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Posted by Harvey on August 3, 2001 16:29:44 UTC

Mario,

I hope you don't mind, but I moved this discussion to the top:

>>>I agree that labels are useful to classify issues, however I think Harv has been overdoing it. It's great to come to a consensus on the meaning of terms, but I got the impression that Harv is trying to argue based solely on the labels instead of trying to settle disagreements.But I hate it when people argue based solely on those labels. If I am a theist according to Harv, so what? My opinions on the issue haven't changed, and I still disagree with him.>>Weak Theist: Someone who believes in a sentient creator (anything less than sentient I don't think would qualify as God; hence, no theism)>Weak Agnostic: Someone who says we can't know whether or not God exists, but believes in some form of divine power, whether sentient or not.Weak Atheist: Someone with no belief in God.>Strong Atheist: Someone with belief in no God.

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