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There should be a list of theisms. Really. It's all very interesting. User: 19:36, 17 October 2008

How come "theism" is a back-formation from "atheism"? It seems to me that either way "theism" had to had come first to form the term "a-theism". GabSte1989 16:08, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
Because atheism predates English. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:13, 28 February 2011 (UTC)


"Attested in English from 1678, theist being slightly earlier, 16 years earlier in 1662."

Can someone find evidence of this? It appears to be unsourced. Y12J 23:21, 18 January 2012 (UTC)