Definitions

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  • n. An atheist who thinks faith should not be criticized.

Etymologies

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Blend of faith and atheist

Examples

  • I've got a bit of a "faitheist" for a cousin, who likes to point out that there aren't any atheist charities.

    Thinkers' Podium

  • Myers linked to the article itself (while lashing out at her as a “faitheist”), yet offered no reason to think her report of his words was inaccurate.

    Berlinski stirring the pot

  • Dr. Myers dimisses this criticism by calling this person a "faitheist."

    Berlinski stirring the pot

  • Perhaps predictably, there have been critics responding on both sides, most notably the estimable Jerry Coyne, the author of one of the best books ever written on the subject, Why Evolution is True, who on his web page of the same title called me an "accommodationist" and even a "faitheist" (not sure what that is -- "faith atheist"? but it's clever!)

    Michael Shermer: Theism v. Atheism: I'm A Realist, Not An "Accommodationist"

  • There's a question I'd like to ask faitheist accomodationists, and I'd like to ask the same of theists, whether fundamentalist, traditional, or liberal:

    Pharyngula

  • Wow, bilbo the pathetic faitheist troll can't even see pointing and laughing when it's directed at him.

    Pharyngula

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  • Urban Dictionary offers three potential definitions - I guess you pays your money and you takes your choice.

    July 19, 2009