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Theistic categories?

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Do Theists who debate here seem to generally fit into these categories?

1) Uninformed, naïve, childlike, uneducated

2) Aggressive, hostile, belligerent

3) Moderate, liberal, civil

4) Intellectual, informed, educated

Does it also seem as though 1 and 2 often overlap or combine, and that 3 and 4 may also (but seldom other combinations)?
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Yes to all. Sadly, 3 and 4 seem to be rare on this forum (while 1s and 2s are very common), and 3s who aren't also 4s usually aren't interested in debating their beliefs.
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Haven wrote: Yes to all. Sadly, 3 and 4 seem to be rare on this forum (while 1s and 2s are very common), and 3s who aren't also 4s usually aren't interested in debating their beliefs.
Mostly, I think, because they realize they can't debate their beliefs. They know that it's an emotional thing, they have no good reason to believe the things they claim to believe and they're intellectually honest enough to know that they cannot make a good case for their beliefs to others.

Unfortunately, 1 and 2 don't get that.
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