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Herman Miller wrote:
>On Tue, 18 Sep 2001 16:36:12 -0400, Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]>
>wrote:
>
> >Are people using "atheist" for "non-religious"? I've always been told
>that
> >being an atheist means that you believe there's no God or gods, nothing
>more
> >and nothing less.
> >
> >BTW, I scored a 100% for "Mainstream to Liberal Protestan", quite
>expectedly
> >for a member of the Swedish Covenant Church I guess.
>
>_Some_ atheists believe that no gods exist, but not all. It makes a
>difference where you put the negative. Gjarrda has two different words for
>these different flavors of what we call "atheism" in English.
>
>zigzavam: not convinced that any number of gods exist.
>zigzanakh: convinced that the number of gods that exist is precisely zero.

What'd differentiate an atheist of the first sort form an agnostic?

                                                    Andreas

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