Wednesday, November 18, 2015

If atheism is defined as a lack of beliefs about God...

...then observation tells me most self-described atheists can't even get atheism right.

3 comments:

Legion of Logic said...

Widespread atheist tactic is to claim that atheism has no assertions, no required stances...a simple lack of belief, is atheism. That's all fine and good, but their lack of belief is not what motivates them to spend so much time and effort attacking belief in God. They focus on their "lack of belief" only so they never have to defend their own beliefs.

Mike said...

Some have argued in another comm box that atheism means only that they don't believe in God and therefore they need not deploy any argument whatever. This is fine, but then they will neither shut up nor go away, so one may question their commitment to quietism. Besides, it is an argument for indifference (a.k.a. "sloth") and is not really atheism (no-God) so much as it is adoxy (no-belief).

"The Passing of the Age of Reason"

Crude said...

Some have argued in another comm box that atheism means only that they don't believe in God and therefore they need not deploy any argument whatever.

God's omnipotent. Ask them if they're likewise quietists about claims about God's guidance in (among other things) evolution. If they 'hold no beliefs' about evolution being directed.

You'll see that quietist schtick evaporate in a hurry.