Faitheists

I love it—this is the great new name from one of Jerry Coyne’s readers for referring to:

those atheists who are nonetheless soft on faith (i.e., atheist accommodationists).

the kind of people, like Michael Ruse,  who say, “I am an atheist, but . . .”.   In other words, the folks who, says Daniel Dennett, have “belief in belief.”

The word was coined as part of a contest, here were the runners up:

Godlycoddlers (by Kitty’sBitch), also winner of the Most Mellifluous Entry

Placatheists (by Todd Shackleford)

Credophiles (by Thanny). Winner of the Most Perjorative Entry Prize

Betraytheists (Macronencer)

Muzzle-ems (Sigmund) Winner of the Especially Cute Award

Faitheists–it’s a great word, go use it.

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