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Atheism, Agnostics, Heathenism, what’s the difference?

athe•ism \ˈā-thē-ˌi-zəm\ noun

[Middle French athéisme, from athée atheist, from Greek atheos godless, from a- + theos god] 1546

1    archaic : ungodliness, wickedness

2    a : a disbelief in the existence of deity

b : the doctrine that there is no deity

1 : one who believes that there is no deity

Psalm 10:4–7 (KJV 1900)

4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. 5 His ways are always grievous; Thy judgments are far above out of his sight: As for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. 6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: For I shall never be in adversity. 7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: Under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

Psalm 53:1–5 (KJV 1900)

1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: There is none that doeth good. 2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. 3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; There is none that doeth good, no, not one. 4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? Who eat up my people as they eat bread: They have not called upon God. 5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: For God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: Thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.

ag•nos•tic \ag-ˈnäs-tik, əg-\ noun

1          : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god

2          : a person unwilling to commit to an opinion about something 〈political agnostics


1    : an unconverted member of a people or nation that does not acknowledge the God of the Bible

2    : an uncivilized or irreligious person

Romans 10:17 (KJV 1900)

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

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