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Apatheism (/ˌæpəˈθɪzəm/; a portmanteau of apathy and theism) is the attitude of apathy towards the existence or non-existence of God(s). It is more of an attitude rather than a belief, claim, or belief system.[1][2]

An apatheist is someone who is not interested in accepting or rejecting any claims that gods exist or do not exist. The existence of God(s) is not rejected, but may be designated irrelevant.[3]

Scientist and philosopher Ian von Hegner has argued that apatheism is an alternative to positions such as theism, atheism, and agnosticism, with implications that have been overlooked in modern philosophical discussions.[3] Philosopher Trevor Hedberg has called apatheism "uncharted territory in the philosophy of religion."[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sean Phillips (November 7, 2013). "Apatheism: Should we care whether God exists?". nooga.com. Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  2. Austin Cline (July 16, 2017). "What Is an Apatheist?". ThoughtCo. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Von Hegner, Ian (July 29, 2016). "Gods and Dictatorships: A Defence of Heroical Apatheism". Science, Religion & Culture. 3 (1): 31–48. doi:10.17582/journal.src/2016/ S2CID 55902977. Retrieved October 14, 2018.