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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 8 years ago

What is the differences between Atheism and Theism?

என்ன வித்தியாசம்? வேத அறிவு vs பகுத்தறிவு.

what is the difference between Atheism and Theism?

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The difference is the lack of knowledge.

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    Two kinds of Atheism:

    (i) Astika Atheism:

    The Sanskrit term Astika ("pious, orthodox") is sometimes translated as "theist" and Nastika as "atheist". Sanskrit asti means "there is", and Astika per Panini 4.2.60 is derived from the verb, meaning "one who says 'asti', one who believes in the existence God). When used as a technical term in Hindu philosophy the term Astika refers to belief in the Vedas, not belief in the existence of God.

    There are six schools of thought within Hinduism addressed as the Shat (Astik) Darshana (darshana meaning "viewpoint."). Within the Astika schools of Hindu philosophy, the Samkhya (Kapila's system) and the early Mimamsa school did not accept a God in their respective systems.

    The atheistic viewpoint as present in the Samkhya and Mimamsa schools of Hindu philosophy takes the form of rejecting a creator-God. The Samkhya school believed in a dual existence of Prakriti ("nature") and Purusha ("spirit") and had no place for an Ishvara ("God") in its system. The early Mimamsakas believed in a adrishta ("unseen") that was the result of performing karmas ("works") and saw no need for an Ishvara in their system. Mimamsa, as a philosophy, deals exclusively with karma and thus is sometimes called Karma-Mimamsa. The karmas dealt with in Mimamsa concern the performance of Yajnas ("sacrifices to gods") enjoined in the Vedas.

    (ii) Nastika Atheism:

    In Hindu philosophy, three schools of thought are commonly referred to as Nastika: Jainism, Buddhism and Carvaka for rejecting the doctrine of Vedas. In this usage, Nastika refers to the non-belief of Vedas rather than non-belief of God. However, all these schools also rejected a notion of a creationist god and so the word Nastika became strongly associated with them.

    Carvaka, an atheistic school of Indian philosophy, traces its origins to 600 BCE, while some claim earlier references to such positions.It was a hedonistic school of thought, advocating that there is no afterlife. Carvaka philosophy appears to have died out some time after 1400 CE.

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  • 8 years ago

    The difference is the lack of knowledge.

    Nambinorkku Natarajan

    Nambadhavarkku Yemarajan.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Atheism:

    1. The doctrine or belief that there is no God or A lack of belief in the existence of God or gods -

    Godlessness.

    Theism:

    2. The doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods - religious belief.

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  • 8 years ago

    Theists are those who imagine at least one hypothetical deity, and are certain (believe, have faith) that what they are imagining is actually real.

    Everyone else is atheist, because atheist means 'not theist'.

    It makes no difference, to this binary distinction, what is the reason for someone being 'not theist'. They are atheist, regardless.

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    Regards,

    John Popelish

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  • 8 years ago

    Theism is believing in the presence of a God.

    Atheism is believing in the absence of a God.

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  • 8 years ago

    There is only difference of Belief. Misty has rightly said "Atheist wish to prove that

    Theist are wrong and and Theist wish to prove that there is God. Reality is that both have no proof'" God is not a matter of proof its our belief whether God is there or not. If you ask me I will say every one fear of some un visible power, what is that you have to name it. I say God, You say Ghost and other say nothing but misconception but every one say there is something. What is that something? That is our Belief. Thanks.

    "Odampull" is much wrong to say that Theist don't regard Human. He should know that only theist regard human and humanity cause they have fear of God and they believe that God is sitting inside each human. I advise him to kindly collect more knowledge about this issue. Regret, if he get it harsh. Thanks Odampull.

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  • Lv 4
    8 years ago

    Adding the prefix "a" to a word in English means "without."

    So atheism literally means without belief in god or gods.

    theism is belief in god or gods.....why did you ask this

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  • Corey
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Theists believe one or more gods of some kind exist. Atheists don't.

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  • RADHA
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Theism want to prove there is God and Atheism want to prove Theism is wrong .

    Frankly speaking they are proving but both have no proof ..

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  • Moon
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Atheists take this world granted for people. Theists research on this world how it originated?

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