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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ProblemOfEvil

Since forever religious people have been stumbling all over their arguments when trying to square this circle. Still to this day there isn’t a single comprehensive, consistent argument to this that doesn’t end with the god either being incompetent or malicious.

This argument does not deal with humans or animals doing harm to one and other but only with the apparent needless suffering due to natural disasters, disease, drought caused famine, naturally occurring birth defects etc.

As always, if you feel I have omitted a step please leave your comment below and I’ll try to correct the graphics.

Problem of evil

isgodgood

So here’s the deal, according to some there is one good and one evil entity. You’ve only ever heard from one of them and it claims to be the good one. Also it’s given you a book to prove his point. To underscore why you have to believe it, it claims it cannot lie, but it also also claims it is able to do anything.

How do you go about finding out if it is really the good entity you heard from?

Is your god good?