Who is an atheist?

Who is an atheist?

There are 9494 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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“There are other issues.”

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#8732 Nov 25, 2012
Pinky And Ze Brain wrote:
<quoted text>Religion should be banned.
It won't be. Too many of them.

“There are other issues.”

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#8733 Nov 25, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly who here has said otherwise?

But "the right to choose" does not equate to "the right to be free from criticism for one's choice".
I guess the same can be said for both.

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#8734 Nov 25, 2012
But "the right to choose" does not equate to "the right to be free from criticism for one's choice".
Educated What wrote:
I guess the same can be said for both.
Which is...?

“There are other issues.”

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#8735 Nov 25, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>But "the right to choose" does not equate to "the right to be free from criticism for one's choice".

Which is...?
Which is what? Don't lead me just say your opinion.

“There are other issues.”

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#8736 Nov 25, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>But "the right to choose" does not equate to "the right to be free from criticism for one's choice".

Which is...?
But it still shouldn't matter as long as people have the choice.

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#8737 Nov 25, 2012
Educated What wrote:
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Show me all the religious stuff that I posted.
Your not even on-topic.

If your not arguing atheism vs. religion, then get off the thread.

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#8738 Nov 25, 2012
Educated What wrote:
I guess the same can be said for both.
Which is...?
Educated What wrote:
Which is what?
I'm asking *you*. You said that the same could be said for both. I'm asking you what that "same" is.

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#8739 Nov 25, 2012
Educated What wrote:
But it still shouldn't matter as long as people have the choice.
Beliefs don't have consequences? Don't the consequences matter?

“There are other issues.”

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#8740 Nov 25, 2012
Pinky And Ze Brain wrote:
<quoted text>Your not even on-topic.

If your not arguing atheism vs. religion, then get off the thread.
Can't find it can you. So stop lying
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#8741 Nov 25, 2012
Who is an atheist?

LOL. Me for starters and have been for over 70 years. Get a thinking/logical education or the bogyman will "get you"

“There are other issues.”

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#8742 Nov 25, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>Which is...?

Educated What wrote, "Which is what?"

I'm asking *you*. You said that the same could be said for both. I'm asking you what that "same" is.
Basically both can be criticized. But why? Why does it have to be that way? Why does it matter. Nothing is going to change.

“There are other issues.”

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#8743 Nov 25, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>Beliefs don't have consequences? Don't the consequences matter?
Again people have the choice. This is America and we have the choice. That should never be taken away.

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#8744 Nov 25, 2012
Educated What wrote:
Basically both can be criticized. But why? Why does it have to be that way? Why does it matter. Nothing is going to change.
Really? People never go from having religious belief to not having it?

Have you followed the trends in the more educated countries?

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#8745 Nov 25, 2012
Beliefs don't have consequences? Don't the consequences matter?
Educated What wrote:
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Again people have the choice. This is America and we have the choice. That should never be taken away.
You're avoiding the question.

Do the consequences of religious belief matter? Yes or no?

“There are other issues.”

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#8746 Nov 25, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>Beliefs don't have consequences? Don't the consequences matter?

You're avoiding the question.

Do the consequences of religious belief matter? Yes or no?
Explain more.

“There are other issues.”

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#8747 Nov 25, 2012
Drew Smith wrote:
<quoted text>Really? People never go from having religious belief to not having it?

Have you followed the trends in the more educated countries?
Here we go again, educational barrier. I am about this country, sorry!

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#8748 Nov 25, 2012
The consequence of non action is greater of that of belief.

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#8749 Nov 25, 2012
Do the consequences of religious belief matter? Yes or no?
Educated What wrote:
Explain more.
Many religious beliefs include, as part of the belief, a duty to act upon the belief.

Do the consequences of those actions matter? Yes or no?

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#8750 Nov 25, 2012
Really? People never go from having religious belief to not having it?

Have you followed the trends in the more educated countries?
Educated What wrote:
Here we go again, educational barrier. I am about this country, sorry!
I didn't say anything about an "educational barrier".

And we live in the same world with others, regardless of their country. Their actions have an impact *here*.

Now, could you address my two questions?

People never go from having religious belief to not having it?

Have you followed the trends in the more educated countries?

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Tampa, FL

#8751 Nov 25, 2012
Alea iacta est wrote:
The consequence of non action is greater of that of belief.
Depends upon the circumstances and the belief.

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