posted on May, 8 2013 @ 04:49 PM
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by SaturnFX
When you believe in something, you act on faith that this is how it is regardless of any opposing facts. if I believe my mother hates me, even
if she is hugging me, I ignore the evidence of love because my belief is that she hates me for reasons known to me.
if I don't believe in something, you act on lack of evidence. If I don't believe mother loves me, then gives me a hug, I may reevaluate my lack of
So theism is nonnegotiable belief, whereas atheism is disbelief with options.
That is very close, yes.
Options are proof...or at least some really strong evidence (in the end, gravity is still theory and not fully understood, but there is enough
evidence to ultimately warrant belief.)
It can be difficult to see the difference initially, but once you see it, it really is night and day. =gnostics= are the true bane of society..those
people pretending they know one way or another..and a gnostic atheist annoys me equally as a gnostic theist.