Sunday, August 16, 2009

Definiton of Atheist

In order to understand the purpose of this blog, we first need to understand the group we are mainly targeting. This is the group that identify themselves as atheists. Atheist is defined as one who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or power.

One of the biggest misunderstanding about this group is whether or not people holding no beliefs about the spiritual are considered atheists (ex. babies, undecided, agnostics). The answer is no. The reason atheists are trying to push this definition is because if they believe nothing, there is no need to back up their beliefs. You can't disprove something that doesn't exist, can you? Therefore, here is a revised definition:

Atheist (n): One who holds a belief that there is no god or supreme power.

I encourage you to, if you are debating an atheist, make this point very clear. This will cause them to have to back up their claims with some actual proof of one side rather than obscure points.

3 comments:

  1. Well I don't believe in God.

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  2. Jacob,

    By saying you don't believe in God, you in fact admit that you believe there God doesn't exist. Non-belief is a belief.

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    1. Non belief is a belief, eh? So turning off the tv is just watching another channel?

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