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Theists have a generally rigid set of beliefs, usually informed by some form of "holy book". Deists are atheists in so far as they don't believe in any of the gods of Abraham or Hinduism or any others. As I think Hitchens used to say to a theist (like Dinesh D'Souza), "you're an atheist with respect to all the other gods...I'm just an atheist to one more than you". But deists do believe in some "higher power", generally credited with creating the universe but is otherwise indifferent.

The issue in question is whether theists are more dogmatic than atheists.

Dogmatic about what? Dogmatic refers to holding beliefs that are regarded as incontrovertibly true (whether or not they actually are). Atheists could be dogmatic about vaccines, or organic food, or any of a number of things. Just like anyone else.

Again, atheists simply are not convinced there is a deity of any sort. They are not-theists. Everything after that is up for grabs.

Suppose we take a more open-minded approach and treat as theist anyone who believes in a "higher power". Theists would then range from the rigid organized religions, to the more unstructured nondenominational ecumenical sects, to eclectic New Age spirituality, to those who believe in the God of the bible but prefer their own interpretation. That is a pretty broad group that I would be hesitant to make generalizations about.

Not sure about the new age stuff regarding where that would fall. I don't know it very well. I did a double-check, and another part of the definition of "theist" is that the deity(ies) intervene. Deists don't believe they do. But, except for the deists, it does sound like most of what you describe is theistic.
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