Atheism is commonly defined as the position that there are no deities. It can also mean the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. A
broader definition is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist.
Theism in the broadest sense is the belief in at least one deity. In a more specific sense, theism refers to a particular doctrine concerning the
nature of a god and its relationship to the universe. Theism, in this specific sense, conceives of a god as personal, present and active in the
governance and organization of the world and the universe.
So you are probably wondering, "How can both be wrong when they cover the whole field of subject?" Well it's an extremely difficult answer but I
will try and give you the reasons why I think they are all wrong.
When humans first began whether you believe it was Adam and Eve, alien biogenetics, or from an organism the first people to develop the necessary
level of intelligence to think and have the ability of perception would not have believed in a god. They did not even consider that as a possibility,
what they knew was that they were alive and they had 2 parents and their parents had parents, so on and so forth. That's all they knew, and that's
all they even considered.
Eventually they began to revere nature as they became more intelligent (don't forget this was the time of hunter-gatherer). They then began to
recognize that certain animals around them provided them with food; the lakes, streams, rivers, etc... Provided them with water; the earth provided
them with food and material; and the sun provided them with warmth, light and growth. So you get where I'm going with this.
They eventually began to see these things that were important to them as of higher importance or of great power. So because their intelligence was
still pretty minimal they had to collectivize and establish a hierarchy of the animals, an animal king of sorts. Eventually as they began to worship
these animals they could not understand the certain things that the animals did, they saw it as a form of magic. Which lead them to believe these
animals were better than them, or had special powers. This made them believe that they could not be humanlike, or natural. So they began to believe it
As time progressed and more gods began to exist they would attribute certain characteristics to each god. Such as an eagle god would hold the power of
wind and sly hunting. This kept growing and growing. Then eventually they would have a 'battle' of gods because as people became more organized
there had to be a more dominant and powerful god. This would lead to duels or battles to see who was more powerful and whichever god would win would
be labeled the all powerful god.
Continuing down the human timeline as people become more organized there would be fewer gods as people moved into urban areas. So the worship would
change from animals to the weather, earth and sun. Then there would always be a god on top that is more powerful because civilizations created
powerful people on top. But then there was the idea that there had to be one god that is the only god in the whole world.
This god was begun by the Jews and when Moses won the fight against the pharaoh it was perceived that their god won. He was the more powerful god. And
as the Jews left Egypt for Israel they made their own religion worshipping one almighty god. The all powerful god of the universe. This was then
challenged when Jesus arrived, it was still basically the same notion of god but that Jesus was his son. This split the Jews into two groups,
Christians and Jews. As the Christian religion spread into Europe their belief of god was beginning to prevail over the Jewish belief of god.
Then another split occurred and it was a new religion that believed in Jesus but did not believe he died. This was led by Muhammad as he sought to
spread the beliefs of Islam throughout Arabia. This led to a new god that was virtually the same as the other two just with different ideals and
demands. These 3 religions began to rid the Middle East, North Africa and Europe of Pagans who believed in more than one god. They began to
incorporate Pagan ideals into their religions to make it easier for Pagans to convert. Their goal was to have only one world religion worshipping one
Eventually the belief in more than one god was virtually eliminated everywhere in the world except the Far East. As Abraham religions spread west the
concept of only one almighty god became the general acceptance among almost all people. The religions believed that if they let people think for
themselves that they might lose their grip on power if knowledge was allowed early in religions history. So they have to persecute anyone who dared to
challenge church beliefs.
Then as the new world was beginning to grow the American Revolution occurred. This released the shackles of oppression by the British monarch and
religion that was oppressing Europe. The new American government gave all people the right to choose their religious beliefs and to not have any
religion forced upon them. This allowed for the explosion in knowledge and innovation. Then France had their revolution which was far more unstable as
they battled with continental war and a struggle between republic and monarchy. As America and to a lesser extent France were beginning to allow
freedom and liberalization their people did not lose their religious beliefs.
Religion was so engraved in society that even taking it out of government did not stop it. The advancements of science and knowledge were then
incorporated into and alongside religion. Then came Charles Darwin, his theory of evolution would soon rock the world to its core, but silently. As
the religious tried to suppress his theories they did not manage to stop it. His theories did not spread outside of the scientific and academic
community for decades. Then more people began to oppose religion because they saw it as a form of oppression of the people. This was part of the new
socialist movement in Europe.
Then in 1917 the Russian Revolution occurred which created atheism as the major religion in the Soviet Union. Then as socialism and communism spread
around the world and grew in followers so did atheism and agnosticism. We were finally beginning to see the cracks in the strangle hold of religion.
As time progressed in just one century Europe went monarchies that were ruled by religion to becoming more than 50% Atheist and Agnostic. Religion
plummeted in Europe as they began to see it as outdated, unimportant or even illogical. This was the beginning of the rejection of a god.
So do you see the evolution of religion yet? We started with no belief in god or the rejection of god because the concept of god did not exist. Then
we created gods because of what was important to us. Then we created a hierarchy of gods which were ruled by a ruling god. Then we created only one
god almighty. And now we are beginning to reject the notion of a god. But none of this is correct, because the issue of god should not be open to
debate. We should not even be discussing this issue because it should not exist. But we are and a person want to know, is there or is there not a
We won't shake this question but what we should do is stop asking it. And stop trying to answer it. Remove the belief, disbelief and questioning of
god(s) altogether. Whether or not god(s) do/do not exist is an unanswerable question because it was created by us. We created the concept of god(s)
and whether or not we got it right and animal gods are our creators, whether or not there is a hierarchy of gods, whether or not there is just one
almighty god or just no god at all. It is all the creation of man. We created the belief in god from what we could not understand. Then we made them
fight for whose more powerful, and then we selected one god that is the most powerful and rejected every other god as false.
So could there be a god like Jesus stated? Maybe, maybe not. But it should not even be a question. If we die we will know, or the question will
finally be irrelevant because we won't exist to ask it. Why are we trying to figure something out that we created in the first place and then created
everything else about it? We just want answers that are impossible to know until we are dead. So the whole Theism and Atheism junk is all wrong
because it should never even exist because there are no answers.
The point is How can you answer your own question?
[edit on 3/29/10 by Misoir]