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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:37 AM
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1. It's the same thing, though, with the word "Christian."
There are lots of definitions of that word, as well. The bottom line is that if someone tells me he or she is a Christian, I take his or her word on it. The label doesn't really matter, since it is the behavior of the individual that determines my opinion of that individual.

It should be the same for the word "atheist." The same things apply. The declaration of atheism means that, in one way or another, one doesn't believe in deities. That's enough for me. Exactly how they define that disbelief is irrelevant in the end.

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