The Pearlist Persuasion


The Pearlist Persuasion

Physical Evidence and Reasoned Logic (Pearl) supporter, or Pearlist. Some say, "brights", some say, "discredist", we say, "pearlist".

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Latest Activity: May 27, 2013

The Reasoning

The purpose of this group, and the term "Pearlist", is to address the inadequacy of the term atheist, which does little to describe the widely held disbliefs of so many of those who refer to themselves, as such.

We are not here to condemn any other alternatives. This group seeks, only, to premote the idea, of this new term, in order to eliminate confusion, on the subject, of what we as "atheist" believe and disbelieve.

Please, post your thoughts and comments, so that we might understand how this term is percieved.

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The Pearlist Persuasion

Started by Joshua Holloway. Last reply by Joshua Holloway Apr 8, 2010. 5 Replies

Whenever speaking, to religious people, on the topic of personal perspectives, I, often, find the term, atheist, to be, a bit, confusing, for many. It's not hard to see, why, they get hung up, on the…Continue

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Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on April 9, 2010 at 10:10pm
..strikes me as a Pearlist. btw, they're hiring PERL progrmrs in FL. I'm sure around the world.
Comment by Joshua Holloway on April 8, 2010 at 10:59am
Comment by World Walker on April 7, 2010 at 12:38pm
I think it is simpler to say I'm a cool atheist and demonstrate the cool factor. Then I've done all my atheist friends a favor.
Comment by Joshua Holloway on April 7, 2010 at 3:40am
That makes sense. I just think, it makes it easier, for people to understand, where your coming from, if there is a lable, that describes your way of thinking, whether or not you hold to that lable, in the strictest sense. As long as you can describe yourself, as something that people can relate to, their one step closer to understanding. There is, certainly, more to life, than physical evidence and reasoned logic, but if disscussing a matter of seriousness with some one, of a differing opinion, it is conducive to their understanding, of my perspective, to know that I'm a Pearlist.
Comment by Joshua Holloway on April 7, 2010 at 3:29am
Word! :)
Comment by World Walker on April 6, 2010 at 11:57am
I don't mind an effort to relabel anything, but I think it's destined to fail because the people who need a different label for the atheists are the other people. I'm not atheist Seth, I'm a collection of details, none of which define me well in isolation.
Comment by Tanya Higgins on April 6, 2010 at 11:38am
Thanks for the welcome. Interesting concept. *smiles*
Comment by Joshua Holloway on April 6, 2010 at 11:17am
Welcome World Walker!
Welcome Tanya!
Comment by Joshua Holloway on February 15, 2010 at 12:09pm
Understood. I think most free-thinkers, if I'm not mistaken, feel that way, but the switch would serve the purpose, of creating a clear and concise picture, in the minds, of others, what we are about. It is, simply, more accurate.
Comment by Francis Vincent Kelley on February 12, 2010 at 9:20pm
Welcome John

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