Posted: Jun 02, 2019 3:07 pm
by Thomas Eshuis
Another Christian who doesn't understand the law of non-contradiction or how dictionaries work:
not having a belief is a belief. You are tripping on the word usage and I think for the most part, it is probably just you wish not to affiliated with the religions that you despise (there is a perfect example of an unfounded opinion for which you so love to do, that no1 should defer to as ironclad). You say that because "there is a lack of belief in theism" than it is not a belief. It would be just the same to say, "I beleive there is no God/s." And that is a belief. Just because you flip some words around does not take away from the fact that this is a perception or belief of how the universe operates. You say I was deferring to my own opinion, and when I was almost every time I voiced an opinion I provided links from which they stemmed. To reference your link, Oxford dictionary basically just said the same damn thing Merriam Webster said that is, "a philosophical or religious position characterized by disbelief in the existence of a god or any gods" v.s. "DisBELIEF or lack of BELIEF in the existence of God or Gods." It is saying the same damn thing. Just because you say, "A lack of belief." Does not take away that it remains belief.