Each one of these philosophical approaches continue to be debated today; in most instances, debaters conclude to agree to disagree.
However, the arguments for God creating life and the natural world are compelling and convinced well informed atheists such English
philosophy professor Antony Flew to become a Deist.
Deism is the belief that a god created the universe but stopped in its active participation and left it to
the laws of nature.
Theism is the belief that one god created the universe and is active in all of its affairs and in control of
all of its events.