Ignostic Atheist?

I am an ignostic atheist and reject the proposition agnostics/agnostic atheists like to claim that agnosticism is the only logical position.   I see agnostic thinking often even by deep thinkers choosing to hold some foundations built on folk logic as STEVEN D. HALES calls it.   Steven D. Hales is the professor department of philosophy Bloomsburg University, here is an article on that: You Can Prove a Negative. It is a PRINCIPLE OF FOLK LOGIC that you can’t prove a negative. Skeptics and scientists routinely concede the point in debates about the possible existence of everything from Big Foot and Loch Ness to aliens and even God. In a recent television interview on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, for example, Skeptic publisher Michael Shermer admitted as much when Stephen Colbert pressed him on the point when discussing Weapons of Mass Destruction, the comedian adding that once it is admitted that scientists cannot prove the nonexistence of a thing, then belief in anything is possible. Even Richard Dawkins writes in The God Delusion that “you cannot prove God’s non-existence is accepted and trivial, if only in the sense that we can never absolutely prove the non-existence of anything.” There is one big problem with this. Among professional logicians, guess how many think that you can’t prove a negative? That’s right, zero. http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/07-12-05/   I see agnostic as a belief about the ability to have knowledge, it is in that way not following epistemology which is the philosophy of knowledge. Agnostic thinking is stating its own theological seminary of what it sees as abilities to grasp god knowledge. I address...

Faith is an Empty Box

Faith is an invalid method to know the reality qualities of the world. Thus, every theory proposed from or with faith is equally invalid and since all gods and religions require faith at some point in the belief ownership process as or in place of evidence and/or valid reasoning about reality. Therefore, they are all automatically invalid due to the limitation of faith not being able to produce things into...

Applying Axiological Thinking

Applying Axiological Thinking:   Dr. Hartman identified three dimensions of reality, which he called the Dimensions of Value. We value everything in one of these three ways or in a combination of these dimensions. The Dimensions of Value are systemic, extrinsic, and intrinsic. Ref   People: Intrinsic Mostly Intuitive thinking   Systems: systemic Mostly conceptual thinking   Tasks: extrinsic Mostly pragmatic thinking Axiological Valuation by Ecological Systems Theorizing I made this to help others understand how axiology can be applied as I see it. To learn more about Formal Axiology check out this link: https://www.academia.edu/4545325/Formal_Axiology_Another_Victim_in_Religions_War_on_Science Axiological Valuation of Goodness I made this to help others understand how axiology can be applied as I see it. To learn more about Formal Axiology check out this link: https://www.academia.edu/4545325/Formal_Axiology_Another_Victim_in_Religions_War_on_Science Axiological Atheism: Ethical/Value theory Reasoned and Moral argument driven atheism, anti-theism, anti-religionism, and secular humanism   As such axiological atheism’s ethically reasoned antitheism & antireligionism is constructive and pro-humanity. We who believe we are thinking rational, leading to opposition or hate of religion may that be limited to the nonfactual or oppressive ideology and not the people. Beyond just not being something lets be something, rational thinking should challenge myths but also prove our love for humanity and care for all living beings. In most cases, Axiological atheism would assert the traditional concept of “Atheism” answers only a single question: Is there a creator god or not? That is an important question, but if your answer is “no”, it is only a starting point and not a way of life.   You may have reached that viewpoint based on your respect for logic, evidence, science,and...

Archie John Bahm: “Axiologist Humanist”

Archie John Bahm (21 August 1907 – 12 March 1996) was an American philosopher and professor of philosophy at the University of New Mexico.   Archie was one of the signers of the first Humanist Manifesto and in 1933 he contributed to The New Humanist, listing 10 items that “a person should”: 1. Be creedless; that is, be intelligent enough to make adaptations without dependence upon some formula. 2. Be self-reliant; that is, be not dependent upon supernatural agency for intellectual support or moral guidance. 3. Be critical; that is, question assumptions and seek certitude scientifically. 4. Be tolerant; that is, be open-minded and hold conclusions tentatively. 5. Be active; that is, live today and grow by exercising his capacities. 6. Be efficient; that is, accomplish the most with the least effort. 7. Be versatile; that is, vary his interests to attain a variety of interesting thoughts. 8. Be cooperative; that is, find some of his satisfactions in social activities. 9. Be appreciative; that is, make the present enjoyable by his attitude. 10. Be idealistic; that is, create and live by ideals which he finds inspiring.   *Humanist Manifesto is the title of three manifestos laying out a Humanist worldview. They are the original Humanist Manifesto (1933, often referred to as Humanist Manifesto I), the Humanist Manifesto II (1973), and Humanism and Its Aspirations (2003, a.k.a. Humanist Manifesto III). The Manifesto originally arose from religious Humanism, though secular Humanists also signed. The central theme of all three manifestos is the elaboration of a philosophy and value system which does not necessarily include belief in any personal deity or “higher...

Blasphemy Laws are Abusive Religious Fascism

Blasphemy laws are abusive religious fascism:   Fascism (in general use) expresses extreme right-wing/religious right, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice; political factions characterized by their strong support of socially conservative religious policies to force some aspect of the religious belief or values. Then you only have to pair “fascism” with the religious system committing a fascism violation such as: “Christian: Christofascism,” “Islamic: Islamofascism,” “Jewish: Judeofascist,” “Hindu: Hindufascism,” “Buddhist: Buddhofascism,”...