It has come to my attention, that atheism really just means not theistic. This may seem trivial, except that people claiming to be atheists can also be deists. So if you believe in a god, but no official religion, you're an atheist! A deist atheist. What you believe in is deism, which has nothing to do with not theism a.k.a. atheism.
I have noticed that the term atheism is an extremely loaded term lately, but I think it's important to point out that I bet many people who think atheism is absurd, are in fact atheists themselves. They are simply strong deists.
Is this a common misconception, or has the word itself changed meaning? If you look into the (I think Latin) meaning of atheism, the a prefix means without or absence of, therefore it means without theism. The term adeism and adeist do not, however, exist. Why don't they exist as English words? They certainly should, unless atheism now means something other than: without theism.
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