Who is an atheist?

Who is an atheist?

There are 9352 comments on the The Sydney Morning Herald story from May 30, 2010, titled Who is an atheist?. In it, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that:

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spider

Cambridge, UK

#9408 Aug 2, 2013
Giggs wrote:
Im agnostic.
He's not the messiah,, he's a very naughty boy.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#9409 Aug 2, 2013
xianity is EVIL wrote:
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judging from the garbage you post,youre PROJECTING again
why are you so stupid?
Faith damages the brain.

That's why...
Giggs

Basingstoke, UK

#9410 Aug 2, 2013
spider wrote:
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He's not the messiah,, he's a very naughty boy.
Always look on the bright side

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#9411 Aug 17, 2013
Henry wrote:
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Of course no god no hell
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I would like to agree with you but only if you can explain to us how did the universe cause itself to exist. If you don't know, it is only obvious that the Primal Cause is implied.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#9413 Aug 17, 2013
Ben_Masada wrote:
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I would like to agree with you but only if you can explain to us how did the universe cause itself to exist. If you don't know, it is only obvious that the Primal Cause is implied.
The universe is UN-caused.

There are many such examples in quantum mechanics of un-caused events.

Your argument is without merit.
LCNlin

United States

#9414 Aug 17, 2013
Is it too difficult to include a site or link?
All to funny and an embarrassment to true atheists.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#9415 Aug 18, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
Is it too difficult to include a site or link?
All to funny and an embarrassment to true atheists.
The only embarrassment here is yourself proofless dimwit.
LCNlin

United States

#9416 Aug 18, 2013
Science is silent on Atheism.
No proof what so ever!

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#9417 Aug 18, 2013
"Disbelief in God and immortality among NAS biological scientists was 65.2% and 69.0%, respectively, and among NAS physical scientists it was 79.0% and 76.3%. Most of the rest were agnostics on both issues, with few believers."

"Biological scientists had the lowest rate of belief (5.5% in God, 7.1% in immortality),"

Keep talking you stupid creationists, lets here your factless ignorance...

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#9418 Aug 18, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
Science is silent on Atheism.
No proof what so ever!
Creationism is silent on Creationism...proofless liars trying to prop up at en embarrassed 2005 cult.

Denial of science is not a belief system.
one cube parsec

Delhi, India

#9419 Aug 18, 2013
Ben_Masada wrote:
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I would like to agree with you but only if you can explain to us how did the universe cause itself to exist. If you don't know, it is only obvious that the Primal Cause is implied.
Define cause,
Then question your need to define it!

But for the human (like) mind, everything would be uncaused, and time would not exist.

“Putten the SIN ”

Since: Nov 08

back in Wisconsin

#9420 Aug 18, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
Science is silent on Atheism.
No proof what so ever!
Do we evidence in your lack of belief(ie atheism) in Thor??
one cube parsec

Delhi, India

#9421 Aug 18, 2013
gotnatas wrote:
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Do we evidence in your lack of belief(ie atheism) in Thor??
Atheism is not the lack of belief in god or anything else. That is twisting the word's meaning in a very harmful way as it lets in ambiguities and vagueness. THAT can be the start of another religion.

Atheism is just the position that a god does not exist. Why one holds that position, may be a belief or from reason (right or wrong).

To believe is to hold an argument as true without bothering with empirical or logical support. So many religious people too are not believers!

To not believe in the argument "God exists" is not atheism, nor is it agnosticism (which is not taking a position eitherway due to insuffcient information).

To not believe is RATIONALISM.
LCNlin

United States

#9422 Aug 18, 2013
gotnatas wrote:
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Do we evidence in your lack of belief(ie atheism) in Thor??
"Do we evidence" ?

Atheist often turn out to be Agnostics, no big deal,
Are you being defensive?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#9425 Aug 18, 2013
one cube parsec wrote:
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Atheism is not the lack of belief in god or anything else. That is twisting the word's meaning in a very harmful way as it lets in ambiguities and vagueness. THAT can be the start of another religion.
Atheism is just the position that a god does not exist. Why one holds that position, may be a belief or from reason (right or wrong).
To believe is to hold an argument as true without bothering with empirical or logical support. So many religious people too are not believers!
To not believe in the argument "God exists" is not atheism, nor is it agnosticism (which is not taking a position eitherway due to insuffcient information).
To not believe is RATIONALISM.
Wrong.

Atheism literally means "not theism" as in "without".
UidiotRaceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#9426 Aug 18, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Wrong.
Atheism literally means "not theism" as in "without".
These war mongering right wing fundies religious Christain soldier boys/girls of US military are demented, and giving u hard time, i see. But you good in smacking then ignorance down to size and keeping them on their toes! Kudos for u Bob! BWHAHHAHAAa
one cube parsec

Delhi, India

#9427 Aug 18, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Wrong.
Atheism literally means "not theism" as in "without".
Are you saying agnosticism is a subset of atheism?
Then you would need another term for those people who say "God does not exist", wont you?

I think Atheists and Agnostics both are in the group of Non-theists.

[(theism = position that god exists,
so people who do not hold that position are those who either say "god does not exist" or those who say "I dont say god exists as I do not have enough info")

A-theism should have been defined as 'not theism', if english were a formal language and followed rational and CONSISTENT rules, but that is not reality and actual usage determines meanings whether loose or well defined]

So I'll go by the dictionary, rather than a rule that prefixing an 'a', is an opposite by exclusion, than by negation, as you purport.

In a formal language like sanskrit, prefix 'a' always denotes 'absence of' and prefix of 'na' meant not ~

xianity is EVIL

Wheatley, Canada

#9428 Aug 18, 2013
one cube parsec wrote:
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Atheism is not the lack of belief in god or anything else. That is twisting the word's meaning in a very harmful way as it lets in ambiguities and vagueness. THAT can be the start of another religion.
Atheism is just the position that a god does not exist. Why one holds that position, may be a belief or from reason (right or wrong).
To believe is to hold an argument as true without bothering with empirical or logical support. So many religious people too are not believers!
To not believe in the argument "God exists" is not atheism, nor is it agnosticism (which is not taking a position eitherway due to insuffcient information).
To not believe is RATIONALISM.
youre full of shyt,you must be xian

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism
LCNlin

United States

#9429 Aug 18, 2013
Richard Dawkins: trolling idiot

That tweet. Thursday August 8 2013 was the date when Richard Dawkins drank the bong-water of Twitter notoriety. Obviously, Dawkins was “simply stating an intriguing fact”. Facts never did any harm to anyone, right?

Who could be offended by plain old selectively-chosen facts, decontextualised and seemingly designed to casually dismiss the last 600 years of Islamic endeavour?

Who could be upset when an incredibly privileged white guy casually implies that a select body of other privileged white guys hold absolute authority in determining the human worth of an entire faith?

It’s not Richard Dawkins’ fault that he’s right and 1.57 billion Muslims are wrong, is it? Is it? Poor Richard…

http://junkee.com/the-five-ages-of-richard-da...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#9430 Aug 18, 2013
one cube parsec wrote:
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Are you saying agnosticism is a subset of atheism?
Nope.

Agnostic literally means "without knowledge" or "without knowing".

It is usually used to mean "cannot know" or "it is impossible to know" and typically this is in context with gods or supernatural elements.

You can be both an atheist and an agnostic at the same time.

The atheist has no faith in gods, and the agnostic thinks it's impossible to know anything about gods.

Easy as pie.

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