« Last post by albeto on December 06, 2016, 12:30:41 PM »
I would ask; what nuance would warrant the use of the qualifier strong in a conversation with a theist where the term anti-theism does not work better?
I can only assume from your deflection that you recognize that when those nuances occur (whether or not you understand why they occur), the use of the qualifier "strong," is appropriate to use. This is what makes your entire argument moot, and reveals an incomprehension about this whole issue that I suspect you still don't recognize. You came into a conversation where those nuances have already been accepted, and tried to rally atheists to drop qualifiers like strong and weak altogether (except, apparently, when they are warranted like jeton suggests, but not really because you would choose other words - like antitheist - yourself). The purpose of such an approach seems to me to reveal either an unwillingness or inability to functionally comprehend the subtle differences, but rather than pursue this line of thinking, your efforts have continued to encourage people to drop it altogether.
Furthermore, strong atheism and antitheism are not synonymous. While they may be very closely related, they do refer to different things. I think you're simply confused and you assume it's because this is a confusing issue in general, for all or most people. Despite people explaining the subtle and not so subtle differences between these terms, you seem rather focused on persuading others to remove them altogether from conversations in general which is not only illogical, but untenable and unreasonable.
I'm not trying to rewrite the ten commandments albeto. I do not dictate conditions. Who the hell do you think I am?
Why you would equate definitions of words and concepts with the ten commandments suggests to me further incomprehension about the differences, not to mention how words are identified, used, and accepted in the modern lexicon. The analogy/joke is completely off the mark. It simply doesn't make sense. I think you might benefit from holding off trying to help people, as you've mentioned is your intent, and wait until you have a better idea about what these terms actually mean.