What does it mean to be a Theist, Deist or Atheist

 

theist-atheistI’m not sure if this is even necessary to point out anymore. But for the sake of context I need this for upcoming arguments.

Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge is a subset of the things one believe, the demarcation between which might be taken as whether a belief is justified and true. However, “justified” is subjective and “true” implies knowledge. Therefore, a common ground must be established between all debaters on what constitutes a justified belief. An example might be “I knowing something exists only if I see it” or “I accept knowing something doesn’t exist when the description of it is internally contradictory”.
  • Personal knowledge exists but is per definition personal and does not serve as an argument to other people. For instance, personal revelation from a god might be enough to justify the gods existence to the person that had the revelation only.

Notes:

  • Strong Atheism is sometimes referred to as “Capital A-atheism” or Gnostic Atheism.
  • Strong Atheism and Agnostic atheism are both in the category atheism.
  • Being an agnostic atheist does not mean there are specific gods or versions of god that the claimant can know to not exist. For instance an agnostic atheist can claim to know that Thor does not exist due to the preponderance of evidence backing up this knowledge.
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