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Agnosticism, Atheism, and Theism

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Agnosticism, Atheism, and Theism Does a God exist? To many people, the answer is yes. They arrive at this conclusion based on their experiences, the existence of a Bible and church, and so on. This is a personal belief. Nowhere has it been published (except the Bible or other religious texts) that it is a definite fact that a God exists. We must not discount the fact that it has not been proven anywhere that a God does not exist, however. Theism is defined as "the belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe." Theism can be summarized by simply stating that theism is the belief in a God. What, then, is atheism? Since theism is the belief in a God, and the prefix 'a' means "without" or "absence of," the correct definition of atheism is "without belief in a God." ...read more.

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Depending on a person's perception, it may or may not be. A personal belief is proven only to one's self. It does not have to be rooted in fact, which limits the effectiveness of a particular argument. There is not sufficient factual proof to convince anyone not already leaning towards a particular disposition. If one feels they have sufficient evidence to claim there is a God, let them have their say. If one feels they have sufficient evidence to claim there is no God, let them have their say. If one brings forth the unspeakable argument that you cannot factually prove one argument or the other, let them have their say. All corners of the issue must be carefully considered and are equally valuable. How would we determine, then, a factual proof of a God's existence or non-existence? There is only one way to find out. ...read more.

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to contact the living. Their belief in God has been proven to be fact, but there is no way to impart this knowledge to the living. This brings their proof to irrelevance, as if it never even happened. Whether a God exists or not is a matter of perception. There is no physical proof to be brought on by either side in this issue. Personal belief is the proof of this question. There is belief, or the absence of belief. Some reserve judgment because they want factual proof. This concrete truth cannot be presented to a living person, so they feel justified (and are) in their belief. Others, who based on experience have either belief or the absence of belief on the matter, are equally justified in their belief. I encourage each person to present all arguments-for, against, and in-between-about God to themselves. Everyone must examine all sides of the issue to fully understand it. Only then can a person justifiably decide what to do-to hold belief, the absence of belief, or to reserve judgment on the issue ...read more.

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