Thursday, May 04, 2006

What kind of Atheist Am I?

The Ardent Atheist
The results are in, and it appears that you have scored 65%...
You are an atheist, pure and simple. You think God is just one big lie, and consider religious people to be both annoying and beneath you. Ardent atheists will argue tooth and claw for their position, and have no truck with people that won't listen. You think being an atheist is the only way to lead an honest life, and see no reason to accept the pleas of faith. Ardent atheists are the backbone of atheism. Be proud.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 38% on pentagrams
Link: The Atheist Test written by chi_the_cynic on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Via The Atheist Jew.

As a matter of fact, like (I suspect) most atheists I am an atheist only in the "weak" or "negative" sense of the term. And in that sense of the term, "atheism" signifies a lack of belief in a god (or gods), rather than a positive affirmation that no gods exist. As the nineteenth-century feminist and secularist (and, as it turns out, theosophist) Anne Besant put it:
If my interlocutor desires to convince me that Jupiter has inhabitants, and that his description of them is accurate, it is for him to bring forward evidence in support of his contention. The burden of proof evidently lies on him; it is not for me to prove that no such beings exist before my non-belief is justified, but for him to prove that they do exist before my belief can be fairly claimed. Similarly, it is for the affirmer of God's existence to bring evidence in support of his affirmation; the burden of proof lies on him.
On the lighter side of things, here's an Atheist Test devised by the creationist fuck-knuckle Ray Comfort.