agnostic vs atheist :

agnostic or atheist

Both agnostics and atheists are regularly criticized as illogical by people who don’t understand the meaning of these terms. An agnostic is a person who believes that the existence of a god or gods cannot be proven or known. Agnosticism is a statement about the limits of human knowledge. It is an error to suppose that agnostics perpetually hesitate between faith and doubt: they are confident they cannot know the ultimate truth. Similarly, atheists believe there are no gods. Atheists need not be able to disprove the existence of gods to be consistent just as believers do not need to be able to prove that gods do exist in order to be regarded as religious. Both attitudes have to do with beliefs, not knowledge.“Agnostic” is often used metaphorically of any refusal to make a judgment, usually on the basis of a lack of evidence; people can be agnostic about acupuncture, for instance, if they believe there is not enough evidence one way or another to decide its effectiveness.

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

  • n  someone who denies the existence of god
  • a  related to or characterized by or given to atheism
    atheist leanings
News & Articles

  • Christian Philosopher William Lane Craig Calls Atheist Hotline a 'Wrong Number'
    An upcoming atheist hotline, meant for people struggling with their faith but have nowhere to turn, is a "wrong number whose service should be disconnected," said a Christian philosopher, pointing out that its backers lack philosophical rigor and find themselves at an intellectual impasse.
    June 18, 2013 - The Christian Post
  • Atheist groups sue school district over censorship
    Two atheist groups that were allowed to distribute materials at Orange County high schools last month are now suing the district over what they couldn't give out.
    June 14, 2013 - WESH 2 Orlando
  • Atheist group sues Orange County schools over fliers, religious material
    Orange County schools allowed an atheist group to hand out  fliers, but they're now suing the district. Channel 9 broke the story in January when an atheist group attacked the district for allowing Bibles to be handed out, so school leaders gave the atheists permission to hand out their  fliers. Now, however, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing the district, despite a spokesperson ...
    June 13, 2013 - WFTV 9 Orlando