Why I’m agnostic and not an atheist

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One Response to Why I’m agnostic and not an atheist

  1. scaryreasoner says:

    You do realize that atheism and agnosticism are orthogonal, right?

    That is, agnosticism is about what is knowable. The agnostic thinks that it is not knowable whether any gods exist.

    Atheism is about what is not believed. The atheist does not believe any gods exist.

    It is possibly (and extremely common) for people to be agnostic atheists — thinking that it is not possible to know if any gods exist while lacking belief in any gods.

    Likewise, it’s possible and common to be an agnostic theist, thinking it is not possible to know if any gods exist, yet believing in the existence of one or more gods.

    So, to try to explain why you’re agnostic instead of atheist betrays a misunderstanding on your part of what these words actually mean.

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