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An interesting combination — a theist married to an atheist.
  a person who believes in the existence of a God or gods


a person who believes God actively intervenes in daily life
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theist theism theistic
Strongly Associated with:   deist
It is easier to remember the meaning of theist is you already know that an atheist is someone who does not believe in the existence of any god.
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  • An interesting combination — a theist married to an atheist.
  • As long as the world was solidly theistic, the absolutes were plausible; when it got fashionable to speak of the death of God, people began to talk as though Beauty, Goodness, and Truth were psychological effects—probably base ones.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I rail at the theistic credulity of Voltaire, the amoristic superstition of Shelley, the revival of tribal soothsaying and idolatrous rites which Huxley called Science and mistook for an advance on the Pentateuch, no less than at the welter of ecclesiastical and professional humbug which saves the face of the stupid system of violence and robbery which we call Law and Industry.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Then he recited in English an Arya-Somaj prayer of a theistical nature, and stuffed his mouth with pan and betel.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
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Associated words [difficulty]:   theist , deist [9] , deity [2] , deify [7] , deist [9]
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