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Started this discussion. Last reply by matthew greenberg Jan 31, 2012. 25 Replies

This may have already been talked about among the Atheist Nexus forums, however I was unable to find a posting. Do any of you believe in ghosts? If so, how do you rationalize that with believers?…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brittany A. Cox Apr 12, 2010. 22 Replies

I don't know if you guys have seen this or not, but it is hilarious. You can post your favorites, or your ideas on it if you'd like. I just wanted to share. EDIT: SOME of them are quite funny.…Continue

Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ha7237 Mar 4, 2013. 113 Replies

Being an atheist doesn't mean you worship "satan" or kill babies. So why does the word that merely means a lack in belief in an, in my opinion absurd, God make people cringe as it does?  Continue

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ha7237 replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"Hello, Brittany. Honestly, I believe this can be explained as a bias. Does socalist have to a negative connation? No. However, to many Americans, it does. This is true, I believe, with atheist. When you believe that all of morality, the world,…"
Mar 4, 2013
Madhukar Kulkarni replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"Atheists do not believe that Satan exists."
Mar 4, 2013
Madhukar Kulkarni replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
" It is really surprising that anyone on this forum can think so. It would be good if he can define religion and show how atheism can be a religion."
Mar 4, 2013
bobh replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"no.atheism is not a religion in that it has no belief in the supernatural. "
Mar 2, 2013
Steph S. replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"I agree with what you are saying Ethan."
Mar 1, 2013
Steph S. liked Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
Feb 28, 2013
Earther replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"It is war over resources."
Feb 28, 2013
Tom Reeves replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"If you equate religion to simply a worldview or philosophical belief, then yes, atheism could possibly be defined as a religion. However, I think most define religion as a group of people who worship the same supernatural deity or deities. That…"
Feb 28, 2013
Greg replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"That's along the lines of what I was going to say. If there's no price to be paid for doing so, most people will take the path of least resistance. It's hard standing up and saying the emperor has no clothes. Somebody might threaten…"
Feb 28, 2013
gabriel nunez replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"Well said. I believe a third possibility may be "I know there is no magic or God, but pretending there is is really beneficial to me so I will continue to play along.""
Feb 28, 2013
Timmie replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"Here's a joke:  What did the brown hamster say to the white hamster?  You're not from around here, are you? Atheist gets the negative connotation because it is the diametric opposite of the belief systems of the majority.…"
Feb 28, 2013
Shillamus replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"Objection: Atheism is also a religion"
Feb 27, 2013
Karl replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"This is really a very good question.  I've noticed, for some reason religious people have more of an aversion to Atheists than any other "religious" (Yes, I know calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color)…"
Feb 27, 2013
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"imho again. it's the 'freedom' of thought thing that scares the assholes the most. . . irony being the land of the free n all. peace"
Feb 23, 2013
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Brittany A. Cox's discussion Why does "atheist" have such a negative connotation?
"indeed. seems to be a clik'd light switch from mind'control put in place by Koch bros. and the like imho"
Feb 23, 2013
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At 12:09am on September 25, 2010, Joseph P said…
Hmm, so why aren't you ever at the Triangle Atheist meet-ups? Get away from some of those fundies out in the sticks.
At 2:42am on March 16, 2010, Gliktch said…
RE: "face five": Oh, most definitely :D kersplatsmoosh!

Btw... when you say you have to 'deal with' theists... is that mafia lingo? ;)
At 1:38pm on March 15, 2010, Gliktch said…
A belated welcome, and by the way that first photo is great :D I would be trying to hug the camera-holder *grin*
At 4:07am on March 10, 2010, Sigmund said…
Hey, good for you for thinking clearly amid all the bullshit. Never forget that there are lots of us out there, whether active or apathetic
Sigmund
At 4:44pm on January 19, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello and a friendly welcome to Brittany A. Cox.
We are pleased to meet you here among the sensible, rational people of this world.

This is the great Nexus meeting place with its thousands of bright people like you who recognise religion for the superstition and brainwashing fraud that it is---
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At 10:56pm on January 18, 2010, Emekan A'dem said…
Whoa, y'all (Campbell) came over to my uni (Univ. of Richmond) for an Ethics Bowl like a month ago. I NEVER expected atheists to be over there.

Welcome to the Nexus.
At 8:08pm on January 18, 2010, John Secular Smith said…
A gay atheist at a Christian college in North Carolina? Wow. *hugs* Hang in there.
At 8:07pm on January 18, 2010, John Secular Smith said…
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