Question about definitions
Hello. I've been a silent observer of the RRS forums for about two and a half months now, and this is one question that has been bugging me ever since I first found the site.
One of the first things I did when I found RRS was read the "Am I Agnostic or Atheist" article and determined that I am an atheist. Then, when I read the FAQ for the article, it said, "...one thing that dictionaries usually do not do is provide a rigorous philosophical justification for every definition listed." Since regular dictionaries have been excluded as valid sources, this lead me to ask the question:
Where can I find rigorous definitions for terms that I can use in philosophical discussions?
(btw, the article I was referring to can be found here: http://www.rationalresponders.com/am_i_agnostic_or_atheist)
I don't understand why the Christians I meet find it so confusing that I care about the fact that they are wasting huge amounts of time and resources playing with their imaginary friend. Even non-confrontational religion hurts atheists because we live in a society which is constantly wasting resources and rejecting rational thinking.