Agnosticism

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    9 Responses to Agnosticism

    1. Wait, did it just insulted me?

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    2. If you think it did, it probably did hep. And if it did, than you deserved it.

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    3. Just because Arial Black is a font in your computer doesn’t mean you should use it. Damned near annoying as Comic Sans.

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    4. The last part of this image was obviously inserted by someone who doesn’t understand the rest of it.

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    5. I agree to some extent. I don’t know what to think of this. I’m not disagreeing yet I still have my faith. Maybe it’s the fact I have respect for everyones beliefs. Or perhaps the fact that Agnostic people can be more sensibly than Christians and Atheists alike.

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    6. I’d like to note that atheism isn’t a definitive answer to the meaning of the universe, rather it is a position that metaphysical religion does not contain the answer.

      If I dismiss the notion that Santa Claus brings me presents on Christmas, it doesn’t mean I have the answer to who does, simply that through reduction a fat man flying at warp speed in a sleigh is not the answer. (I know the answer, this is just an example… it’s lawn gnomes, right?)

      Science doesn’t claim answers, simply the best possibly current explanation given what we can currently disprove. Unfortunately, right now our best answers are speculative theories, but that doesn’t mean that an omnipotent male human deity did create the universe or give it meaning.

      The search for meaning is an old pursuit, and ultimately it is up to us to define meaning in life as sentient beings, as animals don’t pursue meaning to their lives. Philosophy can help define this (see: Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus), yet it remains up to us to decide. Some choose a life of hedonism, others a life of experience (see also: Kierkegaard.)

      The hardest part of being an atheist is that others try to treat it like a religion. It’s not. It’s a lack of religion, but not philosophy. We claim no answers just like agnostics, but we’re positive it wasn’t an omnipotent being whose goal was to create humans in a very backwater part of the Milky Way galaxy.

      Note that some religions can be considered atheistic such as Taoism, Confucianism, and certain sects of Buddhism as they claim no metaphysical makes their religion the ‘right one.’

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    7. Agnostics can be religious (most likely for social reasons or they like the moral doctrine of the religion), or they can be non-religious. This applies to atheists as well, but they won’t call themselves atheists because of the stigma attached to the word.

      Atheism means you don’t hold a belief in god(s). A person who thinks ‘I don’t know whether or not God exists’ is an atheist (an uncertain atheist, but an atheist).

      Agnosticism is belief about knowledge.
      Atheism is a lack of a belief.

      Agnostics are atheists by definition, but some religious agnostics might argue that it’s impossible to know, but they still have faith. But that sort makes the concept of agnosticism irrelevant.

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    8. I guess I don’t have a religion then.

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