John Secular Smith's Blog – September 2009 Archive (3)

A position statement (updated from 25Sep09 to 29Sep09)

1) I am an agnostic atheist. Generally speaking, I find the definition of "god" to change depending on what theist I talk to, so I can therefore not say that all definitions of a god do not exist. I, however, know that Abrahamic religions are false, as they have a definable deity and belief structure which are shown to be false through history and science.



2) I prescribe to… Continue

Added by John Secular Smith on September 29, 2009 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

It isn't about atheists versus theists

I've been pondering this for a couple of weeks now, and I think I've come to a conclusion. The current "cultural conflict" between atheists and the religious has little to anything to do with belief in any gods. It has to do with what the "New Atheists" believe and what the relgious don't believe.



This isn't a battle between theists and atheists. This is a battle between naturalism and supernaturalism. This is a battle between rationalism and irrationalism. This is a battle between… Continue

Added by John Secular Smith on September 23, 2009 at 6:30pm — 14 Comments

Matt Dillahunty's Lepruchan story

Stolen in its entirety from the Atheist Experience Blog.



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NOTE: HUGE DISCLAIMER - the 'Agnostic' in this story represents a particular type of intellectual agnostic that makes assertions about the unknown and unknowable (and sends me countless e-mails) - this doesn't represent EVERY type of agnostic or everyone who uses the label. Many of us have used or currently use the… Continue

Added by John Secular Smith on September 9, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

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