"Mike Stanton" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
>>A certain question that has occupied my mind for a while. Why are we
>>accustomed to saying "he/she believes in God"? This indirectly implies the
>>existence of God -- one God, in fact. Why is it uncommon to hear someone
>>say "he/she thinks there is a God"? The difference is subtle, but
>>this change of habit be made? I am pretty certain that some people would
>>offended by the latter.
> I think such a change in language would be useful for dealing with
> those theists who are interested in some rational discourse about
> faith and belief. The ones who are upset by it are probably not worth
> talking to anyway.
That sounds enormously arrogant. The very people who might
be offended are probably the ones intelligent enough to see the