Re: virus: no purchase required

Eric Boyd (
Thu, 6 May 1999 19:01:25 -0400


Richard Aynesworthy <> writes:
>...atheism is a concrete claim of faith. As such it is
>contradictory to open-mindedness in the scientific sense.

Well, possibly you can qualify strong atheism in that sense. Weak atheism (which some people mistakenly call Agnosticism) is more properly a lack of theistic belief, i.e. it is mere absence, and not a positive insistence on the non-existence of a deity.

I call myself a weak atheist, but about certain gods I am a strong atheist. For most gods, I lack the ground to move to strong atheism, and instead stay in the default position: show me why I should believe.