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Atheism vs. Agnosticism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Garrick McElroy Aug 16, 2010. 63 Replies

A friend sent me a message as follows:"I have a question for you:As a scientist, how is it that you are an atheist and not agnostic?"I thought it was an interesting question. Should I, as a scientist…Continue

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Yusuf Said commented on BacteriaWrangler's blog post Ever wonder what will happen to your pets after the Rapture?
"I think it's great that atheist are able to profit off of theist stupidity. Think about it, Christians give 10% of their income to the church already with the idea that god will return their money seven fold. They aren't getting their…"
Jan 9, 2011
Jo Jerome commented on BacteriaWrangler's blog post Might I suggest a blindfold?
"While I certainly do not say that a woman who 'dresses slutty' in the wrong place at the wrong time was thusly at fault for the rape, there are places and times when it's simply not necessary or wise to do so. E.g.; It's wrong…"
Aug 23, 2010
Jim DePaulo commented on BacteriaWrangler's blog post BW's Heroes: Coolest Mad Scientist Ever
"Nicoli Tesla was among the greatest intellects in American history. When he died (in poverty) the government confiscated all of his papers (although he committed very little to paper). Comparing Tesla to Edison is no contest, Edison was a promoter,…"
Aug 16, 2010
Garrick McElroy replied to BacteriaWrangler's discussion Atheism vs. Agnosticism
"Well, it depends on whether you're using the ACTUAL definition for the word agnosticism (wherein you think it's impossible to know whether or not god exists) or what people have turned the word in to (you think that there's a god but…"
Aug 16, 2010
Joe Eversole commented on BacteriaWrangler's blog post BW's Heroes: Coolest Mad Scientist Ever
"Take that Edison...Tesla rules!"
Aug 13, 2010
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Belief and Political Correctness

Cross-posted from my blog.As far as I'm concerned, ideas are infinitely preferable to beliefs.People get hung up on beliefs. They take them personally. For example, I don't believe that God doesn't exist; the evidence suggests that God doesn't exist. If the evidence changes, I'll have to get a new idea. Obviously, not everyone uses this approach. That's fine, people should think and believe…See More
Aug 12, 2010
Phil replied to BacteriaWrangler's discussion Atheism vs. Agnosticism
"What we miss is that the important factor or reality is that believers acts upon their social constructs. Fred You've restated this a number of times and all I can get from it is that the faith-based act on what they believe and impact us all…"
Aug 11, 2010
Michael replied to BacteriaWrangler's discussion Atheism vs. Agnosticism
"I'm in the same boat as you. I don't outright reject the possibility of a higher power, but I won't accept it until there is some evidence. The religious texts and dogma I reject outright because there is enough evidence to show that…"
Aug 11, 2010
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Aug 10, 2010
BacteriaWrangler replied to BacteriaWrangler's discussion Atheism vs. Agnosticism
"Wow, you guys have had quite the discussion here. I appreciate both of your efforts, it's been an interesting read."
Aug 10, 2010
Phil replied to BacteriaWrangler's discussion Atheism vs. Agnosticism
"So your ten-year experience is that only about one in a hundred atheist posts are focused on the damage belief systems cause in society? The other ninety-nine percent are philosophical discussions, such as about the likelihood of god existing? This…"
Aug 8, 2010
Phil replied to BacteriaWrangler's discussion Atheism vs. Agnosticism
"I reread my post before your and I think there was a miscommunication. Okay, skeptic first, but that's not to say I'm not an atheist, one who doesn't take theistic delusions seriously. Phil So what on earth is going on. The gods are…"
Aug 8, 2010
Phil replied to BacteriaWrangler's discussion Atheism vs. Agnosticism
"So how can that "fact" not be important to us atheists? Are we blind to social constructs? Fred Of course we recognize that memes exist and cause far more problems than they solve. How is this not important to us? We humans have a…"
Aug 8, 2010
Phil replied to BacteriaWrangler's discussion Atheism vs. Agnosticism
"Welcome to the fight, comrade. Okay, skeptic first, but that's not to say I'm not an atheist, one who doesn't take theistic delusions seriously. You might say that being godless is a just a consequence of being a skeptic."
Aug 8, 2010
Phil replied to BacteriaWrangler's discussion Atheism vs. Agnosticism
"The following is from Wikipedia. A scientific (or empirical) skeptic is one who questions the reliability of certain kinds of claims by subjecting them to a systematic investigation.[6] The scientific method details the specific process by which…"
Aug 8, 2010
Phil replied to BacteriaWrangler's discussion Atheism vs. Agnosticism
"What you seem to be saying is that we're biological entities and that the musings of modern-day philosophers get us off track - unless I'm reading my own thought into it. A tip o' the hat to the Greek philosophers and medieval…"
Aug 8, 2010

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Belief and Political Correctness

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Cross-posted from my blog.



As far as I'm concerned, ideas are infinitely preferable to beliefs. People get hung up on beliefs. They take them personally. For example, I don't believe that God doesn't exist; the evidence suggests that God doesn't exist. If the evidence changes, I'll have to get a new idea. Obviously, not everyone uses this… Continue

BW's Heroes: Coolest Mad Scientist Ever

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 4:39pm 2 Comments

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This guy right here? He is the shit.



Nikola Tesla is my hero. When most people think about Mad Scientists, they are thinking of Tesla...only he actually existed, and was actually mad. Literally, there's evidence to support that he was obsessive-compulsive at least. He held conventions… Continue

Thoughts on Happiness

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

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As I may have mentioned before, I am an atheist. As such, I see life as a temporary thing. One of my main goals is to experience said life as thoroughly and as richly as possible, and to make it better for others to the best of my ability. As far as I'm concerned, we only get one shot at things. If you aren't happy, then you need to change things until you are.… Continue

Priorities, people!

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 5:11pm 2 Comments



Cross-posted from my blog.



If I need help, I do not stop and wonder if the person who is helping me believes in God. I do not concern myself with their personal life at all, really. They are helping me. I say 'Thank you'. So when I read about this, I was rather… Continue

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At 10:32am on August 4, 2010, Little Name Atheist said…

Wrangled any interesting bacteria lately?
At 4:34pm on March 27, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Amanda and welcome to this friendly meeting place
where we recognise that religion is a superstition and fraud with imaginary gods used to control people, and that it is tragic and inexcusable that women have been oppressed these last 2000 years.

Terry Meaden
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 260 discussion topics.
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At 2:56pm on March 26, 2010, Sigmund said…
Hi Amanda,
Weclome to Atheist Nexus! Good blog posts btw.
Sigmund (http://atheistprinciples.tripod.com)
At 12:05am on March 26, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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