Which way to the woods?
Aren't theists usually members of Abrahamic religions? Doesn't it only concern questions about that particular Western God concept? Do practicing Eastern religions use the term theism? If not, there are many people who are not theists or a-theists. I am asking because I don't really know. Would unbeliever and believer/practitioner be more accurate description of eastern religious labels?I stumbled across this statement whilst puttering around teh interwebz.
"There is, however, no "not atheist nor theist". Anyone who actively believes there is a god is a theist. Anyone who does not (even if they consider the question "unknowable" or the like), is an atheist. There is not any neither theist nor atheist, everyone is one or the other."
Is this true? Does one have to be either an atheist or a theist? If so, why? If not, what other options are there? Do you know anyone who is neither?
Anyway, you either believe gods exist or don't believe gods exist. I don't know how you could be both. You could be uncertain of either position but I don't think you could be both at the same time.