Discussion in 'The Christian Answers Section' started by ChristianInspiration, May 31, 2017.
Eh, atheism isn't a belief in 'nothing'.
Wouldn't that be nihilism?
It's a believe that everything is meaningless, essentially. So I interpret it as "nothing" How you define it beyond that becomes an "existential crisis" where you can perceive everything has meaning or everything is meaningless, or somewhere in-between all depending on people's beliefs and religion.
No that's nihilism.
Atheism is just the absence of a belief in God/a god.
Pretty much, yeah.
That interpreted 'nothing' is filled with positive claims about that universe, expressed negatively. It is, however, still a something.
Actually, atheists do believe in a "god." They believe in and worship humanity. They believe mankind is constantly "evolving" and we'll someday come to some pinnacle of "perfection" where we'll solve all our problems and be "one with the universe."
That "sounds" more like New Age than atheism.
Well, I kinda threw in the "one with the universe" thing, but New Age stuff is, at the heart of it, a type of humanism, as is atheism. Both say "there is no God...other than me." They don't need a God to be saved. They're quite capable of saving themselves, thank you very much...
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