All Blog Posts Tagged 'Agnosticism' (7)

THE WORDS OF THOMAS H HUXLEY

Agnosticism: A Symposium,  The Agnostic Annual (1884)
1. Agnosticism is of the essence of science, whether ancient or modern. It simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that which he has no scientific grounds for professing to know or believe.


2. Consequently Agnosticism puts aside not only the greater part of popular theology, but also the greater…
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Added by Jason Kristian Clark on November 4, 2014 at 12:31am — No Comments

'Arrogant' Atheists

Disclaimer: I may not necessarily wholeheartedly stand by everything written below, but it's not like I'm not allowed to poke fun once in a while...

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It doesn't take long on the internet, or in real life, to come across this old chestnut:

'Atheists are so full of themselves, thinking they're right all of the time... So much smug certainty, so much confident piss-taking, so much inconsiderate hate-speech I can't help but…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on April 5, 2013 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

Why I'm not an Agnostic

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"I ought to call myself an agnostic; but, for all practical purposes, I am an atheist." - Bertrand Russell

Atheism, I find, is often misunderstood. To a significant number of people, it is seen as a firm belief that God does not/cannot exist - meaning it's 'just as bad' as religion itself. This is wrong.

Calling Atheism a belief…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on February 16, 2013 at 10:11am — 4 Comments

A Completely Unscientific Rant Where I Ask if Religion is Addictive as Alcohol or Drugs

? I have often wondered if religion is a lot like drinking – no one really wants to do it alone, especially if you are an alcoholic. I know that was true for me before I entered into recovery.

 

 As I found to be true with my substance abuse, once I went into recovery I had to clear a lot of toxic people out of my life, especially anyone who couldn’t support my not drinking. The same seems to be true of religion. The only difference is that in giving up religion so many people…

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Added by Ezra T. Klatt on May 10, 2011 at 3:48pm — 4 Comments

An Excerpt From The 2011 Edition Of Buck O’Roon’s “Poor Manner’s Almanac”:

Being that it is among the most natural of things to reflect upon the lessons of the past year whenever contemplating the ripe possibilities of the year to come, I offer the following:





Various & Sundry Definitions Acquired While Sitting Quietly & Observantly Amongst Good Company Engaged In Lively Conversation…





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Added by Buck O'Roon on September 23, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

An atheist by any other name...

I am an atheist. I don't pray. I don't get up early on Sunday to go to Church. I don't believe in gods, miracles or messiahs. That is not to say that I don't believe that they could exist. No they can, they might; I simply have no way of knowing about them. This philosophy is called agnosticism. So I am an atheist-agnostic.



There are people who say that they are just agnostic (and who often take offence to being bundled with atheists). I do not wish to misrepresent the position of… Continue

Added by skool on September 15, 2009 at 9:40am — 2 Comments

Ignosticism & Irreligion

Ignosticism & Irreligion



Ignosticism



* Dependence on a particular view concerning the word God:



Ignosticism, or igtheism, is the theological position that every other theological position (including agnosticism) assumes too much about the concept of God and many other theological concepts. The word "ignosticism" was coined by Sherwin Wine, a rabbi and a founding figure in Humanistic Judaism.



It can be defined as encompassing two related views… Continue

Added by Gypsy on August 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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