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Atheist or Agnostic?

Posted Feb 10, '13 at 12:04pm

zeus999

zeus999

34 posts

So recently I've been kinda confused about whether I'm atheist or agnostic. I don't believe that there's a god, but maybe I don't know. I think if there is a god though that he doesn't have a personality more of like the universe( or more who know what's beyond the universe if anything) is a god of sorts in a broad definition.

So my question is am I agnostic or atheist?

 

Posted Feb 10, '13 at 12:10pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,130 posts

I don't believe that there's a god,

atheist

but maybe I don't know

agnost

So my question is am I agnostic or atheist?

aslong you stay whit the "maybe". your agnostic.
 

Posted Feb 10, '13 at 12:24pm

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,305 posts

Knight

You can orient yourself on this chart:

http://usureason.com/wp-content/uploads/nb2mO.jpg

From what you say, I would call you an agnostic atheist. You don't believe in god but don't claim to know it is so. If you would believe in a god though, from your last sentence, I would say deistic.

 

Posted Feb 10, '13 at 1:33pm

Kasic

Kasic

5,740 posts

You can orient yourself on this chart:


I would be right on the line between gnostic and agnostic atheist. Depending on which religions, there is enough contrary evidence to conclusively disprove them. Which doesn't disprove everything overall, but specific claims can be tested. Deism is really the only exception as that's just a belief that a god exists and nothing more -.-
 

Posted Feb 10, '13 at 1:49pm

HahiHa

HahiHa

5,305 posts

Knight

I agree with that, gnostic atheism only makes sense in relation to specific religions; as you need claims to base your certitude on. If we're speaking of the possibility of there being any god at all, agnostic atheism is really the most rational thing.

 

Posted Feb 10, '13 at 2:19pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

9,477 posts

I think if there is a god though that he doesn't have a personality more of like the universe

Pantheism = 'god' is the universe(s)/nature
Pandeism = 'god' became the universe(s)/nature and no longer exists in a 'spirit form'
Panentheism = 'god' is both the universe(s)/nature and an external 'spirit form'
Deism = 'god' created the universe and exists solely in an external 'spirit form', not interacting with the universe(s)/nature other than creation.
 

Posted Feb 10, '13 at 3:25pm

MageGrayWolf

MageGrayWolf

9,782 posts

Knight

Agnostic and Atheist aren't mutually exclusive to one another.

Here are a couple of videos I would recommend watching.
Atheist or Agnostic
"What is an Atheist? - A Better Understanding of the Godless" - Chris Dees

 

Posted Feb 11, '13 at 4:09am

georgedean

georgedean

3 posts

If there is a God, why doesn't he just blast all non believers with lightning!

 

Posted Feb 11, '13 at 8:12am

zeus999

zeus999

34 posts

Oh thanks for the info I guess I'm agnostic atheist

 

Posted Feb 11, '13 at 12:09pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

13,298 posts

Knight

Don't get caught up in labels. That's just plumbing the depths of pedantry.

 
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