Atheists: would you wear one of those little red 'A' for atheist lapel badges the way Christians wear a cross?

Richard Dawkins sells them on his web site (but counter to what a lot of theists think I don't happen to agree with absolutely everything he says because I am a free thinker).

Atheist Sam Harris thinks that even calling yourself 'atheist' is labeling yourself for theist's convenience & argues why have a name for what you DON'T believe in? You probably don't believe in astrology or ghosts either so do you need a special name for NOT believing in those things too?

Or do you WANT to have a title like 'Bright' which atheist philosopher Dan Dennett created to differentiate evidence respecters from the 'Supers' -supernatural / faith respecters?

I won't judge you whichever you choose. I'll leave judgement & 100% certainty to those stupid & deluded theists (whoops!) I mean 'those who think faith must be good'.

17 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Generalization: I refuse to wear a cross.

  • Rob
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I like Sam's position, but if you must label, I prefer non-theist, because atheist implies that I am certain there is no god. I am not certain of anything and lack respect for the opinions of those who are. So far, I have not seen substantive evidence for even 1 single supernatural event, so I could never believe in an entire body of work laced with them.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's a silly notion. Sounds like Dawkins is trying to make a buck. And Harris needs to take the stick out of his *** and stop being hung up on nouns. An atheist is someone who is not a theist. A theists is someone who is not an atheist. Simple.

  • 1 decade ago

    I understand the point Dawkins is trying to make, but I disagree with the method.

    I don't need a pin to know who I am an I think it does the idea more harm than good to start associating standardized icons an imagery with it.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Spaghetti Necklaces.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, but that's mostly because the little red 'A' sounds more like The Scarlet Letter--where the A stood for "adulteress."

  • 1 decade ago

    No, it's retarded.

    I am AN atheist. I am not a member of THE atheists. It's not a group, it's just 1 thing that many people agree on.

    Atheism isn't a belief, it's a lack of belief. That's an important distinction than many people miss.

    So yeah, I agree with you.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You'll never hear a person describe themselves as a British Atheist as opposed to British Christian or British Muslims.

    Atheists tend not to describe each other first as atheists.

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    7 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Those always remind me of "The Scarlet letter" and when i see it outside R&S I think of Adultery.

    Just a friendly warning

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Though you are confused, I will pray for you because of Luke 1:37 God Bless

    Source(s): Jesus saves
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