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Subject:  Re: Atheism Date:  1/19/2013  9:40 AM
Author:  2828 Number:  667208 of 749461

The word "Atheist" was first used to describe theists that went against the doctrine of the day. These accused persons were actually theists that disagreed with the standard beliefs of the church.

At the time, there were no individuals that proclaimed ignorance to the belief in a god. It simply meant that the accused did not believe the theism of the day.

The word Atheist was a slur in other words. It meant that those who had earned its moniker were evil and had forsaken the truth knowingly.

The modern use, while having been hijacked from the original meaning, has been redefined by its claimants to mean A (not) theists (believers).

An atheist might tell you that there is no god, but they can't prove it. It is impossible to do so. These are the cheerleaders that scream that their side is best no matter what the scoreboard says.
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