dhonour wrote:cursuswalker wrote:It is also worth realising that even active atheism does not really propose anything. Nothing is offered "in place" of god, only the means to determine what is and what is not.
Is there room for another category that is atheist but does propose *something* however vague? I am an active a-theist in that I have come to a point where I don't believe in a theistic God(s) / Goddess(es): but I do believe in an emergent pantheistic 'je ne sais quoi'.
Good observation...I was thinking the same thing, but sort of in reverse....what about the vocal theist who doesn't *really* believe in what they are proclaiming, but are doing it for social/cultural/economic reasons.....Men's Christian Breakfasts are a good place to network, and pagan campfires are fun, once you suffer through the dancing around with printed scripts part.