not mean "God does not exist".



This thread has been derailed quite a bit.

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Old 18th Aug 2012, 11:45 PM   #26
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Speaking of vaccines, I received the small pox vaccine recently. Now there is a giant pustule of grossness on my shoulder. It should be gone within a few weeks.....or so I've been told.
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Old 19th Aug 2012, 03:17 AM   #27
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Atheism isn't a religion. Reflecting on religion doesn't make you religious it makes you reflective.
and a broad-minded, free thinking person who can view the world through open eyes.
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Old 20th Aug 2012, 12:07 AM   #28
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I think there's a bit more to having open eyes than that.
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