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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...
So an interest in atheism could mean an interest in people who have atheist/naturalistic worldviews?
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).

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.
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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