Post # 1
I am curious about what the difference is between Secular and Athiest? I did google it, but usually what comes back is a bunch of people who disagree and start an arguement instead of answering the question….Can anyone answer this question?
Post # 3
Secular means not religiously connected. Atheist means not believing in a god. Many things can be secular but not atheist. To say something is secular doesn’t necessarily mean not believing in god, but just that it’s not religiously affiliated. Public schools are supposed to secular, but they don’t promote atheistic ideas. They are just not supposed to mention any religion at all.
Post # 4
@SoupyCat: << What she said…
Post # 5
Soupycat gave an good answer also agree with her
Post # 6
@SoupyCat: nicely put! I usually just say that secular means neutral – not espousing any religious (or nonreligious) viewpoint.
Post # 7
The definition of an atheist is actually under some debate, but most broadly it means that you cannot conclusively say that there is a higher power. It’s not neccasarily “there is no god” but “based on the lack of evidence I cannot say if a god exists”. It’s a little difference and some people may tell you something completely different, but that’s how I’ve heard it explained most often. I think that secular just means an absence of religion.
Post # 8
@batwoman: actually there is such a thing as an atheist that says there is no god, 100%–called gnostic atheist
agnostic atheists are the norm, who say there probably is no god
Post # 9
Ah, I stand corrected. I was confusing the common definition with the actual one, oops!