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Debate an Atheist

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Before posting, consider that this is the definition of Atheism most commonly used in this sub, to avoid confusion and threads being snowballed by "That's not what Atheism means!"

>There are many definitions of the word atheist, and no one definition is universally accepted by all. There is no single 'literal' definition of atheist or atheism, but various accepted terms. However, within non-religious groups, it is reasonable to select a definition that fits the majority of the individuals in the group. For r/DebateAnAtheist, the majority of people identify as agnostic or 'weak' atheists, that is, they lack a belief in a god.

>They make no claims about whether or not a god actually exists, and thus, this is a passive position philosophically.

>The other commonly-used definition for atheist is a 'strong' atheist - one who believes that no gods exists, and makes an assertion about the nature of reality, i.e. that is it godless. However, there are fewer people here who hold this position, so if you are addressing this sort of atheist specifically, please say so in your title.

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Rules:

There are no real rules. It's more like a meta. The public decides what it likes to see, and so set's the "meta". There are no rules, so you can be pithy, and snarky, or show bad form in debate, etc. But, there's a balance you seek. If you stray too far away from the meta and towards "bug", then that leads to the only real "rule":

The mods reserve the right to perform any mod duties necessary to maintain the meta.

- Obviously Reddit official rules will not be allowed, and dox'ing (or posting someone's post history) will be removed on a post per post basis. If you believe the meta needs to shift, or a bug fix was issued in error, then message us. We may be tyrants, but we're not unreasonable.

NOTE: If you want more rules, I suggest r/DebateReligion.

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