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GUEST,Musket curious BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism (333* d) RE: BS: Reflections on Religion and Atheism 20 Jul 13

There is only one definition of atheist, so stop claiming the philosophy of many who used their lack of superstition ad being flavours of atheism. If they had wrinkled scrotums and the Pope had a shiny sack, would you differentiate on this bollocks rather than verbal versions?

Atheism is a term meaning the antithesis of theism. Ok. I'll accept that. However, an antithesis is a non event, no more than yin and yang, a balance. No more. Theism is assertive. Atheism is just a term to mean the opposite. It is also a snearing term of contempt used to point people out.

If you went up to a teenager in the street or a bloke walking his dog and asked him what kind of atheist they were, you'd get a blank look. Not believing in fantasy, not using a published moral compass, not trusting those who try to command respect. .. it doesn't make you a flavour of anything. It either means you have never had to think about religion or you have thought about religion. Either way, you have come out of it well adjusted, rational and without hang ups.

The purile interest in such people can only be through a deep sense of envy. Not feeling guilty. Not balancing actions against a medieval philosophy. Not wondering what the Sunday thought police would think.

Sorry, but I fail to see how Jerk the Sea Cadet fails to understand that lack of superstition can be any more than that. He manages to insult people with faith every bit as much as I must be. The difference bring he doesn't realise it.

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