How many of you feel that the label "atheist" is insufficient as a term. I rather like "skeptic" or "rationalist". Any other suggestions, and feel free to expand on the problem of labelling in…Continue
How many atheists out there consider themselves to be cultural Christians practically speaking? For example, I don't believe in any of that shit, but I love all the traditional Christmas customs and…Continue
"I am an athiest since the word applies to the subject of god. I'm also a skeptic and disagree that a skeptic simply doubts and has no answers. Because I am a rationalist I'm inevitably skeptical about things that just don't seem…"
"The term "Agnostic" really bothers me more. It simply means "that you cannot prove or disprove god and/or religion" therefore if you are "Athiest" you are ALSO "Agnostic". One does not follow the other. I feel…"
"I think our lack of popularity is something we are simply going to have to live w for now and while it is a bit of s chicken and the egg dilemma that any amount of relabeling isn't going to be it much,help.
People who are mentaly retarded are…"
"I think skeptic is probably a better term, because I would say I was a skeptic first and foremost and that is what lead me to be an atheist. An atheist isn't so much who I am but what stance I have on a particular topic.
That having been…"
"I believe you are trying to do what the Reformation did for religion. Divide a group into smaller, differentiated groups. Some people are of the opinion that diversity is an advantage to the diverse group(s). Others think that diversity breeds…"
"after some thought I realized that this is a bit of an idealistic (and possibly simplistic) view on the subject, in the world as it is today being out and direct about non-belief is often not such a wise idea, so I guess I am left with more…"
"Generally speaking I don't really care what label people give me in that regard ( atheist seems to be the most blunt and honest though, strictly regarding my lack of belief anyways), I guess that skeptic works as well, but that's another…"
"Being labeled as an atheist doesn't bother me, I've called myself a skeptic to a few theists but they usually want me to elaborate so they can attempt to challenge my doubts. Often these conversations come at the…"
"EDIT: I must rephrase. Not insufficient as a term, but rather as a label for a group of people. To expand on my viewpoint as well, I would like to state that "atheist" really tells you very little about somebody's…"
How many of you feel that the label "atheist" is insufficient as a term. I rather like "skeptic" or "rationalist". Any other suggestions, and feel free to expand on the problem of labelling in general.
"Here, here! Excellent opening statements, and I completely agree, except on how you say your parents were not strict. My mom is a faithful Christian but I was never threatened with hellfire or told not to question, though it probably had…"
"I'm actually an Atheist for Jesus, like Dawkins. I think Jesus should be appropriated as a cultural icon and a culture hero, without the supernatural beliefs. To me, he was a socialist and a revolutionary, I like his social justice…"
Yep it's real hard on kids when they see their friends reaping the bounty of toys, video games and gadgets.
I really don't know what kids are supposed to understand about this nation or Christmas through this commercial…"
Ta da! Hey Terry, I am living in CBS. Not a lot of open atheists in this province. I don't draw any attention to myself over it - I don't need to convert anyone, much like you, I just enjoy my time with the people I love, regardless of their state of mind. I work at MUN, Faculty of Medicine, multimedia specialist.
"Now I know why I always get dirty looks when I dance. I've been using the length of the World's Smallest Bible as a measuring guide. There's not much room for the Holy Spirit, especially when I'm excited.
"Angela, we had our torrential rain and thunderstorm last night here in northern Illinois. Lots of heavy rain and gusty winds. Pretty intense. My lights flickered a few times. I thought I was going to lose power but luckily…"
"I reported the order-of-comments problem to Brother Richard right away, and he fixed it.
Glad to hear you’re giving up smoking Ian. Your Mum’s health problem is especially scary to me. I had a similar problem within a few months of…"
One of the many religions that I had once belonged to was Wicca. It seems to me a lot of Wiccans but not all as well as some members of other Neo-Pagan groups seek the uncritical and unconditional acceptance from Christians and folk of other religions for their beliefs. This is understandable in its own way but I think you'd be wasting your time with the fundamentalists adherents of any non-neopagan religion. They don't want to accept or agree with anyone else's religious beliefs other than…See More