Does atheism do anything toward materialism

December 21, 2016, 11:23 pm

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The debate "Does atheism do anything toward materialism" was started by neveralone on December 21, 2016, 11:23 pm. 7 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 15 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

neveralone posted 4 arguments to the agreers part.
PoliticsAsUsual posted 3 arguments, TheExistentialist posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

neveralone, thereal, Ematio and 4 visitors agree.
debaterbabe_23, ChancellorCalahan, PoliticsAsUsual, danish, harley_quinn123, TheExistentialist, karlos, human, ProfDoke and 6 visitors disagree.

TheExistentialist
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you need to be more specific as to which definition you're using. In philosophy, the definition is: the doctrine that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications

the colloquial definition is: a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.

the two are different and people may ascribe to one but not the other.

personally though, I ascribe to neither. I believe concepts like the self, justice, virtue, etc... are worth exploring and worth contemplating. I doubt you will find many people who are materialists in terms of either definition.

2 years, 8 months ago

well I decided to go person to person who r atheist since what the existionalihst said

2 years, 8 months ago

where I stand? what does atheism have to do with where I stand on materialism. we are in a capitalist society. material is what we truly worship. if not you, then many others, especially the ones that actually matter.

atheism can be very spiritual.

2 years, 8 months ago
neveralone
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more like where u stand exactly.

2 years, 8 months ago
PoliticsAsUsual
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are you trying to ask if atheism encourages materialism?

2 years, 8 months ago
neveralone
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I mean do u disagree with it. or tell people it's right or wrong or anything general towards materialism.

2 years, 8 months ago
PoliticsAsUsual
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how do you do something towards materialism. this makes no grammatical sense.

2 years, 8 months ago
neveralone
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so do u do anything toward materialism?

2 years, 8 months ago

Why would it? Atheism isn't a belief system. It's a denial of a belief system. You'd have to explore the individual belief structures that the atheist operates under. So you'd have to look at humanism, existentialism, nihilism, nicomachean ethics, etc....
essentially, when you find out someone is an atheist, you only know what they don't believe in. You have to go further and ask which philosophy they ascribe to rather than wrongly think atheism is a philosophy in and of itself.

2 years, 8 months ago

i dont think so

2 years, 8 months ago
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