[ExI] Atheism again

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 05:01:31 UTC 2020

That would be agnosticism. Of course I have no issue with agnostics.
Strictly speaking, I am one: I don't *know* that God/afterlife exist,
I just hope so and try to find supporting clues in science and

I call a "militant atheist" someone who totally, blindly,
passionately, and intolerantly affirms that there's no God/afterlife.
So what is an atheist? Someone halfwar between agnosticism and
militant atheism?

On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 6:08 PM Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On 22/04/2020 15:15, Giulio Prisco wrote:
> > The religion of atheism claims to have the important fact, established
> > without doubt, that an omnipotent omniscient being who created the
> > universe doesn't exist
> Ah, that religion. Maybe it does exist, but if so, it's not called
> atheism. Antitheism, maybe?
> When I say 'atheism' I mean the lack of belief in gods, not what you
> said above. I'm sure you're not one of the people, mentioned in my
> earlier post, that doesn't understand the difference between an absence
> of evidence and evidence of absence.
> This is what happens when someone takes a word and makes it mean
> something different to what other people understand by it. Confusion,
> misunderstanding, arguments.
> Your 'atheism' is a totally different thing to mine.
> --
> Ben Zaiboc
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