Difference Between Agnostic and Gnostic
Can an atheist or agnostic person become spiritual? What is the difference . Strong / Hard / Gnostic Atheist: Is certain there are no gods. Weak / Soft / Agnostic . The purpose of this entry is to explore how atheism and agnosticism .. is false ( that is, that either agnosticism or atheistic gnosticism is true). There is always confusion on knowing what belief position we have. Atheist? Agnostic? Theist? Gnostic? I found a guide online and I thought I.
This piece makes no claims about the existence of God, Jesus Christ, or other deities although I do that elsewhere. Also, I don't get into why atheists don't believe--perhaps I will in another essay.
I'll consider your idea about presuppositional positions. I'll be sure to alert yu that it is published, if and when I do so.
Atheism and Agnosticism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Mark Brewster 2 years ago Hi, Catherine. VERY well written piece, my friend. They cannot seem to comprehend the idea that we disbelieve for a reason OTHER than we "haven't heard the 'Word' well enough, or from the right source" yet. Normally, I'm pretty 'live and let live' when it comes to personal beliefs. I'm of the opinion that such should be kept private unless asked I'll argue in a minute if challenged, but I don't ask. So, I'll just tell the theists here: Don't even HINT at a motivation for me believing in your god.
From agnostic to gnostic: from ignorance to knowledge
WE know, Catherine, the source of the confusion of terms -- and you dealt well with the primaries. I've also been curious about the "new atheist" label, having heard references to it in other venues. I enjoy your writing, friend -- perhaps you can bring me up to speed: If so, can you link it on FB, and if not, perhaps consider one What a nice thing to say.
I've jsut been so busy. I have ideas for several more hubs. I hope I can get done next week. I miss your hubs.
JasonKClark 3 years ago If we're referring to the positive "no god" conviction, then it's not that I, as an agnostic, am without courage in that conviction. It's that I don't hold that conviction, at all. In that case, this statement is a straw man.
If we're referring to a conviction in non belief, then I, as an agnostic, am more than happy to state it to anyone and everyone that I have no belief in "gods". I also have no belief in "no gods". I just don't call that being an a-theist, since I find that method of labelling to be illogical and convoluted.
I call it being an agnostic which, to me, screams loud and clear that I don't believe in gods. Sagan presents a fairly positive view of agnostics, as open minded, elsewhere in Contact: Her mind is open. The range of her knowledge is broad. An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God.
I know of no such compelling evidence. Because God can be relegated to remote times and places and to ultimate causes, we would have to know a great deal more about the universe than we do to be sure that no such God exists. To be certain of the existence of God and to be certain of the nonexistence of God seem to me to be the confident extremes in a subject so riddled with doubt and uncertainty as to inspire very little confidence indeed.
An atheist is someone who knows there is no god. By some definitions atheism is very stupid. I still like the "courage of your convictions" phrase. I would have to research Sagan's views in detail to see which character or maybe both represented his own views.
What Is the Definition of Atheist, Agnostic, and Other Related Terms? | Owlcation
You add even more terms to describe atheism than even the lenghty list I compiled. I like you superman-alien comparison. Thank you for your detailed comments.DEFINITIONS - Atheist, Theist, Deist (Agnostic + Gnostic)
I bumped into that guy by accident. There must be intent of something else for it to be an accident. The universe just happened. There was no other plan for the material and existence of our universe, at least none apparent. Did it happen by chance?
Was there anything before it?
Did a lot of things fall into place just right? See, everyone thinks this universe had one chance and that everything happened perfectly that one time, so it must have been designed and planned. On the contrary, it could have also fallen out of place a billion times before it happened like this.
I want you to notice something that I am not afraid to say. It is a common phrase in science and research. It is what leads us to explore and find out the answers.
You have your answer. If ancient people had just accepted that as an answer, we would have no idea about anything today.
We would still think fire was a magical thing. Modern medicine, modern technology, electronics, architecture, space exploration, microbiology, etc… I would just like for you to consider that. But it absolutely proves it to me. There was a real void in my life, that never seemed to be filled. I always ignored it and hoped it would go away, but never did.
When I took that step to give my faith a chance to take over, the void was filled and I decided to give my life completely over to Jesus. To trust that when I prayed to Him that he would listen and intervene. His interventions are not always exactly what I want, but I believe are always in my best interests.