The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves, but wiser people are full of doubts.
Going back to apatheism, there are some on here claiming only atheists can be apatheistic, though I am not sure.
Can a person be apathetic about something they believe in? If the answer is yes, then it is possible (though I don't think as likely) that theists can be apatheistic. Believing in something doesn't mean you care about it. Heck, not believing in something doesn't mean you don't care about it. There are plenty of atheists who care pretty deeply about the question of whether God exists or not, for various reasons.
I guess I don't find the term all that useful or necessary.
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"We're nice mainly because we're rich and comfortable."
When it comes to definitions this forum is especially bad. One group would say it means "a"; but no, its "b"; and the circular semantic debate takes off from there. Its a systemic problem here. I personally do not see the value in misrepresenting an another point of view. Its self- defeating to do so. What is the point of debating if you are not trying to understand the point of view of another view? BTW, there is actually a psychological reason for this, but this would just take us on another tangent.
The thing here it was already explained a few pages ago. The construction cannot be "a"- word. It would be this; "a- patheistic." What is a patheistic? An alternative name for this viewpoint is "Apathetic Theism." It is clear the construction is a cropping of the "apathy." This, of course, didn't stop the nonsense of the debate- it continued. The term is more similar to agnosticism; which can take a theistic perspective or a atheistic perspective. Ironically, the OP identified himself (assuming a male) as a atheist. This whole tangent started when someone (won't say who) claimed that they CAN'T be an atheist. Later this same poster asserted it could go either way. Anyway, the last three pages (now) have been ad nauseum [sic?] at best- but that is another systemic problem- these incessant "pissing contest" among certain members.Going back to apatheism, there are some on here claiming only atheists can be apatheistic, though I am not sure.
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