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Atheism and Agnosticism
Atheism and Agnosticism
"Throughout history, there have been people who believed in gods- and people who did not. Misconceptions abound about those who disbelieve in supernatural beings. Let's examine some of them."
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What is the difference between an atheist and an agnostic?
The atheist does not believe in God, the agnostic isn't sure if he believes in God.
The atheist does not believe in gods; the agnostic believes that we do not or cannot know if God exists.
There is no real difference.
Atheists are against all religion; agnostics are accepting of religion.
Atheism is a religion.
Now, let's look at some practical consequences of the philosophies of atheism and agnosticism. Studies have shown that atheists tend to be less moral than religious people.
An acceptable part of atheism, for most atheists, is belittling and ridiculing religion, especially Christianity.
Studies have shown that people with higher IQs are less likely to be religious.
Do atheists usually become atheists because they hate God?
Atheists are by necessity nihilists; they do not believe in God, thus they cannot believe that life has purpose or meaning.
Many studies have shown that atheists are more likely to be clinically depressed than people of strong religious faith.
Most members of the US National Academy of Sciences are atheists.
Charles Darwin, although claiming to be an atheist during his life, recanted on his deathbed and accepted religion.
Adolf Hitler was an atheist.
Which American president, in an interview with the press, stated, "No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God"?
George W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
Who stated, "I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it."?
Who said, in response to a question on his religious beliefs, "I find enough mystery in mathematics to satisfy my spiritual needs."?
Steven Jay Gould
In the United States, what organization bars atheists from joining?
All of these
Future Farmers of America
Boy Scouts of America
Campfire Boys and Girls
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Compiled Aug 28 12