Who do you find to be more "reasonable": Atheists or Theists?

Posted by: PetersSmith

Reasonable as in willing to accept other ideas and admit that they're wrong if proven to be wrong. Don't just vote because of your own beliefs.

34 Total Votes


Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is the absence of belief that any deities exist. Atheis... m is contrasted with theism, which in its most general form is the belief that at least one deity exists.The term atheism originated from the Greek ἄθεος, meaning "without god", used as a pejorative term applied to those thought to reject the gods worshipped by the larger society. With the spread of freethought, skeptical inquiry, and subsequent increase in criticism of religion, application of the term narrowed in scope. The first individuals to identify themselves using the word "atheist" lived in the 18th century.Arguments for atheism range from the philosophical to social and historical approaches. Rationales for not believing in any supernatural deity include the lack of empirical evidence, the problem of evil, the argument from inconsistent revelations, rejection of concepts which cannot be falsified, and the argument from nonbelief   more
16 votes


They both are unreasonable and/or are never willing to change their opinions or generally admit that they're wrong in certain cases. They will always be in a constant battle, arguing over the internet for eternity.
15 votes


Theism, in the broadest sense, is the belief that at least one deity exists. In a more specific sense, theism is commonly a monotheistic doctrine concerning the nature of a deity, and that deity's relationship to the universe. Theism, in this specif... ic sense, conceives of God as personal, present and active in the governance and organization of the world and the universe. As such theism describes the classical conception of God that is found in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism. The use of the word theism to indicate this classical form of monotheism began during the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century in order to distinguish it from the then-emerging deism which contended that God, though transcendent and supreme, did not intervene in the natural world and could be known rationally but not via revelation.The term theism derives from the Greek theos meaning "god". The term theism was first used by Ralph Cudworth. In Cudworth's definition, they are "strictly and properly called Theists, who affirm, that a perfectly conscious understanding being, or mind, existing of itself from eternity, was the cause of all other things"   more
3 votes
1 comment
Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
PetersSmith says2014-08-03T23:26:30.3633785-05:00
Texans14: Reasonable as in willing to accept other ideas and admit that they're wrong if proven to be wrong. Not reasonable as in the belief.
PetersSmith says2014-08-03T23:31:38.4549468-05:00
I should have phrased it as: who do you find to be less stubborn?
texans14 says2014-08-03T23:32:36.3316888-05:00
Thanks for the clarification. I changed my vote to neither.
PetersSmith says2014-08-03T23:33:03.2576340-05:00
Texans14: No, thank you.
mishapqueen says2014-08-04T09:29:37.6915022-05:00
Zylorarchy, Just to let you know, my vote was based on my experience in real life, not DDO. But I have had some nasty run-ins with atheists on here too. But thankfully they were balanced by the nicer atheists on this site.
YamaVonKarma says2014-08-04T21:37:48.7643386-05:00
Redspectre makes my day.
PetersSmith says2014-08-04T21:39:03.7218581-05:00
Redspectre: There's atheist churches? Huh, would have never guessed.
reece says2014-08-23T16:09:13.7745839-05:00
@Redspectre What a F moron.
Debating_Horse says2018-07-26T18:20:44.1382663Z

Freebase Icon   Portions of this page are reproduced from or are modifications based on work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.