Re: Research Survey on Religious beliefs/Atheism and attitudes
Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:53 pm
Joleen Kuyper, that sounds very Dutch!! Survey done!
Promoting atheism, reason and an ethical, secular state
bipedalhumanoid wrote:"Homosexual couples should have the right to adopt children". This is a flawed statement. Nobody has the right to adopt children. Adopters are chosen with consideration given only to the rights of the child. I answered this question as if it were worded in such a way as to suggest homosexual people should be allowed to apply to adopt children in the same way that heterosexual people can. That is a statement I strongly agree with.
You also used the term "confirmed atheist". I don't know what that means. It seems to be a derisive/ironic term likening atheism to religiocity. Not sure why a term like that would exist in a survey.
You assume that atheism and agnosticism are mutually exclusive. They are not. Atheism is about belief. Agnosticism is about knowledge. I can accept that we can't know 100% whether a god exists, making me an agnostic, and also not believe that a god exists due to the lack of convincing evidence, making me an atheist.
Regarding the Samaritans, I agree totally.
Samaritans is a 100% secular organisation with no affiliation with any religious organisation or any kind of religious ethos. The name of the organisation is something originally attributed to them by a British newspaper and the name stuck.
But why would you think anyone would need to utilise the services of a counselling helpline as a result of completing that survey?
Thanks very much! And yep, the name itself is DutchTulip1 wrote:Joleen Kuyper, that sounds very Dutch!! Survey done!