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DCM in FL Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 10:09 AM
"so long as they treat that belief as a belief" A belief is no good unless it's more than just a belief. Besides, I don't see many atheists/Humanists treatings their beliefs as just beliefs.
Dean197 Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 11:02 AM
That something is usually rational skepticism and/or humanism, in the West. Atheists have beliefs, but that doesn't make atheism a belief.
DCM in FL Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 10:18 AM
That's a big problem with atheism right there: it pretends to be a *lack* of belief, but it's not. What it doesn't believe in has to be replaced by something, and that something *is* a belief.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 10:16 AM
That's because treating atheism as a belief is like treating not collecting comic books as a hobby or not playing football as a sport. Beliefs don't have to be more than just beliefs to be good. Our beliefs about our favorite sports teams are a good example. It inspires passion, but sometimes that passion can be misguided and I've seen that happen with apologetics.
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