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Are you an atheist or an anti-theist?

Skepticalone
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4/30/2015 8:09:34 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/30/2015 8:02:59 AM, Accipiter wrote:
Please, no scripture.

Atheist - on the fence about anti-theism. You do realize it is possible to be both, right?
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JJ50
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4/30/2015 8:16:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I am an agnostic. I don't think any deity exists, but it is just possible there is one is another dimension, but not in contact with humans.
bornofgod
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4/30/2015 8:24:18 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/30/2015 8:02:59 AM, Accipiter wrote:
Please, no scripture. : :

I have met several of God's people who tell me they're atheists but they like the information I share with them about our Creator and His program called Eternal Life that most theists reject.
dhardage
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4/30/2015 8:35:19 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I suppose you could call me a weak atheist, although I prefer the term agnostic atheist. I hold no belief in deities but am aware that it remains as a possibility.

I am not anti-god, but I am anti-religion. I find that any benefit derived from religions is far outweighed by the harm they have done and continue to do this very day. One only need look at a daily news paper to see how much violence is currently happening all based on religion.
Accipiter
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4/30/2015 9:28:22 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I don't know if there is a god but I do know that the Bible is just a story book.

What I don't like about it is it seems to be fueling anti intellectualism and promoting bigotry at a feverish pace.

I don't think it's good for us anymore if it ever was.
Accipiter
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4/30/2015 9:31:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/30/2015 8:09:34 AM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 4/30/2015 8:02:59 AM, Accipiter wrote:
Please, no scripture.

Atheist - on the fence about anti-theism. You do realize it is possible to be both, right?

Yeah I have multiple personalities too.
Skepticalone
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4/30/2015 9:33:52 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/30/2015 9:31:43 AM, Accipiter wrote:
At 4/30/2015 8:09:34 AM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 4/30/2015 8:02:59 AM, Accipiter wrote:
Please, no scripture.

Atheist - on the fence about anti-theism. You do realize it is possible to be both, right?

Yeah I have multiple personalities too.

I (we) found this comment to be funny. ;-)
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Accipiter
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4/30/2015 10:17:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/30/2015 9:33:52 AM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 4/30/2015 9:31:43 AM, Accipiter wrote:
At 4/30/2015 8:09:34 AM, Skepticalone wrote:
At 4/30/2015 8:02:59 AM, Accipiter wrote:
Please, no scripture.

Atheist - on the fence about anti-theism. You do realize it is possible to be both, right?

Yeah I have multiple personalities too.

I (we) found this comment to be funny. ;-)

I am happy you understand us.
RuvDraba
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4/30/2015 2:10:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/30/2015 8:02:59 AM, Accipiter wrote:
Please, no scripture.

Antitheistic -- to the extent that I oppose religious paternalism when it occurs, and think societies would be better off with less religiosity rather than more.

But I'm antimagical too, because you can commit identical evils on humans without belief in gods, just by telling them they're accumulating magical power.

And while we're at it, I'm also very skeptical about self-help books. A lot are doing exactly what religion has done -- screwing unhappy people with their own ignorance.
bulproof
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4/30/2015 2:38:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/30/2015 2:10:31 PM, RuvDraba wrote:
At 4/30/2015 8:02:59 AM, Accipiter wrote:
Please, no scripture.

Antitheistic -- to the extent that I oppose religious paternalism when it occurs, and think societies would be better off with less religiosity rather than more.

But I'm antimagical too, because you can commit identical evils on humans without belief in gods, just by telling them they're accumulating magical power.

And while we're at it, I'm also very skeptical about self-help books. A lot are doing exactly what religion has done -- screwing unhappy people with their own ignorance.

Come on down dianetics. He wrote sh1t sci fi as well.
ThinkFirst
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4/30/2015 2:43:50 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/30/2015 8:02:59 AM, Accipiter wrote:
Please, no scripture.

Agnostic anti-theist. I have no problem with finding the existence of a deity. I have a problem with those that claim they have already found him, and start telling others how to live, in accordance with their professed "knowledge." Anywhere you find a mystic claiming to speak on behalf of a deity, pay close attention. The will soon follow rules, and petitions for coin. greed and power lust are hallmarks of organized religion (followed closely by bigotry and hypocrisy).
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RuvDraba
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4/30/2015 2:45:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 4/30/2015 2:38:38 PM, bulproof wrote:
At 4/30/2015 2:10:31 PM, RuvDraba wrote:
At 4/30/2015 8:02:59 AM, Accipiter wrote:
Please, no scripture.

Antitheistic -- to the extent that I oppose religious paternalism when it occurs, and think societies would be better off with less religiosity rather than more.

But I'm antimagical too, because you can commit identical evils on humans without belief in gods, just by telling them they're accumulating magical power.

And while we're at it, I'm also very skeptical about self-help books. A lot are doing exactly what religion has done -- screwing unhappy people with their own ignorance.

Come on down dianetics. He wrote sh1t sci fi as well.

Religion: bad.
Corporatised religion: worse.
Religion whose sole point is corporatisation: absolutely appalling.