Wow, hold your straw horses, please. I have no idea why you want to portray me in a bad light here, but I have said nothing that denotes disrespect or verbal abuse towards theists. I might live in "heathen lands", but I'm not out of any contact with theists, in fact I went (against my will, but that's another matter) to catholic schools. I was fed a lot of bible (disbelieved in it all from a young age), I am not unfamiliar with christian dogma. As a matter of fact, it's interesting you concluded I was an atheist - I didn't say it and my post could easily have been made by a moderate believer. My catholic entourage certainly wouldn't bat an eyelid (after translation) to any of it. I respect faith, even though I do not have it nor can really understand it. But the gnostic theist does not operate on faith, he operates on misinformation. To answer your question, on this board I've seen: - Someone refer to the historicity of jesus as having more evidence than the historicity of Caius Iulius (not in this thread) -> that's patently false and evidence of extreme brainwashing; the kind of discourse held by creationists. In fact, I seem to remember that individual ascribing to creationism (but maybe I misremember). - The power of prayer held as a proven fact. Once again, this isn't your average believer statement, this is fundamentalistic. - The old cliché of "Atheist Dogma" being invoked. Either the user doesn't realise how preposterous it is, in which case a fundamentalist mindset is involved or the user does and it was a troll comment. That's not very civil. If the word has pejorative connotations I'm not aware of (not a native english speaker), I'm fine with not using it, but one needs a substitute. Creationist? Not an exact match. Gnostic theist? Fine by me, but a bit heavy. Merry Christmas: Atheism is doubt without belief; dogma is belief without doubt. "Atheist dogma" isn't "inappropriate"; it's just complete nonsense. Aside: The internet does give me insight on how atheists are treated in the US; though: on several US-dominated boards, I often see theists provoke then cry offense when (very measured in this case!) answer comes.