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Does being an Atheist make you closed minded? [Answered: NO]

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Perhaps comprehension will become simpler if you view the situation more clearly.


When sober, for example.


To that end, you should note that it's much less about "accepting nonexistence" and much more about finding a lack of compelling reasons to accept the claim of existence itself.


Along similar lines, it's not that I actively disbelieve that the farts of unicorns cause erections in leprechauns, it's just that I find a lack of compelling reasons to accept that as true. Same with all of the countless many gods out there laying dead in the graveyard of human mythology.


Well put. This also captures why it is not a belief but an absence.

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The dictionary definition of closed minded -- having a mind firmly unreceptive to new ideas or arguments -- seems to be the antithesis of the scientific mind, which has to be open to new ideas and arg

Stereotypes are often accurate.

1) I haven't mentioned my beliefs, so I'm not sure how this applies.   2) My beliefs are irrelevant. I would have taken you to task if you've made the same bigoted statements about Christians, Jews

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This whole tread is a bit silly.

We are all born atheist. If that made us closed minded, none of us would ever adopt religion.

Some do.

So being an atheists does not make us closed minded.

Can we be closed threaded instead?

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