agnostic agnostic  /æɡ ˈnɑ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist)
  2. (adj) uncertain of all claims to knowledge
  3. (n) someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something
  4. (adj) of or pertaining to an agnostic or agnosticism

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Usage(s):

  1. We can be agnostic about the climate change, but there are enough reasons why we need new technologies to combat this looming catastrophe.
  2. The good thing about being an agnostic is that you don't think anyone is wrong.
  3. Nearly two million American adults openly identified themselves as atheist or agnostic, according to a survey in 2001.

News

  1. Texas Christian University Cites ‘Diversity’ in Recognizing Atheist Group, Embracing All Religions

    FORT WORTH– The recent recognition of an atheist student organization and the public promotion of different faiths have led some to question the religious policies of Texas Christian University (TCU). As previously reported, in February, a 32-year-old transfer student at TCU submitted paperwork to form an atheist and agnostic group called the “Freethinking Frogs.” This [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Christian News Network

  2. Zettaset Orchestrator Brings Enterprise-Class Manageability, Security, and High Availability to Latest Cloudera and ...

    Zettaset, the leader in secure Big Data management, announced today that Zettaset Orchestrator, a distribution-agnostic cluster management platform, now supports the recent Hadoop distribution releases ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Ruckus Unveils New Device Agnostic Networking Framework

    Ruckus Wireless, Inc. recently unveiled a new framework for device agnostic networking (DAN) that helps organizations reduce the burden on IT staff and related costs associated with managing the explosion in mobile device usage.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Field Technologies Online

Quotes

  1. "My father never practiced; he was basically agnostic," Obama said.
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: News 10NBC

  2. "So because whether they pay in advance or after the fact, these costs will be paid by Wall Street and not taxpayers, I have no objections to dropping that provision. In fact, I was rather agnostic on it, as many of my colleagues were," said Dodd.
    on May 5, 2010 By: Chris Dodd Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  3. "We've built a format agnostic solution that handles the complexity of file and device compatibility so consumers don't have to," said Jon Lech Johansen, founder and CTO.
    on Feb 19, 2008 By: Jon Lech Johansen Source: Register

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