Yes, I agree with you. There are a lot of "types" of atheists. In fact, there are a lot of people/egos in general, hehehehe.Webwanderer wrote: ↑Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:14 pmIt may be worthwhile to define what you mean by 'atheist'. Most of the rabid atheists I know are referring to the 'Old Man on the Throne' God that they believe doesn't exist. To that narrow definition I might be an atheist as well.
But there is a much larger view of life beyond this human experience that this type of atheist declines to consider. The Old Man on the Throne God is an easy target for dismissal. Life beyond the physical is not so easy to deny - at least not while honestly considering the available evidence.
Well, it's difficult to talk about this in english, and, besides that, I just don't think that is to important to label this; my point was just to argue that it may be "intellectually dangerous" put things as "My point is that atheists are stuck in the mind", for example, because all the people and types of some "category" (that is also a form) rarely can be summarized in one sentence. There is a significant number of atheists that are interested in non-dualism, presence and so on, even atheists monks.
The problem is that our sampling size tends to be insignificant compared to the rest of the people.
But, again: I agree with you, there is a much larger view of life beyond this human experience.