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Atheism

There are several definitions of atheism; however, the direct and most common definition is not recognizing the existence of God, which is consistent with Plato’s definition of atheism that is to deny God’s existence and care for us. “Atheism” in Arabic literally means, “nobody.” 

Atheist consists of two sellable “Theist”, which means, a person who believes in the existence of a god or gods, specifically of a creator who intervenes in the universe, and “A” which is the negation of the following word. 

However, this is not the case now; many of those, whom we call atheists, recognize the existence of God but have their own understanding of the idea; as we will see now, some types of understandings of that subject around the world.

Deism:
It is the belief in the existence of God but not in religion. It says that God exists but works separately from any religion. 

Buddhism and Hinduism:
Or pantheism; those who idolize nature, call it Mother Nature and write Universe in Capital like the word God. They recognize all nature and philosophy as the God. Since any nature can be a “God” in their view, in India there is now a Million God. 

Humanism:
Those who say that human being is the most important being there is. 

Nihilism:
The belief that nothing in the world has a real existence, which argues that life, is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value.

Agnosticism:
Is the view that the existence of God, of the divine or the supernatural, is unknown or unknowable. Another definition provided is the view that “human reason is incapable of providing sufficient rational grounds to justify either the belief that God exists or the belief that God does not exist.” Thus the existence of God is left to everyone’s imagination.

In the Christian view, however, the identification of the presence of God in the world in closely related to and evidential by His religion (meaning: the message from God to us) in other words, His Word.