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Atheism: definitions June 14, 2010

Posted by shaunphilly in religion, atheism, polyamory, culture.
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I while back, I wrote this blog post about how I viewed the distinction between agnosticism and atheism, and offering a definition of atheism that I thought stood up to scrutiny in the world of discourse about such things. And despite some argument from some, I still hold that the best definition of atheist is someone who lacks beliefs in any gods.

Then just today I watched this video, whch makes many of the same points, and does so in a very tight little presentation.

It is a new video in a great series by Evid3nc3, all of which I highly recommend to theists everywhere.  He does a great job of charting his course from being a Christian with questions and becoming an atheist.

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1. Vinny - June 30, 2010

It seems to me that the difference between agnostics and atheists is just as often in how they feel about theists as in how they think about God. Those who wish to be less confrontation with theists tend to favor the term agnostic.

2. Gary Gutting on Atheism and agnosticism « The atheist, polyamorous, skeptic - August 31, 2010

[…] I have addressed this.  I even re-addressed this. […]

3. Accommodation; faith in moderation « The atheist, polyamorous, skeptic - November 30, 2010

[…] of atheist and theist being the extremes of a continuum with moderate positions (say, here and here).  But now I want to deal with another facet of this poorly cut piece of glass being passed off as […]

4. Penn Jillette agrees with me about agnosticism! « The atheist, polyamorous, skeptic - April 4, 2011

[…] had to correct people (namely, Gary Gutting in those links) on this question about agnosticism a number of times in the past, starting with one of my very first posts on this blog called “A Message for […]


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