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Author Topic: Defining Atheism and Atheist Beliefs  (Read 5231 times)
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« Reply #13: December 27, 2007, 09:17:05 pm »

Wikipedia had a pretty decent list (I've summarized here):

--Strong agnosticism (also called hard agnosticism, closed agnosticism, strict agnosticism, absolute agnosticism)—"I can't know, and neither can you."
--Mild agnosticism (also called weak agnosticism, soft agnosticism, open agnosticism, empirical agnosticism, temporal agnosticism)— "I don't know, but maybe you do."
--Apathetic agnosticism— "I don't know, and who cares anyway?"
--Pragmatic agnosticism— "I don't know, pass the chicken"
--Model agnosticism— "I don't know, but maybe it can be figured out."
--Agnostic theism (also called religious agnosticism)—"I don't know, but I think so." (See Knowledge vs. Beliefs)
--Agnostic atheism—"I don't know, but I don't think so."
--Ignosticism—"I don't know what you're talking about when you refer to God. Unless we first figure that out, debates over whether god exists are meaningless."

I've gone from mild to apathetic to pragmatic and now I've settled into agnostic theism.


Got any of that chicken left?

The wiki definition for agnostic atheist is a bit off.  It should be I don't know, but I'm sure I don't.  I chuckle every time I see the label used because it reminds me of my wife when she hit menopause.  Hot and cold at the same time, all the time.
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