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  •  Definition of "A-theist" (5+ / 0-)

    This is how it was explained to me. "A-theist" means "not a theist". In that respect, an agnostic is indeed an a-theist.

    I prefer the term agnostic. The simple fact is, I don't think anyone knows one damned thing about "God", whether there is one or not, whether God loves you", as so many are quick to say or that God hates you or that God wants to throw up on your pathetic puny ass. It's all one mystery and despite the invention of literally thousands of religions over the eons, still no one knows one goddamned thing about it. Those that claim there is no God are just as painfully insufferable as those who make big bold claims for God.

    Well, nearly so.

    •  interesting, yet the world is used differently in (4+ / 0-)

      common usage so to avoid confusion one might choose to conform.

      I call myself agnostic. Because I am comfortable with not knowing. Probably I'm am pretty close to being a real atheist (common usage) but I want to stay open to possibility, I don't want to pretend I know everything there is to know.

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