Sunday, June 15, 2008

Alright, I'll join in.

Just following in another more experienced blogger's foot steps. Although you should be warned these questions are addressed to atheists so I might seem a little out of place here.

Q1 How would you define "atheism?"

As the lack of belief in God or gods, and a philosophical basis for any philosophy which leaves a supernatural power out of the equation in the formation of the universe.

Q2 Was your upbringing religious? If so what tradition?

Yes, I attend a fundamentalist non-denominational evangelical Church every Sunday however I do interpret Genesis differently then most Christians who go to that church.

Q3 How would you describe "Intelligent Design", in one word?


Q4 What scientific endeavor really excites you?

Space Exploration, I hate to sound like a plagiarizer but its true, we are alike I want to be an astronaut.

Q5. If you could change one thing about the “atheist community”, what would it be and why?

Since I am not part of the atheist community what could I change? Although For one thing I (Note to self: Try really hard to make this not look like a rant) think the "being polite to theists at all is appeasement" system is flawed. There is a difference between being polite to someone and helping their cause. But I can't change that, that is an intrinsic quality of the new atheist movement. If I were to change that I would have caused atheism's soul to be damned.

Q6. If your child came up to you and said “I’m joining the clergy”, what would be your first response?

I would be relieved that my child has independently chosen to follow my religion.

Q7. What’s your favourite theistic argument, and how do you usually refute it?

Being that I am not an atheist I will give my favourite atheistic argument. But then again I don't really a favourite after all I have heard most of them and well, I remain unconvinced.

Q8. What’s your most “controversial” (as far as general attitudes amongst other atheists goes) viewpoint?

Well I'm not an atheist, but as far as controversial views go it can be summed up like this; I am a Christians who believes in evolution. That is pretty controversial at least among the faith and atheistic community.

Q9. Of the “Four Horsemen” (Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens and Harris) who is your favourite, and why?

Well I don't have a favourite of the four horsemen, I'm not even sure if I have least favourite, oh well.

Q10. If you could convince just one theistic person to abandon their beliefs, who
would it be?

Well if I were like this (which I am not) It would be guy who got the bright idea of the inquisition, then Christianity would not have that embarrassment. If you ask which atheist I would like to convince to change his beliefs, I am shooting high; RD himself.

Now name three other atheist blogs that you’d like to see take up the Atheist
Thirteen gauntlet:

Well I am not an atheist so I don't really have collaborators, I am all alone, and I think atheists have done a good enough job defending themselves without a theist helping them.


nullifidian said...

Hi there. It's interesting to see that a non-atheist (wow, a double negative!) has taken the time to answer my little meme. Thanks!

For question 10, it's quite easy: The Big D has already said what it would take to change his mind (e.g. in The God Delusion). I guess all you would need to do would be to provide the evidence he needs to do so. I'd be quite interested in this too. :-)

Created Rationalist said...

Well you are welcome :)