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← Response to My Fellow 'Atheists'

glownz's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by glownz

I think its impossible to avoid groupings. People work together as groups, thats how humans survive. Perhaps you meant avoid labeling. I think Sam Harris is wrong on the use of the word Atheist. It is not the Atheeists job to defend our position. We know what we stand for and what we don't stand for. But if the word Atheist makes people feel uncomfortable, feel free to change it to something else but whatever "label" you come up with will not endear you to anyone criticising atheisim now. Its not the word Atheist that people dislike or "misunderstand" its what we stand for, ie We see no evidence for a supernatural being. You can change the term but you can't change what we stand for and that in the end is what others dislike or disagree with

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 12:20:00 UTC | #73451