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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
It is only logical that as time and people progress that there will be less people believing in fairy tales.

It does, after all, require that older generations die out in order for younger generations to take their place.
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
(18th May 2017, 19:07)Aoi Magi Wrote:
(18th May 2017, 19:02)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.

Well in the second century the Roman state considered christians atheists, and before that jews, all because both groups were unwilling to allow any validity to differing religious views.

(19th May 2017, 14:00)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(18th May 2017, 19:10)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.

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

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I love how he taught raptors how to suck cock, personally. They've got great jaw manipulation.
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
(20th May 2017, 15:25)Tazzycorn Wrote: I love how he taught raptors how to suck cock, personally. They've got great jaw manipulation.

I'll definitely take your word for that.
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
A lot of this has to do with the fact that what we call atheists are just metaphysical naturalists. Atheism is a VERY bloated word that means a lot more than what it sounds and at the same time means less than what it sounds.

For example, try spotting the actual definition versus the bloated definitions:

*A person who does not believe in a deity's existence.

* a person who believes there is no god. Is very immoral because he/she wants to be and lives a depraved life.

*A person who knows there is a god yet denies him. Is a liberal or some sort of communist who wishes to destroy American and makes us all gay.
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
(26th May 2017, 18:45)ComradeMeow Wrote: For example, try spotting the actual definition versus the bloated definitions:

*A person who does not believe in a deity's existence.
This is an atheist. Nothing more nothing less.
(26th May 2017, 18:45)ComradeMeow Wrote: * a person who believes there is no god. Is very immoral because he/she wants to be and lives a depraved life.

*A person who knows there is a god yet denies him. Is a liberal or some sort of communist who wishes to destroy American and makes us all gay.
Those are "definitions" theists use to smear atheists. They have zero fuckall relevance outside of theists. "Real" atheists could care less about those usages, and would just point and laugh at anyone trying to use them as legitimate definitions.
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
(26th May 2017, 18:45)ComradeMeow Wrote: A lot of this has to do with the fact that what we call atheists are just metaphysical naturalists. Atheism is a VERY bloated word that means a lot more than what it sounds and at the same time means less than what it sounds.

For example, try spotting the actual definition versus the bloated definitions:

*A person who does not believe in a deity's existence.

* a person who believes there is no god. Is very immoral because he/she wants to be and lives a depraved life.

*A person who knows there is a god yet denies him. Is a liberal or some sort of communist who wishes to destroy American and makes us all gay.

An atheist is someone who is not a theist.


If it appears bloated, that's cause theism is a well-bloated carcass in itself
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RE: There are more American Atheists than we thought
Retaining for oneself the right to be the final arbiter in comportment or non-comportment with all of Scripture doesn't seem to me to be included in the definition of 'theist'.


LOL, maybe I'm a 'big tent' atheist ??
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