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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:02 AM
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Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 10:02 AM by MellowDem
Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true.

"I believe there are no gods" is a belief.

Even agnosticism is a belief. "I believe there is not enough evidence one way or the other to know".

Course, there are some many different definitions and variations of atheism and agnosticism that it sometimes can be confusing.

I don't really understand with the insistence of many to say that atheism is not a belief. Maybe they think it hurts their argument and makes it similar to religion? I think a lot of it is that the word "belief" is heavily connotated with religion, so to associate it with something like atheism seems wrong maybe?
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