Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Tue Nov 24 13:26:08 UTC 2009

"Skeptic" is a well-established term for someone who bases conclusions on
evidence rather than faith, and it does not directly reference deities.

"Non-theist" is the most common blanket term to cover all the
atheist-agnostic-humanist spectrum, but it does reference deities.

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From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Benjamin Barrett
Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: amonokerism

What is the (existing) term you would propose instead then?

I have no interest in defining myself in terms of deity beliefs or the
unknowability of deities.


On Nov 23, 2009, at 4:20 PM, Dave Wilton wrote:

> The last thing the non-theist community needs is yet another term
> categorizing its beliefs.

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