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  • The lack of god(s) is a default position.

    Posted by: reece
  • The lack of belief in something is the default position. People aren't born religious. They learn it from outside sources. Someone who is never subjected to religion will not be religious.

  • Atheism is a lack of belief. It is not an assertion that there is no God; however some atheists do go that far. But just because some atheists do say that, doesn't mean that that is the definition of atheism. Theism is a learned position. No infant is born religious. Every infant is born an atheist simply because they lack belief in a god.

  • If non-belief is a belief, then not collecting stamps is a hobby. The faithful are atheistic towards every other man-made deity but their own chosen one. Atheists simply go one deity further.

  • Atheism involves a concious disbelief, disbelief is still a belief. Therefore, it is not the default position

  • Religious belief is a product of evolution.

  • Its human nature to believe in some form of a religion. If anything, atheism is the weird one of the bunch.

  • the default position is purely agnostic

  • Agnostic is the default. Not believing one or the other.

  • As above. Though you can be atheist for all intents and purposes but technically proof could occur no matter how improbable so agnostic is the technical default..

  • Although I believe there is no supreme being, I believe it is the 'natural' state to believe in some sort of religion, whether it be monotheistic or pagan. When a human looks up at the sky, they want explanations for catastrophes and miracles alike.

  • A true athiest , is created by the study of God. You aren't born with wisdom.

    Posted by: Macfoo
  • Everyone starts with that voice in their head. Right?

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UtherPenguin says2015-06-29T22:01:18.5846886-05:00
Flamewar imminent.
reece says2015-06-29T22:03:35.0385251-05:00
What did you say about my mother?
UtherPenguin says2015-06-29T22:05:14.0964423-05:00
@reece Your mom. http://images.rapgenius.com/3eg3pfl9er8bu69lv3aanxn5c.320x240x71.gif
triangle.128k says2015-06-29T22:43:51.4047331-05:00
Mister_Man says2015-06-29T22:49:00.9146851-05:00
A disbelief is not a belief. Not believing in anything doesn't mean you believe in something, lol.
Splenic_Warrior says2015-07-01T17:12:59.9238150-05:00
Me things "atheism" needed to be defined at the outset.
Midnight1131 says2015-07-02T15:27:28.9597061-05:00
@PeterSmith, your comment really doesn't have much to do with the question.
PetersSmith says2015-07-02T15:28:11.2683053-05:00
Midnight1131: Yes it does, it implies that religion is the default position.
Midnight1131 says2015-07-02T15:28:18.5546455-05:00
Atheism = The lack of belief and disbelief So basically they're both right, depending on which definition you use. I like and use the lack of belief definition better though.
TyroneShelton says2015-07-08T17:15:47.1323815-05:00
Why do most children adopt their parents religion? Its not that their getting their religion from their parents, is it?

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