Daily Archives: July 25, 2009

Contemporary “Confidence Atheism” and the Jaw-Jutting Fundamentalist Style

I think, as a practical matter, if the purpose of atheism is to win debates with, or score points against, theists, then it makes sense to resist phrases like “fundamentalist atheist.” But as an existential concern, this kind of semantic … Continue reading

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Atheism v. Theism or Naturalism v. Supernaturalism?

Is a better term for atheist, naturalist? And is a better term for theist, supernaturalist? British philosopher Anthony Grayling thinks so, and in a Gaurdian essay from two years ago he suggests that shifting from the atheist-theist to the naturalist-supernaturalist designations … Continue reading

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