virus: Religious Atheism

Eric Boyd (
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 21:26:08 -0500


"Wade T.Smith" <> wrote:
> It is perhaps zen to say that all is nothing-
> Atheism contains much of the same stances, obeys Occam rather more
> fervently, uses fewer letters, and comes earlier in the lexicon....
> There is also nothing not natural about atheism....

I'm really not sure why you don't like pantheism -- they make it quite
clear in the FAQ's that "God" per say is not involved -- just that they
view "nature as divine" -- which is to say, nature as special in it's own
right, as valuable a priori, as a window into what makes life meaningful.

I see no reason to object -- except possibly to the name itself. They
mention that "religious atheism" is a synonym. Perhaps this tickles you