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Atheism is the disbelief in any God or deities but does that include a creative energy form we perceive or call a God?

Atheism shouldn’t be confused with agnosticism as agnosticism relates to doubting the existence of God because we can’t prove if a God exists or not but atheism just doesn’t doubt the existence of Gods & deities but refutes their existence period without evidence to the contrary.

I suppose I’m agnostic however I do believe we have come from an intelligent creative energy form of some kind, unless proven to the contrary that’s what I think at this time in my life & of course I could be wrong like anyone else.

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    Apr 15 2013: It seems that there have been many ways of conceptualizing atheism over hundreds of years and that some writers prefer not to consider a yes/no definition but rather think in terms of a continuum of belief. Within many religious labels- whether Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Atheist or presumably others, some people in the grouping don't think others should share that label with them.

    My view is that your relationship with your belief system is individual and that a person can call himself whatever he thinks fits.

    I would have thought that if you believe you come from an "intelligent creative energy form we perceive or call a God," that wouldn't correspond to what most people would think of atheism.
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      Apr 15 2013: Agree Fritzie...our relationship with our beliefs is individual, and a person can call him/herself whatever s/he chooses. I like to call myself an explorer. I've never liked labels very much....seems limiting to me:>)
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      Apr 16 2013: G'day Fritzie

      Our belief system is our mode of thought so who can say if one mode of thought is wrong or right over another, has one mode of thought got the right to say to another mode of thought your wrong? Is a person who live their lives by consumerist materialism right or wrong over a Buddhists mode of thought even though consumerist materialism is destroying our environment at an alarming rate? Not in my mind because it's just another mode of thought people like living by, this is our free will.

      If you didn't call this creative energy form a God but just realised this is where everything was created from without libelling it like matter & anti-matter wouldn't that give an atheist grounds to believe, they believe in matter & anti-matter created the universe why not another creative energy form or type that might have created matter & anti-matter in the first place without labelling it a God? I think they could believe in this.

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      Mathew

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