Posted 14 July 2011 - 05:27 AM
|Atheism is a statement about belief. Agnosticism is a statement about knowledge. Knowledge and belief are not the same thing. Belief can be informed by knowledge, but it doesn't have to be.|
So an atheist agnostic would say that they do not believe there are god(s), and does not know there are god(s) (or thinks the premise of god(s) is inherently unknowable, weak vs strong agnosticism).
An atheist gnostic would say they believe the god of the Bible (for example) does not exist, and they know he does not exist because of whatever reasons they feel inform their knowledge (logical contradictions, positive evidence to the contrary, etc).
A theistic agnostic would say they do believe there are god(s), but that they do not know / do not have knowledge (or cannot know/prove) that god(s) exist.
A theistic gnostic would say they believe there are god(s), and that they know / have knowledge that demonstrates that god(s) exist.
Where do you stand on there?
- Signed, an atheist agnostic.
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:22 PM
Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:04 AM
So, I am non-theist agnostic until I have disproved (to myself) that every god is false or prove that a god is true. I agree that an Atheist who has not done so is just as fault as a Christian who has never read the Bible. (Which disgusts me.)
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