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I'm on here because I'm a product of years of Catholic religious bantering and I'm now I'm in a flux in a sense due to years of knowing mostly the Christian views but my logic was always there questioning. I would like to find some answers or opinions ideas etc. to some questions on here and learn of others views to many of life's questions...

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At 9:05pm on May 18, 2014, Joseph P said…

Sounds like default atheism ... aka agnostic atheism, soft atheism, or whatever.

Atheism is just the lack of belief in a god.  There is of course the subset of atheists who hold the positive belief that no gods exist, but that's a small percentage.  The general stance is, "I see no reason to believe that your invisible friend exists.  Please provide me with a reason to take the concept seriously."

Of course the proposition is also context-dependent.  To the global question of the existence of some being out there somewhere, which someone somewhere might consider a god ... I dunno.  I see no reason to believe in any such thing, but I don't actively believe that nothing of the sort exists.  I just don't hold a belief that anything of the sort does exist, and thus I'm an atheist.

You get the idea, right?  There's a difference between rejecting a proposition as unsupported and accepting the negative position, that the proposition is actually demonstrated to be false.

Anyway, when it comes to pretty much any specific god-concept with which I've been presented, beyond the most vague deistic concepts, I actively believe that those gods do not exist.  I have yet to see a god-concept that doesn't collapse under a mass of logical contradiction and falsehood.

At 3:26pm on May 5, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

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At 11:18pm on May 4, 2014, Joseph P said…

Err, you mean you're now an atheist?  ^.^  You might want to clear up that particular typo, in your profile.

What sort of questions did you have?  I'm always up for a game of 20 Questions, myself.  I work third-shift tech support, so I often have a good bit of downtime.


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