You can't spell 'atheist' without 'theist'
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18-02-2015, 09:50 AM
RE: You can't spell 'atheist' without 'theist'
(18-02-2015 08:58 AM)Anti Wrote:  
(18-02-2015 08:47 AM)Chas Wrote:  Atheist means without belief in gods. If there were no concept of gods, there would be no belief.

You seem to be willfully conflating 'atheist' and 'anti-theist'.

So if there was no 'theists' then what label would you use? Would the term 'atheist' even exist?

There would be no need of any label and the word would not exist. Your point?

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18-02-2015, 09:53 AM
RE: You can't spell 'atheist' without 'theist'
(18-02-2015 08:36 AM)Anti Wrote:  
(18-02-2015 08:18 AM)WhiskeyDebates Wrote:  If there was no one around saying there is a god there would be no more theism but I still would not belive in a god and thus still be an atheist.

How would you even be cognisant of 'god' if the 'god' concept never existed?

You make no sense.

I make perfect sense to anyone with the cognitive capacity to understand what I'm saying.

If I have no concept of a god then I would rightly have no belief in a god...making me under the definition of the word atheist. ..an atheist. I might not use the word atheist but that's entirely irrelevant.

Atheism is the lack of belief in a god or the rejection of God claims made by others. I don't need to be a wear of a god concept to not belive in it. It's the null hypothesis.

Perhaps you getting a basic education in logic and philosophy would be an asset to us both: you would understand what the hell you are talking about and I'd stop being forced to hold your damn hand through ever conversation we've had so far and repeatedly explaining the same concept to you 5 fucking times. Save us both a lot of time. Drinking Beverage

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18-02-2015, 09:55 AM
RE: You can't spell 'atheist' without 'theist'
(18-02-2015 09:38 AM)Anti Wrote:  
(18-02-2015 09:31 AM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  You can't be "Anti"-atheist without atheists.

So aren't you grateful that all of us godless heathens exist to provide you with an identity?

Who said I was anti anything?

Oh...I don't know. I mean, it's only your fucking name dumb-ass. Facepalm

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18-02-2015, 09:56 AM
RE: You can't spell 'atheist' without 'theist'
(18-02-2015 09:50 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(18-02-2015 08:58 AM)Anti Wrote:  So if there was no 'theists' then what label would you use? Would the term 'atheist' even exist?

There would be no need of any label and the word would not exist. Your point?

You made the point perfectly.
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18-02-2015, 09:58 AM
RE: You can't spell 'atheist' without 'theist'
(18-02-2015 09:56 AM)Anti Wrote:  
(18-02-2015 09:50 AM)Chas Wrote:  There would be no need of any label and the word would not exist. Your point?

You made the point perfectly.

WOW! Facepalm
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18-02-2015, 09:59 AM
RE: You can't spell 'atheist' without 'theist'
(18-02-2015 09:43 AM)Anti Wrote:  
(18-02-2015 09:41 AM)Clockwork Wrote:  Read some Greenberg, Comrie, and Chomsky, and then come back when you have a basic understanding of word origins and basic morphology.

Are you talking to me? if so, why? what specifically did I get wrong?
-Yes.
-Because you posted a thread.
-You do not understand the origins of the words.
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18-02-2015, 10:03 AM
RE: You can't spell 'atheist' without 'theist'
You can't spell manger without mange, so thank a parasitic mite infested dog for giving Jesus a place to lay down his sweet head.

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18-02-2015, 10:06 AM
RE: You can't spell 'atheist' without 'theist'
(18-02-2015 09:59 AM)Clockwork Wrote:  
(18-02-2015 09:43 AM)Anti Wrote:  Are you talking to me? if so, why? what specifically did I get wrong?
-Yes.
-Because you posted a thread.
-You do not understand the origins of the words.

What specifically did I get wrong?
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18-02-2015, 10:11 AM
You can't spell 'atheist' without 'theist'
Do the British thank fairies for fairy floss?
Do you thank the Norse for Tuesday? Wednesday? Thursday? Friday?

You're arguing semantics, specifically denotation versus connotation.
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18-02-2015, 10:16 AM
RE: You can't spell 'atheist' without 'theist'
(18-02-2015 10:11 AM)Clockwork Wrote:  You're arguing semantics, specifically denotation versus connotation.

ok, so then point out specifically what I got wrong. You can copy and paste anything I wrote and then break it down for me. what semantics am I arguing?
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