Atheism will eat itself?
Really mark? Really?
A. Of course not but we can always dream :P LOL
Hahahahahhaa... (he says non detrimentally )Originally Posted by Andrew_C
That's the best definition of atheism I've heard!... re-write the rules and base it on a fantastic belief. Perfect!
Last edited by beeswax; 7th January 2009 at 06:30 PM.
*reels him in*
Atheism is a modern day faith supposedly freeing you from preceding belief systems (where have we heard that before I wonder..), itself a step into the un-knowable. Is this not so? (you don't have to answer that! There be Dragons (no really!!!)
I actually agree with the reasoning behind the bus campaign, it being to counteract the awful message "the Jesus Said ads running on London buses in June 2008. These ads displayed the URL of a website which stated that non-Christians "will be condemned to everlasting separation from God and then you spend all eternity in torment in hell". Very wrong.
beeswax (7th January 2009)
Atheism IS NOT a faith. Faiths are for the delusional.
Only someone religious would argue that atheism is a faith ?
(although there are qualifying characteristics: it reflects and justifies the zeitgeist, it has prominent evangelists making a living from it..)
If you're limited to the realm of empirical proof, then I would suggest that agnosticism is the only correct position to take. Of course agnosticism is far too weedy a concept for anyone to want to be associated with, so people tend to adopt the more respectable label of atheist.
Like Tommy Sheridan was trying to say to LaToya Jackson on Celeb Big Brother, if you don't know about something, why have an opinion (she was talking about being sure of the existence of extra terrestrial life). 'Religion' has deservedly a very bad rep, but IMHO you'd be denying yourself a rich seam of human experience and knowledge by dismissing it.
Last edited by mark; 8th January 2009 at 02:13 AM.
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