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Weak vs. Strong Atheism

Started this discussion. Last reply by leveni Oct 16, 2012. 10 Replies

In presenting on my ideas on atheism in other forums, I've been told that I'm ignoring the distinction between Weak and Strong atheism. This is a distinction which I had not previously encountered in…Continue

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leveni replied to K. Foster's discussion Weak vs. Strong Atheism
"Weak vs Strong atheism might also depend on the God. Ask a Christian if he believes in the Monkey God Hanuman, most probably that Christian will be a strong atheist in regards to Hanuman. But ask that same Christian if he believes in Allah,…"
Oct 16, 2012
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to K. Foster's discussion Weak vs. Strong Atheism
"weak agnostrong.. no time to bs w/talk of ghosts.. and furthermore.. the 'vs. thing is (sorry my gay friends) gay! ; )peace! to hell with the religions just don't let em' drag u down to their level"
Oct 15, 2012
Michael R replied to K. Foster's discussion Weak vs. Strong Atheism
"My definition of strong atheism is: a greater than 50% likelihood that god does not exist.My heart supports strong atheism, but my head says: OK, prove it. Prove, based on evidence/logic of the cosmos, or evidence/logic of scripture, that god is…"
Oct 15, 2012
The Flying Atheist replied to K. Foster's discussion Weak vs. Strong Atheism
"It seems the only difference between milestones six and seven is that milestone six retains the notion of keeping an open mind, as any good scientist or skeptic should do.  However, as Sentient points out, "Just as i know the sun will rise…"
Oct 15, 2012
K. Foster replied to K. Foster's discussion Weak vs. Strong Atheism
"This is, more or less, how the issue was originally presented to me. I really appreciate the reference.It seems to me that Dr. Dawkins has confused the epistemic claim and the metaphysical claim. There is the binary claim of atheism (it's…"
Oct 15, 2012
Daniel W replied to K. Foster's discussion Weak vs. Strong Atheism
"Me too. Although maybe 7.  Just as i know the sun will rise in the morning and set in the evening.  A lifetime of evidence builds up.  7 might be hubris, but I'm close"
Oct 15, 2012
Steph S. replied to K. Foster's discussion Weak vs. Strong Atheism
"Thanks Sentient - then I am strong atheist."
Oct 15, 2012
Steph S. replied to K. Foster's discussion Weak vs. Strong Atheism
"I like the Dawkins formula Gila. I have his books. I suppose I'm a 6.9 too then."
Oct 15, 2012
Gila Guerilla replied to K. Foster's discussion Weak vs. Strong Atheism
"I don't think this is what you'd call an academic source, but see:- Dawkins' formulation. (from his book "The God Delusion"):- Dawkins posits that "the existence of God is a scientific hypothesis like any other."…"
Oct 14, 2012
Daniel W replied to K. Foster's discussion Weak vs. Strong Atheism
"I could be criticized for this, but here's the wikipedia take: Positive atheism (also called strong atheism and hard atheism) is the form of atheism that asserts that…"
Oct 14, 2012
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Weak vs. Strong Atheism

In presenting on my ideas on atheism in other forums, I've been told that I'm ignoring the distinction between Weak and Strong atheism. This is a distinction which I had not previously encountered in my studies. I would like to examine this distinction more for a presentation I'm giving supporting strong atheism, but I am unaware of many sources that discuss it directly. I am looking into Anthony Flew and his work, but apart from that I am lost.As such, I am seeking help from the community. Do…See More
Oct 14, 2012
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"Welcome, K! Glad you could join us. :D Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Atheism and the Law, Justice for All, Philosophy (we have lots of…"
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At 5:32pm on October 8, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi to K. Foster

Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as a clear thinker.

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3600 members.

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At 11:12am on October 8, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, K! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also like Atheism and the Law, Justice for AllPhilosophy (we have lots of philosophy groups),Atheist Defense Network, Atheist Activism and Winning Arguments!

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At 5:27am on October 8, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

 
 
 

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