Interview with Joe C. of Rebellion Dogs Publishing and Beyond Belief Agnostics & Freethinkers AA Group

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Joe C. comes from Rebellion Dogs Publishing and Beyond Belief Agnostics & Freethinkers AA Group. Here we talk about his life, work, and views. — Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is family background, e.g., geography, culture, language, education, and religion or lack thereof? Joe C: Grew up with … Continue reading

The Meaning Of Atheism, Part 3: The Meaning Of Agnosticism

In both Part I and Part II of this very intermittent series, I argued that the terms “agnosticism” and “atheism” were best used to describe distinct and mutually exclusive, though vaguely delineated, positions regarding the existence of deities. An atheist would tick the “no” box when asked whether at least … Continue reading

The Meaning Of Atheism, Part 2: Three Ways To Lack Belief

Is an atheist someone who doesn’t believe in gods, or someone who believes there are no gods? It’s a hairline distinction, irrelevant for most practical purposes, but there clearly is a theoretical difference between the two definitions. Anyone who lacks belief satisfies the first, but only those who consciously reject … Continue reading

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