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What is post-theism?

Post-theism is a term that finds its roots within philosophy; it is a variant of nontheism and it refers to the idea of a society that has no belief in God anymore. While we are used to hearing the word atheism (the belief there is no God) as being in direct opposition to theism (belief in the existence of God), post-theism considers both of these views to be outdated because they acknowledge the existence or even possible existence of God.

According to the post-theistic view, belief in God happened during a specific phase of human development that has since passed. Post-theism asserts that we have evolved beyond the point of needing any religious belief and therefore beyond the point of even needing to deny religious beliefs. According to this, both theism and atheism belong in the previous stage of human development and are thus no longer relevant within modern society. In a post-theistic worldview, the God of the Bible would be categorized in the same way that we view the ancient mythological gods.

Atheists claim that there is no God, but atheism would not exist as a mindset if belief in God had not existed in the first place. The fact of preexisting belief in God is what spurred on the need for a group that would choose to not believe in God.

Post-theism skirts this issue entirely because it is an original word and philosophy. Under the umbrella of post-theism, people are able to discuss a world entirely devoid of God, without even having to give Him any sort of semantic acknowledgment. While atheism and theism clash over whether or not to believe in God, post-theism takes it to the next level by dismissing the idea of God as completely antiquated. Many nontheists aspire to be in a society where God is not considered to be relevant, even for discussion purposes.

This what God says: "'I am the Alpha and the Omega,' says the Lord God, 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty'" (Revelation 1:8). The Bible tells us that one day, all people—even those who seek to invalidate the existence of God—will bow down and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:9–11).


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