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Atheism and Anti-Theism same thing?
#11
RE: Atheism and Anti-Theism same thing?
I don't think the Christers are going to distinguish between atheists and anti-theists as one is either with god or not.

They aren't too concerned with degrees of separation from god as all the sinners get the fiery lake regardless.
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#12
RE: Atheism and Anti-Theism same thing?
(January 31, 2016 at 4:25 am)pool the great Wrote: Can an atheist identify as an anti-theist?

Are you getting at the absurdity of being against something which you have no belief exists?  Of course anti-theists are not actually against God.  They're just against what they feel is a destructive lie.

I'm not an antitheist.  I am an atheist, an agnostic, an ignostic and an apatheistic as well.
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#13
RE: Atheism and Anti-Theism same thing?
It would be just as destructive a truth, if it were one.

Atheism is a statement regarding the status of ones belief in gods. Antitheism is not.
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#14
RE: Atheism and Anti-Theism same thing?
(January 31, 2016 at 3:17 am)pool the great Wrote: What is the difference between atheism and anti-theism. I have seen some people use these terms as synonyms, are they the same?

Atheism
Antitheism
Are they basically the same thing or is there a difference?

Atheism - Lack of the belief in god. 

Antitheism - Direct opposition of organized religion.
Atheism is a non-prophet organization join today. 


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#15
RE: Atheism and Anti-Theism same thing?
K cool. Thanks guys.
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#16
RE: Atheism and Anti-Theism same thing?
(January 31, 2016 at 5:24 am)robvalue Wrote: Also, atheism is a descriptive term for a state of mind. Anti-theism is a philosophical position that someone chooses.

I think this needs better phrasing. As it is it makes me cringe a little.



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#17
RE: Atheism and Anti-Theism same thing?
(January 31, 2016 at 10:23 am)Whateverist the White Wrote:
(January 31, 2016 at 4:25 am)pool the great Wrote: Can an atheist identify as an anti-theist?

Are you getting at the absurdity of being against something which you have no belief exists?  Of course anti-theists are not actually against God.  They're just against what they feel is a destructive lie.

I'm not an antitheist.  I am an atheist, an agnostic, an ignostic and an apatheistic as well.

So you're not against belief in God(s)?

(January 31, 2016 at 7:46 am)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: Antitheism generally takes the form of being actively opposed to theism, even when such theism doesn't affect you personally.   In my own mind (and I admit that this is neither accurate nor particularly fair), I tend to equate antitheism with religious evangelism, as both positions involve getting yourself mixed up in things that don't concern you.  For instance, if I'm sitting at home reading the paper and come across a story that a local church is building a new annex, as an atheist, I'd probably mutter, 'Bloody silly waste of time and money', and go on with my tea.  As an antitheist, I'd be more likely to throw the paper down in a rage, being knocking together a protest sign, and heading over to the church to march up and down with a scowl on me mug.

Boru

As you described the situation, you're an antitheist in both cases, just being more energetic in your antitheism in one of them.
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#18
Atheism and Anti-Theism same thing?
(January 31, 2016 at 10:54 pm)Excited Penguin Wrote:
(January 31, 2016 at 5:24 am)robvalue Wrote: Also, atheism is a descriptive term for a state of mind. Anti-theism is a philosophical position that someone chooses.

I think this needs better phrasing. As it is it makes me cringe a little.



@Op, Antitheism
Antitheism(Rational Wiki)
About Antitheism

Why does it make you cringe? Atheism is just a rejection of the assertion that a god exists.
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#19
RE: Atheism and Anti-Theism same thing?
I am an atheist and an anti-theist. I have been known to be quite militant about my anti-theism on here, to be honest.
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#20
RE: Atheism and Anti-Theism same thing?
(January 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm)LadyForCamus Wrote:
(January 31, 2016 at 10:54 pm)Excited Penguin Wrote: I think this needs better phrasing. As it is it makes me cringe a little.



@Op, Antitheism
Antitheism(Rational Wiki)
About Antitheism

Why does it make you cringe?  Atheism is just a rejection of the assertion that a god exists.  
As opposed to antitheism?

They are both states of mind. They are both philosophical positions. They are both rejections of the assertion that a god exists. They only vary in degrees of complexity as such.
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