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Do you believe Atheism is a Worldview?

brontoraptor
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2/7/2016 10:47:56 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
Do you affirm or deny that atheism is a worldview? A Worldview is a set of unproven beliefs and/or assumptions that a person uses when interpreting the world around him.
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RuvDraba
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2/7/2016 11:08:27 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/7/2016 10:47:56 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Do you affirm or deny that atheism is a worldview? A Worldview is a set of unproven beliefs and/or assumptions that a person uses when interpreting the world around him.
Since Bronto has (sadly, yet again) failed to supply authoritative references in his continuing quest to straw-man thought he doesn't understand, here's a jumping-off link to World View. [https://en.wikipedia.org...]

It's a concept from 19th century German philosophy, and now appears in modern linguistics, psychology, sociology and some treatments of epistemology. It is not by definition unproven beliefs or assumptions, but may include such -- hence the straw-manning in the OP.

Regardless, atheism is not a world view. It's a rejection of theological world views, for whatever reason.

Regarding how atheists view the world, they do it differently, according to whatever knowledge, values, traditions and ideas they inherit or accept.

Some world views can be atheistic, of course, but that doesn't make atheism a single world view.
brontoraptor
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2/7/2016 11:25:45 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/7/2016 11:08:27 PM, RuvDraba wrote:
At 2/7/2016 10:47:56 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Do you affirm or deny that atheism is a worldview? A Worldview is a set of unproven beliefs and/or assumptions that a person uses when interpreting the world around him.
Since Bronto has (sadly, yet again) failed to supply authoritative references in his continuing quest to straw-man thought he doesn't understand, here's a jumping-off link to World View. [https://en.wikipedia.org...]

It's a concept from 19th century German philosophy, and now appears in modern linguistics, psychology, sociology and some treatments of epistemology. It is not by definition unproven beliefs or assumptions, but may include such -- hence the straw-manning in the OP.

Regardless, atheism is not a world view. It's a rejection of theological world views, for whatever reason.

Regarding how atheists view the world, they do it differently, according to whatever knowledge, values, traditions and ideas they inherit or accept.

Some world views can be atheistic, of course, but that doesn't make atheism a single world view.

So you admit it is a worldview.
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EtrnlVw
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2/7/2016 11:50:41 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
Without a doubt, most atheists ride the back of science to explain their world view (naturalistic), pretending that what science discovers is anti-Creator. But what they forgot is that science only studies the natural, it's incompetent in regards to the existence of God or anything spiritual in nature because for now they are incompatible by definition. Science is neither atheist or theist, it just studies how things work.
Atheists believe that because science observes a natural phenomena that it means it produced by itself (natural) lol, but what science doesn't see is what is driving these forces. God is a mad Scientist manipulating the elements, we in return observe the results thereof, via science...
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2/8/2016 12:21:48 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/7/2016 10:47:56 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Do you affirm or deny that atheism is a worldview? A Worldview is a set of unproven beliefs and/or assumptions that a person uses when interpreting the world around him.

Atheism is a worldview like abstinence is a sex position. It is the lack thereof.
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2/8/2016 12:26:36 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/7/2016 11:50:41 PM, EtrnlVw wrote:
Without a doubt, most atheists ride the back of science to explain their world view (naturalistic), pretending that what science discovers is anti-Creator.
Citation needed.
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