Talk:Atheist

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If you wanna use this go right ahead.[edit]

Atheists believe in exactly one less god than the majority of Christians.

CЯacke® 23:22, 12 June 2007 (CDT)
Depends on how you view the Trinity...got you there, buddy.DocSock 23:23, 12 June 2007 (CDT)
Three persons, One God. When Christians get to Heaven they don't "see" Father, Son and HolaGhost...Ephesians says of JC, "In Him the fullness of the godhead dwells".
~~ CЯacke® 23:35, 12 June 2007 (CDT)

Atheists don't care how many fewer gods they "believe" in. They just don't. humanbe in 23:40, 12 June 2007 (CDT)

Why is this not a redirect?[edit]

Why is this not a redirect to atheism anymore? 24.36.227.74 19:47, 13 August 2008 (EDT)

I was pondering the exact same thing when I saw it on the stub list. A list of famous or noteworthy people who profess atheism is probably a separate article. If no one else can think of a better thing for this article to be, I'll turn it into a redirect, I'm getting used to making those. Armondikov 03:02, 4 September 2008 (EDT)
Make it so. tmtoulouse vex 03:10, 4 September 2008 (EDT)
I reverted the redirect before I noticed this talk. But I don't see why this should stay deleted. It does contain a link to atheism. Could possibly move this to funspace? weaseLOIdWeaselly.jpg~ 18:54, 11 September 2008 (EDT)
I see no problem with this stub, although I think the link to atheism should be more prominent. There should a handful of "see also"s as well? ħumanUser talk:Human 19:21, 11 September 2008 (EDT)

Stealing (and eating) crackers[edit]

I think I just got the joke. This is about PZ Myers & the eucharist biscuit, right? (+ The student who stole one). Should this line maybe contain a link to the Myers blog? (Or just internal link to eucharist?) The whole thing is only 'current' at the moment because CP has dredged the story up as "news" a month or two down the line, but to anyone who doesn't know the story, this line doesn't really mean much. weaseLOIdWeaselly.jpg~ 05:09, 12 September 2008 (EDT)

It should have both links, yes. The EL and the IL. Thanks for noticing. ħumanUser talk:Human 05:18, 12 September 2008 (EDT)
Euchabickie? Yeakabickie? Jesusbickie? Weetabix!!!! Jes' playin'... ħumanUser talk:Human 05:19, 12 September 2008 (EDT)
Puke a eucharist. I put the IL to eucharist in. Not sure whether or where to put the EL in too (as a footnote?). It's already linked on the eucharist page. weaseLOIdWeaselly.jpg~ 05:25, 12 September 2008 (EDT)

Dogmatic and Critical atheism[edit]

A dogmatic atheist holds that God does not exist a priori because the concept of a simultaneously all-knowing and all powerful God is a self-contradiction (God would know all his own future actions and thus would be powerless to act differently from them). A critical atheist holds the default position that God does not exist, as well as the Easter Bunny does not exist, and the Tooth Fairy does not exist, unless evidence comes in to demonstrate that they do. Francine 23:44, 2 October 2008 (EDT)

An atheist does not capitalize the names of superstitious people's gods. Gods, plural. Who is this "all-knowing and all powerful" "God" you speak of, which we hold does not exist? ħumanUser talk:Human 23:47, 2 October 2008 (EDT)

Hugh Laurie on WIkipedia[edit]

He's an agnostic? What gives? 67.243.5.234 21:07, 10 February 2009 (EST)

What about it? WėąṣėḷőįďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 08:32, 11 February 2009 (EST)
The theist/atheist and agnostic/non-agnostic axis are orthogonal to each other (I.e, agnostic is not the middle option between theist and atheist). So let me ask in case you know, does it tell if he is atheist? --Kitsune Inari (talk) 12:44, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

The UK Police and atheists[edit]

The police (according to The Sunday Times 31 October 2010) have been issued with guidelines on how to deal with 'various religions' The entry on atheism apparently states 'Atheists do not have churches. They do not use prayers. They have no particular dietary requirements apart from personal preferences.' 82.44.143.26 (talk) 18:12, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Nice. ħumanUser talk:Human 03:58, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

FSM[edit]

Do FSMists count as atheists? — Unsigned, by: Marcos1997 / talk / contribs

Er... if they truly believe it, I guess not. Blue Talk 18:54, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

What if they believe it sarcastically? They practice the rituals, they pray, the celebrate the holidays, they dress like pirates, but all in the name of a modernized Russell's teapot? — Unsigned, by: Marcos1997 / talk / contribs

Then they would be atheists technically.--Mr. Bojangles (talk) 20:02, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Why?--BobSpring is sprung! 21:59, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

This is unrelated, but are most atheists commies, liberals, libertarians, conservatives, or fascists? — Unsigned, by: 24.62.109.225 / talk / contribs

They are probably human beings.--BobSpring is sprung! 21:59, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
All I did was ask a question.--Yuppie (talk) 15:31, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Appropriate place for this?[edit]

Atheists and agnostics more about religion. -- Seth Peck (talk) 20:05, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

What shall we do with this?[edit]

Moved to RationalWiki:Duplicate articles#Atheism and Atheist.