198. An Active God vs. Evolutionary Theory
- Atheism: The view of those who do not believe in the existence of a deity, but do not claim to know if a deity does or does not exist.
- Theism: The view of those who do not claim to know of the existence of any deity, but still believe in such an existence.
- Agnosticism: The view that there is no proof of either the existence or nonexistence of any deity, but since any deity that may exist appears unconcerned for the universe or the welfare of its inhabitants, the question is largely academic.
- Strong agnosticism: The view that the question of the existence or nonexistence of a deity or deities, and the nature of ultimate reality is unknowable by reason of our natural inability to verify any experience with anything but another subjective experience. A strong agnostic would say, "I cannot know whether a deity exists or not, and neither can you."
- Weak agnosticism: The view that the existence or nonexistence of any deities is currently unknown but is not necessarily unknowable; therefore, one will withhold judgment until evidence, if any, becomes available. A weak agnostic would say, "I don't know whether any deities exist or not, but maybe one day, if there is evidence, we can find something out.
After reading this blog, your eyes should be opened widely and your mind should be changing fast.