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Being an atheist only defines what you don't believe..

Started this discussion. Last reply by John W. Ratcliff Mar 20, 2012. 20 Replies

So, being an atheist defines fairly well what you don't believe.  I get that.  But, what do you call what you *do* believe?Another question.  Why do atheists care what people believe in the privacy…Continue

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Why do atheists care what theists believe?

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 3:04pm 16 Comments

Every time certain atheist spokesmen get themselves reved up for a rant they almost immediately begin by making fun of how stupid is to believe in religious ideas.

Is this a productive approach?  Doesn't this amount to shooting fish in a barrel?  How does it help the 'cause' of freedom *from* religion?

Don't we still have freedom *of* religion in this country?  Don't people have a legal right to be stupid or believe in stupid things?  How does it hurt or affect…


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At 10:51am on April 17, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

A very belated welcome aboard! =)  Hope this finds you well - great to see another St. Louis rep here!! I live in South City myself.

At 10:55pm on March 19, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

I agree with you that communications skills are important. I recently posted a discussion along those lines, well more psychological, but got little traction.

At 6:04pm on March 19, 2012, Steph S. said…

Enjoyed your blog. Thanks!

At 5:56pm on March 19, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!
Thanks for joining my group! Welcome to Geek & Nerd Haven.

At 4:04pm on March 19, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, John! Glad you could join us. :D It's great the way you jumped right in!

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also want to look at Geek and Nerd Haven and Pantheism-Naturalistic Spirituality. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 3:44pm on March 19, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello John 
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense helped by science leads to freethinking wisdom as you know.
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 666 discussion topics and 3333 members.



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