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Jun 8, 2011

ANTITHEISM.


A brief analysis of Terminology.


By Michael Belmont Salmon.


Over the Past couple of Millennia there have arisen many Reactionaries against the status quo and among them have been those who cannot, or will not, believe in the existence of a God (or Divine Presence). In the past century, or so, these have come together under the banner of a term: "Atheism".


The term "Atheism" simple means that the individual does not believe in a God. 

In the 20th Century, and into the first couple of decades of this 21st Century, it's meaning seems to have come to umbrella, not only, those who do not believe in a Theistic Deity (a God), but those whose beliefs are actually against others who believe in a Deity.

For the purposes of this essay I use the term "Antitheism", rather than "Atheism", to mean those who oppose Theism (or belief in a God [Higher Power]):

 

1/ The distinction is that Antitheists and Reactionaries including some of the many diverse types of Political and Social movements (and individuals) that have claimed "Atheism" as their core "belief" have, in Reality, actually been "Antitheist" or simply: "opposing someone else's Theistic Belief and/or Tradition". 

2/ To clarify the stance of "Those who Won't believe" from those of Religious Unbelief, Spirituality (as differentiated from Theism), Religious{including Earth Religions} and Theistic Infighting.

3/ "Antitheism" is Real in our world and ranks as major, dissenting, voice to equal Theism, Secularism, Agnosticism, Atheism, Religion, Spirituality, Scholasticism.

4/ The intention of many "Antitheists" is to provoke a negative reaction to Theists, under the guise of "Freedom of Expression". The "Expression" of some Antitheists often causes Deliberate Offence and/or Harm (to many innocent and peace-loving people). Most sane societies limit "Freedom of Expression" and do Not include cruel, libelous or lewd attacks.


Overall, "Antitheism" has stood behind the mask of Atheism's umbrella.  For too long it has had "namelessness" and hidden. It has caused many Unnecessary and Cruel Acts in our world. Millions of Innocents have been slaughtered by it's practitioners. Although "Antitheism" has a "mild" side, which perpetuates it's illusion of innocent fence-sitting, it's intent is to Kill Belief and allow anarchy to reign. 





Note: The intention of this short essay is to clarify my thinking and elicit your thoughts; And after all "Theos" was the God of Thought. 

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Posted: Wednesday June 8, 2011, 6:16 pm
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