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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-11-09 09:18 PM
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76. Okay...
Atheists believe there is no God. That is a belief. I think that people get it mixed up with the religious understanding of the word believe.

Not believing one way or the other is agnosticism, in other words, believing that there is no way to know for sure. An absence of belief is in and of itself a belief. People think if you "believe" you're religious in some slang, which I guess is where this comes from. I don't think atheism is a religion, if that's your fear. Though I'm beginning to think more and more it is the way some behave on this board.

What is it about the statement that atheists believe there is no God which must undermine atheism? I don't understand the zealous and irrational defense of it otherwise.
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