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 conscious rejection of belief any deities some could call this ignostic atheism.
 
 
5. Strongest Explicit Atheism “positive” / “strong” / “hard” atheists assert that it is false that any deities exist or at least one, many deities don’t exist or a strong conscious rejection of belief, one or any deities some could call this antitheist atheism.
 
6. Weakest implicit Theistic thinking/Theism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” belief includes small children who are indoctrinated and don’t know or understand what and why they believe, only believe as told to believe or those who believe in deism, pantheism, vague theism, or somethingism as possibilities of god beliefs (absence of full religious motivation).
 
 
7. Weak implicit Theism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” belief includes apatheist theists who kind of believe but are not that interested in existence claims or agnostics who are open to god beliefs but are unsure if they should believe.
 
8. Weak Explicit Theism “negative” / “weak” / “soft” theists some beliefs but unsure they can fully accept a belief that one or any deities exist some call this agnostic theism.
 
 
9. Strong Explicit Theism “positive” / “strong” / “hard” theists either generally accept the god(s) concept(s) or week conscious accepting of belief in one, many or any deities, some could call this standard theism.
 
10. Strongest Explicit Theism “positive” / “strong” / “hard” theists assert that at least one deity exists or strong conscious belief in one, many or any deities, some could call this gnostic theism.