, I forgot to suggest you reading his philosophical essay "Ascetic" (if you haven't already).
You can read it here: — Alkis Piskas
"a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods"
BECAUSE, there is no evidence. — universeness
those who refuse to believe without evidence. — boagie
An atheist is unconvinced there is a god. They don't find any of the arguments made on behalf of theism to be convincing. A hard atheist might make a positive claim and say there is no god. While I think this claim is accurate, I personally don't make claims about knowledge I don't believe I have. — Tom Storm
I just stopped believing the Christian story, and once I had a little bit of distance, it became obvious that the holy book is just a collection of stories. — Vera Mont
The book is often understood as allegorical. Certainly that's what I was taught in the Baptist tradition here in Australia. — Tom Storm
The problem with an allegorical interpretation is that it can mean anything given a clever enough interpretation. — Art48
When all concerned know ahead of time it is a futile exercise and an utter waste of time. — boagie
My atheism has slightly different foundations - I don't argue there is no evidence. There's plenty of evidence (personal experience, the existence of the universe, consciousness, scripture, etc) it's just that this evidence is incomplete and or unconvincing (to most atheists) and can be readily argued against. — Tom Storm
The faithful can't agree on anything and they all think they have god's word sorted. — Tom Storm
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