Chris Stedman: Proud to Be a "Faitheist"

Nov 2, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

Chris Stedman isn't your average atheist. The Assistant Humanist chaplain at Harvard University is releasing his debut memoir "Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious." An unusual story of self-discovery among hardship, the story points toward the notion of interfaith work to build a more just society.

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Moderate is another word for enabler.

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"Faitheist" = Fake Atheist.

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I think that PZ Meyers' comment reflects the same gut reaction that many here will have, but those reactions are based on the fallacy that there is only one "right" way to be an atheist. Myers in particular carries the misconception that atheism is a movement. It is not. While groups of atheists may be comprised of individuals who have found common ground, that commonality is by no means universal or even common. Characterizing Stedman as a ";slimy' character and traitor to the movement for the embracing of religious individuals in his work and criticism of atheismís more hardline tactics" is both clueless and unfair.

We all have to find ways of coping with our lives. Stedman has found his. What's the problem?

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Earlier this year, Myers and Stedman shared a podium. The following is quite long, but before writing critiques of Stedman based on this article, folks woud do well to watch just a little of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Atheism is the lack of belief in a deity and the mystical, nothing more.
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4:18 pm, Sunday, November 4, 2012:
RE: Chris Stedman: Proud to Be a "Faitheist"
..... Some years ago, trying to learn about different religions, I attended a few meetings of Faithists. They based their belief ob a bible-like book called Oahspe.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oahspe#influence
..... Not many people know about that and that, perhaps, it should supersede any of the many versions of the bible. Would it make people better? Reduce the crime rate? Be an advantage or disadvantage?
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Faithiest = Agnostic.

Let's not try and put a shiny new name on Agnosticism.

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QUITTNER wrote:
4:18 pm, Sunday, November 4, 2012:
RE: Chris Stedman: Proud to Be a "Faitheist"
..... Some years ago, trying to learn about different religions, I attended a few meetings of Faithists. They based their belief ob a bible-like book called Oahspe.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oahspe#influence
..... Not many people know about that and that, perhaps, it should supersede any of the many versions of the bible. Would it make people better? Reduce the crime rate? Be an advantage or disadvantage?
A few years ago? Then it's not the same thing--that missing "e" makes a lot of difference. The faitheist (rhymes with atheist) concept is a new thing based on Chris Stedmans 2012 book. Basically, it's a non-confrontational approach to atheism that encourages participation with believers in interfaith activities. But it does not incorporate such woo woo as revelation by spiritualism or automatic writing or belief in any creator, including Oahspe's ludicrous "Jehovih."

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