Why don't religious and non-religious people get along?

Discussion in 'The Christian Answers Section' started by ChristianInspiration, May 31, 2017.

  1. Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard Life is not a problem to be solved Staff Member

    Eh, atheism isn't a belief in 'nothing'.
     
  2. DaniH

    DaniH You're probably fine.

    Wouldn't that be nihilism?
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. DaniH

    DaniH You're probably fine.

    No that's nihilism.

    Atheism is just the absence of a belief in God/a god.
     
  5. Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard Life is not a problem to be solved Staff Member

    Pretty much, yeah.

    That interpreted 'nothing' is filled with positive claims about that universe, expressed negatively. It is, however, still a something.
     
  6. devilslayer365

    devilslayer365 Wazzup?!

    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."
     
  7. פNIʞƎƎS

    פNIʞƎƎS Connoisseur of Memes Staff Member

    That "sounds" more like New Age than atheism.
     
  8. devilslayer365

    devilslayer365 Wazzup?!

    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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