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Is Atheism really just another religion or faith based concept?


It seems like the notions that there is a God or there is not a God, are both founded in belief because there is not proof either way. Well there is proof, but not conclusive in either direction. So aren't organizations with set forth principles that are somewhat based in a faith religions. My premise is that Atheism is just another belief system that is a religion unto itself.

 

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    FFRF?


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    Lela (Austinstar) 20 months ago

    Well said! Can i quote you?


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    Wow that is a great response. I think I am having trouble with when I person says "we believe". That just sounds like the Nicene creed or a statement of shared belief. Websters does not even require a "shared".


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    Lela (Austinstar) 20 months ago

    That's a good one! Thanks!


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    And someone who does not believe in any deity is an atheist - granted. But when the gather together with dogma such as "we should disprove" then they are a religion.


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    Linda Lum (Carb Diva) 20 months ago

    If everyone shared your attitude this might be a happier place in which to live.


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    Levi Legion 20 months ago

    It's hardly a fad. The ranks of those who identify as atheist, agnostic, or nonreligious continue to swell each passing year. I can relate to your difficulty in understanding a lack of belief in a god, as was once a theist myself. It's not going away


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    Did you know there is other proof that is not scientific? Like "I saw him shoot her". Proof exists more in a court of law than in a laboratory.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    What I like are the comments that start out "Atheists don't...." making it sound as though all Atheists think the same. And then the "we" statements. And in the same line they deny a dogma or commonly held belief.

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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    I hope that we are endowed here with a tolerance. I kind of like no idol. I suppose I am guilty of designing my own faith. Crazy as it sounds I believe God is love and I love worshiping love. But I admit to being religious. I'll be careful


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    Darn good question you put forth. I agree that most atheists are without a faith based concept. But many have faith that God does not exist. There is no substantiating proof either way.We move into this new construct of what a religion is.


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    Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) 20 months ago

    Check out new definition of religion -- the first one backs up your thought here the rest do not. You said "Atheists believe" and not "atheists know". Isn't that of the least bit of interest to you? I do not like being considered religious but I am.


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