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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-16-09 07:36 AM
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69. Of course atheism is a belief system.
Edited on Mon Mar-16-09 07:38 AM by TexasObserver
But, unlike those of the religious, it relies on the known and logic, not fairy tales from ancient texts.

The reason Christian terminology is used is simple: most of those with whom such discussions are had are Christians. When one discusses the world of gods and demons, one does so in the language and paradigm constructed by the religious person with whom one is speaking. It is therefore normal for atheists to use such language when talking with the religious in America.

Three major religions rely on the same ancient text - the Old Testament - in their mythology: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. It is therefore quite logical that we would use Christian or Old Testament imagery and labels to talk about such nonsense.
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