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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-17-10 02:12 AM
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80. What other groups are defined by what they aren't, rather than by what they are?
The very word "atheist" displays the bias of the theist against the non-believer.

Atheists are the only group of people that I can think of who are defined by what they aren't. Are Christians called "a-Muslims?" Are those who don't collect stamps called aphilatelics? More important, is their very essence defined by the fact that they don't collect stamps? Does not collecting stamps in and of itself display a belief in stamp collecting?

The self-aggrandizing hubris of the theist leads him to believe that everything in the world must be defined by that thing's relationship to his imaginary diety. So, if you're not a theist, why, then you must be an a-theist.

So, not only are atheists defined by what they aren't, that definition is attached to them by theists. It is not a term that the non-believers get to choose for themselves.

BTW - for those who say that "atheism is a religion" - doesn't that mean, then, that theism is also a religion?
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