Epistemological Atheism

Epistemological atheism: highlights a branch of philosophy that deals with determining what is and what is not true, and why we believe or disbelieve what we or others do. On one hand, this is begging the question of having the ability to measure “truth” – as though there is an “external” something that one measures against. Epistemology is the analysis of the nature of knowledge, how we know, what we can and cannot know, and how we can know that there are things we know we cannot know. In other words, it is the academic term associated with study of how we conclude that certain things are true. From this atheist orientation, there is no, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, any “external” something so there can be no god-concept. Many debates between atheist and theists revolve around fundamental issues which people don’t recognize or never get around to discussing. Many of these are epistemological in nature: in disagreeing about whether it’s reasonable to believe in the existence of a god something, to believe in miracles, to accept revelation and scriptures as authoritative, and so forth, atheists and theists are ultimately disagreeing about basic epistemological principles. Without understanding this and understanding the various epistemological positions, people will just end up talking past each other. it’s common for Epistemological atheism to differ in what they consider to be appropriate criteria for truth and, therefore, the proper criteria for a reasonable disbelief. Atheists demand proof and evidence for other worldviews, yet there is no proof and evidence that atheism is true. Also, despite the abundant evidence for Christianity...

Philosophical Atheism

Philosophical atheism:  uses philosophy to justify non-belief. Philosophical atheists have not shared a common set of atheism no god or gods exist views, philosophical convictions can often set them off from other groups of atheism thinkers. There are different kinds of philosophical atheists as well as  many philosophical justifications for atheism. Many rationalist atheists feel that the idea of a god something as presented by the major religions is essentially self-contradictory, and that it is logically impossible that such a god something could exist. Others are atheists through skepticism, because they see no evidence that a god something exists. Of course, some people are atheists without having any particular logical argument to back up their atheism. For some, it is simply the most comfortable, common sense position to take. Philosophical atheism is different addressing one of agnosticism’s biggest objections the limit to knowledge a god something exists or agnosticism’s believed impossibility to prove the nonexistence of something. There are many counterexamples to prove the nonexistence of something. For example, it is quite simple to prove that there does not exist a prime number larger than all other prime numbers. Of course, this deals with well-defined objects obeying well-defined rules. Whether a god somethings or universes are similarly well-defined is a matter for debate. However, assuming for the moment that the existence of a god something is not provably impossible, there are still subtle reasons for assuming the nonexistence of a god something. If we assume that something does not exist, it is always possible to show that this assumption is invalid by finding a single counterexample. If on the...

Angry Atheist?

We all do a lot supporting each other in the cause of a reality devoid of god superstitions. I was once told I was an angry atheist. In said I am not really an “angry” atheist but I am a firebrand atheist, so I am outspoken with passion. My motto is always try to attack thinking not people. I believe in people. I just don’t believe in gods or religions. I want to make a positive difference in the world with my atheism. Firebrand atheism, is people standing up against the lie of god and the indoctrination of lies that is religion. We ignite excitement, action and change in the cause of reality. By challenging, exposing or insulting the inaccuracies and flawed reasoning, found in faith, gods, and other outdated untrue beliefs or methods. Like all reason-motivated atheism, firebrand atheists fight for freedom from the mental enslavement found in religious dogmatic-propaganda. The rejection of gods is feared by many, but nature itself lacks any and all claimed magic. Because of the lack of magic in nature means that atheism is not only advisable, it literally should be embraced by all sound thinkers. Religious people don’t have truth, magic as we know is not real. So, they most often have a forced indoctrinated Belief, accepting the belief uncritically due to hereditary religion. I too was forced indoctrinated was accepting belief uncritically due to hereditary religion. I am now free of such chains. I am an atheist, antitheist and antireligionist and that is against all gods and religion as well as against all pseudoscience, pseudohistory and...

Are All Religions That Existed Before Christianity From the Devil?

One of my family members told me that he thought all of the different religions that existed before Christianity were born of the devil and that he thought it was Satan anticipate the growth of the Christian religion that would bloom in the future. I’m curious as to what you would have to say on the matter.” – Questioner   My responce, I would be interested to know how do they know that there is “no corruption” or error in the bible or all the clear contradictions the bible has with itself that make it look quite man made. Just look at the crazy ages listed in the early bible. Or the claimed very involved magic wielding god at the beginning then as time goes on in the stories of magic for less with education until education trumped religions then is when religion stopped wanting all facts available and then and there became conspiracy theories of reality. Uninformed and ignorant to say things are just born of the devil, we have archaeological information proving the bible lied and misled the real history. I would first debunk their notions of the devil using the bible then use both the bible and http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/magazine/ to show them even informed christians have real questions and diferent informed thinking on many issues standard indoctrinated thinking. We can see archaeologically when religious behaviors and see how they evolved demonstrating how manmade they really are.   Devil, Satan, Lucifer, and the Serpent? Guess What They are Not the Same. http://damienmarieathope.com/2016/02/08/devil-satan-lucifer-and-the-   Archaeology Disproves the Bible http://damienmarieathope.com/2015/11/24/archaeology-disproves-the-bible   Debunking Jesus? http://damienmarieathope.com/2016/01/09/debunking-jesus/   Christianity Believers: Consider This http://damienmarieathope.com/2016/10/17/christianity-believers-consider-this/...

Ontological Atheism

Ontological atheism: ontological atheism asserts Ontological theism arguments aim too high. Just like logical calculus cannot ascertain a specific basic proposition is correct, existential calculus should not be able to conclude that some specific being exists. Logical calculus can show that if a bachelor exists then a man exists (since a bachelor is, specifically, a man), and existential calculus might be able to show that if certain things exist then a god something exists. But ontological arguments try to prove that something (god) exists without committing to the existence of any specific thing. They can therefore be roughly divided into several types:- (a) ones that assume that a god something exists from the get-go, but disguise it in some way; (b) ones that make an error in existential calculus, so are not sound; (c) ones that are correct but trivial, e.g. showing that the sum of all things exists in some sense. rethinks if one agrees that the existence of a god something has indeed been proven, you still really don’t know much about that god other than that it is infinite and perfect. These characteristics seem to be quite dangerous in light of the characteristics of a god something that have been posited by many organized religions. They posit someone who cares for us and who would simultaneously damn us to eternity in hell for our failure to believe in him thus we cannot and should not believe in a god something. Using rationality, one cannot conceive of a god something with infinite perfection, with anthropomorphic qualities (i.e. human motivation, characteristics, or behavior) or an infinite god holding...