Are you Agnostic??

Okay so I’m trying to get through this religion kinda early for 2 reasons 1. there’s actually not much to say about it 2. It’s the holidays and I know I’ll be really busy at the end of the month and I want to cover it not just half a$$ it ya know.

So agnostic, they really are the fence sitters of the religious world. They neither belief or disbelief. Nor do they identify with any religion like some atheist do. Some are on their own spiritual journey trying to discover the truth for themselves. Some are perfectly happy not knowing or caring about the beyond.

Truthfully this will probley be the only Agnostic post I make.There really is not that much to cover. Outside of their belief in a deity/ies not much else links them……… I have listed the different types of supposed agnosticism and I have links to websites if anyone wants them

Types of agnosticism;

Agnosticism can be subdivided into several categories. Recently suggested variations include:

Agnostic atheism

Agnostic atheists are atheistic because they do not have belief in the existence of any deity, and agnostic because they do not claim to know that a deity does not exist.

Agnostic theism

The view of those who do not claim to know of the existence of any deity, but still believe in such an existence.

Apathetic or Pragmatic agnosticism

The view that there is no proof of either the existence or nonexistence of any deity, but since any deity that may exist appears unconcerned for the universe or the welfare of its inhabitants, the question is largely academic.

Ignosticism

The view that a coherent definition of a deity must be put forward before the question of the existence of a deity can be meaningfully discussed. If the chosen definition is not coherent, the ignostic holds the noncognitivist view that the existence of a deity is meaningless or empirically untestable. A.J. Ayer, Theodore Drange, and other philosophers see both atheism and agnosticism as incompatible with ignosticism on the grounds that atheism and agnosticism accept “a deity exists” as a meaningful proposition which can be argued for or against. An ignostic cannot even say whether he/she is a theist or a nontheist until a sufficient definition of theism is put forth.

Strong agnosticism (also called “hard,” “closed,” “strict,” or “permanent agnosticism”)

The view that the question of the existence or nonexistence of a deity or deities and the nature of ultimate reality is unknowable by reason of our natural inability to verify any experience with anything but another subjective experience. A strong agnostic would say, “I cannot know whether a deity exists or not, and neither can you.”

Weak agnosticism (also called “soft,” “open,” “empirical,” or “temporal agnosticism”)

The view that the existence or nonexistence of any deities is currently unknown but is not necessarily unknowable, therefore one will withhold judgment until/if any evidence is available. A weak agnostic would say, “I don’t know whether any deities exist or not, but maybe one day when there is evidence we can find something out.”

 Blessings

Lucy

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