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T he atheist rejects the claim that there is a
supernatural entity or force that interacts with existence...
Because it is a claim without basis.

Atheism makes no claims whatsoever.
Atheism asserts nothing.
Atheism IS NOT an act or an action
IT IS a position
 It has no objective.
Comparatively / Conversely:
Anti-theism IS an act or an action
 It IS NOT a position
 It has an objective.
Not all ATHEISTS are ANTI-THEIST.
All ANTI-THEISTS are ATHEIST.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The Label

The label 'Atheist' is one that its antithesis (Theism) depends on being misrepresented in order to help prevent such a simple concept (as 'Atheism) from making any sense in 'Theistic' circles, and so they can formulate some form of attack against atheists that will fit within their narrative.
 
Responses to those mischaracterizations / lies (by atheists,) that work to correct the lie (such as pointing out the fact that they must lie for their reality to work for them), will ultimately have to pull the theist outside of their narrative... Attempting to pull the theist out side of that narrative almost always invokes ad hominem from the theist.

Pointing out the ad hominem and the inherent hypocrisy and cruelty the theist has left themselves relying on, usually sends them scurrying...

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The atheist rejects the claim that there is a supernatural entity or force that interacts with existence.

Atheism makes no claims whatsoever.

Atheism asserts nothing.

That rejection is based on a lack of substantiation related to the claim. There is nothing that gives merit to the claim that there is a supernatural entity or force that interacts with existence.

Among other methods, theists NEED to insist that Atheists claim there is no god. 

In addition to adding confusion to the topic, these are attempts by Theists to put Atheists on the defensive. 


Another method employed by Theists is them insisting one is Atheist because the atheist "feels angry about religion"

This is yet another typical tactic that is attempting to mischaracterize Atheism as an emotional response.


Another concept to keep in mind when confronted by those who intend to mischaracterize the concept of 'Atheism':

Atheism makes no claims and does not involve any belief  whatsoever. It is not an argument per se, so it is not a philosophy...

It is the non-acknowledgment / dismissal of a baseless presumption.

That
dismissal is based on a lack of substantiation related to the claim.

There is nothing that gives merit to the claim that there is a supernatural entity or force that interacts with existence.

One cannot DO 'Atheist'..

An Atheist is anyone who
dismisses the claim made by theists that there is / are 'Supernatural Entity' etc....

'Atheist' is not an action or a 'method'. It is a passive decision. Just as is deciding to not drink a glass of Habanero juice... (No, thank you)

One IS an Atheist as the default setting upon
dismissing a claim.
One is A-Habanero as the default setting upon
dismissing the beverage being offered.

There is no belief as a criteria for this concept.


That is not the same as anti-theistic methodologies or efforts... Many (but not all) Atheists are anti-theistic. 


( see also: http://rich-laduca.blogspot.com/2015/01/7-seven.html )

Rather than (as an atheist) finding yourself being victimized by the agendas that must mischaracterize and spread ignorance as its main defense...

I encourage you to (whenever possible) correct such misinformation, by reminding others what Atheism actually means.