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← Response to My Fellow 'Atheists'

Nazgul's Avatar Jump to comment 84 by Nazgul

The way I look at it is like this: The hyphen or space was taken out of the word Athiest, I don't know when, but as far as the english language is concerned, it does not mean A - Thiest... without-God any longer. It has a new meaning now: rational thought. Not unlike the scarlet "A" means from this web site. If everyone could agree on one label, I think it would have more power. All this "Secular", "Humanist", "Agnostic" etc, is confusing. Yes, the unlearned person thinks Athiests believe in nothing, but as time passes, and more are educated, that will change. I understand Sam's argument, but an all-encompassing label, I think, is a positive one.

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 21:03:00 UTC | #73604