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Originating from the Greek word atheos meaning "without God", Atheism is the disbelief or absence of belief in the existence of God or Gods. Now, we should consider this: Should the term "Atheism" or the tag "Atheist" exist; should it be attributed to people who don't believe in God (Christian God)?

Sam Harris in his book Letter to a Christian Nation argues that "Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply an admission of the obvious. In fact, 'atheism' is a term that should not even exist. No one ever needs to identify himself [or herself] as a 'non-astrologer' or a 'non-alchemist.' We do not have words for such people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens have traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle. Atheism is nothing more than the noises of reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs."

Richard Dawkins has said that "We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further". 

Some more questions to consider:

1) If the term Atheism or tag Atheist shouldn't exist, what term should we use, if one at all? Or do you think we should stick with Atheism - and why should it be the case that we should?

2) In the light of ignorance, wouldn't those who have no knowledge of Christianity (insert other religion here: Ex. Islam) inherently be Atheist?

3) Are babies born Atheist or under the family's religion (Ex. Christian, Muslim)?
In stark contrast to DragonsNapalm's thread on the "most flawed argument" - forum.deviantart.com/community… - what is a great argument, or arguments, that you've heard, seen, or even know?

If not a "great" argument, a compelling one--one that made you consider or rethink your stance on religion or philosophy--evoked thought.
No doubt people have come across these questions before, but would like to see how people would go about answering it.

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The Doctor Dilemma:
You're a skilled doctor, you've done your job for a long time, and before you in the waiting room are five gravely ill patients, each of whom need to replace one of their organs in order to live (for example: heart, lungs, both kidneys, liver, stomach) or they will die on the same day. Unfortunately, there are no organs available for transplant. Conveniently, though, there's a sixth man, also gravely ill, and is estimated that he will die sooner than the other five patients. If he dies, you can use his organs to save the other five patients. However, you have the medicine to help save this man. It should be noted that there's a chance that the medicine may not work. There's also a chance that waiting for the sixth patient to die, that at least two of the other five will also die.

Given the circumstances and possibilities, would you...
a) wait for the sixth patient to die so you can use his organs to save the other five...

...or...

b) save the sixth patient by administering the medicine but, consequently, leading the other five patients to die...

...and why?

You know nothing of these patients other than their ailments, so their life, reputation, standing, etc is a mystery and should not factor in your decision. You've only met them today.

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The Train, Your Son and His Granddaughter

In a minute, a train will run over your son who is tied on the track. Next to you is a switch that will send the train down a different track if flipped, ultimately saving your son. However, if you do chose to flip this switch, you'll kill your son's daughter who is tied on the second track. The train shows no sign of stopping, and there's no third track for the train to go - one of them will die. Both of them are pleading for the other's safe being.

Do you...
a) flip the switching, saving your son but killing his daughter...

...or...

b) Leave the switch alone, killing your son, but saving your granddaughter...

...and what leads you to your decision?

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Edit: typos. So bad. :(

Edit 2: Daughter to granddaughter.
From the ground I grow
Using water and light and space
From the soil and so
Allow me to express my grace

Water is fine
But not too much
For that is a bad sign
That one day
You will put me out of touch

Water is okay, I guess
Water will help me grow
As water will not press
Unless too much, I say oh no

But will you listen, how can you
All-knowing autocrat
You shall not regret or rue
And eventually, you say oh drat

Flood me with water
And know that I will die
But know this, o thwarter
Of knowledge, of freedom
Know that your end is nigh

You may suppress me
With rock and steel and stone
But I will still rise, you see
And your end, only you postpone

Water me, sure, but not too much

Or water me, no, not at all; be such

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