Originally Posted by Dresta
But in many cases that would be deism not theism, and deists would have more cause to ally with ateists than theists. It's that many people don't even know what their own position is in regard to God - which is why they're often vague and ambiguous. Still, there's a huge jump from believing in the need for a Creator, to thinking that this Creator has you in mind/talks to you/watches you etc.
Wouldn't theists just be a broad subset of deists?
I think debates on religion between atheists and believers should be at the deistic level. That part of the picture needs to be confirmed before we can debate things at a theistic level.