From: J. R. Molloy firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 10:30:09 -0800
Subject: Re: Vital Essence
From: Clint O'Dell <email@example.com>
>I understand you'd like to adopt a different word for
>comfort reasons, and I respect that, but please don't try
>alter the real definition of an atheist.
You can call yourself whatever you like, but do not ever
refer to me as an
The term that fits my position on this is non-theist (for
the reasons outlined
Respect others' terminology if you expect them to respect
--J. R. Molloy
The terminology is what is an atheist not what is a
non-theist. I have already stated I respect his terminology
of a non-theist, yet I cannot respect his altered
definition of an atheist because it is contradictory to the
common philosophical definition.
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