Are theists and atheists epistemic peers?

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by wynn, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. NMSquirrel OCD ADHD THC IMO UR12 Valued Senior Member

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    HA!
    no such thing.
     
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  3. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Pretty much
     
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  5. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    At least theoretically, they must exist, there must be a definition of "theist," otherwise the term "theist" is useless.
     
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  7. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Surely St Anselm's "proof" applies to theists as much as it does to god.
    The ideal theist exists, as does the ideal atheist.

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  8. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    My point is mundanely linguistic: just like we have some idea of what a "table" is, or an "apple," or a "doctor," it is only reasonable that we also have some idea of what a "theist" is. Otherwise, we couldn't use that word.
     

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