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I see a lot of misunderstandings and errors about atheism and atheists all over the net. People don't understand what atheism is, what the definition of atheism is, or the difference between atheism and agnosticism. People claim that atheism is a religion, that it requires faith, that it's a form of denial, that there are no real atheists, and that there are no atheists in foxholes. This introduction to atheism answers most of the most common questions and mistakes about atheism.

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April 26, 2009 at 4:13 pm
(1) Ron says:

I believe that something caused the universe. This much and no more. Is there a name for this belief?

April 26, 2009 at 10:36 pm
(2) Seth351 says:

Yeah, Something-Caused-the-Universe-ism.

April 26, 2009 at 11:15 pm
(3) Ron says:

Is this how new religions get started? This could be a gold mine. I can see it now……

April 27, 2009 at 1:07 pm
(4) Seth351 says:

You’re going to need a symbol.

April 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm
(5) Ned B. says:

Ron,

Sounds like kind of a minimalist deism. Not sure what its symbol should be.

April 22, 2012 at 1:51 am
(6) Jenn says:

Austin

I read your article on how you believe God cannot be Omnipotent. I do not have a degree nor am I a scholar or even a religeous person (although I do love Jesus Christ with every ounce of my being and believe He is God.) However, i would challenge you in your thought of the impossibility of God being omnipotent by asking you this: You said God can not be omnipotent because He can not do everything. I agree with your statement God cannot do everything. The Bible even states God cannot lie. (Hebrew 6:18) God cannot betray Himself therefore since God is all good God cannot do bad. God cannot contradict Himself. Thus i agree with that arguement. However, in stating God cannot do everything does not in definition explain omnipotent. To be omnipotent means in definition (and even you stated at the beginning of your arguement) “To be all powerful” powerful in definition means to be full and gave all strength. All mighty. NOT all doing. Power is a state of being. Being able to do everything is a state of action. A noun verses an adjective. Therefore God can be omnipotent by being all powerful (mighty in strength).

April 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm
(7) Jockaira says:

How about a zero…it’s pretty hard to be more minimal than that.

April 28, 2012 at 3:14 pm
(8) Grandpa In The East says:

Jenn,

Power is a state of being? Where did you acquire such a rediculous idea? Power is the act of doing. Nothing more, nothing less. Energy is the ability, the potential for doing. A state of being is like a chunk of coal. When it is burned it gives off heat (energy) That energy (heat from the coal) can be transformed into electricity (another form of energy which can be conducted to a destination many miles away. It is connected to your kitchen stove if that stove is electric. Turn a switch and that energy becomes the power to cook your din din.

Power heat, produces electricity for your stove which then has the power to cook supper.

The Duke Power Company saw the light and changed their name to Duke Energy, years ago.

Now if god had all the power there would be non left to run the universe.

Now, to address your post in a different way. The bible, or whoever wrote it, says God cannot tell a lie. Well, he could sure do it through Moses, and steal, too. Not to mention all the killing he did through his creatures. Abraham was good at lying too. Paul, the Apostle was in favor of it according to the Holy Bible.

The bible also says God created Evil. Was that a good thing to do?

I would like to ask you why you came to this Website. What did you hope to accomplish, here?

Grandpa

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