Rationalism pertains to Atheism (Rationalist ought to be an Atheist)
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Empiricism is treated as anti-religious because it demands evidence for everything.
I am saying it would be off topic because it will take a different path of types of rationalism.
Here is what will give you an insight why suggested this topic , it was a matter of personal inquistiveness.
The other day I was just going through some articles on the topic whether Astrological predictions hold true...and most of the articles and comments of people I read I could observe that the ones rejecting astrology and the likes (supernatural occurences, exorcism etc.) so called rationalists claim to be atheists too...So I was just thinking whether its a mere coincidence or this is the case with every one the one who is a RATIONALIST ought to be an Atheist too.
My understanding is atheists often call rationalists dogmatic though. For example, rationalists often believe in "a priori" reason, free will, self-forming agency, moral universalism, etc. Atheists tend to be relativists who claim that rationalism is just an opinion without evidence. The only difference between rationalism and religion is semantics.
How do you deal with that?
They have different ideologies altogether
Rationalist like you said though are self forming agency etc. and they simply reject the very notion of the supernatural but yet you may find many of them believing in God and likes. They may explain an accident with rational reasons but yet if they are saved from it most of them will be thanking GOD.
Atheists are a different lot they in both the cases will not bringing in God. So not necessary for a rationalist to be an Atheist
To be clear, I agree with what you said about explaining accidents with rational reasons. That's called "apologism".
My bad, it changed the meaning, though you may see in my first myself disagree with the fact that rationalists ought to be atheists it was a question lol sorry
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