It seems that I feel myself to be a GNOSTIC ATHEIST. Despite not being able conclusively to say there is NO god, I so strongly don't believe in one-or any-I just don't believe that one is possible.…Continue
I really can't understand where the confusion lies. Why is there a belief in a god amongst so many? What is the issue? The Bible is a book written by many different people, over many years—typically…Continue
"Reg gave you the long answer. I like short answers.
Your proposal makes no sense to.
agnosticism: the view that the existence of God or the supernatural is unknown or unknowable.
Pascal's Wager: Why not believe in God? What have you got…"
"Well, if you are looking for some one who thinks it is all crap, you have found me. I find all the nuances aren't necessary for me. I don't believe there is a god. for me simple. For others, dissect all you want.…"
It seems that I feel myself to be a GNOSTIC ATHEIST. Despite not being able conclusively to say there is NO god, I so strongly don't believe in one-or any-I just don't believe that one is possible. Just superstitious nonsense written in various books. It's all crap. That is how feel and wish I had more allies.See More
"Chris, I know exactly where you're coming from! Meanwhile, it seems (or dare I say "it feels") like the strength of responses to you is over the top... not because you (possibly) wrote something for us here at TA to dispute, but…"
"I parse it down a bit on that chart, as, in reality, as you cannot prove a non-falsifiable negative claim, there IS NO option to "Know Gods don't Exist"....
...so, chart options to BELIEVE no gods exist, are actually all there are,…"
"I have more respect for agnostic-agnostic-agnostics. At least they show doubt. I think its likely the case that many of them lack critical thinking skills and dont know the common responses to typical god claims. This is a very large chunk of…"
"Yes. You definitely have to give the person who makes the claim the opportunity to define their terms/agents and how it is falsifiable and present reasonable evidence (or a method to get this evidence). Up until this point the claim is just a strong…"
"Be warned: when a "that" follows an "I feel", it passes a thought off as a feeling.
My defense for that?
The above "agnosticism is the personification of PASCAL'S WAGER" states a thought, not a feeling.
"As the terms are about belief, and not proof, I am fine with:
1) Theist = Believes there are god(s)
2) Atheist = Rejects the claims that gods exist
3) Agnostic = Did not reject the claims that gods exist
As for proof, technically (That word…"
"I prefer the term "ignostic" or "igtheist", for those who frame their agnostic response like this:
I refuse to take a position on a claim that doesn't define anything nor suggest methods to falsify it nor present any…"
"If someone claims to be an agnostic they are not making a claim to know anything. They are admitting that “God is unknowable”. To this extent all atheists and all theists are agnostics.
I am an agnostic atheist. I have no…"