All Blog Posts Tagged 'definition' (6)

What atheism SHOULD mean

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“A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.” ~José Bergamín
Many people mistakenly believe that dictionary definitions tell us what words mean. But it’s the other way around. We, by our actual usage of words, tell dictionary lexicographers how to define words. English is a fluid… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on July 17, 2011 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

I am dissapointed in you

This is a past post from my blog which is inteded for atheist and theist alike, so don't take it personally if it doesn't apply to you, it's only meant to give an example of my writing and get some followers if possible. Other post are available and vary from informative to rants to arguments on facebook with my brother the preacher. So here is one I hope you like:

Religion is the process in which believing in something blindly is expected because someone said you should…

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Added by Luis Wilson on November 16, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Passive and Active Atheism

PASSIVE AND ACTIVE ATHEISM



Atheism is often defined as "the absence of god-beliefs". This

definition is useful in debate, because it does not assume any burden of…

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Added by John B Hodges on August 29, 2010 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Corliss Lamont's Definition of Humanism

August 24, 1997. Corliss Lamont's definition of Humanism.


Recently I sent in my dues to join the American Humanist Association. They sent me a "welcome packet" including the Humanist Manifestos I and II, and a book, THE PHILOSOPY OF HUMANISM, by Corliss Lamont. First published in 1949, considered a classic. (Copyright currently held by Half-Moon Foundation, Inc; all rights reserved.)


There is a lot in that book, but I thought I would…
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Added by John B Hodges on July 10, 2010 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Saying Atheism is sort of like Asexuality

I always hate it when some non-atheist tries to define and explain what atheism means. They say things like, "Atheism means that you know there is no god. You can't be that certain." Or they say "Atheism means you are against theism and/or you hate god and religious people. I'm' thinking of trying this response out:



Many people think the term atheist by itself conveys a lot of hostility and presupposes unjustified certainty. To help you understand why that is not correct, consider… Continue

Added by Russ on January 16, 2010 at 2:22pm — 6 Comments

Wikipedias List of "Fictional" Deities



Wikipedias Entry for: List of "Fictional" Deities



As if there were any deities other than fictional.… Continue

Added by TJMorgan on November 18, 2008 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

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