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"Angstheist" is an ugly, ill-conceived word.

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User Info: DrAlbertBandura

DrAlbertBandura
4 years ago#1
Down there with "evillusionist." Do yourself a favor and never, ever use it. Ever.
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User Info: Faust_8

Faust_8
4 years ago#2
As an atheist, I do have to say that some people really earn the title.

They're usually teenagers that deconverted a week ago, yeah, but they still act like arrogant little douches...and I don't want them to have the same label as me.
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User Info: kozlo100

kozlo100
4 years ago#3
What term would you have us use for the anti-theists who's angst drives a fervor and zeal that prevents them from having useful discussions about religion?

I mean, I'm not saying there's a lot of these people, but they do exist. As opposed to 'evilutionists'. I'm not even sure what that's supposed to mean.
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User Info: FlashOfLight

FlashOfLight
4 years ago#4
This word is not yet approved by the fine folks over at Oxford, plus it sounds like you're tripping over your tongue when trying to say it.
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User Info: DrAlbertBandura

DrAlbertBandura
4 years ago#5
Then call them "arrogant little douches" -- it's nothing that follows necessarily from their atheism. The offending term is just a childish mish-mash of words that means little, inspires no creativity, and is wholly stupid.
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User Info: FlashOfLight

FlashOfLight
4 years ago#6
Agno-theist would sound better and more professional, IMO. With or without that little sucker there in the middle.
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User Info: the_hedonist

the_hedonist
4 years ago#7
The term itself does not necessarily imply that the angst itself follows from the atheism. It just implies that the atheist in question is particularly angsty.
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User Info: hunter_gohan

hunter_gohan
4 years ago#8
kozlo100 posted...
As opposed to 'evilutionists'. I'm not even sure what that's supposed to mean.


Members of the EAC which knowingly push a false theory to undermine Christianity? At least that might be what people who use that word think...
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User Info: DrAlbertBandura

DrAlbertBandura
4 years ago#9
Still ridiculous. I don't go around looking for gothic kids who are filled with angst and call them angstothics. I wouldn't even do anything but acknowledge that the kids are both angsty and gothic. The whole run-together term concept is stupid. It doesn't even flow smoothly. And the nature of the words combined just confuses the whole issue because "theism" itself is a word on its own.
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User Info: kozlo100

kozlo100
4 years ago#10
I don't believe the implication that their angst follows from their atheism, but rather that their atheism is how they vent their angst. The word does seem a fair bit more descriptive than the rather nonspecific insult you recommend.

Also, for hunter: Who are the EAC?
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