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Old 06-25-2009, 12:30 AM
nkirby nkirby is offline
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Default Re: Fingerprints of God (Robert Wright & Barbara Hagerty)

Although this position is not unheard of, I think it's a little pedantic. Surely there is a substantive difference between an atheist's position/opinion/belief about a god and your belief about the color of my hair or the existence of a trumpeter named Rocky from Ann Harbor who has memorized every one of your posts here? Sure, there are some categorical differences (namely, your a priori assessment of the probability of various answers). But I think this move to co-opt everybody who won't commit to a religion and who consistently, unapologetically state their lack knowledge about the existence of a god into what some would call a movement of "atheism" is simply a form of philosophical Manifest Destiny.

[edited: what was "apologetically" is now "unapologetically," a nice Freudian typo.]

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