Kenny wrote:B. W. wrote:What began in jest, well, let's see what folks think of these articles:
In the early church history, yes Christians were called atheist:
Christians are Atheists
Later that cold ecumenicalism crept in philosophic realms of Christian thought in the 1700 time frame and then into full gear, especially after World War One, and thus what you have is... a sort of liberal Unitarian belief system...
Christian atheism is a theological position in which the belief in the transcendent or interventionist God is rejected or absent in favor of finding God totally in the world (Thomas J. J. Altizer) or following Jesus in a godless world (William Hamilton). Hamilton's Christian atheism is similar to Jesuism.
So there you have it...
So are you saying a Christian atheist is one who follows the philosophical teachings of Jesus, but do not worship him or any other deity as God?
My understanding of Christian Atheists upon visiting a website many years ago, and that is generally what they said they advocated -- moral teachings of Christ minus God.