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GUEST,Musket BS: Militant Atheism Threads (372* d) RE: BS: Militant Atheism Threads 15 Feb 14

The worm isn't a raving homophobe? You haven't been reading Lewis Carroll books again have you?

In order to be theist, with theism, atheist or without theism, or even anti or pro theism, you need to have a view.

I could use google of course to see what theism means and then give you my view, but judging by Keith A Hole of Hertford's track record, googling isn't always the key to reality. I doubt I have the definition in my head. What's more, as I'm not a member, I can't see why I should. I am aware of the word atheist as a term of contempt used by those supporting organised religions and I note it is rarely used by those who have personal rather than strength in numbers belief.

Am I without theism? I assume stamp collectors have a term they use for those who haven't collected many stamps yet, but I doubt I would use my score of zero in order to give myself such a label.

So I'm not an atheist. I'm Musket. The idiot behind Musket isn't an atheist either. I hear the term irreligious and wonder if that is a comfortable jacket to wear? But again, on the basis that religion is and can only be existing in the minds of those who believe it, or selected parts of it, which makes me smile, I don't think I can lay claim to any label one way or another. The pigs on the farm over the way can't be classed as having faith (two main reasons spring to mind) so why should I have a label?

Indeed why should that label be extended to include an adjective on the basis of me pointing out religion is delusional if it contradicts observed and proven reality?

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