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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 30 2007,08:30   

Quote (skeptic @ Mar. 29 2007,23:37)
It is a matter of faith the same as a belief in no God.

That's just retarded.  Do you also consider lack of belief in Santa Claus a matter of faith?  Your absurd position would require us to label as 'faith' any lack of belief in anything which had not been conclusively demonstrated  to be nonexistent.

I don't believe the moon has a rich, creamy caramel center not because I have 'faith' in my position, but because I've seen absolutely no evidence to support it being true, and because there are other, very well-supported theories of what the moon is made of.  It's concievable that the moon really is that delicious, but labeling me as having 'faith' in my position (which is not even a true position but just acceptance of the null hypothesis of the proposition "the moon has a caramel center") simply because I assume it is not so, is just stupid.

"Atheism is a faith" is a bogus rhetorical device which does more to reveal the benighted intellects of the credulous, superstitious twits who use it, than it does to illuminate what atheism is actually about.

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