[ExI] Prisoner of bad philosophy: Carl Sagan couldn’t allow himself to hope
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 23:20:28 UTC 2018
Ben wrote: That's not the correct definition of an atheist. Atheism isn't
about knowledge of gods, it's about belief in gods. Specifically, a lack of
belief in them. Which is a different thing to /knowing/ they don't exist.
I am on several sections of Quora and find it fascinating. All levels of
intelligence and education there. It has been amazing to me the number of
people who ask how atheists can have any kind of morality outside of
religion, and even assuming that we don't! We sadly need religion taught
in schools, despite the biases and evils that can occur.
On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 3:57 PM, Ben Zaiboc <ben at zaiboc.net> wrote:
> From https://turingchurch.net/prisoner-of-bad-philosophy-carl-
> "... an atheist (one who knows that God doesn’t exist)"
> That's not the correct definition of an atheist. Atheism isn't about
> knowledge of gods, it's about belief in gods. Specifically, a lack of
> belief in them. Which is a different thing to /knowing/ they don't exist.
> Ben Zaiboc
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