When the term "non-believer" is used by someone to reference everyone who doesn't believe in the same religion they do, what is the actual intent? Is it simple laziness, because non-believer takes fewer letters to write than non-(whatever their religion is)? Is it an intentional slur against all other religions, suggesting they cannot possibly believe in anything if they don't practice the same religion? Or is it simply arrogance, assuming anyone who doesn't practice the same religion doesn't deserve to be addressed as individuals, and must be lumped into one large group referred to by a rather insulting suggestion, that they don't believe in anything?
Even atheists have beliefs. They simply don't involve a deity.
Answer by Dardenella at 3:39 PM on Aug. 29, 2013
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Answer by sahmamax2 at 4:07 PM on Aug. 29, 2013
Oh I didn't realize I got my own question.
You know why I used the term and what I was referencing. The shit stirring was NOT at all what I was intending but your post clearly is.
The post was specifically addressing Christians and I was saying non-believer on that post... addressing non-believers of Christianity.
I will say again, you know exactly what I was saying.
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Answer by gdiamante at 11:28 PM on Aug. 29, 2013