Exploring the Theological Attributes of God

CHART #1 - COMPARISON OF VARIOUS FORMS OF DOGMATIC-THEISM AND ATHEISM


GOD ATTRIBUTES

MINDFUL

UNCAUSED 1ST CAUSE (CREATOR GOD)

OMNIPRESENT/ALL-PERMEATING

IS THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE

TRANSCENDS  PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF UNIVERSE

INTERVENES/SUSPENDS NATURAL LAW

DICTATES/CONTROLS

OPEN/AGNOSTIC

CAUSATION MODEL REQUIRES INFINITE TIME/UNIVERSES

DOGMATIC

MINDLESS/ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSE

CAUSATION ATTRIB. TO MYSTERIOUS ENERGY

ATHEISM

THEISM

PANTHEISM

PANENTHEISM


These charts serve as a quick reference to the defining attributes of each respective theology and in the case of atheism, 'anti-theology.' Like the various branches of dogmatic theism which tend to present information as inevitable fact and follow a hierarchy which dictates the 'truth' that  its followers subscribe to, real atheists also believe that their ideas about the non-existence of G-d are infallibly try. It's also worth noting the infinite time/space category which requires either infinite universes, infinite time, or both in order to resolve the complexity of the universe into a reductionist, accidental, and material world view.  From a practical standpoint, this is indeed a leap of faith that has no evidence, has never been verified, and many scientists speculate that it may never be.

CHART #2 - COMPARISON OF VARIOUS FORMS OF DEISM



GOD ATTRIBUTES

MINDFUL

UNCAUSED 1ST CAUSE (CREATOR GOD)

OMNIPRESENT/ALL-PERMEATING

IS THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE

TRANSCENDS  PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF UNIVERSE

INTERVENES/SUSPENDS NATURAL LAW

DICTATES/CONTROLS

OPEN/AGNOSTIC

CAUSATION MODEL REQUIRES INFINITE TIME/UNIVERSES

DOGMATIC

MINDLESS/ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSE

CAUSATION ATTRIB. TO MYSTERIOUS ENERGY

DEISM

PANDEISM

PANENDEISM


Unlike Theism and Atheism, All forms of deism fall into the positive-agnostic spectrum and as such are open to entertain any plausible speculation. For example, a Deist likely wouldn't say that G-d intervenes, but might speculate that God could act upon the universe through providence. Similarly, a Panendeist may favor a mindful universe model, but be open to entertaining the idea of a 'G-d of physics' that set everything in motion.

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