Originally Posted by Jvstice
There are Budhists who say they believe in a higher power, but that since it has no mind, that higher power isn't God. Therefore since they don't believe in God, they are atheists, though they still believe in a higher power.
Much like many of the Jedi and the force in star wars..
Right. Similarly there can be some disagreement as to whether atheism is the belief that there is no god (which is no better than theism in my opinion) or the belief that since there is no evidence to support the existence of god, then there is no reason to believe he exists. The former group tends not to appreciate the comparison to theists, even though the thinking process is the same, so clearly you can see how some of these discussions can get heated.