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1,179 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by Aburame

Do you think it`s odd that we have a word like Atheism, but no special distinction for people who don`t believe in alchemy or astrology?


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16 yrs ago - Wednesday 6/21/06 - 12:40:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
alchemy and astrology are not beliefs like theism is the belief in a god or gods. furthermore, there is no oppossite to either alchemy or astrology like atheism is the oppossite of theism. finally, this question is retarded.
16 yrs ago - Thursday 6/22/06 - 3:22:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
How the drat did this get approved? We have names for them, their caled astrologers and alchemists.
16 yrs ago - Thursday 6/22/06 - 3:25:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
sceptic seems pretty close to that
16 yrs ago - Thursday 6/22/06 - 3:29:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, the people who believe in those are significant minorities.

Also, people who believe in astrology are irrational, but I don't make a big fuss about it, most don't REALLY believe it but just do it for fun.

I don't think anyone seriously believes in alchemy over chemistry. If anyone does, they've got to be some of the worlds stupidest people.

If you know anyone who believes in alchemy over chemistry, slap them on the back of the head from me.

In generally, the word you're looking for to describe people who don't believe in those things is 'rational', or maybe 'sane'.

16 yrs ago - Thursday 6/22/06 - 3:30:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/22/2006 3:22:29 AM stoner_adam wrote:
How the drat did this get approved? We have names for them, their caled astrologers and alchemists.

The question says '...but no special distinction for people who DON'T believe in alchemy or astrology?'

Most likely, I would think, because we don't have a convenient way to name them. Atheist is easy, add prefix a- to root theist.

16 yrs ago - Thursday 6/22/06 - 3:33:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/22/2006 3:30:36 AM Atheist wrote:
On 6/22/2006 3:22:29 AM stoner_adam wrote: How the drat did this get approved? We have names for them, their caled astrologers and alchemists. The question says '...but no special distinction for people who DON'T believe in alchemy or astrology?' Most likely, I would think, because we don't have a convenient way to name them. Atheist is easy, add prefix a- to root theist.

Where'as A-alchemist and A-astrologist don't really roll of the tongue.

Maybe we could call them Lchemists and Strologists. (hehe)

16 yrs ago - Thursday 6/22/06 - 3:44:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
We could make up a name. How about the enlightened?
16 yrs ago - Thursday 6/22/06 - 4:12:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/22/2006 3:44:17 AM Avant-garde wrote:
We could make up a name. How about the enlightened?

How about Astupid, or undumb?

16 yrs ago - Thursday 6/22/06 - 1:15:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/22/2006 4:12:43 AM AndresH wrote:
On 6/22/2006 3:44:17 AM Avant-garde wrote: We could make up a name. How about the enlightened? How about Astupid, or undumb?

Or just Scientologists?

16 yrs ago - Thursday 6/22/06 - 1:23:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/22/2006 1:15:05 PM catchall wrote:
Or just Scientologists?
Scientology was just recently founded, while astrology and alchemy possibly before Christ. It would thus be unfair to call them Scientologists.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 7/4/06 - 7:47:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Of course it would be unfair They're not as foolish as Scientoligists. That would just be an insult to them!
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 7/9/06 - 10:10:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/22/2006 3:29:51 AM AndresH wrote:
No, the people who believe in those are significant minorities. Also, people who believe in astrology are irrational, but I don't make a big fuss about it, most don't REALLY believe it but just do it for fun. I don't think anyone seriously believes in alchemy over chemistry. If anyone does, they've got to be some of the worlds stupidest people. If you know anyone who believes in alchemy over chemistry, slap them on the back of the head from me. In generally, the word you're looking for to describe people who don't believe in those things is 'rational', or maybe 'sane'.

It's kinda hard to slap yourself in the head and make it hurt...
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 7/10/06 - 3:25:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
Wouldn't that be a non-occultist? I think thats the term.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 7/10/06 - 3:39:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
Alright Seminems, explain why you prefer alchemy over chemistry.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 7/23/06 - 4:16:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
no because its just the opposite of theism
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 7/23/06 - 8:24:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Actually, the word you're looking for is 'rationalist' or perhaps 'realist'
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 8/16/06 - 12:10:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/10/2006 3:39:08 AM AndresH wrote:
Alright Seminems, explain why you prefer alchemy over chemistry.

hehehe.. seminems is gone. :D
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/6/06 - 7:45:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
people believe in alchemy?
15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 9/6/06 - 7:46:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/23/2006 8:24:57 PM AndresH wrote:
Actually, the word you're looking for is 'rationalist' or perhaps 'realist'

15 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 11/4/06 - 5:28:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 12/17/06 - 7:41:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Alchemist, Astrologist an R-tard made this question
15 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 12/17/06 - 7:51:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, because there's absolutely no need for such a word. It's just unnecessary to put a label on the counterparts of such obvious minorities, as you'd be categorizing most of the world rather than the usual small group. You don't see anyone going and putting a name to everyone who doesn't believe that the world is flat, do you? Of course not. Because there's absolutely no need for such a name, as only the obvious minority would ever put it to use.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 1/31/07 - 8:33:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
The question smacks of implications that theism is just as ludicrous as astrology, which it's clearly not...
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 1/31/07 - 8:37:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/31/2007 8:33:32 PM Qpax wrote:
The question smacks of implications that theism is just as ludicrous as astrology, which it's clearly not...

Actually, I'd like to see a case made for that assumption.

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 1/31/07 - 8:58:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
You mean the assumption that astrology is more ludicrous than theism?

Theism has a basis in philosophy and meta-physics, whereas astrology is much more arbitrary. There's no real evidence for it, other than anecdotal.


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