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View Poll Results: What type of non-believer are you?
Intellectual Atheist/Agnostics (IAA) 27 52.94%
Activist Atheist/Agnostics (AAA) 3 5.88%
Non-theists 10 19.61%
Seeker Agnostics (SA) 3 5.88%
Ritual Atheist/Agnostics (RAA) 2 3.92%
Antitheists 6 11.76%
Voters: 51. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-10-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Albany, GA
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Very active IAA and AAA.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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Agree that there are many different types of atheists but I would have say I am mostly Intellectual with a bit of Anti and Everyday atheist thrown in for good measure.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Deep Dirty South
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What a surprise!

You mean atheists aren't all some homogeneous entity with a hive mind who all think alike, share the same responses to stimuli, have the same hopes and desires, etc?

Who knew?
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon coast
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Is anyone else a spiritual atheist? I suppose that would be included in the subset Seeker Agnostics. That's me!
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Rivendell
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Is anyone else a spiritual atheist? I suppose that would be included in the subset Seeker Agnostics. That's me!
What is your definition of spiritual? What is a seeker agnostic?
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon coast
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Sizzly, seeker agnostic was one of the choices in the poll at the beginning of this thread. I suppose I call myself a spiritual atheist because while I don't believe in an external God figure, I do feel a sense of wonder and awe about nature, the universe and yes, even science. Perhaps a better label for me would be Pantheist.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Rivendell
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Sizzly, seeker agnostic was one of the choices in the poll at the beginning of this thread. I suppose I call myself a spiritual atheist because while I don't believe in an external God figure, I do feel a sense of wonder and awe about nature, the universe and yes, even science. Perhaps a better label for me would be Pantheist.
Okay. Using that definition for spiritual makes me spiritual also! Although I am surely not a Pantheist.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there.
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So many definitions and labels!

I'm a nonchalant spiritual intellectual pantheist ritual seeker everyday agnostic atheist (not really LOL)
I wonder if anyone has ever tried to shoehorn them all in.


Sizzly you are probably a Humanist like me:
"Humanists think for themselves about what is right and wrong, based on reason and respect for others. Find meaning, beauty and joy in the one life we have, without the need for an afterlife.
Look to science instead of religion as the best way to discover and understand the world.
Believe people can use empathy and compassion to make the world a better place for everyone."

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Old 10-15-2013, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Rivendell
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So many definitions and labels!

I'm a nonchalant spiritual intellectual pantheist ritual seeker everyday agnostic atheist (not really LOL)
I wonder if anyone has ever tried to shoehorn them all in.


Sizzly you are probably a Humanist like me:
"Humanists think for themselves about what is right and wrong, based on reason and respect for others. Find meaning, beauty and joy in the one life we have, without the need for an afterlife.
Look to science instead of religion as the best way to discover and understand the world.
Believe people can use empathy and compassion to make the world a better place for everyone."
That's me!
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Redmond, WA
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What ever happened to "None of the Above"?

Even if this was a method developed to separate atheists from "religious nones", the sub-categories/labels do nothing to describe my day to day thoughts and shouldn't have to.

I'm an atheist, and in many ways it's an oxymoron, it describes all of me, and none of me. It can be simple at times, complicated at others. Like others have pointed out, there are times when I might exhibit signs of every one of those categories with the exception of seeker/agnostic, but it has no relevance to my life outside of that fleeting moment. Yeah, when I hear stories of teenage boys in Islamic countries being sentenced to death for homosexuality, then I get very anti-theist. And when I'm trying to make a point, I can get intellectual. And when I think an atheist's rights are being violated, then I might come off sounding a bit activist. But still, all these thoughts are situational, and do not describe me at all, nor is it necessary to. But in the end if this research helps atheists in some way I suppose I should be all for it, yet I'm somewhat uneasy about it. Perhaps I need to ponder it some more.
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