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Theists belive in some sort of supernatural being or god. Atheists do not. As a consequence atheists must rely on their own judgement to determine a path between self-interest and altruistic behaviour. Theist are unable to make this judgement and rely on instructions provided by a religion which claimes to have all of the answers.

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Theists believe in some form of god as all knowing, all seeing entity, concerning itself with our gay to day lives. Atheists do not believe in any type of god.

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Theistic means believing in a god or gods, in a divine existence. Atheistic is denying, not accepting the existence of anything like that.


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