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← Who wants to go through life defining themselves as a 'non-believer'?

Saganic Rites's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by Saganic Rites

Yet another exponent of 'I'm-an-atheist-buttery' who just doesn't get it. If I've read it correctly then he's a very confused individual indeed.

But if lots of non-believers choose not to tick “No Religion”, I won’t be surprised. Why? Because people generally don’t like to define themselves negatively, by what they aren’t rather than by what they are. “No Religion” – it’s sounds so passive, almost identity-effacing, like “No Comment” or “No Opinion”.

So is he seriously suggesting that non-believers randomly pick a religion to put their mark against rather than select 'no religion'? And in what sense does 'No Religion' equate to 'No Comment' or 'No Opinion'?; I've always seen atheism as a definite opinion and most certainly not the 'Not Sure' that this fool seems to think it means.

You can take the fool out of religion but you'll never take religion out of the fool!

Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:28:28 UTC | #607350