I am definitely an “Atheist”: I don’t believe in theistic gods. As my diagram above shows, there are lots of gods that match that bill. Theist gods are (among other things) generally felt to be all-powerful (intervening), all-knowing and all-loving. The contradictions of theist gods, the total lack of evidence and the uselessness of these concepts makes me disbelieve in them as much as I disbelieve in anything.
But its Theists that make me an atheist. I am agnostic about lots of other things. I am even willing to admit an its-bitsy amount of uncertainty about some forms of a god — for instance, I wrote here about a monkey god. At times, I may even be agnostic about gutted theistic gods: gods lacking in power, knowledge or love.
For fun, I explore the permutations of gutted gods below:
Take home message: As to whether you are an atheist or an agnostic: Make sure theists define their terms, before the try to define you.
Question for readers: Help me fix or improve my charts. Did I miss a category? Would you offer different names and descriptions. If you are an atheist, could you agree to being a little agnostic about any of these gutted gods?
My other posts, exploring the same: