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.