Is the term theist an attempt to drag Christians down to the level of atheists?

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    yes dear, it is. But Christ's name and rule is forever, and those who hate it will try to silence it to no avail.

    • KatSidhe4 weeks agoReport

      Theist probably comes from "theism". It derives from the Greek theos or theoi meaning "god" or "gods". Thus a "theist" can be used to describe anyone who believes in a religion. It only becomes an insult if you let it. 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Yes. I believe it isn't. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    Right!  At no time should any responsible person use a word found in a dictionary.  Dictionary words are mere attempts to degrade people.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, it's a term that describes "all" God believers, not just Christians and not just the religious, but anyone who believes in a higher power.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    No. Theist merely describes a person who is philosophically open to the notion of spiritual entities, unlike atheists who usually are not.

  • certainly can be.... it is .. generally on YA.. used as a slur

  • 4 weeks ago

    It was already IN your mother'sfunkandwagnells when I got here.

    Would you prefer Believer and Unbeliever?

    How about Saved Sheep and God-damned Fool?

    Atheism is a lack of belief in ALL Gods and Goddesses, not just a lack of belief in YOUR favourite.

    Ouit of a list of 1,000 Gods and Goddesses,m if YOU lack a belief in 997 of them, does that make you 99.7% as foolish as the atheists?

    Explain WHY you lack a belief in the first 10m or 20, and then I can copy and paste, changing only the names of three of them, to explain my lack of belief in yours.

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  • Leo
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Only to the massively insecure.

  • 4 weeks ago

    I personally feel like it's the other way around. With many people b*tching about the behavior of "theists", when they actually specifically mean Abrahamic believers! Usually Christians. And especially fundie Christians.

    Source(s): Someone who's a theist, but still loathes and wants absolutely f*ck-all to do with Abrahamic religion, or all its despicable moral failings! Hence why it bothers me when (some) atheists on here say "theists", when they actually mean "Christians".
    • Jea
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      I have to give you that one.  The religions of Abraham are of the bottom of the barrel...spiritually speaking of course.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    God doesn't care about you.

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