Damien Marie AtHope’s Scale of Theistic and Nontheistic Assumptions

Damien Marie AtHope’s Scale of Theistic and Nontheistic Assumptions Nonbelief:   Weakest implicit Nontheistic/Atheism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” nonbelief similar to Non-Theism Strong implicit Atheism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” nonbelief similar to Apatheist Atheism. Weak Explicit Atheism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” atheists similar to Agnostic Atheism. Strong Explicit Atheism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” atheists similar to Ignostic Atheism. Strongest Explicit Atheism “positive” / “strong” / “hard” atheists similar to Antitheist Atheism.   Belief:   Weakest implicit Theistic thinking/Theism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” belief similar to Vague Theism Weak implicit Theism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” belief similar to apatheist theists. Weak Explicit Theism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” theists similar to agnostic theism. Strong Explicit Theism “positive” / “strong” / “hard” theists similar to standard theism. Strongest Explicit Theism “positive” / “strong” / “hard” theists similar to gnostic theism.   1. Weakest implicit Nontheistic/Atheism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” nonbelief includes infants or babies who do not believe or do not know that a deity or deities exist and agnostics who have not explicitly rejected or eschewed such a belief (absence of religious motivation).   2. Strong implicit Atheism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” nonbelief include apatheist atheists who are not interested in gods exist claims agnostics who explicitly rejected that one can make a choice in god beliefs.     3. Weak Explicit Atheism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” atheists but unsure they can fully reject a belief that any deities exist, some call this agnostic atheism.   4. Strong Explicit Atheism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” atheists either reject the god concept or week...