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#87 Nov 29, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed, many of my friends.

I am talking about the evangelical atheists on thread.
the funny ones, those who make fun of faith,
while not seeing the humor in atheism as a philosophy
Then maybe it would have been more clear instead of saying just "atheists". Stereotypes are not the best way to go.
LCNLin

United States

#88 Nov 29, 2013
Imagurl wrote:
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Then maybe it would have been more clear instead of saying just "atheists". Stereotypes are not the best way to go.
Agree
many atheists,
when they think about it,
come out as agnostics....

Einstein and Dawkins for examples

Since: Oct 12

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#89 Nov 29, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
<quoted text>Agree
many atheists,
when they think about it,
come out as agnostics....

Einstein and Dawkins for examples
I'm ok with that. What's your point?
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#90 Nov 30, 2013
He sure does.

http://www.topix.com/forum/who/occult/TNFCUVO...

He posts here as siro or leon_the_14. I don't respect his views.
Imagurl wrote:
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That sounds like he has a personal problem. Certainly nothing Id be concerned about. Let him rant and dwell in his own miserable head.
Cujo

Regina, Canada

#92 Dec 2, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Agreed, many of my friends.
I am talking about the evangelical atheists on thread.
the funny ones, those who make fun of faith,
while not seeing the humor in atheism as a philosophy
Atheism is a descriptor, nothing more. There is no atheism philosophy. If you think it is, please provide an example of atheistic philosophy.

To believe in something, without evidence (faith) should be made fun of, as long as it's not classified as a mental disorder.
LCNLin

United States

#93 Dec 3, 2013
There have been many philosophers

in recorded history who were atheists.

Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities.

In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities.

Most inclusively, atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist.

This is a list of atheist philosophers with articles in Wikipedia.

Living persons in this list are people whose atheism is relevant to their notable activities or public life, and who have publicly identified themselves as atheists.
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* John Anderson (1893–1962): Scottish-born Australian philosopher, founder of the empirical philosophy known as 'Sydney realism'.[1]

* Hector Avalos (1958–): Mexican-American professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University and author of several books about religion.[2]

* A. J. Ayer (1910–1989): British philosopher and an advocate of logical positivism. Though technically he viewed the concept of God existing as meaningless, he was happy to call himself an atheist.[3][4]
* Alain Badiou (1937–): French philosopher.[5]
* Julian Baggini (1968–): British writer specialising in philosophy, author of Atheism: A Very Short Introduction.[6]
* Mikhail Bakunin (1814–1876): Russian philosopher, writer and anarchist.[7]
* Bruno Bauer (1809–1882): German philosopher, theologian and historian, the first propounder of the Jesus myth hypothesis.[8]
* Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986): French author and existentialist philosopher. Beauvoir wrote novels and monographs on philosophy, politics, social issues and feminism.[9][10]
* Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832): English author, jurist, philosopher, and legal and social reformer. He is best known for his advocacy of utilitarianism.[11][12][13]
* Simon Blackburn (1944–): British academic atheist philosopher known for his efforts to popularise philosophy.[14]
* Célestin Bouglé(1870–1940): French philosopher known for his role as one of Émile Durkheim's collaborators and a member of the L'Année Sociologique.[15]
* Yaron Brook (1961–): Israeli-born president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute.[16]
* Ludwig Büchner (1824–1899): German philosopher, physiologist and physician who became one of the exponents of 19th century scientific materialism.[17]
* Rudolf Carnap (1891–1970): German philosopher who was active in central Europe before 1935 and in the United States thereafter. He was a leading member of the Vienna Circle and a prominent advocate of logical positivism.[18][19][20]
* Robert Todd Carroll (1945–): American writer and academic, professor of philosophy at Sacramento City College until 1997, and keeper of the Skeptic's Dictionary website.[21]

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“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Leicester, UK

#94 Dec 4, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
There have been many philosophers
in recorded history who were atheists.
Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities.
In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities.
Most inclusively, atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist.
This makes no sense. In your broader definition you described a absence of/disbelief in the existence of God, however in your narrower definition you described a belief in non-existence of God. You have made your narrower definition of atheism contradict your broader one.
LCNLin

United States

#95 Dec 4, 2013
Benjamin Frankly wrote:
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This makes no sense. In your broader definition you described a absence of/disbelief in the existence of God, however in your narrower definition you described a belief in non-existence of God. You have made your narrower definition of atheism contradict your broader one.
Wiki... the web... just an article .

You can sign on to wiki and donate some money today if you wish.

Try materialism as the start to explain some atheist philosophy?

“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Leicester, UK

#96 Dec 4, 2013
LCNLin wrote:
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Wiki... the web... just an article .
You can sign on to wiki and donate some money today if you wish.
Try materialism as the start to explain some atheist philosophy?
"Wiki... the web... just an article" Which was wrong... You can determine what is and isn't good information can't you?

"You can sign on to wiki and donate some money today if you wish.
Try materialism as the start to explain some atheist philosophy?" This reads like any old throw away comment, your not here to talk are you..?
Thinking

Merthyr Tydfil, UK

#97 Dec 4, 2013
No, he can't.
Benjamin Frankly wrote:
<quoted text>
"Wiki... the web... just an article" Which was wrong... You can determine what is and isn't good information can't you?
"You can sign on to wiki and donate some money today if you wish.
Try materialism as the start to explain some atheist philosophy?" This reads like any old throw away comment, your not here to talk are you..?

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