Atheism is Not a Religion, Ideology, Belief System, Philosophy

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Brass, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Brass

    Brass

    Many Christians seem to believe that atheism is a religion, but no one with an accurate understanding of both concepts would make such a mistake. Atheism lacks every one of the characteristics of religion. At most, atheism doesn’t explicitly exclude most of them, but the same can be said for almost anything. Thus, it’s not possible to call atheism a religion. It can be part of a religion, but it can’t be a religion by itself. They are completely different categories: atheism is the absence of one particular belief while religion is a complex web of traditions and beliefs.

    Read on, as the article pokes holes through nine different myths perpetrated by theists about atheism :

    http://atheism.about.com/od/atheism...eligion_Ideology_Belief_System_Philosophy.htm
     
  2. jem

    jem

    An atheist states there is no God.

    Agnostics have no faith, they are reserving judgment on whether there is a Creator.

    It takes faith to say there is no God.

    Note, lately some atheists are trying to redefine atheism to be agnosticism.

    Which then mucks this all up. Because why would we need an definition for agnostics.
     
  3. (from our previous argument)

    You're an idiot...

    By the definitions of ideology, atheism fits in quite well into the category of ideology.

    It's not a political ideology like fascism or communism although, all communists were atheists by definition.

    Trying to deny that atheism has an ideological root is just wrong although, I do get why atheists would want to do that. Have to distance themselves from socialism...

    By definition I'm also an atheist but I hold no socialist ideology and I see nothing wrong with people practicing their religion...!!! Yet the commie atheists do see something wrong with people practicing Christianity yet they remain silent about Islam...! :confused:
     
  4. Brass

    Brass

    And there it is. Religious ideologues trying to bring everyone else down to their level, because it is the only level they understand.
     
  5. Brass

    Brass

    Yeah, sure you are.

    If you were an atheist you would know that atheism is the absence of ideology. What you are is a theist and a liar. And here at ET, the two go hand in hand.
     
  6. Anti-religion as is practiced by some azzholes qualifies as religion for all intents and purposes.
     
  7. Makes you wonder how far up their heads are up their a$$es to give a pass to islam eh?
     
  8. I swear, you Atheists spin in circles trying to convince the world of what you're not. Anyone trying that hard is covering some shit. Saying that atheism is the absence of a particular belief still doesn't answer the question of what is an atheist, or a group of atheists? You have an idealogy, so what's the big deal? You guys are so hung up on not believeing anything you can't even believe in yourselves, or your own ideas.
     
  9. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    + 666
     
  10. Brass

    Brass

    Read the link, and have your questions magically answered:

    http://atheism.about.com/od/atheism...eligion_Ideology_Belief_System_Philosophy.htm

    The fact is that it is the theists who are working overtime trying to paint atheists in the only manner they know how: with an ideological brush. It is the only tool in their toolbox, and it's not all that sharp.

    Click on the link yet? I didn't think so.
     
    #10     Apr 20, 2012