Words mean things. Often times in discussions with others, words can be misunderstood and misused. Here’s a list of words that I wanted to look up and define (perhaps re-phrase for myself) so that I can remember them later.
Atheism | A disbelief in the existence of deity. It’s worth noting that the archaic definition is “ungodliness, wickedness”, and that is a definition that still seems to have weight with believers today. Atheists may have to patiently and calmly explain the modern definition of atheism to others. Read my articles on Atheism »
Belief | Conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon especially when based on examination of evidence.
Fact | A true piece of information.
Hope | Wanting something to happen that you know might not happen.
Materialist | Materialism posits that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all phenomena, including mental phenomena and consciousness, are results of material interactions.
Religion | an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods.
Science | Knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation.
Truth | That which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.
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