And so the semantics dance begin. And apparently nonsense on parade.
reply to post by Daniem
If atheism is a religion, then theists would have no reason to criticise atheism being taught in schools as part of religious
That makes sense to you?
Atheism isn't a religion because theists would have a problem with it if it was taught as a part of a religious
education? A great number of theists have a problem with other theists. Yet, you would call them all religions. There is fallacy in this here
statement, more than one most likely.
Since you seem to not quite get it yet, let me try to explain:
The difference between "believing there is no God", and "not believing there is a God, is that the first is a belief, the second is a lack of that
Ad hom? I am Jack's complete lack of suprise. But, diving right in, the only difference in those two sentences is the location of the negatory word.
Rather like saying, " I see no tree." and "I cannot see a tree.", it means the same thing.
If you, Watcher-InThe-Shadows, do not believe in unicorns, by your reasoning that is a religion.
No, actually, it isn't. Small suggestion, you might want to take the time to pay attention just long enough to notice what my reasoning is, just so
you can actually know what it is you're talking about. I did, after all, give at least a small explaination though you apparently missed it. Oh, and
lookie here, you added the tired old likening of spiritual ideas to unicorns, how very original. Not to mention there is a possibility of a creature
existing on some other planet that we would call a unicorn. Or have you already catalogued and visited all the planets in the universe? If so, where
was I when that became possible?
I dont get why people cant understand this. Maybe it is because these people are so caught up in their own religious beliefs that they cannot
imagine any person living without religion of some sort.
Or, perhaps your not understanding. Intentionally so I would wager from the amount of baseless outright falsehoods you have
pretended as fact about me already. Tis no religion I follow friend, not that I expect a stranger that has already decided to try and tell me so much
about what I am to notice that.
Oh, and woe-ways poor misunderstood you.
You should check out the definition of religion.
Allow me to post it for you, seeing as to how despite your beliefs I am not the one needing of it:
re⋅li⋅gion /rɪˈlɪdʒən/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ri-lij-uhn]
1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or
agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist
3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
4. the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
5. the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.
6. something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience: to make a religion of fighting prejudice.
7. religions, Archaic. religious rites.
8. Archaic. strict faithfulness; devotion: a religion to one's vow.
—Idiom9. get religion, Informal. a. to acquire a deep conviction of the validity of religious beliefs and practices.
b. to resolve to mend one's errant ways: The company got religion and stopped making dangerous products.
The same thing as religion? They meet and discuss..
The SAME thing as religion???
prayer, churces, scripture, leaders, belief in supernatural, Afterlife, Lifestyle restrictions (dress, diet, marriage), Blasphemy etc..
Actually, incorrect. I refer you above. I know this is were you will pick the number that best suits your arguments and ignore the rest, but ah well,
nature of the beast.