Clothing, electronics, books, generic crap really. Just a retail store.
I'm still excited. Assistant Manager to Store Manager ftw.
Isn't Atheism the lack/rejection of belief in deities, hence a-theism? If it isn't deities, what are we rejecting? Would you suggest the term Atheist to reject a belief that Elvis lives?
We are rejecting the ideas put forward by theists as they are demonstrably false. Elvis isn't a proposed deity, so that wouldn't follow. My concern is that A-theism is misrepresented as A-deism. One is certain and the other is probable, but not entirely certain.
Anyway, I view Atheism as a rejection of the idea of deities. Personally, I think it's impossible to define it for all Atheists, as it's such a wide-reaching term.
Theists hold a view of gods which are active and order the physical reality we can see and feel. It is easy to disprove them because every time we explain physical phenomena, their god recedes further into the necessary "god of the gaps," position. Rejecting the theist god is easy because it is nothing more than rational. Don't reject reality and substitute the god and you're already an atheist.
However, the deist god is not so easily dismissed. It need not interact with the universe at all. It's just a celestial tea-pot in another dimension. We need not suppose it to exist, but we need not refute it either. As I see it, a deist god is completely inconsequential.
So when it comes down to it the rejection is not of a deity (although we must reject theist deities), but of theism.
What should be mentioned here, or at least understood, is that the rejection of BELIEF is foremost and the rejection of DEITIES denotes a rejection of god figures and concepts which are empirically false (ie. the Judeo-Christian god). In the view of the atheist, the universe as we know it functions without such an entity and there is no reason to suppose it exists since the evidence is not there. We do not simply shut our eyes to future knowledge and say "there can be no such thing," but rather we suggest "none of those things you've made up are evident," and we therefor find the concept to have no meaning.
If we were to arbitrarily name anything outside of reality (something that doesn't make much sense in and of itself) "god," it would not fit any definition of the word. A god which has no connection what-so-ever with empirical reality is not a god. Even if it were, there would be no way of knowing about it because it would be absolutely divorced from the reality we inhabit. If there were empirical evidence for some kind of god (befitting the connotations of the word), it would render atheism null and void because no belief would be required in order to know that a deity existed.
Atheists are often lampooned for having a belief of their own (there must be no god), but that is not true of a learned atheist. The group making up a belief of their own is actually the agnostics. Their supposition that mankind can never gain the knowledge necessary to confirm or refute the existence of a "god," or "gods," makes them irrational believers in their own right.
TL;DR: Atheism is the rejection of belief. The statement that we reject "belief in deities," is redundant and misleading.
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The rest are wanna be gods.
There are wireless routers nowadays >_>'
Also I know a lot of lazy people like you who just have their desks right next to their bed. They make it work.
My suggestion would be to get a desktop >_>
That doesn't sound like a bad computer though.
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I mean, it runs perfectly fine aside from the distorting of the images as seen in the pictures I posted. >.<
I don't think so, man. It seems that the shock from the impact might have just ruined the video card (and maybe some other things in your laptop). The only time I have seen anomalies like that is on my PS3 when it just overheated. There are components that shouldn't be tampered with.
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