Henotheism and Atheism

Fort Fun Indiana

Diamond Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2017
Messages
48,657
Reaction score
7,253
Points
1,870
I am a non-theist
Which is what athiest means. Somewhere along the line, it was bastardized colloquially to sometimes mean, "asserts no gods exist".

You are an agnostic atheist. One who asserts there are no gods is a gnostic atheist.
 

BreezeWood

VIP Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2011
Messages
10,758
Reaction score
628
Points
85
Where as you don't respect others who believe in God.
False. Another ding lie to justify his own bad behavior to himself.
.
Where as you don't respect others who believe in God. What is that called?
.
does the metaphysical count or anyone who is not a christian. or any desert religions.
.
.

- it's called christianity ...
.
1619114489082.png

.
they have had no respect, uninterrupted since the 4th century. bing. and all.
 

Blues Man

Gold Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2016
Messages
13,398
Reaction score
4,333
Points
290
I am a non-theist
Which is what athiest means. Somewhere along the line, it was bastardized colloquially to sometimes mean, "asserts no gods exist".

You are an agnostic atheist. One who asserts there are no gods is a gnostic atheist.

No.

An atheist denies the existence of any gods.

I don't deny the existence of any gods and I don't think it matters if there are or there aren't. Maybe i should coin a new word.

How about Apatheist?

Defined as uncaring or indifferent to the possibility that gods may or may not exist.
 

Meriweather

Not all who wander are lost
Joined
Oct 21, 2014
Messages
7,437
Reaction score
967
Points
165
Defined as uncaring or indifferent to the possibility that gods may or may not exist.
Then the question to explore is why be apathetic whether God does or does not exist?
 

Blues Man

Gold Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2016
Messages
13,398
Reaction score
4,333
Points
290
Defined as uncaring or indifferent to the possibility that gods may or may not exist.
Then the question to explore is why be apathetic whether God does or does not exist?
Because I don not believe it matters.

I would not change the way I live if it was proven that a god snapped his fingers and created the universe. We showed up after the universe began and we'll be extinct before the universe ends. So the only thing that matters as far as I'm concerned is what we do in the short time we are alive.
 

ding

Confront reality
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
82,614
Reaction score
8,139
Points
2,055
Location
Houston
Defined as uncaring or indifferent to the possibility that gods may or may not exist.
Then the question to explore is why be apathetic whether God does or does not exist?
Because I don not believe it matters.

I would not change the way I live if it was proven that a god snapped his fingers and created the universe. We showed up after the universe began and we'll be extinct before the universe ends. So the only thing that matters as far as I'm concerned is what we do in the short time we are alive.
Purpose matters.
 

Blues Man

Gold Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2016
Messages
13,398
Reaction score
4,333
Points
290
Defined as uncaring or indifferent to the possibility that gods may or may not exist.
Then the question to explore is why be apathetic whether God does or does not exist?
Because I don not believe it matters.

I would not change the way I live if it was proven that a god snapped his fingers and created the universe. We showed up after the universe began and we'll be extinct before the universe ends. So the only thing that matters as far as I'm concerned is what we do in the short time we are alive.
Purpose matters.
I define my purpose not you and not some god that may or may not exist.
 

ding

Confront reality
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
82,614
Reaction score
8,139
Points
2,055
Location
Houston
Defined as uncaring or indifferent to the possibility that gods may or may not exist.
Then the question to explore is why be apathetic whether God does or does not exist?
Because I don not believe it matters.

I would not change the way I live if it was proven that a god snapped his fingers and created the universe. We showed up after the universe began and we'll be extinct before the universe ends. So the only thing that matters as far as I'm concerned is what we do in the short time we are alive.
Purpose matters.
I define my purpose not you and not some god that may or may not exist.
First things first. Does purpose matter?
 

ding

Confront reality
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
82,614
Reaction score
8,139
Points
2,055
Location
Houston
I would not change the way I live if it was proven that a god snapped his fingers and created the universe.
So you are saying that if you knew the universe was created for the express reason of letting you share in God's existence, you wouldn't be appreciative and thankful and treat everything you did as a sacred act to show your gratitude and appreciation for such an amazing gift?
 

Blues Man

Gold Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2016
Messages
13,398
Reaction score
4,333
Points
290
Defined as uncaring or indifferent to the possibility that gods may or may not exist.
Then the question to explore is why be apathetic whether God does or does not exist?
Because I don not believe it matters.

