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1. something believed; an opinion or conviction: a belief that the earth is flat.
2. confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous proof: a statement unworthy of belief.
3. confidence; faith; trust: a child's belief in his parents.
4. a religious tenet or tenets; religious creed or faith: the Christian belief.
Originally posted by scientist
I'd like for you to expand on that. I understand there may be a majority of people that claim to be atheist, but they are really anti-christian... however stating that atheism grew out of an opposition to christianity is just innaccurate.
If anything, satanism grew from antagonism towards christians.
Likewise, you may accept the statement "Only what can be measured is valid/true" as a belief too. You conviniently left that out of the reply
it seems the original poster is more upset by people who have a preconceived notions influencing their judgement rather than people who don't believe everything they hear.
It's not a matter of scale. It's a matter of what you can and can't know. The ant, with technology or time or something like that, could perceive 100% of the field. Existence, consciousness...you're reliant on what you can see and hear to many an analysis. You can't know AT ALL about the nature of this reality (like I said, brain in a vat, aka the matrix), your consciousness, and so on.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
Yep. The ant perceives 1% of the field and professes to know what is true or not true.
lets hear your view on this statement:
"Only what can be measured is valid/true" is a belief.
Originally posted by MajorMalfunction
Atheism is a response to RELIGION.
[edit on 17-9-2007 by MajorMalfunction]
Originally posted by Lexion
First, where did you get the quote from ?
Second, why ask me and only me ?