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Mathew Naismith

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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 25 2013: Based on definition, everyone who did not subscribe to the national or state god was considered an atheist in that time. Yet the definition of God has always remained fluid. Today's atheists choose to disbelieve the current definition of God as a male deity. And although it can't be proved that such a deity doesn't exist, neither can it be proved that the current definition is in any way more correct than all preceding definitions.

    Fundamentalists choose to explain God by that which cannot be explained. If the inception of the big-bang cannot be explained, then they take this as evidence that God must exist. But such a view tells us nothing about God, nor does it in any way validate the current definition.

    I had an experience while meditating on God. In the experience, I was instructed to stop looking for what is not there and start looking to what is. If I wanted to know who the creator was, I had to look at what was doing the creating. The idea of God as a male deity has since dissolved in my way of thinking and has transformed itself into quantum energy fields. They are everywhere. They are invisible. They are the alpha and the omega. They are perfect. They are the source from which all knowledge is based. They have the very qualities that the ancient ones used to describe God. But they don't substantiate the current definition, which is anchored in fundamentalist views.

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