almostnever accurate. Dichotomies ignore the gray area that permeates spaces between extremes. A Mormon and a pantheist are very different, yet this dichotomy places them in the same category. Oversimplification is no way to make realistic, useful distinctions.
Another good point that's made in the OP's posts is that assumptions and imaginatin are prerequisites for belief. So brave.
The morals of the thread
-dichotomies are only somewhat useful and largely inaccurate models,
-beliefs should be kept to a minimum
-we should move past our 2D mindplanes and focus a bit more on developing trichotomies and tetrachotomies, etc, etc ad infinitum.