posted on Dec, 26 2011 @ 04:45 PM
Originally posted by secretagentwomyn
So, what do you call someone who doesn't believe in a old grey bearded guy in the sky, but thinks intelligent life on other planets is quite
plausible, Finds religion absolutely a mechanism of control, but finds spirituality innately human so stays open to ways to achieve oneness with the
universe. One that thinks A God or Gods could be possible but highly doubts one's existence and theorizes it may have been E.T. ?? Always thinking
outside the box and approaches each theory with open mind and heart as to allow human nature of ingenuity to stay alive. Let's start there and you
let me know if I fit in your narrow categories.
I call that agnostic atheist
Being an atheist has nothing to do with your views on other things..simply on deitys as defined by theology and the dictionary
You can believe in elves, fairy godmothers, santa, etc...but if you have no real belief in a deity..then you are an atheist
If you think the deities of past times may have been aliens or some ancient race of humans...you are an atheist..
You can be a spiritualist and be agnostic atheist..hell, I am to an extent (I got some ghost stories for ya
What the popular perception of an atheist is, is that we have a strict set of beliefs in all things..basically if its not already being taught in
science class, it does not exist..This is not the case. Its simply a stance on deities..do you believe in a magical universe creation, or a science
Frankly, the more spiritualists that call themselves atheist, the better..it may get people confused enough to actually challenge their spoon fed
perceptions and investigate what atheism truely is.
Now, last note. People whom are atheist quite often came to their conclusions based on some healthy skepticism..this in turn often gets pushed onto
other areas (ghosts, aliens, etc)..but thats just a mindset trait and not what atheists must do as a rule.