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  •  I refuse to take on that label.... (1+ / 0-)
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    kaolin

    because I still am willing to be convinced otherwise - but only by solid evidence. I am an agnostic or non-theist if you wish.  There seems to be something in the American psyche that needs to have everything in right-wrong, winners-losers, religious- atheistic, conservative-liberal etc.  Things do not always work that way.  I tend to be a fiscal conservative, but a social and foreign policy liberal.  The best way to drive both "sides" batty is to claim to believe in a more nuanced system.  Both "sides" will then hate you and call you wishy-washy to boot!

    •  All atheists are willing to be convinced (2+ / 0-)
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      HiBob, fayevski

      you'd have a tough time finding a non-agnostic atheist. When one of us (atheists) implies otherwise, we're just using shorthand. A non-theist is, by definition, an atheist.

      write(*,*) transfer((/7.8675962E+34, 1.4198914E+22, 2.8759284E+20, & 7.0309227E+28, 1.5274153E-43/),(/'x'/));

      by dpryan on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 03:05:17 PM PDT

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