It’s sad that there are people who judge others on their ethnicity/way of life/age/sexuality at all. But really, why are people so against atheism? Why are people more inclined to vote for somebody with an imaginary friend rather than someone who uses reason and logic to make decisions?
I really hate when people have this limited grasp on the definition of agnosticism.
Agnosticism means that we cannot know about the true nature of the universe. Agnosticism is more than fence-sitting; it’s more about accepting our own limited knowledge of the universe and trying to understand it.
No, no, that’s not what that means. You can’t just make up your own definitions for words and No one’s calling agnostics fence sitters here. The point is that ‘agnostic’ means NOTHING when it comes to belief. By describing agnosticism the way you do you necessarily MIScategorize atheism.
If you believe in god, if you have a belief that you’ve decided upon, if you reached a conclusion about or assert any information about the existence of a god, you are a theist, whether you’re an agnostic theist or a gnostic theist, you are a theist. If you don’t subscribe to any theory about god, even if you’re not sure if there is one, you are an atheist. An atheist is not someone asserting there’s no god, we just say we don’t have a belief in one and that’s OK.
It always bears repeating: Agnosticism has nothing to do with belief. Most who call themselves “agnostic” are atheists. If you don’t believe in a higher power (i.e, you don’t pray) than you are an atheist (or maybe deist). People just don’t want to use the word “atheist” because then it makes them evil. *eyeroll*