Re: Vital Essence

From: Robert Wasley (
Date: Sun Jan 23 2000 - 10:59:03 MST

> From: Max More <>
> >If you are a nontheist, that means you lack theistic belief. An atheist
> >someone who lacks theistic belief. ("a-" means without.) So, I would say
> >you *are* an atheist.

> J. R. Molloy
> This comprises a fine distinction, but I think the nuance of "atheist"
> with it the connotation of a belief that no god exists, whereas
> connotes a disbelief in theism. The difference? *Atheist still connotes a
> system -- the belief that god does not exist, and nontheist connotes an
> of any kind of belief in regard to theology.

Nicely put.

Robert Wasley

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