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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 12/18/2017 :  13:34:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

As should be clear from these quotes, Loxton views skepticism as an discipline or occupation (like dentistry, as he himself gave as an example), and identifies on a personal level with humanism. Do you share Loxton's views on this?

I do. Yes. Skepticism is a tool. A method. Atheism and humanism are beliefs. Skepticism sometimes informs beliefs but it does so as a tool.
I think that's a simplification though.
Atheism isn't a belief as such, but rather a philosophical standpoint on religion? A lack of belief.

Skepticism is a tool, out of the science tool-box.

Humanism is the philosophical and ethical stance of egalitarianism(?) of humans?

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Evil Skeptic

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Posted - 12/18/2017 :  19:31:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Atheism isn't a belief as such, but rather a philosophical standpoint on religion? A lack of belief.[

I see atheism as a metaphysical conclusion to the proposition, is there is a god? It gets to that conclusion by way of empirical evidence (or the lack of it, in this case.) It's a belief that there is no god. In other words, atheism resides at one end of the belief scale, and belief in god, where empirical evidence is not a requirement, is at the other end of the same scale.

No biggie but perhaps it's because I see atheism as one possible answer to a metaphysical question that I see it as a belief. Definitely not a belief in god, but a belief about god. I don't think a belief about god must presuppose that a god exists.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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Posted - 12/19/2017 :  05:25:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send bluewaves a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd like to believe that I am.

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