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Misconceptions about atheism.

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by Gunhaver, May 31, 2012.


  1. Gunhaver

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    Sam Harris addresses some of the misconceptions that have popped up here multiple times.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLIKAyzeIw4&feature=relmfu"]Sam Harris - Misconceptions About Atheism - YouTube[/ame]
     

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    It's ironic, that while complaining about atheists being stereotyped, he is stereotyping non-atheists like crazy.

    Thanks for making that point.
     

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    Atheist seemed to be more interested in Christianity than most Christians.
     
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    He simply explains the limitations of faith, I don't see him complaining at all.
     
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    That would sure be his take on it, I'll bet. Hence, the problem.
     
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    Geez guys, it's not always about you.

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    It is in that video.
     
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    Making good points= complaining.
     
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    Again.

    My perception = good.

    Your perception = bad.

    Until you get that problem, we're spinning tires. But, it's okay. That seems to be the SOP. :supergrin:
     
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    What points in the video did you disagree with or find inaccurate?
     
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    Well, for one, the stereotypes he portrays when he tells us what Christians and Muslims think. He certainly misses the mark with my beleifs as a Christian.

    Think how mad you get when people stereotype atheists.

    (I know you think they are wrong, but also think this guy is right.)

    Again, for the last time. Hence, the problem.
     
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    Religion prohibits the "what-ifs" and the capacity to consider the unheard of.
     
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    Second problem. Staying on topic without going off on weird religion bashing rants. :supergrin:

    Oh, well. Carry on. See you guys, later. :supergrin:
     
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    It's a point he made about the limitless possibilities of atheism, sorry if you missed the point.
     
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    Standard procedure of the atheists in this forum.
    Going off on different tangents, twisting people's words and context, answering questions with questions, diversionary tactics, etc. I've observed it here for years.
    The evidence is documented. Just pick a thread.
    As I've mentioned many times... I have atheist friends and know others. None of them have any issues with believers, they have more important things on their minds.
     
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    The math clearly supports our position better.

    I grow tired of your accusations.

    What are you getting at?

    The real issue here is your intolerance of others.

    :tongueout: :wavey:
     
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    a) Does he say that *all* theists make the claims he is talking about? No, he does not.
    b) Are the claims he is talking about made by various people who believe? Yes, they are.

    Where's the stereotyping again?
     
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    What if the "what-ifs" and unheard of is called God?
     
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    A good point. And one that bears repeating that there are many denominations of atheism out there so while a particular stereotype may fit one group of atheists, it most likely will not fit all.
     
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    Exactly. Can't we make the same criticism of atheism as we get of Christianity, i.e., there are so many variations of non-belief that it is impossible to be sure which one is right?