Theism includes any philosophy which claims that some kind of God or gods exist.
Keywords: Theism, Atheism, Philosophy, True, God, Deductive.
Theistic claims are true .
Either there are no gods, and therefore atheistic claims are true, or there is at least one god, and therefore theistic claims are true.
Premise 1: If atheistic claims are false, then theistic claims are true.
Premise 2: Atheistic claims are false.
Conclusion: Therefore, theistic claims are true.
Since atheistic claims are deductively false, theistic claims are therefore deductively true.
See alsoOpen Theism Atheism Monotheism
In Printed Form
Along with numerous other authors including Don Landis, Bodie Hodge and Roger Patterson, Timothy McCabe contributes analyses of various world religions and cults in this volume from Master Books.
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