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From: srragland12/21/21 5:39 PM 
To: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (21 of 109) 
 14717.21 in reply to 14717.17 

Every agnostic is an atheist.

That's right John, because an atheist is a person who does not believe in God of gods.

 
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From: but you may call me (FLIPPERWALDT) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/21/21 5:49 PM 
To: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (22 of 109) 
 14717.22 in reply to 14717.2 

It's why I call myself an agnostic atheist in my profile. Perhaps unbeliever would be better but I belong very much on the atheist end of the scale of agnosticism.

 

 
From: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member Icon12/21/21 5:53 PM 
To: srragland  (23 of 109) 
 14717.23 in reply to 14717.21 

I can make my own arguments. You just couldn't resist using this one to make another bald assertion.

 
 
 
 
JD

I would rather live a hard reality than a happy fantasy.

 

 
From: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member Icon12/21/21 5:57 PM 
To: but you may call me (FLIPPERWALDT) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (24 of 109) 
 14717.24 in reply to 14717.22 

but you may call me (FLIPPERWALDT) said...

It's why I call myself an agnostic atheist in my profile. Perhaps unbeliever would be better but I belong very much on the atheist end of the scale of agnosticism.

I can think of at least a thousand things to call myself an agnostic about. So what's the point?

Atheism is not a degree of agnosticism. They are completely different things. Answers to completely different questions. There is no such scale.

  • Edited December 21, 2021 5:58 pm  by  JohnDoe947
 

 
From: but you may call me (FLIPPERWALDT) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/21/21 6:00 PM 
To: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (25 of 109) 
 14717.25 in reply to 14717.24 

Try telling that to someone who claims they have a relationship with their personal god. Some people live with absolute certainty, I do not and am happy being a shade of grey.

 

 
From: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member Icon12/21/21 6:15 PM 
To: but you may call me (FLIPPERWALDT) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (26 of 109) 
 14717.26 in reply to 14717.25 

but you may call me (FLIPPERWALDT) said...

Try telling that to someone who claims they have a relationship with their personal god.

Tell them what?

The only thing I would tell that person is that their supposed relationship is with themself. Kind of an onanism.

but you may call me (FLIPPERWALDT) said...

Some people live with absolute certainty, I do not and am happy being a shade of grey.

I'm not absolutely certain there is no god.

So do you or do you not believe in a god? Don't try to tell me you just don't know.

 
 
 
 
JD

I would rather live a hard reality than a happy fantasy.

 

 
From: but you may call me (FLIPPERWALDT) DelphiPlus Member Icon12/21/21 6:19 PM 
To: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (27 of 109) 
 14717.27 in reply to 14717.26 

No, I don't think there's enough evidence to believe in a god.

Other people's experience may differ.

 

 
From: srragland12/21/21 6:21 PM 
To: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member Icon  (28 of 109) 
 14717.28 in reply to 14717.23 

What's bald about it? 

An atheist is a person who does not believe in a God of gods. An agnostic does not believe in a God or gods, so an agnostic is a kind of atheist.... Most atheists on the forum where I recently came from call themselves agnostic atheists because they don't say they know that God does not exist, although they don't believe that God exists because they don't think there is any evidence.

 

 
From: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member Icon12/21/21 6:45 PM 
To: but you may call me (FLIPPERWALDT) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (29 of 109) 
 14717.29 in reply to 14717.27 

but you may call me (FLIPPERWALDT) said...

No, I don't think there's enough evidence to believe in a god.

Then you're an atheist. No need for qualifiers.

I know exactly what you know about gods. So what?

 
 
 
 
JD

I would rather live a hard reality than a happy fantasy.

 

 
From: JohnDoe947 DelphiPlus Member Icon12/21/21 6:50 PM 
To: srragland  (30 of 109) 
 14717.30 in reply to 14717.28 

srragland said...

What's bald about it? 

I was 100% sure when I wrote that that you wouldn't have the first clue what I was talking about.

I was 100% right about that. Do try to figure it out.

Here's a hint. An atheist doesn't believe in any god. FULL STOP! No atheist would use your bald faced assertion as a qualifier.

 
 
 
 
JD

I would rather live a hard reality than a happy fantasy.

 

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