Thursday, February 17, 2011

Taxonomy of Theism

 - Theist: Believes in god in spite of lack of proper evidence and/or logical integration.  Tries to form his ethics according to some moral guidelines on this basis or experiences guilt over his non-compliance.

 - Atheist: Doesn't believe in god.  Doesn't claim he can prove god doesn't exist, instead he dismisses such a claim as he does with any arbitrary claim.  Doesn't form his ethics as if there is a god in spite of it.

 - Agnostic: the transvestite/hemaphrodite of theism.  Can't quite bring himself to believe that god exists but is unwilling to say that this makes him an atheist, which term he wishes not to be associated with.  May form his ethics partly or fully with the same fundamentals as the theist.