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Mark Jones's Avatar Jump to comment 67 by Mark Jones

To be honest, the more I speak to theists, the more I think they are defined by their lack of doctrinal rigour. Oh yeah, I say to them, you don't believe in the tenets of your church; yeah, that's what sort of makes you a theist, I guess. You are a freethinker in another sense; because church dogma is, by definition, unjustified, you don't feel the need to justify your own beliefs.

Just like atheists, they see no reason to believe everything their leaders say is true, but instead of rejecting it all, they take what they want. No doubt some of their choices are evidence based, but sadly not all. One could say their zealotry is defined by how much they use evidence and reason.

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 23:26:12 UTC | #946463