Atheists & Deists quarrel over the contents of some supposedly learned books, on the Internet or in classrooms argue over a nonexistent problem: whether or not there exists a consciousness beyond what is immediately perceivable and knowable through our sensory organs and knowable in our minds in an a priori sense, that is, knowable by the mind without the need for external validation.
For those whose beliefs are better described as atheist, the Pale Blue Dot, written and narrated by the astronomer, philosopher, and author Carl Sagan is a must-watch. Because you’re as correct as deists are. Light has no intelligible meaning without dark, space has no intelligible meaning without substance, and perfect existence has no intelligible meaning without nothingness.
On Earth, a highly developed atheist and a highly developed deist are not functionally distinguishable each having reached the realization that there is a necessity for abundant love and decency, a necessity because we all take our experiences with each other as a single unit. whether atom-by-atom or through a spiritual connection, we are all connected, a single solitary “thing.”