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Date: 06/08/12 11:19 AM

48 Responses to Neil deGrasse Tyson On The Word Atheist [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 11:20 am
    Link: Neil deGrasse Tyson On The Word Atheist - I think it exists because a lot of them are attention whory about it. That`s been my experience.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 11:24 am
    I posted this in a thread the other day, but here is the video in which he makes these remarks: Neil DeGrasse-Tyson on Atheism
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 8, 2012 at 11:25 am

    THIS expresses my sentiment for Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 11:25 am
    IAB like to bait the trolls.
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    Chagrin Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 11:28 am
    If 90% of the world played golf, there WOULD be a word for someone who doesn`t play golf. Just like how most of the world sleeps regularly, but people who DON`T sleep regularly have a word for that: insomnia. Having a word for the lack of something is not new, and I don`t understand why this argument is only made for the word "athiest". If I can`t get to sleep, I CAN go to a room full of insomniacs and I CAN talk about how we don`t sleep. Why should Athiests be any different? Sorry Neil, I love ya to death, but this is one thing I disagree with you on.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 11:29 am
    The only thing that religion needs to succeed, is for atheists to do nothing!
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 11:33 am
    Attention whory? Oh you mean like churches, government officials, protesters, laws regarding pregnancy and birth, people knocking on my front door, celebrities and athletes always thanking god, and so on and so forth. No no, you`re right -- us atheists are so attention whorish.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 11:39 am
    well the atheists gather around online and talk about how much everyone doesn`t believe in God.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 11:54 am
    I don`t give a poo what you believe. Which is exactly why you can keep it to yourself.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 11:57 am
    NDT takes yet another negatively-framed stance on a topic nobody cares about.
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    smaus Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    why do I come to I-A-B after browsing Reddit...
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    drworm2002 Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    Fancy, religious people are a lot more whore-like with their beliefs.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    I think it exists because it`s a way for us to declare that we aren`t dumbasses.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    June 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    FoolsPrussia

    Thank you, that provides context.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    any "attention-whoriness" about atheism is a reaction to the religious environment we exist in. I don`t even technically classify myself as an atheist...but honestly, it`s not considered "attention whory" to constantly bring up your religion, or post bible verses online, or to send people to every country on earth with the sole intent of getting other people to believe in your religion? It`s not "attention whory" to go door to door and try to wrangle people into coming to your church? That actually happened to me the other day and it was so god-damn awkward. The guy just walked up to me and asked "do you believe that if you died right now you would go to heaven?" I responded, honestly, "no. I don`t."

    But just because an atheist or agnostic is up front about their views, it`s considered being an attention whore? "Oh, it`s fine if you`re an atheist, but you better not admit it."
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    @Mac-G please watch FoolsPrussia`s video.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    @DrP: I also have issues with the mormons/jehovah`s wanting to convert me. Even walking down the street it`s like they know that I don`t want to talk to them and that I`m not religious. One time I just kept walking and they tried to keep up and ask me questions. Can`t remember the last time I walked down the street and invaded someone`s personal space to tell them there is no God...
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    I like pizza.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 12:54 pm
    Being an atheist is just as ignorant as being christian (or other religion). You are a fool if you are POSITIVE that there IS or IS NOT a god. BOTH sides are too judgemental, and vocal.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    You are a fool if you are POSITIVE that there IS or IS NOT a god.
    That`s where agnostic comes in. An agnostic atheist does not believe in a God, but doesn`t know for sure, as opposed to a gnostic atheist, who is 100% sure there is no God. I`m an agnostic atheist, because I haven`t seen sufficient proof to reject the null hypothesis.
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    tacks Female 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    This makes no sense. So does that mean the word asexual means nothing too? Watch ZOMGitsCriss video on it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHE0N95kh9s&list=UUupX3k88Z1cRYCDuCPrmxlg&index=4&feature=plcp
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm
    PFFF man for a smart guy he is really dumb sometimes. OF COURSE you can talk about how you dont believe in God, PEOPLE DO IT ALL THE TIME ON THIS SITE
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    June 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    "Being an atheist is just as ignorant as being christian (or other religion). "

    So NOT believing in an invisible man in the sky is ignorant??
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    @nettech98 - I think you missed the point. Read that again. Read patchgrabbers comment after mine if you still don`t understand. I don`t believe in the invisible man, but I am not so ignorant to to claim my BELIEF as a fact. I think you may have just misunderstood.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    patch and I had a pretty good discussion about this the other day. I would say that "God" does not necessarily have to be an "invisible man in the sky." I used the example of our reality having been created by some software programmer or by a scientist in a laboratory. That would still qualify as a creator, and therefore falls under the lines of a God, even though you don`t have to worship him/her.

