Last edited by Peter Grimm; 08-13-13 at 06:48 AM.
Here's an eye-opener for you, in the definitions stakes.
Noun 1. disbelief - doubt about the truth of something
disbelief - doubt about the truth of something
incredulity, mental rejection, skepticism
doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty - the state of being unsure of something
2. disbelief - a rejection of belief
disbelief - a rejection of belief
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
scepticism, skepticism, agnosticism - the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge
atheism - a lack of belief in the existence of God or gods
Doubting the truth of something doesn't mean believing something else, mch like lacking a belief in something doesn't mean belief in something else.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
So I don't believe the Queen of England wears a wig. However, that doesn't mean I believe the queen doesn't wear a wig.
I'm a skeptic. If some evidence were to surface showing that the queen in fact wears a wig, I, a disbeliever in the queen's wig-wearing (but that doesn't mean that I believe she doesn't wear one, mind you), would then be forced to change my affiliation on the matter.
Of course, there's nothing absurd or ridiculous about this line of reasoning.