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Thinking

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May 17, 2013
 
I believe most Atheists posting here to score 6 on this scale:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_of_thei...

I certainly am.

Dawkins is.

What is your score?
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Are most atheists agnostics ?

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#709
May 17, 2013
 
Thinking wrote:
I believe most Atheists posting here to score 6 on this scale:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_of_thei...
I certainly am.
Dawkins is.
What is your score?
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Solid six...
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May 17, 2013
 

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Thinking wrote:
I believe most Atheists posting here to score 6 on this scale:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_of_thei...
I certainly am.
Dawkins is.
What is your score?
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6.66 is my score. ;)
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May 17, 2013
 
NightSerf wrote:
<quoted text>.. Some atheists also disbelieve, but there is a subtle difference between not believing in deities and believing that none exist...
+1 Good point.
Thinking

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#712
May 17, 2013
 
Thanks.
It will be interesting to see how many non-sixes will respond.
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<quoted text>Solid six...
Thinking

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#713
May 17, 2013
 
Dawkins once joked that he was a 6.9, but I believe I've met almost no 7s whatsoever.
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6.66 is my score. ;)
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May 17, 2013
 
Thinking wrote:
Dawkins once joked that he was a 6.9, but I believe I've m
et almost no 7s whatsoever.
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Me either.

In fact I know more atheists or irreligious people on topics!

And I don't actually know them at all!

It's different when you've never been religious to begin with. My parents were irreligious most of my relatives were irreligious therefore it follows that I am like them.

Identical analogy to those who were brainwashed!

The principal difference being truth is on my side
Fact is on my side.

I leave organized superstition to those who enjoy it. ;)

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May 17, 2013
 

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Dawkins once joked that he was a 6.9, but I believe I've met almost no 7s whatsoever.
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Non-six responding: Sure you have met at least one, here on topix. Hi, I am Reason, and I am a solid seven.

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May 17, 2013
 
Givemeliberty wrote:
Although they certainly thought it would be the end of the world if stores opened up. On the other hand when blue laws were enforced less and less church attendance went down and down.
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Well, duuuh.... people really don't much like attending church.

This is why church had to fabricate this "sin" nonsense, to try to guilt them into going.

When that wasn't enough? The church quickly turned to Traditional Hate as a tool to keep the pews full.

Hate, after all, is quite the motivator.

The only thing keeping the majority of modern pews full, is because the leadership keeps the hate stirred up.

Anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-<whatever> all serve to keep the pews full, and the $$$ rolling in.

After all...

.... the preacher's limo is nearly out of gas, and the ash trays are full-- time to buy a new one...!

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#717
May 17, 2013
 
Thinking wrote:
I believe most Atheists posting here to score 6 on this scale:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_of_thei...
I certainly am.
Dawkins is.
What is your score?
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Just as most Theists fall between 2 and 3.

Of course, the scale does not include the large section of the population who's never given it a moment's thought-- they attend church, simply out of habit, and because that's what their family has always done.

In truth? This group seldom depends on religion for much of anything, apart from a small label they use sometimes, to identify themselves to strangers...

:)

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#718
May 17, 2013
 
Thinking wrote:
I believe most Atheists posting here to score 6 on this scale:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectrum_of_thei...
I certainly am.
Dawkins is.
What is your score?
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I'm a six, with respect to the whole, generalized concept "god" or "gods".

I'm a seven, with respect to any god that has a "holy" book attached as "justification" for said god's existence.

I've studied a fair number of these books, read the commentaries about them too.

And it's clear, that no real god who gave a tinker's damn about humanity, would have suffered such as these books to exist--if the issues were as portrayed.

So I can say, definitively, that there are no gods (as portrayed) behind any "holy" book. A solid 7 in that case.

........

It appears the issues are not nearly as cut and dried as the 7-place scale would suggest...

....

:D

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May 17, 2013
 
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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I'm a six, with respect to the whole, generalized concept "god" or "gods".
I'm a seven, with respect to any god that has a "holy" book attached as "justification" for said god's existence.
I've studied a fair number of these books, read the commentaries about them too.
And it's clear, that no real god who gave a tinker's damn about humanity, would have suffered such as these books to exist--if the issues were as portrayed.
So I can say, definitively, that there are no gods (as portrayed) behind any "holy" book. A solid 7 in that case.
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It appears the issues are not nearly as cut and dried as the 7-place scale would suggest...
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Agreed. I, too, am certain that the Abrahamic god does not exist, that the life of Jesus as depicted in the New Testament never occurred (although there may have been a real man whose life was ridiculously exaggerated), and that the beginning of the Universe involved no spiritual impetus. But I am open to the possibility that some life forms may have evolved to become independent of biology, however infinitesimally tiny that possibility may be, and that such beings may be able to affect the minds of especially sensitive humans. It's kind of a cool idea, and if I were a novelist, it would be a tempting subject.

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#720
May 17, 2013
 
Lol! Hating others is a Christian money maker indeed.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>Well, duuuh.... people really don't much like attending church.

This is why church had to fabricate this "sin" nonsense, to try to guilt them into going.

When that wasn't enough? The church quickly turned to Traditional Hate as a tool to keep the pews full.

Hate, after all, is quite the motivator.

The only thing keeping the majority of modern pews full, is because the leadership keeps the hate stirred up.

Anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-<whatever> all serve to keep the pews full, and the $$$ rolling in.

After all...

.... the preacher's limo is nearly out of gas, and the ash trays are full-- time to buy a new one...!

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May 17, 2013
 
NightSerf wrote:
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Agreed. I, too, am certain that the Abrahamic god does not exist, that the life of Jesus as depicted in the New Testament never occurred (although there may have been a real man whose life was ridiculously exaggerated), and that the beginning of the Universe involved no spiritual impetus. But I am open to the possibility that some life forms may have evolved to become independent of biology, however infinitesimally tiny that possibility may be, and that such beings may be able to affect the minds of especially sensitive humans. It's kind of a cool idea, and if I were a novelist, it would be a tempting subject.
Indeed it would-- and has been for a long time in both SciFi and Fantasy stories.

:)

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May 17, 2013
 
Givemeliberty wrote:
Lol! Hating others is a Christian money maker indeed.
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Well, it works for the religion of Sports, does it not?

Are we not taught to hate the rival Sports Franchise, with every fibre of our being?

;)

Just look at European Football (soccer to USians) matches, and the all-too-frequent rioting...

... <heh>

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