G'day from Australia
I'm a very happy Atheist living in Canberra (capital of Australia). I found this site a couple of days ago and I think it is brilliant. I have a couple of questions however.
What is the difference between someone who is an atheist ond someone who is areligious?
Atheist from the greek:
'A' meaning without e.g agnatha (without a jaw) and
'Theos' meaning god
Thus if I also actively disagree with any form of mantra, code, belief system governing the universe, even the ones that do not mention a god is areligious a better term?
I had a discussion with my Year 11 physics teacher years ago. I said I believe in science, he replied that isn't belief. Does belief imply a lack of evidence? Can I say I believe in science?
I think/know/understand that the work that previous scientists have done is correct (well, to a point. I trust the ones in the scientific consensus), but that I can do the same things under the same conditions and come up with the same result.
Does much of that make sense?