    I think turburglar has the right idea, but I disagree with his absolutist method of calling everyone "fools" for disagreeing. I think that the problem with the fringes of both atheism and belief rests in people`s absolute views that their opinion is correct.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    @FP: I`d go further in our discussion and say that gnostics don`t exist, the only real position anyone can have is that of an agnostic, according to the Munchhausen trilemma, which asserts that no knowledge is knowable.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    God is real, period. Case closed.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    @TheGuySmiley:

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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    @FP - okay, maybe using the terms ignorant and fool was not the best way of getting a simple point across. I had no idea that a discussion on religon was going to turn so analytical and intellectual. That has got to be a first. And here is another first. Ima gonna shut up now. (I should have known not to bother with this subject)
  30. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    @patch: Pretty bold stuff to introduce on I-A-B. My personal view is that there exists a "reality" in our world in which there are certain truths. These "truths" may prove to be false over time, and should be tested, but still serve a greater purpose. For example, our early ancestors likely viewed the Sun as a God that played an active part in their lives. Today we know the Sun to be a giant ball of gas. But were they wrong? Not exactly, when you think about the importance the Sun played in their ability to exist on this planet, to see and stay warm, etc.

    That`s why I find it silly to attack people over their personal beliefs. At the same time, we should fight off attacks against what we do know to be true within our current understanding, such as evolution. Accepting these truths can only move us forward toward future understandings of our reality.

    That got rather long, but it`s basically my way of saying that you make a very intriguing point abo
  31. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm
    `I had no idea that a discussion on religon was going to turn so analytical and intellectual. That has got to be a first.`

    I think Patch and I have been trying hard to elevate these discussions from the "you`re an idiot" sort of flame wars. You`re welcome to join in. I thought you had a great point. Sometimes people just get sucked into the type of language that frequents these threads. No harm done.
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    Wundt Male 40-49
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    June 8, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    His analogy fails. For one thing, no one knocks on your door and tell you that if you don`t play golf you deserve to be tortured.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    we should fight off attacks against what we do know to be true within our current understanding, such as evolution. Accepting these truths can only move us forward toward future understandings of our reality.
    Well said.
  34. Profile photo of FoolsPrussia
    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    @patch: The end of my comment got cut off but I was trying to say that my comment was meant to be in agreement with your general premise about no knowledge being knowable.
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    We should ask that people place a resource to where the person who said something really said it. There are enough fake quotes being posted all the time. Einstien comes to mind. Not saying this is fake, but I don`t know it`s true either.
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    panzerlancer Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm
    the next time i get a bible basher knock on my door and says that im going to burn i am going to punch them clean in the face and say it was self defence and i felt threatened by a mad lunatic that believes an invisible man is the be all and end all. STOP RAPING KIDS YOU CATHOLIC BASTARDS there i said it. :) good day
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    @thatjimguy: I provided the full context of the quote on the previous page of comments. I believe it`s the first comment.
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    Zuriel Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm
    true statement.

    by simply not believing in a god or belonging to a "faith" i`m labeled as an athiest... but i`ll never go to an athiest meeting and discuss my beliefs (that would be church)
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    @tacks
    Good video!
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    pigsnout5 Female 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 7:22 pm
    OMG!!! ENOUGH WITH THIS GUY!!!! who is he anyways and why are his quotes always on here???? why not put random harry potter quotes up too?!?!?!?!? go back to putting some real funny/"life-changing" stuff up!!!!!
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    T3hHippie Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm
    @pigsnout5
    Do you believe this site is just for you?
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    The word exists because the Christians decided they needed a new label for yet another group of people they hate. There`s no word for non-golf players because golf players don`t care about people who don`t play golf.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    June 8, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    I like NDT, and always pay attention to what he has to say (whether I ultimately agree or disagree with him).

    That being said, I cant help but see the featuring of this quote as an attempt to draw out anti-atheist comments, thus rousing the I-A-B hivemind and starting a big sh*tstorm/flame war.

    In other words, this is just trolling....
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    Otto67 Male 40-49
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    June 8, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    I like the term atheist. When I identified myself as one this morning to the 2 Jahova`s Witness` at my door they backed away like someone who unknowingly came across a bear in the woods. Made my day.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2012 at 10:46 pm
    Wow pig snout, someone`s never turned on the History channel! Were you too busy being featured by Discovery in your natural habitat?

    And grabber of patches, while you`re at your podium about the frailty of Human knowledge, you might want to remember that assumption falls into the worst part of this category. There is a difference between trolling and sarcasm, you know - or maybe you don`t. Nevermind.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2012 at 12:26 am
    f*ck you Neil, I`m proud of being an agolfist
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    June 9, 2012 at 5:07 am
    good one jendrian!! :)
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
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    June 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    well the words `fact` & `proof` also exist, but he probably thinks those words aren`t real, too.

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