Is Atheism a guilt response?

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  1. rjr6 Devout Theist Registered Senior Member

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    My question on type/causes of guilt were specifically directed at jdawg, only as he used it in his explanation to the question of this thread.

    And your explanation of guilt and the vagaries of it's causes does invite an entire discourse of it's own.
     
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  3. Simon Anders Valued Senior Member

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    In a real life discussion the pun works since we hear the word(s) and can confuse them, but three times now when it's written....?
     
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  5. ylooshi breakingspells.net Registered Senior Member

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    First, you would probably need to define what you mean by "sect" and provide some supporting examples of these sects. Next, you would need to show what the correlation is between these alleged "sects" and the alleged "guilt" that atheists, as a group, are supposed to have.

    What sort of "guilt" are you expecting to find? Why would there be any "guilt" at all?

    There are, without much doubt, atheists that are "guilty" at this moment of a variety of things ranging from infidelity to murder, from gullibility to being overly trusting of others. But what would be the reason to suggest that there might be different amounts of "guilt" among atheists than theists.

    Indeed, it would seem more logical to argue that atheists feel less guilt than theists since they have no supernatural agent with which they perceive a requirement to appease. Atheists do, however, still have parents, spouses, children, employers, friends, etc to appease and failure to do so can create guilt, but, ostensibly, theists have have all these entities as well, with the addition of one more: a god.

    I don't disagree.
     
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  7. SANDMAN Registered Member

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    Everythig is it all in the MIND?

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    to do or think
    our mind is very powerful
    think of anythig
    imagine what you want
    ask your self
    confuse your self
    get out of reality and get in
    eveyrthing is blank
     
  8. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    I doubt most atheists have ever actively sought or held "atheistic beliefs".

    I wouldn't be surprised, though, if a fair number who were raised in theistic cultures found themselves rejecting some particular kind of theistic belief at one time or another, and that reaction against an attempt at inculcating unwarranted or perverse guilt was part of that rejection.
     
  9. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    There's no such thing as atheist sects.
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  10. mike47 Banned Banned

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    I guess all dogs look guilty.....

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    Atheism is a belief and not a guilt because not all atheists are criminals although some of them might be...Aha-ha .
     
  11. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Atheism is not a belief.
     

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