someone said atheism is a lack - or a denial - in the belief of a god - that is all - which is true.
what i want to say is - just because one denies a presence of a god - one should not deny a presence of a human spirit - and to respect that - no matter what form that spirit is shown. and yes - atheism DOES accept all things - otherwise it is just as exclusive as others.
No, atheism is a lack of a belief in ANY deity or supernatural being. That is ALL. Your ‘explanation’ is rather like calling not golfing a sport, or calling bald a hair color.
atheism is a negative - A - i.e., - anti - theism. it is deemed in america with a negative connotation.
Actually, the ‘a’ means without, not against.
mr. flynn’s statements during a national trauma illustrates the negative aspect by supposedly stating and thereby politicizing the atheistic community’s opinions about “prayer” - but in actuality he merely excerbated a very hurt and wounded community in mourning - it did no atheist proponent nor the atheistic community any good.
Wow, this is the sort of statement I am used to hearing whenever a black person or woman, etc….spouts off something idiotic. Flynn does not speak for the atheist ‘community’, any more than Jesse Jackson speaks for the black community. To think that atheists do anything in lockstep, is to have a complete misunderstanding of what an atheist is. As I would not conflate the views of one man to represent every man on earth just because they all (mostly, anyway) have at least one y chromosome, you cannot assume all atheists think alike in any other matter than non-belief in deities.
Atheism CAN BE a very positive movement - but if everyone continues to chatter about really non-relevant points - like chastising politicians or anyone offering condolences to a strickened community in the form of “prayers” as being non-inclusive of non-believers - then the idea and substance of god-freedom has been lost through tactlessness.
NOTHING about atheism includes an ‘everyone’ EXCEPT non belief in deities
Atheists are seen as callous because their leaders are tactless. We know we do care. Don’t let anger be the reason that you are driven.
If you change ‘atheists’ to blacks, jews, muslims, buddists, perhaps you would see how misguided this view is…or perhaps not….