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I am an atheist.


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comment Can one be atheist even if you still pin your hope on Jesus?
"What would be the practical use of this word if you always had to qualify it by listing the gods you do/don't believe in?" Sometimes it is a actually VERY impractical term and atheist Sam Harris makes an interesting argument about that - samharris.org/site/full_text/the-problem-with-atheism
Jan
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comment Can one be atheist even if you still pin your hope on Jesus?
"a supreme being or beings." 'A being' refers to the singular being. You could rephrase that as a "particular" being. The definition you cite confirms my definition. An atheist can disbelieve in 'a being' or multiple 'beings'.
Jan
15
comment Does the New Testament have any mention of Kolob and if not, how come?
"What would it mean for the heavens to be God's throne and the earth his footstool non-metaphorically?" Well, I think I've shown you my hand, so to speak. I consider all of it metaphor to put it extremely politely. However for the sake of this question, my intention to understand HOW theists decide where they're convinced of something as opposed to be being unconvinced.
Jan
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comment Does the New Testament have any mention of Kolob and if not, how come?
Sorry for typos. I just find this idea of picking which parts are metaphorical extremely confusing. When I, as an atheist, say Genesis is metaphorical, I'm told it's not. I don't understand the difference.
Jan
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comment Does the New Testament have any mention of Kolob and if not, how come?
So you're assertion that the throne of god is metaphorical is just opinion?
Jan
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comment Does the New Testament have any mention of Kolob and if not, how come?
How do other Christians go about perceiving the "thrown of God" as metaphorical? Is it up to each individual to decide what's metaphorical and what isn't?
Jan
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comment Since Mormonism allows for humans to become gods in the afterlife, does this mean it is polytheistic?
However there are clearly Mormons who take it literally. Your concern then begs, how do you know what is literal and what isn't? As atheist, I take the position that most theists can't tell the difference.
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comment Since Mormonism allows for humans to become gods in the afterlife, does this mean it is polytheistic?
"Then will they become Gods...they will never cease to increase and to multiply, worlds without end. When they receive their crowns, their dominions, they then will be prepared to frame earths like unto ours and to people them in the same manner as we have been brought forth by our parents, by our Father and God” Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 17:143
Jan
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comment Since Mormonism allows for humans to become gods in the afterlife, does this mean it is polytheistic?
This partly explains the confusion: "Each one of you has it within the realm of his possibility to develop a kingdom over which you will preside as its king and god. You will need to develop yourself and grow in ability and power and worthiness, to govern such a world with all of its people." (“. . . the Matter of Marriage” [address delivered at University of Utah Institute of Religion, 22 Oct. 1976], 2).
Jan
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comment Since Mormonism allows for humans to become gods in the afterlife, does this mean it is polytheistic?
@Matt I think my ex-mormon peer was so startled by the entire thing, that he decided to leave.
Jan
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comment Since Mormonism allows for humans to become gods in the afterlife, does this mean it is polytheistic?
I was speaking to an ex-mormon form Utah but perhaps I mischaracterized it or misunderstood.
Jan
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answered How does LDS doctrine reconcile monotheism with men becoming gods?
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