Defining Terms

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.

Ethics (Ethical) | The discipline dealing with what is good and bad, and with moral duty and obligation and then conforming to accepted standards of conduct.

Evolution |

Fact | A true piece of information.

Faith |

Fiction |

Hope | Wanting something to happen that you know might not happen.

Humanism |

Hypothesis |

Magic |

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.

Miracles |

Myth |

Objectivity |

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.

Soul |

Species |

Subjectivity |

Supernatural |

Theory |

Truth | That which is true or in accordance with fact or reality.

This post has been placed on “snooze” for now. Please see the about page for an explanation of my very weird blogging habits.

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