The term "Strong Atheism" is inaccurate for what it currently represents.
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Definitions (I'm willing to discuss these definitions prior to the debate, but as it stands, acceptance of this debate is acceptance of these definitions):
Theism: Belief in the existence of a God or God(s).
Atheism: Without theism.
First round is for acceptance.
Now then, onto my argumentation.
It seems to me that believing God does not exist is not a belief without theism, but rather a different degree or level of theistic belief.
To be theistic does not necessarily mean one believes God exists, but that they hold A belief in the existence of God. In other words, ANY belief pertaining to the existence of God would qualify as theistic belief, included the belief that God does not exist. A belief regarding the theistic proposition, only it's at the opposite end of the spectrum from which is commonly assumed, an opposing belief in the existence God(s). It is theistic belief, the only real distinction being that it's centers on denial rather than affirmation.
To put it more succinctly, belief that God does not exist is the denial of theistic proposition, and therefore directly related to theism. As such, it is not a belief without theism, and should not be referred to as "strong atheism".
SONOFGOD2013 forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by NiqashMotawadi3 3 years ago
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