syrynxx: I love it when other people tell me what I believe.
Will-Mun: People who identify as Agnostics, to say nothing of the actual definition of the term, are people who don't affiliate with any one Religion, but still BELIEVE in something undefined, like a higher power.
Will-Mun: FTA: "In the United States, 38% of people who identified themselves as atheist or agnostic went on to claim to believe in a God or a Higher Power"
Ishkur: So they're not non-believers, they're just lying to themselves.
syrynxx: Will-Mun: People who identify as Agnostics, to say nothing of the actual definition of the term, are people who don't affiliate with any one Religion, but still BELIEVE in something undefined, like a higher power.No. "Gnosis" is the Greek root for "knowledge", so an agnostic is "without knowledge". There may or may not be a supreme being/God/GAOTU, but the surety of that fact is inherently unknowable. You can choose to believe it or not.I prefer the four-quadrant categorization, where the two axes are:Gnostic/Agnostic - do you believe the existence of a supreme being is inherently provable?Theistic/Athiestic - do you live your life as if there is a supreme being who knows and cares what you do?Many fundamentalist Christians would consider themselves Gnostic Theists - they believe in a God, and that his existence is manifest in the world, and they live their lives (somewhat) according to his perceived desires as expressed in the Bible. Muslims who fly planes into buildings also fall in this bucket.I am an agnostic atheist - there may be a "God", but I do not live my life as if there is.
theorellior: Does this mean that all people, deep down inside, want to be stamp collectors?
oryx: After all there are atheist churches now, a concept I will never understand.
Marine1: [img.fark.net image 640x846]I'll just leave this here.
jso2897: Marine1: [img.fark.net image 640x846]I'll just leave this here.We all know those are actually Rand Paul quotes.
hawcian: Metaphysical beliefs or even religious beliefs do not necessarily include believing in any sort of deity. I have a friend who adamantly believes in some sort of afterlife but also has no uncertainty in her belief that there's no god.
ReverendJynxed: [i.imgur.com image 400x300]
haknudsen: After working 20+ years in the field of psychology I can tell you that 95% of the field is complete bullshiat and 50% of practitioners are as crazy or crazier than their patients. Almost everything they 'prove' is wish fulfillment or projection. Reading psychology journals is little better than reading the Weekly World News or National Enquirer.
skozlaw: Science 2.0 is a crank site run by and for people who believe that science should be inclusionary to the point that any and all ideas deserve equal consideration regardless of merit, the amount of actual work put forth in their development or the rigor with which those ideas were developed.If their notion of science had taken root at the beginning we woukd still be arguing over whether or not proponents of spontaneous generation are on to something.There is no real reason to visit the site as a result.
Sim Tree: '... And then God dissappeared in a puff of logic'.
Uncle Tractor: FTFA: WHILE MILITANT ATHEISTS like Richard Dawkinsstoppedreadingthere.jpgThe author obviously doesn't know what "militant" means. Also:[i560.photobucket.com image 475x336]
machoprogrammer: Uncle Tractor: FTFA: WHILE MILITANT ATHEISTS like Richard Dawkinsstoppedreadingthere.jpgThe author obviously doesn't know what "militant" means. Also:[i560.photobucket.com image 475x336][www.freethoughtpedia.com image 400x400]Was a militant atheist. He killed anyone who wasn't a poor, uneducated atheist
Lanadapter: "militant atheists"[wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com image 300x212]
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