In beliefs, creed table (LH:4) is a tabulated listing of ones beliefs, disbeliefs, and unlearns, in respect to the core beliefs or socially dominate tenets of the period; these are ordered via the date when the creed or disbelief solidified in idea, discernment, note, print, letter, or verbal statement:
In 1842, Emil Reymond, Ernst Brucke, and Hermann Helmholtz signed a pact "in blood" pledging that all of them believe that “only the common physical and chemical forces are active in organisms”; a joint creed stating in effect saying that god does NOT hold sway or operate as a force in humans.
In 2009, Libb Thims began listing a person's Dawkins number (DN:#) in existographies, when available (e.g. in some cases Thims would ask people directly); this eventually stalled out as not being a realizable in a universal manner to all articles.
In Apr 2015, Thims started an "atheist's creed" page, listing atheist's who have made "I believe" statements, stand alone, or in list form.
In Sep 2015, Thims expanded the former listing of "I believes" with a corresponding listing of what each individual did not believe in, in the form of an "atheism types by denial and belief" table, listing the top two dozen atheism types and hues of belief below that. This table, however, eventually became rather packed, and therein difficult to work with, in respect to adding footnote and specific descriptions to each belief or disbelief for each person.
The following is a basic template of a generic creed table:
|God / Θ|
|Public declaration of one's belief-ism (e.g. atheism, theism, agnostic, deism, etc.) in respect to god.|
|Meaning-ism||Public declaration of one's belief-ism (e.g. purpose, nihilism, absurdism, point-ism, etc.) in respect to meaning or operational conception of it all.|
|Origin of life|
|Good / Evil|
|Soul / Spirit|
|Date||Belief in the "zero year" of the calendar used in one's culture (e.g. BC/AD in the western world); only a few, historically (e.g. Petrarch, Newton, Paine, Needham, etc.) have taken objection and action in this area.|
|Death||Only a few, e.g. Empedocles, believe that "death" does not exist.|
|Life||Only a few, in the last century, have come to believe that life does not exist; these are called abioists (or abioist atheists)|
|Human||One's conceptual model of what a "human" (or person) is.|
Some tables, e.g. Thims creed table, will have a "replacement" column, when available.
- Creeds and confessions – APuritansMind.com.
- Reymond-Brucke oath – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Atheist’s creed – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Atheism types by denial and belief – Hmolpedia 2020.
- Note: personally arriving at a belief or disbelief in god, is something quite different then venting a public acknowledgement of this, as the latter brings about a social reaction (e.g. Shelley getting expelled from Oxford; a family disowning a child, etc.), whereas the former brings about only personal internal reaction; hence the distinction between rows #1 and #2.