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Default The Six Types of Atheists

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By Dan Merica, CNN

How many ways are there to disbelieve in God?
At least six, according to a new study.

Two researchers at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga found that atheists and agnostics run the range from vocally anti-religious activists to nonbelievers who nonetheless observe some religious traditions.

“The main observation is that nonbelief is an ontologically diverse community,” write doctoral student Christopher Silver and undergraduate student Thomas Coleman.

“These categories are a first stab at this," Silver told the website Raw Story. "In 30 years, we may be looking at a typology of 32 types.”

Silver and Coleman derived their six types of nonbelievers from 59 interviews. We're pretty sure we've spotted all six in our comments section.

1) Intellectual atheist/agnostic

This type of nonbeliever seeks information and intellectual stimulation about atheism.
They like debating and arguing, particularly on popular Internet sites.
(Ahem.)
They're also well-versed in books and articles about religion and atheism, and prone to citing those works frequently.

2) Activist

These kinds of atheists and agnostics are not content with just disbelieving in God; they want to tell others why they reject religion and why society would be better off if we all did likewise.
They tend to be vocal about political causes like gay rights, feminism, the environment and the care of animals.

3) Seeker-agnostic

This group is made up of people who are unsure about the existence of a God but keep an open mind and recognize the limits of human knowledge and experience.
Silver and Coleman describe this group as people who regularly question their own beliefs and “do not hold a firm ideological position.”
That doesn't mean this group is confused, the researchers say. They just embrace uncertainty.

4) Anti-theist

This group regularly speaks out against religion and religious beliefs, usually by positioning themselves as “diametrically opposed to religious ideology,” Silver and Coleman wrote.
“Anti-theists view religion as ignorance and see any individual or institution associated with it as backward and socially detrimental,” the researchers wrote. “The Anti-Theist has a clear and – in their view, superior – understanding of the limitations and danger of religions.”
Anti-theists are outspoken, devoted and – at times – confrontational about their disbelief. They believe that "obvious fallacies in religion and belief should be aggressively addressed in some form or another.”

5) Non-theist

The smallest group among the six are the non-theists, people who do not involve themselves with either religion or anti-religion.
In many cases, this comes across as apathy or disinterest.
“A Non-Theist simply does not concern him or herself with religion,” Silver and Coleman wrote. “Religion plays no role or issue in one’s consciousness or worldview; nor does a Non- Theist have concern for the atheist or agnostic movement.”
They continue: “They simply do not believe, and in the same right, their absence of faith means the absence of anything religion in any form from their mental space.”

6) Ritual atheist

They don't believe in God, they don’t associate with religion, and they tend to believe there is no afterlife, but the sixth type of nonbeliever still finds useful the teachings of some religious traditions.
“They see these as more or less philosophical teachings of how to live life and achieve happiness than a path to transcendental liberation,” Silver and Coleman wrote. “For example, these individuals may participate in specific rituals, ceremonies, musical opportunities, meditation, yoga classes, or holiday traditions.”
For many of these nonbelievers, their adherence to ritual may stem from family traditions. For others, its a personal connection to, or respect for, the "profound symbolism" inherent within religious rituals, beliefs and ceremonies, according the researchers.
Thought it was interesting given that I'd say most of the posters on Soy identify as one of these six. Discuss
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dont know if I'm 3,5, or 6. I guess im all of the above. I fully embrace the limitations of humans fully comprehending the universe however I didnt give much thought to traditional religion yet according to number 6, if I do some yoga or meditate, Im participating in religious ceremony. I wonder if having an image of the virgin on your lowrider counts for number 6?
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Wow.. all of the above minus number 3 and 5
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Good stuff. My mood at times might determine which one of these I am.
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I feel like 3 leaning on 5 and 1.
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As someone who had never been exposed to atheism (until Soy really lol) it was really interesting to see a theorized spectrum of what beliefs an atheist holds. It'd be really interesting to see how these expand as more studies are done.
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You are all going to hell.
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No such thing...
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Atheists dont believe in Hell, therefore they can not go to one.

Christians on the other hand....
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Atheists dont believe in Hell, therefore they can not go to one.

Christians on the other hand....
oh....you two are right....


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Both of you, EAT SHIT then.
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Holy shit?

Can i get that on a jesus tortilla?
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We can all agree suavecitita's snatch is probably a portal to some iteration of hell. Right, Tec?
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We can all agree suavecitita's snatch is probably a portal to some iteration of hell. Right, Tec?
Jesus Christ on the bleeding cross man... WTF is wrong with you?!?!?!?

Do you not know not to speak the name of The Whore Who Shall Not Be Named lest you tempt fate and risk plaguing us with nonsense posts, 50 year old thread bumps, And Internet Herp?

SMDH...
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Jesus Christ on the bleeding cross man... WTF is wrong with you?!?!?!?

Do you not know not to speak the name of The Whore Who Shall Not Be Named lest you tempt fate and risk plaguing us with nonsense posts, 50 year old thread bumps, And Internet Herp?

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Hey. You are saying hell doesn't exist. I'm just proving you wrong.
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Oh. Dang.
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Are you an atheist?
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Are you an atheist?
I believe the hell that you described is pretty real.
Makes me wanna go to church tomorrow.
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Makes me wanna go to church tomorrow.
Oh it is.

Gracias a Dios soy Ateo but, I think I'll go to church tomorrow.
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Oh it is.

Gracias a Dios soy Ateo but, I think I'll go to church tomorrow.
Since You're going, I'll skip out. Pray for me, eh?
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What if I decide not to go?
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Really, man?
Okay, I'll go and pray for you. Geez. Slacker.
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Goddamn right.
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I'm the 7th type of Atheist

One who doesn't care
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Atheist has a negative connotation to me. Non-Secular seems to work better.
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I like heathen and heretic myself
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