posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 02:54 PM
Originally posted by Chewingonmushrooms
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Would it be ok to assume judging on rep that spiritual atheists are in the small majority?
I don't think it's safe to assume ANYTHING about atheists - other than we don't believe in this "god" character. After that, any assumptions are
just pure guesses. Atheists have ONE thing in common. They don't believe in God. That's it.
Maybe many "self-proclaimed" atheists do not know the true meaning (yourself not included of course).
I would guess that the self-proclaimed atheists do know the definition. It's everyone else who THINKS they know that spread these ideas.
What surprises me is that I ask my sister if she believes in God, she says "no". I ask if she considers herself an atheist and she looks at me
strangely and says "NO". Same with my friends.
They don't know the meaning. And when I tell them, they say, "I guess I'm an atheist,
Also would you agree with my original statement that Atheists do not believe in life (or consciousness for a better term) after death in any
I believe that we go on after our bodies die. So, no, I wouldn't agree.
Where do the Atheists that consider themselves spiritual fall on that scale and what would be their belief (not unified I know, just speaking in
I consider myself an agnostic spiritual atheist.
Remember: Gnosis means KNOWLEDGE and Theism means BELIEF.
I'm agnostic (Without KNOWLEDGE)
Spiritual (I believe in a spiritual realm or "world")
Atheist (Without BELIEF in a deity)
So, I don't KNOW, but I BELIEVE that there isn't a God, but I do BELIEVE in a spiritual realm.
Hope that helps with the understanding of what an atheist is.
And if I were in the military and my uncle died back home, I would want someone to talk it over with and help me deal with my feelings.