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Is it possible to not believe in god and not be an atheist?????

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posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 08:14 PM
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Atheism is not a movement, it's simply a term that describes someone who does not believe in, or denies, the existence of Gods.

So if you fall under that category you are an atheist, whether you like it or not.

You can't just disassociate yourself away from a term, because you don't like the consequences. That's like people who say they hate 'Paki's', but they're not racialist (yes there are people who say that).

Agnostic is someone who is on the fence, so to speak.

Live with the consequences of the choices you make.




posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:22 PM
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I am sorry to be so late.

The girlfriend had to have her tetris fix. She plays that game for hours. I guess I cannot complain, I am on ATs for hours


I would like to make some replies to some previous posts but you are not on right now. I will reply in a bit. Time to go read some topics.

Sorry to be off topic on my own thread. I feel I need to explain my absence. I do not like being labeled a troll



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:41 PM
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Originally posted by liejunkie01

I want to break away from the atheist movement.......Start my own chapter
Just kidding, I do not wish to start anything, just a good discussion.


What Atheist movement?



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by GoldenObserver
It's what I like to call MEism. I don't believe in God, but I am not an atheist, I just believe that any strength or power nessecarry for any situation is found within myself, because in the end, all you'll ever have is you.


Atheism - - simply means lack of believe in a deity.

That is all it means.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:45 PM
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I was trying to refer to how people think that all atheist are exactly the same....... Like a cult or something....Like some of the threads on ATS about atheism.

That was more of a dumb funny (I thought anyways) comment......



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by liejunkie01
reply to post by Annee
 


I was trying to refer to how people think that all atheist are exactly the same....... Like a cult or something....Like some of the threads on ATS about atheism.


Who do?

Do you think Christians are all the same?

Anyway ATS is not the whole world man. If you don't want to be associated with other atheists then don't talk about it. Become good at something else you can focus on, and just leave religion where you should as an atheist, at the bottom of your list of giving a damn. If people want to believe in God it should have no effect on your desire to believe there isn't one. People will never all agree on anything, it's what makes us Human. If we all could learn that, maybe we would be a bit more tolerant of each others desires and beliefs?


edit on 9/1/2011 by ANOK because: typo



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by liejunkie01
reply to post by Annee
 


I was trying to refer to how people think that all atheist are exactly the same....... Like a cult or something....Like some of the threads on ATS about atheism.

That was more of a dumb funny (I thought anyways) comment......


People can think what ever they want - - doesn't make them right (or wrong)

Theist
A-theist

Its not a label - - its a description.

One believes in a deity
One does not.

Its that simple.

Any embellishment beyond that - - - is just embellishment.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:58 PM
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Originally posted by ANOK
Atheism is not a movement, it's simply a term that describes someone who does not believe in, or denies, the existence of Gods.

So if you fall under that category you are an atheist, whether you like it or not.

You can't just disassociate yourself away from a term, because you don't like the consequences. That's like people who say they hate 'Paki's', but they're not racialist (yes there are people who say that).

Agnostic is someone who is on the fence, so to speak.

Live with the consequences of the choices you make.


Sorry Anok I see that you are online.

Like I said above................I feel that people(whatever religion relatively speaking, not everybody) put atheists in one "bad" your going to hell look. The tone seems to me as if we (me) are all a little nutty
and in the same basket?
You know what I mean? I do not share the same views as most(some, whatever) here on ATS.

A little personal disclosure here: I would like to think that my tone towards other peoples views changes for the better......Sometimes(more than I like to admit) it slips and I stray from "politeness." When I was younger I debated with some friends all the time while drinking......We would get all ticked off....Anyways I am rambling on.

Sometimes I think that being born on christmas has something to do with my views

edit on 1-9-2011 by liejunkie01 because: christmas



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 09:05 AM
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Originally posted by liejunkie01
reply to post by spyder550
 





If your associates have a problem with an atheist you need to seek out a better and more interesting group.


It is not really like that. He just kind of said it as he was walking away. He did'nt lecture me or anything. I don't think he thinks any less of me,,,,,But who knows , he might.

Besides I really like my job and the people I work with...........
edit on 1-9-2011 by liejunkie01 because: s[pe;;ing


I was at a checkout once and the price was 6.66 the clerk asked me if I wanted to buy something else to change the total -- I thought she was kidding -- I said "no problem I'm an atheist" The look on her face was priceless - I really believe that I was the first person in her life had ever confessed this to her -- she was literally dumbfounded (of course I live in N. GA. things are very churchy here) I felt like satan hmself!!! If you travel to other countries you will find that it is not really an issue, unless you go to certain muslim countries, there it is just like the fundamentalists in the US -- If the new crop of politicians get there way I will probably have to be wearing an arm band that Has a big red A on it.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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I know what you mean, you don't want to be the one following the sheep.



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