I would not change the way I live if it was proven that a god snapped his fingers and created the universe. We showed up after the universe began and we'll be extinct before the universe ends. So the only thing that matters as far as I'm concerned is what we do in the short time we are alive.
Purpose matters.
I define my purpose not you and not some god that may or may not exist.
First things first. Does purpose matter?


My purpose that I have chosen to guide my life matters to me. I really don't care if it matters to you.
 

Blues Man

Gold Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2016
Messages
13,398
Reaction score
4,333
Points
290
I would not change the way I live if it was proven that a god snapped his fingers and created the universe.
So you are saying that if you knew the universe was created for the express reason of letting you share in God's existence, you wouldn't be appreciative and thankful and treat everything you did as a sacred act to show your gratitude and appreciation for such an amazing gift?

I feel thankful and appreciative and would feel as such whether or not any gods exist.
 

ding

Confront reality
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
82,614
Reaction score
8,139
Points
2,055
Location
Houston
I would not change the way I live if it was proven that a god snapped his fingers and created the universe.
So you are saying that if you knew the universe was created for the express reason of letting you share in God's existence, you wouldn't be appreciative and thankful and treat everything you did as a sacred act to show your gratitude and appreciation for such an amazing gift?

I feel thankful and appreciative and would feel as such whether or not any gods exist.
What do you feel thankful and appreciative for and who do you give that thanks and appreciation to?
 

ding

Confront reality
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
82,614
Reaction score
8,139
Points
2,055
Location
Houston
Defined as uncaring or indifferent to the possibility that gods may or may not exist.
Then the question to explore is why be apathetic whether God does or does not exist?
Because I don not believe it matters.

I would not change the way I live if it was proven that a god snapped his fingers and created the universe. We showed up after the universe began and we'll be extinct before the universe ends. So the only thing that matters as far as I'm concerned is what we do in the short time we are alive.
Purpose matters.
I define my purpose not you and not some god that may or may not exist.
First things first. Does purpose matter?


My purpose that I have chosen to guide my life matters to me. I really don't care if it matters to you.
First things first. Does purpose matter? Is having a purpose important?

We can get into your purpose later.
 

Fort Fun Indiana

Diamond Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2017
Messages
48,657
Reaction score
7,253
Points
1,870
An atheist denies the existence of any gods
That's the bastardized colloquial version of the word. Theism is accepting belief in personal gods. Atheism is NOT doing that. I prefer this more strictly correct definition. The word "agnostic" alone does not well define all agnostics or well exclude all atheists. There are agnostic atheists and gnostic atheists.
 

Fort Fun Indiana

Diamond Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2017
Messages
48,657
Reaction score
7,253
Points
1,870
How about Apatheist?
I do like that term. But is is a qualified case of atheism that has no effect om the definition of atheism.

I would say i am more anti-theist. I hope there are no gods. I don't know for certain that there are not, but i hope there are not.
 

ding

Confront reality
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
82,614
Reaction score
8,139
Points
2,055
Location
Houston
How about Apatheist?
I do like that term. But is is a qualified case of atheism that has no effect om the definition of atheism.

I would say i am more anti-theist. I hope there are no gods. I don't know for certain that there are not, but i hope there are not.
Why would you hope there is no God?
 

Fort Fun Indiana

Diamond Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2017
Messages
48,657
Reaction score
7,253
Points
1,870

Meriweather

Not all who wander are lost
Joined
Oct 21, 2014
Messages
7,437
Reaction score
967
Points
165
I would not change the way I live if it was proven that a god snapped his fingers and created the universe. We showed up after the universe began and we'll be extinct before the universe ends. So the only thing that matters as far as I'm concerned is what we do in the short time we are alive.
Would you say that is a lukewarm attitude towards God, or a sitting on the fence philosophy?
 

ding

Confront reality
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
82,614
Reaction score
8,139
Points
2,055
Location
Houston
How about Apatheist?
I do like that term. But is is a qualified case of atheism that has no effect om the definition of atheism.

I would say i am more anti-theist. I hope there are no gods. I don't know for certain that there are not, but i hope there are not.
Why would you hope there is no God?
Because i have no desire for or need of a magical celestial dictator.
You have no knowledge of God to make the assumption that God is a magical celestial dictator, now do you?

So why would you assume that?
 

Fort Fun Indiana

Diamond Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2017
Messages
48,657
Reaction score
7,253
Points
1,870
You have no knowledge of God to make the assumption that God is a magical celestial dictator, now do you?
Then it's irrelevant, and the gods make not much difference at all. Maybe i should be more clear: i sure hope none of the god characters in the major religions exist. Eww.
 

New Topics

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top