Atheists: Is pantheism the bridge between atheism and theism?

I’ve been reading up on pantheism and there seems to be elements that are common to theism and atheism. While there are certainly areas for disagreement, I was wondering if pantheism is where atheists and theists can find common ground.
I don’t expect there to be common ground between atheists and christians but between atheists and those who accept the idea of the divine in nature. What do you think?

8 thoughts on “Atheists: Is pantheism the bridge between atheism and theism?

  1. Atheism is a lack of belief in gods. Pantheism is a belief in gods. I’m sorry, but there is no connection. Atheists have no set beliefs- only one, single, lack thereof. Therefore, it is impossible to have something in common with a pantheist, unless you are being specific to a single atheist.

  2. To me they just stretch the definition of god to the point where it doesn’t mean anything.

  3. Atheism is incompatible with any kind of theistic belief. Pantheism has had a couple of meaning over the word’s history, originally simply meaning belief in a pantheon of gods, now having a meaning about belief in some kind of sprituality in nature.

    I don’t think there are bridges between atheism and anything else and that’s the way we like it. Anyone who believes in things that don’t exist is a fruitcake.

  4. There are different types of pantheism, but basically it states this:

    All things are part of one.
    The Universe is our “god” and there’s nothing supernatural about it.

  5. No. Pantheism is just another form of theism. Pantheism is the belief that God in some sense comprises the entire Universe and everything in it. Clearly this view still necessitates belief that God exists in the first place. Atheism, on the other hand, is the view that no real gods exist at all.

  6. Scientific pantheism is about as far as I think you’ll get. Scientific pantheism being the sense of reverence and spirituality for the natural world. In that way it may come closer to earth based pagan religions. IMO

  7. If you want common ground, here it is:

    Law: sinners ALL, none righteous … extinction.
    Grace: sinners none, ALL righteous … salvation.

    But two ALLs is one too many, so pick one only.
    Hint: Law was destructive. Grace is constructive.
    Hint: by the Using of laws all perish, perish the thought

  8. If your accept the idea of the “divine in nature” …can you still be considered an atheist?

    “Pantheism” for me…just means more nonsense not to believe in. (not trying to be overly dismissive of your question..just a straight response).

    Cheers!

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