At 6/22/2010 4:39:40 PM, belle wrote:At 6/22/2010 4:29:06 PM, annhasle wrote:
And maybe I am an irrational, close-minded, fundamentalist Atheist. LOL But I don't think that its necessarily fair to categorize all strong atheists as close-minded or stupid. I don't think that "true believers" of religion are stupid; I believe that they have a different outlook and experience of life... I mean, I'm a "strong atheist" but I still debate with others about religion and I like to think that I'm flexible enough to at least understand their views, even though I may not believe it. Am I still close-minded?
strong atheism is irrational because you make knowledge claims that you can't support with fact or evidence... how can anyone know with 100% certainty that there is no god?
i don't think it makes you closedminded but it is a little foolish since the position is basically indefensible.
And the same can go with Fundamentalist Christians/Muslims/Jews....whoever. But I think, for myself at least, it would be more foolish to say I believe that there could be a God when I don't believe that. I'm not hurting anyone by being this way, (I think) and I don't hate those who are religious. It's just my way of life. And if it's indefensible, then it's even more fun to debate! :D Gives me a hobby, right? LOL
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.