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Current time: 22nd January 2018, 08:36

Poll: What is your specific Atheist level?
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gnostic athiest
16.22%
6 16.22%
de facto atheist
56.76%
21 56.76%
skeptic
18.92%
7 18.92%
deist
2.70%
1 2.70%
theist
5.41%
2 5.41%
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Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
#61
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
I'm up to patch 8.2 Reptilian Edition if I'm not mistaken.

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(13th January 2018, 23:37)vulcanlogician Wrote: We wouldn't have made it out of the dark ages unless people questioned conventional ways of thinking. Philosophy serves a purpose. Someone ignorant of agriculture might deduce that "bread comes from the supermarket" in the same way another person might deduce that our notions of justice and ethics come from "common sense."
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#62
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
(8th January 2017, 12:55)robvalue Wrote: No one even knows what Christianity was to begin with. It could have been a bloody nice bloke just suggesting people all get along.

Which is ironically what it has been diluted to now.

Except for some highly selected parts of their dogma (and some items they made up subsequent) that MUST be codified in secular law for EVERYONE to follow regardless.

The 'diluted' version only applies to folks claiming to be part of the club and partaking of the shared ritual of donating money to keep the show running.
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#63
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
A gorgeous one.   Wink
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#64
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
I'm not a fan of these options but for the sake of choosing one option I chose gnostic atheist. I am pretty convinced there is no god and I live my life as if there is no god because I find no logical reason to believe there is one. To take a page out of Dawkin's book, I am a gnostic atheist in the same way that I am a gnostic a-fairyist.
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#65
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
That's the thing, really. Your average agnostic atheist probably lives their life in exactly the same way as a gnostic one. You'd have to have very serious concerns about a specific kind of God being possibly real before it affected your behavior. Just thinking "there might be some sort of God" isn't enough to affect behavior, as far as I can see. What difference does it make, if you have no information about it?
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#66
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
(11th January 2017, 03:11)robvalue Wrote: That's the thing, really. Your average agnostic atheist probably lives their life in exactly the same way as a gnostic one. You'd have to have very serious concerns about a specific kind of God being possibly real before it affected your behavior. Just thinking "there might be some sort of God" isn't enough to affect behavior, as far as I can see. What difference does it make, if you have no information about it?

For sure. There's this weird pass that we give religion and/or god(s) where just because we cannot prove it is untrue, we have to consider ourselves agnostic atheists, when in reality most of us, or at least a lot of us, are probably gnostic atheists in the sense that, what difference does it really make?
“Love is the only bow on Life’s dark cloud. It is the morning and the evening star. It shines upon the babe, and sheds its radiance on the quiet tomb. It is the mother of art, inspirer of poet, patriot and philosopher.

It is the air and light of every heart – builder of every home, kindler of every fire on every hearth. It was the first to dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody – for music is the voice of love.

Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to Joy, and makes royal kings and queens of common clay. It is the perfume of that wondrous flower, the heart, and without that sacred passion, that divine swoon, we are less than beasts; but with it, earth is heaven, and we are gods.” - Robert. G. Ingersoll


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#67
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
I am extremely angry at there being no "nonbelieving turtle" option. Damn racists.
(13th January 2018, 23:37)vulcanlogician Wrote: We wouldn't have made it out of the dark ages unless people questioned conventional ways of thinking. Philosophy serves a purpose. Someone ignorant of agriculture might deduce that "bread comes from the supermarket" in the same way another person might deduce that our notions of justice and ethics come from "common sense."
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#68
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Noting in the poll really works for me.  I voted "skeptic" because I'm an atheist for the same reason as I'm an a-unicornist.  No evidence.
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#69
RE: Poll: What is your Specific Level of Atheism?
(2nd January 2017, 00:08)camlov2019 Wrote: Hey all, I'm a little curious. I know a lot of the people here are Atheists, but I'm curious of the exact level. What I mean by this is are you a basic skeptic, gnostic in your disbelief, or however you see life and religion.

Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion specifically talked about these varying degrees, so where do you fit in?


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