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Do Atheists have faith ?


If I had a nickel for every time someone told me that atheists have faith, too, I could quit my day job. Okay, so maybe that’s an exaggeration but I probably could at least afford a pretty decent steak dinner. It’s very frustrating to hear and it’s not for the reason the person saying it thinks it is. This assertion doesn’t irritate me because it’s clever or insightful; it irritates me because it’s nowhere near as clever or as insightful as it sounds. In fact, it’s a logical fallacy called equivocation.

 

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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

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    Adam Harkus 21 months ago

    I see what you've done there, trying to turn the argument against religion on it's head to use against an argument against anti-religion. What's interesting is the way the religious tend to force their belief onto others. Always have, always will.

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    Adam Harkus 21 months ago

    I'm presuming the original post was regarding the religious definition of faith.........


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    Adam Harkus 21 months ago

    Agreed.....

    Am I an Atheist?.... Yes.

    Do I have 'faith' .... Of course not. (I do have 'faith' in my wife though, but obviously that's different in this context).

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    Adam Harkus 21 months ago

    Lets not get carried away here. Athiests simply don't believe in God. That doesn't make them completely close minded. For example I've always believed there is alien life despite lack of evidemce. This 'belief' is based purely on probability.