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There are more American Atheists than we thought
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
(May 18, 2017 at 7:07 pm)Aoi Magi Wrote:
(May 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm)Hammy Wrote: From that perspective 100% of people are atheists.

Well, not quite, unless you count deists as atheists. They somehow seem capable of imagining all contradictory beliefs as true at the same time.

I thought deists just believed in an impersonal God.  Like, he pooped out the universe, then went back to his life harassing women in the universe he came from, leaving this one to develop on its own.  Something like that anyway.
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
(May 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm)Hammy Wrote:
(May 18, 2017 at 7:07 pm)Aoi Magi Wrote: Well, not quite, unless you count deists as atheists. They somehow seem capable of imagining all contradictory beliefs as true at the same time.

No... I mean 100% of people are atheists in the sense you suggested.

Nonsense; I'm an Omnitheist! I believe in EVERY GOD EVER
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
As I've mentioned before, Rev. Pat Robertson knows in his evil little heart if the line of bullshit he is peddling to gullible seniors contained even a particle of truth that he is therefore doomed to burn in fucking HELL for all eternity.


We can infer atheism more than one way. I do like the poll, subtle, like the rationale for the MMPI . . .
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
(May 18, 2017 at 7:10 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: The study is flawed.  From what I've read, America is a Christian nation.  Ever since Jesus sailed to the New World from Spain, subdued the heathen Indians, built the Transcontinental Railroad, won the gunfight at the OK Corral, and invented the Apple Watch, NO ONE in America has been an atheist.  So there.

Boru

That's why I spent as much time as I could overseas. (Or "overmoose".)
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
(May 18, 2017 at 7:10 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: The study is flawed.  From what I've read, America is a Christian nation.  Ever since Jesus sailed to the New World from Spain, subdued the heathen Indians, built the Transcontinental Railroad, won the gunfight at the OK Corral, and invented the Apple Watch, NO ONE in America has been an atheist.  So there.

Boru

Here's a picture of Jesus driving a herd of cattle to Abilene, KS, for slaughter.

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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
(May 18, 2017 at 9:08 pm)TheRealJoeFish Wrote:
(May 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm)Hammy Wrote: No... I mean 100% of people are atheists in the sense you suggested.

Nonsense; I'm an Omnitheist! I believe in EVERY GOD EVER

You must be very busy. I'm just tired thinking about it.

Really hope this is not the next fad.
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
(May 18, 2017 at 8:46 pm)Aroura Wrote:
(May 18, 2017 at 7:07 pm)Aoi Magi Wrote: Well, not quite, unless you count deists as atheists. They somehow seem capable of imagining all contradictory beliefs as true at the same time.

I thought deists just believed in an impersonal God.  Like, he pooped out the universe, then went back to his life harassing women in the universe he came from, leaving this one to develop on its own.  Something like that anyway.

Yeah deists do just believe in an impersonal god.

But they're still atheists in the sense of atheism that Magi suggested.
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
Well from personal experience, hindus seem to have a common claim "all gods are just different names of the same being" or "every human whether knowingly or unknowingly, worships the same being", and these people in a sense are accepting all gods, hence cannot even be partial atheists, right?
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
For our typical American theist with quite the penchant for being their OWN arbiter of what and what not to believe in their Bible, I'm thinking a not too restrictive definition of 'atheist' might include

ALL OF THEM.
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
(May 19, 2017 at 3:24 pm)Aoi Magi Wrote: Well from personal experience, hindus seem to have a common claim "all gods are just different names of the same being" or "every human whether knowingly or unknowingly, worships the same being", and these people in a sense are accepting all gods, hence cannot even be partial atheists, right?

More likely it's just a dodge to cover the problem of "other gods". Disingenuous.
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