Re: [humanism-174] Atheism as an "interest"?

From: Mark T.
Sent on: Saturday, September 26, 2009 2:59 AM
Group members have gone back & forth about this before- many prefer the strict definition of "one who does not believe in god(s)", but to me, atheism clearly implies a?completely naturalistic worldview...
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So an interest in atheism could mean an interest in people who have atheist/naturalistic worldviews?
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Atheism (in the broader sense) also means having an?interest in those big, tough?questions, which?science cannot yet answer fully (whereas the theist chalks them up to God).

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On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 9:46 AM, Ginger <[address removed]> wrote:
I had someone ask me why I listed "atheism" as an interest on a social networking site.
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He said he considers himself an atheist but he doesn't consider it "an interest". How to expand on this?

My first thoughts is that I am interested in the philosophy/inquiry into religion. I am interested in sep of church and state, and I am interested in atheism in society and politics. Any other thoughts?




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