What is a "Hardcore Atheist" worldview please?
Hi Bette, Its a reference I use for someone who is not only an atheist but overly materialistic in their world view and regards QM and digital physics as woo-woo science. They are some of my best friends actually, but discussing philosophical or spiritual ideas with them is never a good option.
I used to watch the Atheist experience and chimed in my replies now and again, but I am presently banned for life for mentioning the DCQE experiment. HA HA.. Those guys on that show are hardcore to the bone.
Fundamentalist Atheism ; - )
Some others as well have an authentic spiritual view behind their so called atheism, and they are what could be called Nominal Atheists (slightly tongue in cheek mirror of Nominal Christians), where you see many ironic scenarios play out where the Nominal Christians are interacting with Nominal Atheists, and its these Nominal Athiests who are actually applying spiritual or religious other-centred principles correctly.
Bette, to revisit an old interplay, do you see what I mean about how people use theism or "God" as shorthand for para(beyond)-materialism=NPMR?
In this experimental classification system, you might represent the most extreme version of a Nominal Athiest on the planet, passionately para-materialist, yet passionately "Atheist" - but you would be the true Theist, in terms of what Theism actually means
so then the question becomes...regarding your bible thumping sister, is she a real Theist, intuiting NPMR, or is she a nominal Theist, using her belief and self image as a Christian, as an instrument of ego - if you are both authentic para-materialists, there should be no barrier to connecting and communicating at the soul level, perhaps you have bridged this already.
One can also flip this around (generally speaking...this is not a poke at you personally)...am I a real TOEist, intuiting/experiencing NPMR, hearing and understanding the implications for other-centeredness, or am I a nominal TOEist, using my belief and self image as a TOEist, as an instrument of ego