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Does this make me an agnostic?

If I profess ignorance about god’s existence and I refuse to answer the question “Do you believe in god?” where would I stand on the theist/atheist scale?

Posted: August 13th 2011

bitbutter www

Whether or not you prefer to answer the question “Do you believe in gods?”, there remains a 'fact of the matter’ about whether you do, in fact, believe in gods or not.

If you don’t believe in any gods, you’re an atheist. If you believe in one or more gods, you’re a theist.

If you don’t claim to have knowledge about the existence of gods (or if you believe that the answer to the question of the existence of gods is in principle unknowable), then along with being an atheist or a theist, you’re also an agnostic.

Posted: August 18th 2011

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Eric_PK

If you say, “I believe that god exists”, you are a theist. If you don’t, you are an atheist.

Sounds to me like you’re an agnostic atheist, though the label “nonreligious” seems to fit as well.

Posted: August 18th 2011

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Dave Hitt www

You sound agnostic to me.

Which is fine. Your personal religious beliefs, or lack of them, should be a rather trivial part of your life and, more importantly, your effect on people around you. If you feel like doing more research and coming to a stronger conclusion – moving toward atheism or solidifying the one you hold now – go for it. But if it’s not that important to you, don’t worry about it. Spend the time doing something you enjoy more.

Posted: August 18th 2011

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George Locke

Don’t know if God exists + Lack belief in God = Agnostic Atheist

Posted: August 18th 2011

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brian thomson www

I’d say you’re both. It’s not a simple scale with atheism at one end and agnosticism at the other. If you don’t actively believe in a god or gods, you’re an atheist. If you don’t think the question can reasonably be answered, you’re an agnostic. See this page for a longer explanation.

Posted: August 18th 2011

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