In America, atheists are still in the closet

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“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#46458 Jan 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
A high percentage of atheists seem to be agnostics?
Actually it would be more accurate to state that a high percentage of atheists are agnostic.

A-theism is literally "not-theism". So everyone is either a theist or a not-theist (atheist).

Theism is a category to define all people who believe in the existence of one or more deities. Atheism is a category for everybody who does not fit into the category theism.

Agnosticism deals with the question of knowledge, not belief.

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Sweden

#46459 Jan 18, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Of course, Meatball: you don't acknowledge the Kingdom of Sweden is a monarchy...
Sweden is a democracy and more democratic than usa will ever be and you hate that!

“Blue Collar Philosopher”

Since: Nov 08

Texas, USA

#46460 Jan 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
A high percentage of atheists seem to be agnostics?
Agnostics are wimps with commitment issues.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#46461 Jan 18, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Agnostics are wimps with commitment issues.
Theist agnostics, perhaps. But atheist agnostics, we're just honest enough to say "we don't know." ;)

Since: Feb 11

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#46462 Jan 18, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Agnostics are wimps with commitment issues.
Either that or require proof lest they look no better than the people they make fun of for committing to things that cannot be proved.

Or disproved.

Since: Feb 11

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#46463 Jan 18, 2013
Mikko wrote:
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Sweden is a democracy
~stomp stomp stomp~

Since: Feb 11

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#46464 Jan 18, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
But atheist agnostics,
No such thing.

Like agnostic Christians.

Since: Feb 11

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#46465 Jan 18, 2013
SupaAFC wrote:
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de·moc·ra·cy
United Kingdom is a monarchy.

Thanks for the continual denial.

Since: Feb 11

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#46466 Jan 18, 2013
Hedonist wrote:
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Actually it would be more accurate to state that a high percentage of atheists are agnostic.
That is rather stupid but of course not surprising assertion considering the source.

Atheism is the *DISBELIEF*, not the lack of belief.

Agnostic atheist is no different - no less nonsensical- than agnostic Christian.

Almost pregnant?

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#46467 Jan 18, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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No such thing.
Like agnostic Christians.
Deists are considered agnostic theists. I am an agnostic atheist, so you are saying that I am a figment of your imagination, interesting. If you think one label can describe anyone, then you are more deluded than I had suspected.

Since: Feb 11

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#46468 Jan 18, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
Deists are considered agnostic theists.
Only by idiots who don't speak English.

Since: Feb 11

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#46469 Jan 18, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
<I am an agnostic atheist
You can also tell us that you are a being from a galaxy far far away in a parallel universe.

So what?

You also told us you weren't fat...

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#46470 Jan 18, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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You can also tell us that you are a being from a galaxy far far away in a parallel universe.
So what?
You also told us you weren't fat...
No, I said I wish I was fat. Big difference.
Lincoln

United States

#46471 Jan 18, 2013
RHill wrote:
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Agnostics are wimps with commitment issues.
All of them, or just some?:------)
Lincoln

United States

#46472 Jan 18, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Theist agnostics, perhaps. But atheist agnostics, we're just honest enough to say "we don't know." ;)
I would like to meet someone who does know for certain.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#46473 Jan 18, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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STRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAW man.
Really? How?

It was you that claimed the Constitution is based on Biblical principles. I merely asked you to demonstrate that, and stated that I don't think you can.

But then, your grasp on logical fallacies is very weak, as demonstrated by your continual use of them.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#46474 Jan 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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I would like to meet someone who does know for certain.
So far, the dead do not return to tell of it though.

Since: Feb 11

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#46475 Jan 18, 2013
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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It was you that claimed the Constitution is based on Biblical principles.
Why don't you show everyone what I said EXACTLY?

MAKE SURE YOU PROVIDE THE LINK... because.. well, you know: you are a liar.

Since: Feb 11

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#46476 Jan 18, 2013
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
But then, your grasp on logical fallacies is very weak
You mean like when you insisted that there was a logicality fallacy in my argument where I provided two arguments to whether or not the United Kingdom was a monarchy, yes or no?

And I slapped the snot out of you and you ran away?

Happy to pick that up again, my dear, the options of the two sided coin...

Lincoln

United States

#46477 Jan 18, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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So far, the dead do not return to tell of it though.
Most of the mysteries of the universe remain so.
Bummer

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